This blog post is a summary of experiences I've made with the FujiFilm tele conversion lens TCL X100II.Read More
Have you ever taken a self-portrait?
I am not talking about these typical smartphone selfies everyone seems to be taking these days.
I am talking about a real self-portrait, where you take your time and take care of the scene and light. A cool thing is, that you can shoot self-portraits pretty much everywhere and you don't have to look for models as you're photographing yourself.
I don't know about you, but I never really felt comfortable in front of a camera (I know, this sounds hilarious from the mouth of a photographer). Also, there are only very few photos of myself as I am usually the one behind the camera. Yesterday, I thought it's time to shoot some self-portraits.
I grabbed my X100F and attached my teleconverter lens (TCL X100) onto it in order to shoot with a portrait focal length of 50 mm. Furthermore, I mounted my camera onto a very bad mini tripod and used my smartphone as remote control. Not the best setup in the world, but for me, it worked quite well.
As a conclusion, I have to admit, that in the beginning it felt quite awkward to shoot myself. I mean, I didn't know at all how to look into the camera and what gesture to make. Also, focussing with the Fuji smartphone app was very difficult. But after a while, I had some fun and the uncomfortable feeling in front if the camera somehow vanished.
This is Vanessa, a close friend of Paolina.
For this shooting, Vanessa, Paolina and me met up, chatted, drank some beer and listened to music. Incidentally I took my shots of Vanessa.
Thank you Vanessa and Paolina for this great experience!
I met Paolina in the crèche my daughter Madita visited. She got along perfectly with Madita and eventually became a friend of our family.
Some day, I asked her for a portrait shooting and she said yes. These are some pictures I made with her in her apartment.
Thank you Paolina!