Self Portrait 365|20

Think about how you feel when there is a lens pointed at you. What do you do?

The way we approach the camera is the way we approach life. We can either own who we are, pose in an imitation of someone else, shrink down to appear smaller than we actually are, or simply run away.

It’s time to stop being frightened of our own image. There is nothing to be scared of. Our outward appearance is merely the container that reflects what is going on inside us. Think about sending love out into the world from your eyes and from your heart and all your photos will express how beautiful you are.

These last twenty days have taught me to own who I am. I am me — made completely different from you, and yet somehow still the same. I will no longer pose, shrink or run from my own appearance.

There’s nothing more beautiful than authenticity. There’s nothing stronger than vulnerability. There’s no better time than now.
― Vironika Tugaleva

How to you feel in front of the camera?


Technical Information

Camera model: Canon EOS 7D
F/stop: f/2.8
Exposure time: 1/250 sec
ISO speed: ISO-100
Focal length: 50mm
Flash mode: Manual
Post processing: Photoshop Elements
Filters: Adjust saturation | Diffuse Glow | Adjust levels
Overlay : French Kiss Collection Textures Grey Pearl
Blending Mode: Multiply 38%


About KatieP

Embracing my midlife sexy while exploring modern love & relationships • Devoted to all things beautiful • Master of Arts in creative writing & non-fiction writing

6 thoughts on “Self Portrait 365|20

  1. Most often I hate it. I look back at old photos and cringe. And I change my profile photo when I can no longer stand to look at the one before. THAT SAID, I also send myself up in photos very often – pull faces and show myself off looking ridiculous…I guess so I can entertain, and so people can laugh at me in a way I’m in control of 🙂

    1. From what I can gather, you enjoy making people laugh in a great deal of your online interactions. Humour might just be your thing 😀 (a GOOD thing in my mind).

  2. Pictures and I do not get along well. I can pose for them if I absolutely have to, but in general I run away from the camera. My self-image is something that on most days I cannot stand.

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