NaBloPhoTo

reflective

I’m giving the National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) another go. February was a bit of a bust, and left me feeling inadequate. It is the shortest month of the year, and somehow I couldn’t manage to post every day… bygones.

This month, May, the theme is “Photo.” I have a strategy. I think that’s the key. If I go into these without a plan, I’m doomed to fail. I also intend to take advantage of the offered prompts.

mejessThe first prompt, “You,” gave me pause. If you know me, you know that I hate having my photo taken. I’m getting better… desensitization does work.

Last weekend, not only did I ask to have a photo taken of me, I allowed it to be posted online.

The top photo though, the reflection of me with my camera, is more reflective of who I am, and how my comfort zone is behind the lens and not in front of it.

For the first week of this challenge, I will be offering up more photos that illustrate who I am, not just what I look like. I think that will expose me far more than a simple selfie.

NaBloPoMo May 2015
1/31 – You

Author: Tara R.

I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

9 thoughts

  1. I didn’t comment when I saw your pic on Facebook, but I swear, I don’t think you’re old enough to have a daughter who is old enough to drink wine.
    But that’s just me!

    And the selfie? I understand exactly where you’re coming from with that shot! 😀

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  2. I’m with you. I feel so much better behind the camera too. That’s why probably 99% of my pics are my children or other people. And when I do get confident enough to get in front of the camera, I have a kid with me – makes me feel less self-conscious for some reason. 😉

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