How To Shoot: 30 Day Photo Challenge

by How To Mommy on 10.01.11

As many of you know, I love photography.

While I’m no pro by any means, I like to think I can take a good photo from time to time.

One of my bloggy friends told me about the 30 Day Photography Challenge for the month of October, so I decided to join!

The Challenge:

Day 1: Self-Portrait

My roommate and I mastered the “self-portrait” shot in college.  {You know, hold your camera up high to avoid any double chin shots, put your heads as close together as possible and smile.}

Here’s my attempt of the same shot with my Canon Rebel XS.  It was a little more complicated than in college to get the settings just right, but not too shabby!

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nykki October 1, 2011 at 2:38 PM

You’re so cute! 🙂


2 How To Mommy October 1, 2011 at 2:43 PM

You’re too nice! 🙂


3 Our Wired Lives October 1, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Aww.. the stretch out that arm and don’t give yourself a double chin technique.. I love it!


4 How To Mommy October 1, 2011 at 3:55 PM

Thank you! Your mirror technique was great too. 🙂


5 Samantha October 1, 2011 at 3:54 PM

What a great idea for a challenge! I think I might need to do this at some point… maybe next month!


6 How To Mommy October 1, 2011 at 3:55 PM

Let me know!


7 Liz October 1, 2011 at 3:59 PM

What a great self portrait! Totally looks like someone else shot it. I could use some more practice on mine. I think I had about 6 chins in the ones I tried to take like that and finally ended up with a mirror shot. 😉


8 Staci October 1, 2011 at 4:52 PM

wait, you did that holding your arm out in front of you?! amazing! looks great 🙂


9 How To Mommy October 1, 2011 at 6:16 PM

I told you I perfected it in college. 😉


10 Savanna October 1, 2011 at 8:51 PM

I’m impressed with the hold-the-arm-out-in-front-of-you-skills! Definitely something I should practice…thanks for the “hold your camera up high to avoid double chin” tip!


11 Meg @ Moments Like This October 2, 2011 at 8:55 AM

I like this one. I have such a hard time smiling naturally on demand. But you did such a great job!


12 How To Mommy October 2, 2011 at 10:49 AM



13 Elizabeth October 2, 2011 at 12:50 PM

This is such a great shot!! You look beautiful!


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