I know you may have hesitations taking photos of yourself because you still haven't reached your goal weight, or you don't like your legs, or you are due for a much needed hair cut. What's important is that you record who you are right now in your life.
I only have one photo of my grandmother, who passed away when I was one, and everyday I wish I knew more about her. What she looked liked at my age, what she liked to do for fun, and what her life goals were. Most importantly, I wish I could pass along her stories to my children.
That's why telling my story is so important. Not the latest products or the trendiest layouts. It's recording my history and leaving my legacy. if you take one photo this week, make it one of YOU.
Here are some of my favorite self-portrait from the Self Portrait Tuesday and My Everyday Life flickr galleries. They're a little untraditional, which can give you some fresh takes to try. Enjoy the process.
Record your daily rituals like drinking your morning coffee. By flypeterfly
Shoot from behind and bring in the scene behind you to help tell your story. by princess sapphire
Capture you wearing one of your favorite articles of of clothing, even if it's your pjs and comfy socks. by AmySmiffy
Try a different angle when shooting such as shooting from above. by annamariacaramela
Shoot within your surroundings. One day you'll want to remember what the inside/outside of your home looked like. by simplyAutumn
Crop only parts of your body, choose favorite or least favorite, and have fun with it. by redheadhines
Shoot your good side. And remember that you don't always have to smile to be beautiful. by redheadhinesSilent Shutter. Let yourself capture the tender, unseen moments in life. If only for you. by Vlien