Self Portrait Series #1

Wow it’s been a while hasn’t it?! So where were we, Dubai I believe? Well that seems like an age ago and in that time so much has happened which, if you keep up with my Youtube channel you’ll be well up to speed on. If not I’ll try and cobble together an update post at some point soon, although don’t hold your breath for that one as working full time back in salon and keeping up with my platforms is proving pretty tricky!

And on that note, creating any decent imagery is also proving a challenge given my lack of time these days, I usually enlist the help of the boyfriend to get a few piccies shot on a Sunday, but he like me, has been heavily back on the grind in the lead up to Christmas.

So with that being said, I thought I’d take things into my own hands and experiment with self shooting as well as flash photography, given that light is pretty sparse these days as well being the middle of winter.

Taking inspo from some instagram favs, Lizzy, Emma and Lindsey I decided to get shooting in my flat and see what I could come up with and I have to say, I don’t think I’ve done that bad a job. I’m pretty amateur when it comes to photography, I rarely if ever stray from the auto settings but it’s something I really want to explore in 2018 and with the result of this first attempt, I’m feeling really inspired to push myself and create something truly, well ‘me’ I suppose. And what better way than a series of self portraits?

I’d love to know any tips and tricks you guys have for self shooting as well as flash photography tips in general whether that’s settings, lenses or even angles and equipment. Hopefully it’s something I can keep up and hopefully it’s something you guys wanna see more of.

Head over and give me a follow on instagram @this_girlslife if you do as that’s where I’ll be posting everything I shoot.

Until the next post I hope you guys are starting to feel suitably festive and have a fab start to a new week!

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