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Take 52 Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 23 – Selfie

Everyone’s a photographer these days  – right? And when you’re scrolling through your facebook timeline it feels like everyone’s favorite subject is themselves! So it was only natural that we had to have the prompt “Selfie” one week.  The funny thing is that most of the photographers in the Take 52 Challenge were a little CameraShy about their selfie. Most definitely prefer to be behind the camera, rather than in front of it.

The image I chose for this week’s critique is from the very awesome Challenger Michelle Burgess.  Michelle’s image is way more than a selfie. Her use of lighting in her image creates a dramatic effect full and creates a sense of mystery and a little melancholy.

Self portrait of woman in black and white, side lit

Half of me by Michelle Burgess

Camera Settings

Focal Length:40mm

Shutter Speed: 1/80

Aperture: f/2.8

ISO: 200

Click on the video below to hear my critique of Michelle’s image and thanks to Michelle for sharing this beautiful photo with us.


If you would like to join the #Take52 Weekly Photo Challenge then we’d love to have you!  You can find out how it works and sign up here to receive my the weekly prompts via email and to get access to our private Facebook group.  It’s a great community and a wonderful place to learn and improve your photography.

Happy Snapping


Ingrid Owens CameraShy