Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Getting Myself in the Pictures...

I have made a personal goal to get myself into more of my pictures.

I've started to accomplish this in two ways...neither of which yield particularly spectacular pictures, but manage to get me in the picture without handing the camera to my husband and saying "Take my picture!" *Examples are from my recent trip to Israel.

One: I hold the camera at arm's length and take my own picture.

Me, with a cute little snowman in Jerusalem!

This is me, on top of Masada.

(See another example here.)

Two: I take pictures of my feet, my shadow, or my reflection...personal documentation!

Me, in the individual screen on the airplane...

My feet (and my brother's) in Jerusalem.


In the Valley of the Communities at Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust Memorial Museum.

My feet on the Golan Heights

A meeting of Quilters (including me) in Tel Aviv!

How do you get yourself in the pictures?
This is what works for me!
See what works for other people here.

21 comments:

Blessed Nest said...

I love it. What fun pictures!

The Egel Nest said...

It is so interesting to see you in all the places I visited also!

Excellent way to include yourself in the pics :)

I especially like the shadow effect on the Yad V'shem picture...

The children's memorial at Yad V'shem will haunt me until the day I die.


Bradley
The Egel Nest

forgetfulone said...

That's a fantastic way to get yourself in the picture, and they turned out great, too.

Briggie said...

Great pictures, oh how I wish I could go to Jerusalem - thanks for stopping by my post!

Angie said...

What fun pictures! Love them all!!!

Smellyann said...

Really fun ideas - tfs!

Robin said...

I love the snowman one!

I too want to get myself into more pictures. If anything should ever happen to me I want my children to be able to remember what I looked like and right now pictures of their mother are few and far between.

Minkydo said...

How fun. I sometimes use my camera's timer and a mini-tripod.

The Q Family said...

Love the idea. Plus the pictures come out very artistic!

We are THAT Family said...

I have the same problem. I looked for a picture of myself to put in my toddler's photo album for her to carry around and chew on and I COULDN'T FIND ONE. Note to self: Take more pictures of me!

Nichole said...

Those are great! You should check out the 365Days group on Flickr. I didn't make it through the full year, but it's a fun idea!

Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

That is such a great idea. I am usually the one behind the camera and not in front of it.

I am going to be doing this!
PS- I want to go to Israel so badly. One day I hope God blesses me with that!

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

cute and creative. whatever works! :)

Jenn said...

Cute post and great idea. Side note- I have always wanted to go to Israel. I will come back to read your posts about your trip.

Sandy M said...

That's a wonderful idea. I have so many pictures of family vacations, etc... where it looks like I wasn't even there because I was always behind the camera.

Rivster said...

I love these!!

I am in so few pictures that I told PC that he needs to be the official photographer on Mothers' Day so that I get into pictures at least once a year.

Great idea...but not in the execution!!

melody is slurping life said...

Totally creative and fun shots! I have to go look at more of your trip to Israel...awesome.

Tami said...

I have started letting my children take the camera and take some pictures of me. Even my 2 year old is doing a really good job. We're just careful what kind of ground is underneath. Make sure you have carpet, grass or other soft material. Not concrete or hard woods.

SAHMmy Says said...

What fun photos! At Disneyland last week I was waiting in line with my daughter to see Buzz Lightyear and taking practice shots of us at arms length--thankfully the woman behind us took pity on me and offered to take our picture! So happily accepting the help of strangers gets this mom in the picture!

HipMomma said...

You are too cute. I do hope to see more of you in pictures here at home too.

Adriennealine said...

I just went to Israel last November and did the same things as you to get myself into pictures! What a beautiful country and memorable trip!