She prompted a need for me to capture a real photo of me at this moment. Real. Ok, that frightens me. I'd rather you see a touched up photo in perfect light at the perfect angle reducing all of the extra me. Of course the perfectly styled hair, made up, dressed up version of me doesn't really exist so if we met, you'd just walk right by.
So here you have it.
180mm | ISO 400 | f/7.1 | ss 1/125The real me.
It was the assignment first on the March Photo Walk With Me list. It drew fear to the hearts of all that read the list.
I knew what I wanted to try before I entered the alley. I wanted to stand at the opening of the alley, camera on tripod, blurring the rest of the roadway behind me. Since the alley dips down and then rolls back up it would create a nice background. I set my 70-200mm lens up on a tripod and had my husband stand where I was going to be. With remote in hand, I moved to his spot and clicked a few times. After viewing my first few attempts, I readjusted and shot a couple more. This was the ninth shot of nine.
So now, I have a real photo of me. Ian will know what I looked like on March 13, 2010. Yes, I could look at the photo and find a million things I don't like about myself. But today, I'm ignoring all of that. Today I'm just going to enjoy who I am at this very moment.
There is still time to register for The Very Basics: How To Use Your Camera. I'd love to see you in class!