ViewFinder Photography Forum

General discussion - our photography living room. Talk about aesthetics, philosophy, share your photos - get inspired by your peers! Moderated by another view and walterick.
ViewFinder Forum Guidelines >>
Introduce Yourself! >>
PhotographREVIEW.com Gatherings and Photo Field Trips >>
Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 136

Thread: Self-Portraits

  1. #1
    misanthrope
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    315

    Self-Portraits

    Hey all! I've been recently toying with the idea of trying some self-portraits. Family members are asking for pics of me, but since I'm always the one behind the camera, I really don't have any nice ones. I've done the usual look-in-the-mirror-with-the-camera ones, but those aren't the kind of shots you send family. I want to do something a little nicer, and of course, I don't think anyone I know will do as good a job as me.
    Now, I've noticed folks here are starting a lot of fun post-your-version-of-this-theme threads, so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and start this one. Self-portaits? Post 'em here!
    Of couse, I have to post the first one (and probably the worst one this thread will see). This was taken a couple years ago. An experiment. I just held the camera out and shot. 100 T-Max, EOS 650, 28-70. I know it's bad, but don't laugh, you're next!
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    "We've all been raised by television to believe that one day we'll all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars -- but we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off."

    -Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk

  2. #2
    ...just believe natatbeach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    2,703

    you know my weakness...

    LOL...between how much Speed, walterick and I like to take pics of ourselves.....you may get at least 50 pics LOL...anway..I'll play as usual...
    ;)

    this was taken labout two weeks back and the second is more normal...taken last year at Christmas...with added diffused glow for my hubby's desk at work(he went with a totally different one(oh well)

    glad you restarted this idea because here's a lot of new names recently and if you hadn't posted a self pic I might have still been thinking you looked like an 'ole hippy surfer with a long dark beard or something lol...glad I was wrong ;)
    Attached Images Attached Images   
    "I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer.
    I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time.
    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
    I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live."
    .
    Bettie Page

    My Temp site...

  3. #3
    Hardcore...Nikon Speed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Newport, NC
    Posts
    4,319

    Hey Rick, Look At This!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Outdoorsman
    Hey all! I've been recently toying with the idea of trying some self-portraits. Family members are asking for pics of me, but since I'm always the one behind the camera, I really don't have any nice ones. I've done the usual look-in-the-mirror-with-the-camera ones, but those aren't the kind of shots you send family. I want to do something a little nicer, and of course, I don't think anyone I know will do as good a job as me.
    Now, I've noticed folks here are starting a lot of fun post-your-version-of-this-theme threads, so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and start this one. Self-portaits? Post 'em here!
    Of couse, I have to post the first one (and probably the worst one this thread will see). This was taken a couple years ago. An experiment. I just held the camera out and shot. 100 T-Max, EOS 650, 28-70. I know it's bad, but don't laugh, you're next!

    There asking us to post our photo's!

    ;-)

    Well, since they asked so nicely, we obviously have to play along.

    Here's one you haven't seen yet Nat!

    And one you have seen before.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Self-Portraits-self-portrait-04.jpg   Self-Portraits-self-portrait-17-r640-1.jpg  
    Nikon Samurai # 1


    http://mccabephotography.tripod.com

    http://precisionshotsphoto.tripod.com

    "Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry." - Thomas Jefferson

  4. #4
    misanthrope
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    315
    Quote Originally Posted by natatbeach
    LOL...between how much Speed, walterick and I like to take pics of ourselves.....you may get at least 50 pics LOL...anway..I'll play as usual...
    ;)

    this was taken labout two weeks back and the second is more normal...taken last year at Christmas...with added diffused glow for my hubby's desk at work(he went with a totally different one(oh well)

    glad you restarted this idea because here's a lot of new names recently and if you hadn't posted a self pic I might have still been thinking you looked like an 'ole hippy surfer with a long dark beard or something lol...glad I was wrong ;)
    Wow, those are great! I didn't think about doing anything so glamourous. Maybe a cool angle like that would really be memorable to family members.
    "I might have still been thinking you looked like an 'ole hippy surfer with a long dark beard or something lol...glad I was wrong"---
    A bearded hippy- LOL! Whatver gave you that idea? I cut my hair five years ago, anyway... I'm just a kid yet... ;)
    "We've all been raised by television to believe that one day we'll all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars -- but we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off."

    -Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk

  5. #5
    misanthrope
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    315
    Quote Originally Posted by Speed
    There asking us to post our photo's!

    ;-)

    Well, since they asked so nicely, we obviously have to play along.

    Here's one you haven't seen yet Nat!

    And one you have seen before.
    How did you shoot these? And how much does that telescope weigh?
    "We've all been raised by television to believe that one day we'll all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars -- but we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off."

