Weeks 5 and 6 of 52 Weeks of Self Portraits

The Foody Photographer

I decided to combine these two weeks because their focus is on eyes. I believe eyes are the most important part of a portrait. They are as unique as finger prints.

“The eyes are the windows to the soul” – William Shakespeare

I believe this to be true. The most you look into a person’s eyes the more connected you become. The more you can understand about that person. I always make a point to try to make sure in portraits, especially head-shots to make the eyes the viewer’s focal point. It is difficult to get my camera to focus on my eyes when I cannot see where it is focusing. Therefore it takes many many shots to get an image with my eyes in sharp focus.

This first image of mine plays with my love of reading, books, and stories. I adore reading a good book! I also love…

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