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Self Portrait meme

Seen all over (are we just a bunch of exhibitionists??)

Take a picture of yourself right now. Don’t change your clothes. Don’t fix your hair. Just take a picture. Post that picture with no editing. (Except maybe to get the image size down to something reasonable. Don’t go posting an eight megapixel image.) Include these instructions.

owlfish prompted me to try using PhotoBooth - that application has always terrified me (who wants to sit at the computer looking at a full sized picture of yourself, warts and all!). I also remind you that here it is the middle of the night, so you are looking at an insomniac, in tatty t-shirt night wear :)



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owlfish
Sep. 18th, 2008 10:45 am (UTC)
It's a charming photo - the soft light really helps to make it.

Within two weeks of getting my computer, along with PhotoBooth, I found myself alone in Texas in a hotel room with a fabulous hairdo on my head that needed to be photographed from behind and no tripod. It was the perfect application for photographing the back of my head. Only later did I realize how much fun it is to photograph things Pointalistically (and various other special effects.)

I also just realized that apparently I post a self-portrait on LJ every 2 years. The only other ones I could remember posting turned out to be from 2004 and 2006, so I guess I was due for it?
heleninwales
Sep. 18th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
That's a really nice self-portrait.

Self-portraits are supposed to be my self-imposed photography challenge at the moment, but I'm not doing very well with them. :)
intertext
Sep. 18th, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
I like your icon! And your default one of yourself at the computer.
asakiyume
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
hello!

I've followed your Flickr photostream, so your face is pleasantly familiar :-)
intertext
Sep. 18th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
:) That sounds like I'm always posting self-portraits there, which I'm not - but I have posted some for "Photo Face-Off" scavenger hunts.
asakiyume
Sep. 18th, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, I didn't mean to imply at all that you post lots of pictures of yourself there! I hope your other readers don't get that impression! I've only seen one or two, and they've just been lovely--you in your surroundings, with the dogs, really beautiful.

Forgive me? I didn't mean to imply that you were Ms Posts Self Portraits Queen or anything like that, truly!
intertext
Sep. 18th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, golly - sorry - my reply must have sounded more grumpy than it was meant to. I was smiling when I wrote it!! (damn these internets). You don't need to apologize!
asakiyume
Sep. 18th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
Phew! No you didn't sound grumpy--it's just, yeah, the Internet--I just always want to be sure people understand...

Annnyway... it's a super photo. And the dog in your drawing has a similar expression on his face, same warm smile :-)
intertext
Sep. 18th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks :) Yeah - I'm constantly reminded about how easy it is to misinterpret things on the internet, and heaven knows I use it enough, especially as I teach on it as well!
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