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 realizing I don’t know how to pose for the camera and highlight my body features, we came up with these shots:
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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