Hey It's Me Brynna {Self Portrait Set}

My book of choice right now is "Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk: And Other Truths About Being Creative" By Danielle Krysa, because as much as I would love to constantly be on fire for my work and feel like a confident creative super woman, sometimes my inner critic really is a big jerk.πŸ˜…
It's okay to struggle and feel less than but it's not okay to let those things hold you down. Instead, take those thoughts & use them to hold yourself to a higher standard. If something you're currently doing isn't working, try something new. If you're feeling uninspired, by golly, you had better go to as many museums, read as many books, listen to as much music, go on as many walks as it takes until you find your inspiration again. You are all capable of SO MUCH so when your inner critic starts talking a little too loud, shut him up with a fabulous display of your talent!

This is my fabulous display of talent. I decided a self portrait set would be the perfect way to show my inner critic who's boss.

To those who have asked how I took them, here's all the info!

Canon 6D // Sigma 35 Art // Canon Camera Connect App // $6 Ikea Palm Leaf // Tripod

I used the wifi on my 6D to connect to the app on my phone. The app works as a remote and also lets you see exactly what the camera sees which was super helpful when it came to making sure everything was in focus, that the palm wasn't in a wonky spot, and for making sure I wasn't making too dumb of a face! I didn't really have a game plan going into it except that I wanted to use my palm leaf & that I was determined to make them turn out. Haha! I started with my wooden wall behind me & I was also wearing a teal shirt but I quickly realized I would have to put in more effort if I wanted the pictures to meet my expectation. I curled my hair, threw on a pretty white blouse, and switched to my white wall as the background. My light source was a large window on an overcast day directly in front of me & I was literally just sitting on the floor with my tripod in front of me. I think the thing that kept these pictures from being super boring is that I tried to use the leaf in different ways. I put it in the background, in front of my face, and I even held it directly to the lens in order to frame the picture! Trying different things will give you more variety when you go to edit them later so don't be afraid to switch things up!

Self portraits can be super weird to do if you're not used to being in front of the camera but they're such a fun way to stretch your creativity! I hope the extra info helped & I hope you all go create something today!