Selfies are a quick and fun way to grab a memory and where would we be without them? But are they simple?
To celebrate this wonderful summer we’ve been having in 2018 I thought a pair of prescription designer shades would be the very thing.
After having purchased the same I then thought a picture of them on me would be the way to go. A quick job one might think but when we are doing selfies we can be a bit more fussy than when we are photographing somebody else.
So this is the series of selfies that I took before I hit on one that I was semi pleased with. So first of all me thinks window a big window would be a good idea to offset soft light for a more mature face. First of all just standing in front of the window but too many distractions in the background. Instead I decided to sit on my son’s white leather office chair and I guess that’s a little better. But I didn’t much like the reflections in the lenses coming from the window being straight opposite me.
So I thought well let’s give it a go outside. Of course with the sun high in the sky I knew it wasn’t going to be particularly flattering on my face but I thought I’d give it a go anyway.
You can see the difference. The shadows on my face not great. So, big idea, go and get the white umbrella I have indoors and shade the sun with the umbrella.
A little tricky with phone in one hand and umbrella in the other but fortunately because I have voice control activated on the phone all I had to do was say ‘Shoot!’ and the camera took the picture. The next thing however was the distractions again in the background.
So after having tried moving the phone around I then decided best thing to do was to turn the chair around instead. Finally with the chair turned around and the umbrella shading the sun I took my final shot.
So there’s the variation guys. What a difference it can make if you can clear distracting backgrounds and get the right light.
So that’s my celebration and I think it’s a worthy celebration for what can be called a real summer.