Turning the camera on oneself

posted on 13th of december, 2012

A lazy post-Thanksgiving in which I allowed my beard to grow lead to this series of funny self portraits. I hope you all have a good laugh!

Reverse psychology refers to getting another person to do or say something by telling them the opposite of what is desired.

"Turn the tables" is to cause a reversal in someone's plans; to make one's plans turn back on one.

Self portrait in the days before cameras meant waiting for the arrival of good, inexpensive mirrors. With our cameras we have not excuses except for lack of a tripod.

Tip! Bring a stand in to focus on

The problem that I saw when I looked through my viewfinder was that I didn’t have anything to focus on aside from...

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Posted by Peanutroaster on December 15, 2012
barking dog? I have one right now. ;-)
Posted by Chanevy on December 15, 2012
Lots of great ideas, as always. Have you seen the request for photos of a barking dog on the message board? I know you have a great little canine model.
Posted by FabioConcetta on December 15, 2012
Great achievement, my favorites are the first and the last really good!

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I have 21 images online - Why ain't I a millionaire?

posted on 18th of december, 2012

As a contributor who has put a lot of effort into learning about stock photography, studying my craft, investing in equipment and building my portfolio over the past two years, I think there is nothing that gets under my skin more then a slacker, whiner complaining about how their portfolio of 10 shots of isolated tomatoes or a snapshot of their cat sleeping on the couch isn't selling.

Just because your wife bought you a semi-professional camera, your mom asks you to take pictures at the family barbecue and microstock agencies such as Dreamstime allow anyone with any level of experience and background participate in this market place, doesn't mean anyone owes you anything just because you took the time to post your photos.

Microstock is a market place for real business people...

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Posted by Peanutroaster on January 11, 2013
Great story and advice Adeliepenguin. Thanks for your input in this discussion. Shoot to pay the bills if you want to live the life of a full time photographer.
Posted by Adeliepenguin on January 11, 2013
I love the key phrase you mentioned, Peanutroaster, about not selling photos, but selling other stuff. More than one very successful (and famous) photographer has said to me "Shoot what makes the money. Then you can use the money to shoot what you love to shoot." One interesting story, I met one such photographer on a trip to the Antarctic region. He was successful shooting botanicals. Pictures of plants used in catalogues, etc. Who would have thought that would make money, right? Well, he used the money to help pay for a trip to see the Emperor penguins, deep in the heart of Antarctica, one of the first ever trips to see the Emperor colonies. One picture from that trip was bought by National Geographic Magazine. It was an absolutely incredible shot. And after the trip, he went back to shooting botanicals. Every time I shoot the beautiful scenery and places that I love to visit, in the back of my head I keep hearing, "Don't forget to shoot the botanicals&...(More)
Posted by Digikhmer on January 11, 2013
@Peanutroaster: A quick success, is part of the dream which push us to open an account and start to upload silly snapshot pictures. Let dream together all around the world.

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