It was my birthday over the weekend (I’m 26 now!), and I got a tripod and remote for my camera. I asked for them so that I can get more creative with my wildlife photos, but almost inevitably the first thing I did was test taking self-portraits.
I am terrible at being in photographs. My best friend will tell you that when I am in front of a camera, I suddenly morph into a teletubby, with awkward posture, a weird face and a general aura of pain. I don’t know why! However, after taking about 400 photos yesterday afternoon, I am even more aware of it than usual, as only about 5 were actually presentable.
To be honest, although I’m aware of the flaw, I don’t think taking better self-portraits is going to be very high on my list of priorities. I haven’t aged much and you’ll just have to enjoy the one or two photos of me that float around the internet! I like photographing Archie and birds best
I did manage to sneak Archie into one of my photos yesterday. She’s blurry (I haven’t figured out how to focus with a remote), but it will have to do!
And here is me, trying not to laugh:
I dyed my hair a reddy brown last week, after spending two years growing out all my old dye. I’m still growing my hair long, but I got bored of not having red tones.
It was nice to have sunshine on my birthday! I have a brand new fountain pen that I’ve previewed on Twitter, but I haven’t got round to photographing it properly yet. This week, hopefully. Have a lovely Monday!