I’m sure that many of the photos in this post could have been taken in the past, but the fact is, we can only see the best version of ourselves in the present.
I realize that I’m not particularly flattering in this picture, but it speaks to how present the majority of us are when it comes to self-reflection. We can only see the best self-portraits in the past, but if you look back at your own self-portraits (or at least the self-portraits of the people you’re closest to), you can see a glimpse of the best parts of yourself.
This is why it is so important to take pictures of yourself in the present. You never know when a picture of yourself will be a snapshot of your future self or a glimpse into the past. It’s a good idea to spend at least a week before starting this project as a minimum to get to know yourself, especially if you ever want to have real self-reflection.
If you want to take pictures of yourself at some point in the future, why not just take a picture of yourself at the moment you have the most accurate self-portrait in your head.
There are a number of sites that allow you to upload images of yourself on the web, but this is probably the easiest way to get a digital picture of yourself. You can get a free account with a small Google image search or you can look at the many free stock images available for free, too.
Why are we so obsessed with pictures that we have no time for? We are.
The idea of capturing an image of yourself is great, but you don’t need to have any great idea of who you are to make the most reliable self-portrait. For example, you can snap a picture of yourself at the moment you are holding a glass of water on your desk, or that you are about to go to bed. You don’t need to have a camera or photoshop skills.
To make the most amazing, life-like image you have to be able to focus your camera on your target and still have sufficient light in your viewfinder. You dont need to be a pro photographer.
But what about when you arent wearing all your clothes? For example, if you are in a hurry to get ready for a night out, do you put your shirt on in the morning? This is a good question. For some people it’s a good question, but for most people it is a bad question.
Well, you could put your shirt on in the morning. But how do you expect to know if you are in a hurry? You might as well just take pictures in the shower. But what if you are in a hurry because it is your first day of work? Or you are waiting for a bus or train, or you are in a hurry because you are in a hurry? For most of us the answer is to use your phone or camera.