Self portraits have long held a huge draw, though they bring their own sets of challenges.  It’s far easier to be behind the camera instead of in front of it, not just because of technical challenges, but also personal challenges like shyness and self-criticism.

Although I do adore edited photography, portraits are so much more beautiful and relatable when there’s less light editing.  In my own opinion, of course!  In my own photos, it poses a challenging choice: Feel embarrassed and self-conscious with no or minimal editing/’fixing’, or endure a very strong and personal sense of guilt and inauthenticity with more heavy-handed processing.

As portrait practice becomes more regular, I hope to find a good place, not just in editing, but in personal challenges, as well!

How do you feel about portraits that you either assume or can tell have been edited/enhanced?  Do you prefer more flawless looks, or those that are more raw and textured?


Until later today!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Reserved Gather

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