    -Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk

  6. #6
    Erstwhile Vagabond armed with camera Lionheart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,110

    Nice Cassagrain there:-)

    What is that, 1100 series?
    Seek the Son and the shadows fall behind you.

    slowly inching to 2000

    Mac's Rule, Windblows drools
    Friends don't let Friends use WindBlows XPee
    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/schrackman/clover.jpg">Lionheart O'Canon Feel Free to Help

  7. #7
    Opinionated Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Portsmouth, NH
    Posts
    424
    nat -- you're a little hotty

  8. #8
    Hardcore...Nikon Speed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Newport, NC
    Posts
    4,319

    How did you shoot these?

    Quote Originally Posted by Outdoorsman
    How did you shoot these? And how much does that telescope weigh?

    These were both shot with a Coolpix 3500. The first one was with it set on my desk. I set the self-timer, hit the shutter release, and let it shoot. The second one, I placed it on my tripod, framed it, set the self-timer, hit the shutter release, and got in position.

    The Celestron C-8 weighs about 43 pounds with the tripod. It feels heavier than that when carrying the whole thing, but that's because of it's bulk. I usually carry it out the front door or out the back door - usually 50 feet or less.

    For the Venus transit of the sun (8 Jun 04), I loaded it in the back of my car - on blankets - and drove it to a location where I could see the sunrise. That's the only time I've taken it out of the yard. Here's a shot of my that setup. (What can I say? I'm a photographer, so I photograph stuff!) My buddy Brian brought his Celestron C-8 out for this event as well.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Self-Portraits-brian-pr.jpg  
    Nikon Samurai # 1


    http://mccabephotography.tripod.com

    http://precisionshotsphoto.tripod.com

    "Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry." - Thomas Jefferson

  9. #9
    seenyourmember villenadecorte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    California Central Coast
    Posts
    1,132

    Mad Tapper

    Since its a self portrait I thought it should reflect what I do, or what I've done the longest in my life...
    (aside from raising my boys, being a wife and chef extraordinaire ;), and wannabephtog)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Self-Portraits-madtapper.jpg  
    Twitter
    Facebook
    Blog

    Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.
    - Marx

  10. #10
    Hardcore...Nikon Speed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Newport, NC
    Posts
    4,319

    Wink nat -- you're a little hotty :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Patten
    nat -- you're a little hotty

    Back off tiger! She's a happily married woman! ;-)

    Besides, everyone thinks Nat's a little hottie, so take a number and get in line. :-O
    Nikon Samurai # 1


    http://mccabephotography.tripod.com

    http://precisionshotsphoto.tripod.com

    "Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry." - Thomas Jefferson

  11. #11
    seenyourmember villenadecorte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    California Central Coast
    Posts
    1,132
    I think we all collectively second that


    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Patten
    nat -- you're a little hotty
    Twitter
    Facebook
    Blog

    Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.
    - Marx

  12. #12
    Sleep is optional Sebastian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Chicago Suburbs
    Posts
    3,149
    -Seb

    My website

    (Please don't edit and repost my images without my permission. Thank you)

    How to tell the most experienced shooter in a group? They have the least amount of toys on them.

  13. #13
    seenyourmember villenadecorte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    California Central Coast
    Posts
    1,132
    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian
    very slick.
    Twitter
    Facebook
    Blog

    Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.
    - Marx

  14. #14
    mjm
    mjm is offline
    that guy.
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    La Mesa, CA USA
    Posts
    221
    a couple of me wakeboarding & snowboarding
    Attached Images Attached Images   

  15. #15
    seenyourmember villenadecorte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    California Central Coast
    Posts
    1,132
    Quote Originally Posted by Speed
    There asking us to post our photo's!

    ;-)

    Well, since they asked so nicely, we obviously have to play along.

    Here's one you haven't seen yet Nat!

    And one you have seen before.
    Nice equip Speed! Great pic.
    Twitter
    Facebook
    Blog

    Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.
    - Marx

  16. #16
    seenyourmember villenadecorte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    California Central Coast
    Posts
    1,132
    Quote Originally Posted by natatbeach
    LOL...between how much Speed, walterick and I like to take pics of ourselves.....you may get at least 50 pics LOL...anway..I'll play as usual...
    ;)

    this was taken labout two weeks back and the second is more normal...taken last year at Christmas...with added diffused glow for my hubby's desk at work(he went with a totally different one(oh well)

    glad you restarted this idea because here's a lot of new names recently and if you hadn't posted a self pic I might have still been thinking you looked like an 'ole hippy surfer with a long dark beard or something lol...glad I was wrong ;)
    Nat, like that second one... I havent seen that one.
    Twitter
    Facebook
    Blog

    Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.
    - Marx

  17. #17
    Opinionated Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Portsmouth, NH
    Posts
    424
    Yeah, but nat lives closest to ME!

    Sebastian -- I would give anything to be able to pull off a smooth bald head. It simply looks too damned cool.

    I'd comment on villena, but she's too damned far away

  18. #18
    Hardcore...Nikon Speed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Newport, NC
    Posts
    4,319

    Talking What is that, 1100 series?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lionheart
    What is that, 1100 series?

    I wish!!!

    If I ever win the lottery, I'm buying a Celestron C-14!!! With all the accessories. ;-)

    Actually, it is a Celestron C-8. I had wanted one since I was 19, and I got it for Christmas 2002 (when I was 40). I have enjoyed it immensly. The views are spectacular, and I've got some really nice shots of the sun and moon with it, along with one decent shot of Mars.

