March 12, 2011
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Selfie Saturday…CLONED!
I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again…is it just me or are you learning so much from Elena’s Selfie Saturday tutorials? I’ve actually been excited to attempt “cloning,” since Chelsey (The Paper Mama) shared a tutorial on Paper Heart Camera in November…and then with her Christmas card (talk about creative!). 

An as anxious as I was to give this whole cloning thing a try, I had one teeny tiny problem…LIGHT. I work full time, so most times, I can only do my “photography assignments” in the evening or on the weekends. Once daylight savings time rolls over, I’ll have a lot more time in the evening to take advantage of the light…but for now, I am incredibly limited (more the reason that I’m glad I own a speedlite).
Bathroom Routine RS
I’d actually planned to pull together this self portrait session in the morning using natural light, but the light in our house is incredibly dim until about 1 pm. So, rather than racing home to the same situation I had on Wednesday for Vloggin’ Vednesday, I opted to use my external flash in my bathroom. What you see here, is a visual of my bathroom routine (following my gym routine – minus me being in the shower…this blog is G rated people). I originally planned for a few more images, but I could only get so much in the shot (which now reminds me that I could have potentially used my kit lens with that 18mm focal range…next time). The only thing missing now is Kitty Paw drinking from the shower – you can pretend that that’s what I’m looking at in the middle pose.  

With that said, I had a lot of fun with this prompt. I’m pretty sure that you’ll see more “cloning” from me in the future. In the meantime, check out more cloned selfies today by going to: 

Before you go, click over to Muse University to see a few quick tips on shooting starbursts, featuring my friend, Karli Bonnie! Need a little encouragement? Here’s a BIT OF TRUTH (if you love quotes, this blog is for you…all quotes). This particular one really spoke to me because it reinforces the message I wrote on Tuesday (Life is Like a Maze). What are you waiting for….just do it!
Have a great Saturday! I’m off to photograph a church youth group. I’ll see you tomorrow for Scavenger Hunt Sunday.