Me! by Squealia

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Okay I am being brave here! I wanted to see if I could manage to take a shot with my cheapy studio light unit I bought, of myself! I had trouble focusing properly and ended up using a toy to focus on on, roughly where I was propping myself on the sofa, then pressing the self-timer (10secs), throwing myself on the sofa and hoping for the best!

Canon EOS 500D 18-55mm black cloth over the sofa, cheap flash and white umbrella set up.

Processed in PSP. I followed a tutorial out of a magazine to process it!

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portrait, woman, female, me, self, lady, squealia, self portrait

I thank all the fabulous artists on Redbubble for inspiring me to improve my photography. These days I mostly take portrait shots and on a part-time basis do so for money! It all helps in funding more photography gear! I thank you for looking at my work. Click to find my photography website Cherish Me and my Facebook Page

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Comments

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 4 years ago

    Wow Me is pretty,……….the photo too..:))SS

  • LOL!! I don’t think of myself as attractive!! I’ll blush.

    – Squealia

  • Mark Robson
    Mark Robsonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, nice and sharp around the eyes :))

  • Thank you, more luck than anything else. I used a toy to focus on first, removed it, then put the camera on self timer!

    – Squealia

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 4 years ago

    2nd look…..still a WOW

  • LOL!!!!! I am definitely blushing now!

    – Squealia

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 4 years ago

    How lovely!
    You capture humor and beauty and fun!
    ::waves::

  • Thank you Robin!

    – Squealia

  • greeneyedlady
    greeneyedladyover 4 years ago

    well you didn’t do a bad job, this is a fabulous self portrait!!

  • Thank you, I need some different people to try my light out on! Oh and I want a big pop-up background too!

    – Squealia

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 4 years ago

    Hi Celia, that is indeed very brave of you :)
    Beautiful portrait……can you take mine too? (just kidding)

  • LOL at least you can’t see how fat I am here! Although my bent collar bone shows! Thank you Ellen

    – Squealia

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 4 years ago

    Beautiful sp, you have done a great job.

  • Thank you Lynne

    – Squealia

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 4 years ago

    fabulous capture ! wonderful work ! well done indeed!
    :)

  • Thank you!

    – Squealia

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 4 years ago

    Got to say you nailed it totally Celia, the half smile on your face shows what fun you are having and your eyes so bright and a little lift of a eyebrow, like how you hair is all tumbled. Beautiful work and lighting,and gemtle B&W a definate for your wall.This is a stunning SP my friend.

  • Thank you karen, well I didn’t get to buy any food today and only did half the house work!!!! Luckily the fatter and saggier bits are further south and not on show!!!!

    – Squealia

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 4 years ago

    Excellent work, you, pretty lady! The “cheap flash” certainly provides rich results IMHO. Now I’m jealous! LOL!

  • Thank you Johanne, it was £51 (new) off ebay, and includes the flash/strobe/light whatever you call it! The lightstand and white umbrella. I then bought a wireless synch remote for it as apparently the cable ones can blow up your cameras.

    – Squealia

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