Here are a couple self-portraits showing off a blue lace dress that I made awhile back. It’s probably one of my favourite creations to date that I’m finding hard to part with, so in my wardrobe it stays until indefinitely. I’ve been trying to work more with natural light, as my new space now allows for that. It’s an adjustment process for me since I’m mainly used to working with my lights, but I’m loving it so far.
As someone who shoots self-portraits, I’m almost offended when someone calls them ‘selfies.’ They’re not selfies. They’re self-portraits. Two very different types of photos.
So, what’s the difference?
This is a selfie.
I consider selfies to be photos taken with the person actually holding the camera when they’re taking the photo. No special lighting, really. Just what ever available light is around.
This is a self-portrait.
Self-portraits have a little bit more work put into them. For one, they’re not taken with the camera still in hand. Usually, it’s set on a tripod or flat surface and a timer (and sometimes remote) is used. It’s about the lighting, the mood, the styling. It’s a more well-thought out photo than that of a selfie.
So no, seflies are not quite the same as self-portraits.
– Lee x
Summer is well underway, and the call for minimal clothing is very much welcomed. The hotter it gets, the less I want to wear clothes!
This photo was taken a few weeks ago, before the Summer heat kicked into high gear. I used sheer curtains and the sunlight that was streaming in through the window. It was the perfect reason to wear my new lingerie set.
– Lee x