Just a short post this week, as I ran out of time and wasn’t able to produce any outfit photos because my poor kitty, Myrtle, was a little unwell and had to be taken to the vet. It turns out she has some kind of parasite in her blood so I’m just off out to pick up her medication. She is feeling much better today though, thankfully! So my Neverending Style link-up subject today is a brief creative photography one—taking self portraits in full sun.
If you know anything about photography, you’ll know that it’s not recommended to take self portraits in full sun lol. Especially not in the middle of the day in Portugal when it’s 29 degrees and you’re sweating cobs lol! Anyway, I did just that.
I grabbed a few props (including a change of clothes), picked up my camera and tripod and jumped in the car with Luna (my little dog) to head out into the hills behind my house. It didn’t take me long to realise my idea of taking self portraits in full sun was pretty stupid…luckily I had a bottle of water in the car so we could both have a drink.
Anyway, I took some photos in one location before driving even further into the hills to try another. I managed to get a good few photos before we just couldn’t take any more, and so we hopped back into the car and headed home. Luna was relieved. Next time, I think I might have to leave her at home! I hadn’t even changed outfits because I was so hot and uncomfortable.
Checking out my photos once we’d cooled down, I realised I’ve got a long, long, long way to go until I’m a capable photographer lol! I did, however, manage to get a few good shots, which I have played around with in Affinity Photo. Here are my final images of taking self portraits in full sun. What do you think?
Last week’s style favourite was Rena from Fine Whatever, who proved that florals / tropical prints can be mixed and can look fabulous too! Check out her post, Would You, Could You, Double Tropical. And now please add your fabulous posts to the link-up. All lifestyle subjects welcome (as well as Instagram posts). Enjoy!