Catching up with #NaBloPoMo

If you follow me on Instagram (and if you don’t, seriously, why aren’t you?) you’ve noticed a daily post tagged #NaBloPoMo. This month’s theme has been “Photo” and even when I might not have time to blog, I always have time to Instagram.

#NaBloPoMo for May 2nd photo prompt was "Your Passion." I would say this sums it up just fine.

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I’ve missed a few writing prompts, like:

Do you think one side of your face photographs better than another? — Not necessarily. I do find I photograph my left side more often, but I think that’s just due to it being the side on which I part my hair.  Perhaps I should challenge myself to try to shoot from my right a little more in the future.


What is your favorite angle for being photographed? Head-on? Slightly above, below, to the side?  Absolutely above. I suspect most women will answer this way.  It is a great way to avoid a double chin, and it just seems to be far more pleasing to the eye to photograph from above.

I had a hard time getting a self-portrait recently until I realized I had my tripod set up too low. I was looking down ever so slightly, and it just threw the whole look off. As soon as I fixed the angle, the shot was a breeze.


How often are you in your photographs? I like to take selfies, yes. But I try not to go overboard with them either! Nothing drives me as batty as someone’s Instagram feed being nothing but selfies.

For this month and NaBloPoMo I am already seeing myself in my photos more than usual. I like it, but it also takes me out of a comfort zone in the same breath. It’s putting myself out there more. However, I’m enjoying the challenge of making these photos creative and different.


So we’re only a few days into this NaBloPoMo, and I’m determined to stick with it the entire month.  It’s not too late to join in the photo/blogging fun!

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