Self-portrait No. 9: The Blissful Morning

My current self-portrait for the #NovemberCreate iPhoneography project. First, some whining ... these self-portraits are hard! I'm looking forward to the December project already because one thing I know for sure - bits of my person won't be in the pics. 

I know that sounds harsh. I really don't mean to sound that way. It's been a challenge and challenge is good. Some of the difficulties are:

  1. I'm finding it technically difficult to take photos of myself with my iPhone that don't look like selfies.
  2. I need a much longer arm - or maybe a few extra arms to get the shots I would like to get.
  3. It's taxing my imagination. Ideas about what to take and where to take seem ... lacking. 

In spite of all of that, I think I've produced a few good pics. The funny thing is - this project was my idea. It's definitely Danielle's turn to pic the next topic. Yay, Danielle! I can't wait to hear about it.

But, just in case we ever decide to focus on self-portraits again in the future, I did find a lovely class that would probably move me out of my head and into the heart of the photograph. Check it out:

The Art of iPhoneography Self-Portraiture by Susan Tuttle 

Does that look awesome or what!?! I pinned it to my Classes I Want to Take board on Pinterest.

Whining over. Moving on.

About the Pic

The Blissful Morning: those are my toes and that's my dog, Annie. We spend a lot of mornings like this. The belly must be rubbed daily and frequently! Annie is definitely blissed out - and me? Yeah, I'm blissed out too. :) I'm glad this puppy chose me to be her mama.

The Blissful Morning by Kirsten Malinee. Edited on an iPhone 5S with Pixlrexpress, Grungetastic, Stackables, Blendr, Mextures and Snapseed.

The Blissful Morning by Kirsten Malinee. Edited on an iPhone 5S with Pixlrexpress, Grungetastic, Stackables, Blendr, Mextures and Snapseed.

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