Since I’m the only subject that’s always available for photographs, I’ve gotten a lot of practice in taking camera selfies in the past several months. 😉 Since you guys and I both liked the last self-portrait experiment post (see it here!), I decided to go ahead and edit these in some fun ways, including dramatic B&W, muted/understated filters, and more double exposure photos since I loved how they turned out last time!
It feels a little odd to just post a bunch of pictures of my face, but… I hope you enjoy? XD And maybe you can find some inspiration for your own photography/editing. 🙂 Have fun scrolling!
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I like to start these posts off with a normal picture of me so you know what I actually look like before I get too deep into editing. XD So here’s an unedited selfie from back in coat and sweater weather.
Okay, I think we’ll start with some not-so-edited ones from when I took a walk and felt like making a daisy crown. 🙂
Also it was SUPER hot and sunny that day, so my freckles briefly appeared. Sadly you can’t really see them normally, but in the summer when I’m outside in the sun a lot, they’re more visible (especially after editing 😉 ).
I don’t want to get repetitive but I had to put this one in here because it’s, like, one of two where I’m smiling?? I smile a lot when I’m around people, but I guess it feels more natural not to when I’m just staring at a camera and not at a lovely human.
This last one from the daisy-crown photoshoot reminds me of one waaaay back in the archives, in this post, back when I had much longer hair. I’m trying to grow it out again but my hair grows awfully slowly.
One Sunday I took a walk in my skirt because I didn’t feel like changing into jeans… But hey, I didn’t get any rips in it! Just poison ivy. -_- You can actually see the leaves in this picture if you look closely. XD So I thought I should put at least one of these photos in so I had something to show for it. *nods*
Also, several of you guys have commented on the skirt… I actually got it from Amazon! Find it here.
I was going for an old-fashioned look in this one, maybe just slightly foreboding since I was standing beside the graveyard. :p
It’s kind of hard to get a clear twirling picture with self-timer. But with much perseverance, it’s possible!
Okay, a few close-up eye pictures coming up – just a warning for those of you who find it disturbing. XD Personally, I love eye photography and all the fascinating colors and patterns in one that tiny circle.
What color do you think my eyes are? They normally look brown, but here I think they look more green. It depends on the lighting, I guess.
See, technically my eyes aren’t brown because they only have a small ring of brown in the center. But they’re not really green and not really gold ( that would be weird O.o) either, so… yeah, I can never tell. Oh well. There are worse problems in life. Just a few. 😉
Ooh, this was fun to edit! I hardly ever wear makeup because 1) I’m not that good at it, 2) I have very little makeup/supplies, and 3) IT TAKES TOO MUCH TIME. But I practiced hair and makeup a bunch before Aria’s wedding to see what kind of style I wanted (see the result here!), and got some interesting pictures out of it. I really like this one.
Super dramatic. :O I love dramatic black and white. I went for kind of a chiaroscuro/old painting style here, which was a lot of fun. And my, I look rather different in this one than in the first picture! O.o
Now for the double exposure pictures! Hee hee, this one was so fun.
This one turned out to be like some weird collage or something. O.o But I love the colors and aesthetic of it – also how the flowers in the sky look like fireworks!
Now HERE’S a fun one for you: mermaid hair! I used handpainted watercolor texture for this one and I’m actually quite pleased with the result! It’s fun for different. I would never dye my hair this color in real life, though. XD What about you?
Last but not least, we’ll end with one of my favorites, which is actually a phone photo. I love the simplicity and purpleness of this, hee hee. It would make an interesting profile picture if I didn’t want people to see what my face looked like or something.
So, yeah! That’s it for today, my friends! I hope you enjoyed this fun little collection. 🙂 If you’re bored, taking and editing self-portraits is a great, creative way to pass the time and practice your photography skills.
Which photo was your favorite? Would you dye your hair a crazy color? Do you have any self-portrait ideas or tips for us??
Thanks so much for reading, dears, and have a lovely day!
P. S. Photos taken with my Nikon D3400 and at least or exclusively a 35mm lens. Edited with picmonkey.com.