    So do you have an 1100 in your backyard?
    Nikon Samurai # 1


    http://mccabephotography.tripod.com

    http://precisionshotsphoto.tripod.com

    "Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry." - Thomas Jefferson

  19. #19
    ...just believe natatbeach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    2,703

    I LOVE this pic

    I'm just a chubby girl with a cute face....YOU on the other hand have the whole enchilada going on and you can tap...THAT's so COOL!!!!


    too bad we can't post videos...sort of bad movie but great dance scenes...gregory Hines and Baryshnikov in White Nights
    still one of my fav movies...I used to be a dancer before soccer took over and before I blew out my knees in 1997...I love your portrait...I pass on my title of self portrait- extraordinare(assigned to me by either Speed or Rick I don't remember.)

    sorry there's no sash...or tiara...lol
    "I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer.
    I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time.
    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
    I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live."
    .
    Bettie Page

    My Temp site...

  20. #20
    Hardcore...Nikon Speed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Newport, NC
    Posts
    4,319

    Talking wannabephtog

    Quote Originally Posted by villenadecorte
    Since its a self portrait I thought it should reflect what I do, or what I've done the longest in my life...
    (aside from raising my boys, being a wife and chef extraordinaire ;), and wannabephtog)

    Did you make that up? I like it. So would this be considered a run-on word? :-O

    And BTW Todd, as you can see, Nat isn't the only hottie on the boards! :-)

    Ok, now where is Adina? ;-)
    Nikon Samurai # 1


    http://mccabephotography.tripod.com

    http://precisionshotsphoto.tripod.com

    "Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry." - Thomas Jefferson

  21. #21
    ...just believe natatbeach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    2,703

    bald men

    whether they got there by choice(in this case I think) or genetics are really quite yummy...great shot Seb
    "I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer.
    I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time.
    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
    I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live."
    .
    Bettie Page

    My Temp site...

  22. #22
    seenyourmember villenadecorte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    California Central Coast
    Posts
    1,132
    Nat, beautiful you are, more than a beautiful face.
    I teach tap, jazz and ballet, I'm studying modern and flamenco.
    Tiara - I'll definitely pass. Im not a girly girl haha.
    But thanks
    Your self portraits ROCK! I am really sucky at it. Never getting what I want with it.

    Ps- while Gene and Fred are nice with their ballet style tap, my favorites are among Gregory and Sammy, Bojangles and Daddy Rice... you know, they have the jazz and African slave dance flair to it. And dont forget Sandman!

    Quote Originally Posted by natatbeach
    I'm just a chubby girl with a cute face....YOU on the other hand have the whole enchilada going on and you can tap...THAT's so COOL!!!!


    too bad we can't post videos...sort of bad movie but great dance scenes...gregory Hines and Baryshnikov in White Nights
    still one of my fav movies...I used to be a dancer before soccer took over and before I blew out my knees in 1997...I love your portrait...I pass on my title of self portrait- extraordinare(assigned to me by either Speed or Rick I don't remember.)

    sorry there's no sash...or tiara...lol
    Twitter
    Facebook
    Blog

    Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.
    - Marx

  23. #23
    ...just believe natatbeach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    2,703

    all i can say...

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Patten
    nat -- you're a little hotty
    is ... and ... well, ...
    "I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer.
    I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time.
    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
    I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live."
    .
    Bettie Page

    My Temp site...

  24. #24
    Hardcore...Nikon Speed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Newport, NC
    Posts
    4,319

    Cool Nice equip Speed!

    Quote Originally Posted by villenadecorte
    Nice equip Speed! Great pic.

    Thank you!

    My loving wife bought it for me. She had no idea that other ladies would be impressed with my equipment. :-O

    Sorry, I just couldn't resist! ;-)
    Nikon Samurai # 1


    http://mccabephotography.tripod.com

    http://precisionshotsphoto.tripod.com

    "Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry." - Thomas Jefferson

  25. #25
    ...just believe natatbeach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    2,703
    Quote Originally Posted by Speed
    Thank you!

    My loving wife bought it for me. She had no idea that other ladies would be impressed with my equipment. :-O

    Sorry, I just couldn't resist! ;-)
    LOL...off to the furnace....
    "I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer.
    I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time.
    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
    I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live."
    .
    Bettie Page

    My Temp site...

Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Saturday's Portraits...(hot girl pics included)
    By ACArmstrong in forum ViewFinder
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 06-12-2005, 02:54 PM
  2. 2 portraits from yesterday
    By Hodgy in forum ViewFinder
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-13-2004, 05:20 AM
  3. Senior Portraits/ Luckenbach Tx
    By Cowgirl in forum ViewFinder
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-30-2004, 12:01 PM
  4. How-To: Self Portraits?
    By Pose in forum ViewFinder
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-16-2004, 05:45 AM
  5. Senior Portraits
    By Stina in forum ViewFinder
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-06-2004, 10:35 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •