001: Self portrait

For my first 365 photo I wanted to take a photo of what was most important to me in this world… my husband! But he wasn’t too keen on that idea, so I thought, okay, I’ll start this project by looking at me. After all, photography really starts with the photographer: their eyes, their vision, their inspiration, their ability, their click of the shutter. And speaking of eyes — this is one of the first and few photos of me wearing my glasses.

What I learnt from taking this photo is that it is a royal pain to take a photo without remote triggering! The batteries in my wireless remote were dead, and really the worst bit isn’t not being able to release the shutter, because you can use the delay timer for that; the worst bit is focusing. So, remember to keep your batteries charged, or keep fresh batteries if they’re not rechargeable!

Also, you really need to pay attention to the light. The section of light on my right arm is a bit unfortunate, but even with that weird patch, this was my favourite photo of the ones I took because of the expression and line of sight.

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: NIKON D300S
  • Taken: 23 January, 2011
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Location: 33° 48.57′ 0″ S 151° 10.96′ 0″ E
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s

Author: kristarella

Kristen Symonds, aka kristarella, works as a Happiness Engineer for Automattic. She is a WordPress fanatic with a love for photography, craft, SciFi and Fantasy, board games, and more.Kristen is married to Dave and has two pet rabbits named Monty and Zoë. She is also a Christian and plays flute and guitar.

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