Welcome to Week 17 of Selfie Saturday.
If you’re new here, read what this is all about.
If you missed last 16 weeks of challenges and tutorials, here is what we learned:
Week 2: Basic Full Body Shot
Week 3: Couple’s Selfies
Week 4: Arm’s Length Selfie
Week 5: Conceptual Selfies
Week 6: Me Myself and I: Multiplicity
Week 7: Portrait Selfie + Squinty Model Eyes
Week 8: Self-Love
Week 9: Focus
Week 10: My friend, the FAN
Week 11: Magic Tricks
Week 12: Jump Shots
Week 13: Family Portrait
Week 14: Collaborations
Week 15: Stop Motion Photography
Week 16: Me then, me now
This week should bring out everyone who’s been too shy to participate before, because today we’ll be shooting BODY PARTS.
Up until now, our faces were the focal point of every single image. It’s a self-portrait challenge, and what self-portrait is without a face.
Sometimes, however, as you might have noticed in your usual photography, a part of a whole tells a better story.
So this week we need to forget about our beautiful unique faces and concentrate on other parts of our body that we love.
It could be a macro shot of one part of your body (this is actually at arm’s length):
or a purposefully blurry body shot:
Really it can be ANYTHING! As long as it has you in the frame. The main thing, though, is we can’t see your face. Faces are distracting, faces are what we all pay attention to instantly. We need to learn to tell a story in gestures, movements and moods and colors.
This shot below still feels anonymous, because you can’t see the eyes.
I’d give you a few more tips, but I am starving and I think photos speak for themselves. In the end, just shoot what you feel like. It’s your body, you know it best. There’s gotta be at least one part of your body that you love, so show it to us!
My personal opinion is normal healthy female form is beautiful, nudity is beautiful, we are all beautiful, even if some of us might not think so. And this is not coming from a religious point of view, but truly from the fact that I love the beauty of a human being. Our bodies should never be shameful, because they’re symmetrical and rounded and perfect. Every part of our body. Even those parts that we think are “ugly”, because it’s really all in the presentation and the angle you’re looking at.
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