a self portrait

self in the corner
almost but not quite

Locked down at home there are only so many things to photograph, so I was recently practicing self portraits. This askew shot turned out pretty well, despite the alignment. I shot it on my Sony a7RM3 with the 70-200/4 G lens and trusting the eye autofocus. I haven’t yet mastered the manual focus self portrait with classic lenses.

It’s only recently that I’ve realized that photos that aren’t technically perfect — pristinely composed, focused and lighted — can still be visually interesting. Perhaps portraits are like people in that the slightly off-kilter ones can often be the most interesting.

Published by Steve Banfield

Kentucky born, Seattle based. Entrepreneur. Team Builder. Photographer.

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  1. Yes! It’s hard to push back against the prevailing tendency to reject anything that’s technically not perfect. Emotion is more important but that message gets drowned out in our world, especially here in the PNW, I fear. I like your self-portrait. Keep it askew, hey, that could be a good slogan. Thanks for the follow, I appreciate it. And have a great holiday, one way or another. šŸ˜‰


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