February's self-portrait was once again taken at our rental house in Phoenix. (I really need to get out more, don't I?) In this photo I am attempting to show my frustration and exasperation with my crazy, insane hair. I'm not sure if I succeed or if I just look like a bit of a lunatic.
I decided a year ago to grow my hair out from the super short style I had stupidly decided to cut it into. (Why don't I ever learn?) In at attempt to keep some sort of style during the growing out process, and with hopes of avoiding the 80's mullet look of my childhood, I let the top and sides grow, while continuing to keep the back trimmed.
Once I moved, and no longer had a familiar hairstylist, I basically just gave up all attempts and let it grow. It's finally reached a length where I really need to decide on some sort of actual style, but I have no clue what I want to do with it! Since it has no shape to it, I can't get it to cooperate no matter what I try to do with it, and it has been a huge source of frustration recently.
So, here I am blowing my hair up out of my eyes with a sigh of irritation, to represent the month of February...
While I'm loving taking my self-portraits, I'm finding myself struggling to capture images of myself that are completely in focus. It's challenging to know just where exactly to set the focus without a target in the frame, and using the auto focus feature is hit or miss. If anyone with self-portrait taking experience has any suggestions, I'm all ears!
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Michele Whitacre is a portrait photographer serving Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding area. Visit Michele's website at michelewhitacrephotography.com. Become a fan of Michele's work on Facebook. Follow Michele's updates on Twitter.