Project 52: Week 3 {Personal Photography Project}

This week's Project 52 theme is "Inspire".  I wasn't really sure what to do for this week – partially cuz I'm feeling rather uninspired and also because my arthritis is flaring so badly that it's too painful to really delve into an involved photo assignment.  So I kept it fairly simple and placed my camera on a tripod (since it's too heavy for me to hold at the moment) and decided to do a self-portrait.  But of course, I can't do my hair or makeup as I my right hand is curled up as if I have palsy (I'm right-handed).  In an effort not to totally scare you, I did crop the image tremendously and did some digital eye makeup with my Wacom tablet and pen using my left hand.  After all of that, I think it may actually have been easier to do REAL makeup with my left hand.  LOL

For those interested in settings, I used the Canon 135L lens at ISO 800, 1/40, F5.6, tripod, and natural light.


And now I'm off to take more ibuprofen with a Tylenol chaser.  :)  Oh and if you want to follow along, please post your own Project 52 link in the comments below. 

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About Kim Hill

I’m passionate about my work and helping women feel comfortable in front of my lens. I want women to feel confident and sexy regardless of age or size. All women are beautiful and I'm here to help them see the beauty in themselves and the boudoir photographic experience is one step in that direction. I am dedicated to bringing a high-quality experience to the boudoir portrait session. My goal is to offer a fun yet relaxing environment where a woman can let down her guard, allowing that inner sparkle to shine. I’ve been a photographer for more than 25 years now. I started as a young child with my parents' 110 film camera, moved on to study photography in college, interned with a wedding photographer for a couple of years and then struck out on my own. I've been doing general portraits since 1998 and boudoir work since 2009. In addition to boudoir, I also offer high school senior portraits, fashion inspired sessions, and business executive head shots.
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8 Responses to Project 52: Week 3 {Personal Photography Project}

  1. Kelly Q says:

    Wow! That is gorgeous! I can see where your boys get their beautiful eyes!

  2. You crack me up! I can just see myself trying to take a tack-sharp image of myself with a tripod – o boy… but you did it!! 🙂

  3. that’s an awesome shot kim! i love seeing the tripod in your catchlights 🙂

  4. Beth says:

    wow! that’s amazing!

  5. tamsen says:

    haha, i love the back story- and you must be really good at digital eye makeup cause I can’t see anything that doesn’t look real! beautiful Kim!

  6. Wow, beautiful!!! Your eye is gorgeous and of course the 135 is a fantastic lens!

  7. AmandaB says:

    wowzers what a beautiful eye color you have!

  8. Heather says:

    Wow you have a beautiful eye 🙂 I bet the other one is too… Great job.

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