Tag: Self-Portrait

  • 2020 Annual Self-Portrait

    As I’ve done for the past few years now, a self-portrait at the end of the year to document how I looked this year. This year I went with both a split-tone shot and a black and white shot.

  • 2019 Annual Self-Portrait

    I thought last year’s description was perfect, so I’m going to repurpose it here. Yeah, yeah – even before Instagram was a thing my family was already making fun of me for taking self-portraits or for my 365 project of self-portraits 8 or so years ago. But for me this is part of my most…

  • 2018 Annual Self-Portrait

    As I continue to work through my backlog of photos from last year (I’m finally done with 2018 after this post!), I come to my annual self-portrait. Yeah, yeah – even before Instagram was a thing my family was already making fun of me for taking self-portraits or for my 365 project of self-portraits 8…

  • This was so much easier when it was just one baby! (4th Month Portrait)

    I wanted to do this earlier – somewhere around 2 month portraits. I was re-energized to try the idea after seeing someone do a photo that made it look like their kid was bounding out of the crib with her stuffed animals. I did not take the Sam and Stella images from some other random…

  • T-Shirts: The W’s

    T-Shirts: The W’s

    Welcome to a new set of posts in which I take a look at the t-shirts I’ve accumulated and comment on why I have them and what they mean to me. It was the 1990s. I was fully into my Christian revival and the USA was into swing music. I was at a concert to…

  • Yearly Self-Portrait

    (Full size here)

  • Perhaps Selfies aren’t as bad as we think they are?

    Whether or not you consider my 365 Project to be a year’s worth of selfies depends largely on whether you believe in the point of 365 projects. But I would say the selfie is more like the pictures you see on Facebook. Like others I viewed them with disdain. Then I came across an interesting…

  • Disney Princess Culture Part 3: Transcending the Culture

    I forgot what the term was called, but you know how it goes: you learn a new concept and suddenly see examples everywhere. (Or look into buying a new car only to discover that “everyone” is driving it) Once I jumped into the rabbit hole of Disney Princess Culture and our daughters, it seemed to…

  • 5 Tips for a More Successful 365 Project

    One of the biggest trends on flickr is to start a 365 Project. This usually means taking one self-portrait a day for an entire year. This project is often misunderstood by those outside of flickr, especially since they’re used to the selfie-culture of MySpace and Facebook. It’s not a vanity project. A 365 Project is…

  • Approximately a Year Later: Top 200 Photos #10

    Back when I compiled the Top 200 Photos feature, this was #10: and now it’s: which was not in the top 20 before, so it has really gained a lot of views.  That comes from the fact that it’s on Pixel-Peer as an example of that lens’ abilities.

  • Approximately a Year Later: Top 200 Photos #14

    The original #15 photo was: and now it’s: which has fallen from #10.  It may be one of the most dramatic changes in the lineup.

  • Approximately a Year Later: Top 200 Photos #18

    The original Top 200 Photo in the #18th spot was: and the current #18 photos is: this photo has been on the rise ever since Bradley Manning’s trial started up.

  • Approximately a Year Later: Top 200 Photos #20

    Since it took about a year for my Top 200 photos feature to run its course, I wanted to go back and see how things changed within the Top 20 in that year.  When I posted the feature, this was #20: With 1194 views This is the current #20: With 1742 views. So the bar…

  • Top 200 Photos: #84

    Some more Photoshop fun for today’s Top 200 Photo photo #84 is: Another fun photo from when I was learning Photoshop. Note, it is not a mirror image, it’s a combination of two images.

  • Top 200 Photos: #116

    Reflections and Self-Portraits in today’s Top 200 Photo. photo #116 is: Ever since I was young I was fascinated by visual depictions of infinity. It’s such a strange concept to get one’s mind around and I’m a visual person. So I’ve always loved looking into parallel mirrors. I also used to love hooking up a…