Starting with myself

January 19, 2015  •  2 Comments

I don't know why I get so concerned about the first of something.  There is always something significant about a first time-first day of school, first kiss, first day of work, first blog post on a new website... Well here I am, and I decided that this year I would "put myself out there" more.  I guess admitting in public that this is scary for me qualifies as being out there, being vulnerable and hopefully a few people will be able to relate.

Last year I started to develop my photography skills by completing a photography course at Fotofly Academy where I learned how to be a portrait photographer, a lot of my fellow graduates are already starting their own business, but I feel like I want to explore more about what type of photographer I want to be.  This blog will chronicle some of that journey.

I'm a little fascinated with how multi-dimensional people are, and how different situations can show different sides of a person and still be true.  One place where this can play out is in social media.  I had a photo session with my husband where we took pictures and one became his Facebook profile picture and one became his LinkedIn profile picture with very different looks.  I thought that I would try this with myself.  My husband took the pictures, but the set up, concept and edits are mine, so I guess these qualify as self portraits.

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This picture is for my LinkedIn profile and is more straight forward, crisp and shows confidence and competence.  

Which one is more me?  I think it depends on the day, or moment, or how you define it.  


Comments

Kathy Mukhopadhyay Photography
Thanks Ginny, I'll have to work on getting a laughing picture where my eyes are open, it's a challenge :)
Ginny(non-registered)
both are beautiful. I think you are right that they each capture a part of you. I'd love to see a picture of you laughing, that's how I see you.
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