This January, I posted a special birthday request for everyone who wants to participate in awesomeness. (I accidentally re-drafted it, so I had to republish. T_T)
To balance things out, I also mentioned that I will be doing requests from people. One of my cousins told me to create a portfolio as a model in different outfits with make-up and all (with different poses using my own camera). Phew.
This has actually been the biggest challenge by far (and I honestly thought it would be the “hulahoop with a bucket of water on your head”).
I just started working on this challenge yesterday, and I ended up posting 3 Ways to Improve Self-Esteem. Projecting confidence is a lot harder than it seems.
Most of you would not believe it, but I actually have self-esteem issues. *laughs nervously*
It’s not that apparent on the outside, but if you could hear my inner me… you might end up crying for me. The inner me is harsh and cynical. She has a long list of things that I can’t and will never be able to do. (Don’t we all have that?) We should drown out the voice of that inner critic.
I almost chickened out of this #OOTD challenge. But where’s the fun in that? Besides, I want to live life to the fullest.
So I’m taking charge and I won’t listen to those thoughts that tell me that I can’t do it. Besides, I think this is a fun exercise to learn poses for modeling firsthand. It will be good to know as I learn more about taking portraits. (Check out these shots of my niece, Kiara. That girl is a natural! She has that connection with the camera.)
After a couple of discussions with le bf about me not knowing how to pose for the camera and highlight my body features, we came up with these shots:
Here’s his favorite photo:
He says that’s how he sees me everyday, whatever that means. Probably something sweet. I’m a bit of a humanoid when it comes to relationships. (He will agree with this. Haha!) Though, I will always commend him for being semi-patient with me despite my random ideas and fluctuating moods. (Thank you, if you’re ever not lazy enough to read this!)
Lastly, THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who already responded to my birthday request.
To other bloggers who are just reading this now, send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to give joy to this silly girl (A.K.A. me). I am so excited for the video!
P.S. Yes, I colored my hair red on January 1st. 🙂
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