Self-portraits are tough. Trying to get the focus just right when I’m in front of the camera is a problem I have every time I try to pull it off.
But in spite of that, now that I’m back in pointe class, I really wanted to get an opportunity to get in front of the camera.
And I have a newfound appreciation of all the dancers I’ve recruited for this shoot so far!
First of all, I really shouldn’t have done this the morning after my dance class. My toes were still recovering from class. But I had borrowed a friend’s camera just for these pictures (because I couldn’t use my camera to shoot the picture as well as in the shot) so I needed to make the most of the opportunity.
So I set my camera up on a tripod, grabbed my remote, and tried a few different shots. I got two that worked (this one and the one at the top of the post).
I think it’s wiser for me to stay behind the camera. I’ll leave the dancing to the others and enjoy capturing the moments instead, and dance without trying to get pictures.