Sunday, July 14, 2013

Shutter-Bug Sunday: Self Portrait edition

Welcome to our very first Shutter-Bug Sunday!! I'm super excited to be hosting this linky party with Kayla from Green Mountain Couple

This weeks theme is self-portraits! 
I thought about being really creative and coming up with something super fantastic...but then I found an old hat that I used to love...and it was kinda begging me to photograph it. 
Camera: Nikon D50, 18-55 mm lens, Auto setting. Action: Rosy Vintage by  Coffee Shop Blog.
I LOVE the free actions generously offered by The Coffee Shop Blog. They save me so much time editing. She also has a ton of tutorials on editing that I need to take the time to go through. Do you have any favorite photography sites? I would love it if you shared!

And just because my husband liked the original too. :o)
I have always loved taking pictures, but until recently have never been much bothered with getting into manual mode and out of my comfort zone. One of goals this year was to learn how to use my DSLR the way it should be used. 

I generally photograph anything that makes me smile...which makes for an awful lot of pictures. I firmly believe that the best camera is the one you have with you. I am grateful for all three of my cameras, a Nikon D50, Olympus Tough (insanely awesome for kiddos to use too) and my Samsung Galaxy S. 

August's Theme: Alphabet
Pick a LETTER  – photograph something beginning with the letter or hunt out the letter itself in your surroundings, or make the shape of the letter with props.Use you imagination, let it run WILD!
 August post with be up the 2nd Sunday of the month. (August 11th) If you guys want to have more frequent posts let us know!

Would love to see your self portraits! Grab a button and link up!


Veronica and Daniel said...

Oh! I've never heard of the coffee shop blog, I will have to check it out :) Great idea for a link party! Cant wait for next week!

Kayla said...

Both of versions are lovely. But I am partial to the b&w.

Arianna Cooper said...

Yay for linky parties! I really like your unedited look lovely. Already thinking about the alphabet challenge!

Florence Kang said...

Cerise, thanks for the link up post! I do like the black&white photo!

alisha said...

Okay. I super puffy heart love your pic. Both versions. GORGEOUS and playful!