Self Portrait {Fine Art Photography, Effingham, IL}

So, I decided a while a year ago, that I was going to do more self portraits, and of course I haven't. Why you may ask?  I like having photos of myself, I love taking photos, what's the deal?  I think it's that little voice inside that likes to criticize.  "I'm not in good enough shape."  "I have too many wrinkles." "I hate my skin." "I have terrible hair." Blah, blah, blah, blah.  You know what I'm talking about ladies (and gentlemen too, go on, admit it).  What's that little voice in your head saying?  I bet it's saying something isn't it? Now, ignore it!  Who cares what it's saying. I'm betting when I'm dead and gone, my son is going to love to have photos of his mom.  He'll think I was beautiful no matter what I actually looked like. I love going back and looking at old photos of my family.  Unfortunately, ninety nine percent of our photos are on slides, so you can only view them at night or in an extremely dark room, AND you have to set the whole projector and screen up!  Smooth move mom, smooth move. Actually, to be honest, it's kind of fun when the whole family is together and we decide to do a little impromptu slideshow.  But, really mom, ninety nine percent? Heck, I like looking at old photos of anyone to be honest.  It brings you back to a different time and place, even if you didn't experience it for yourself. Old photos are cool.  I don't care what anyone says!

I know I'm rambling a bit and not really getting my point across at all, but hey, that's how I roll.  My point being I guess, is get some photos of yourself.  They're nice to have and your family will be grateful.....wrinkles and all.


Tytia Habing

I am a self taught, natural light photographer, with sixteen years of shooting experience under my belt. Back in the day, I learned to shoot with film, developed it and printed my own photos in my darkroom. I've since moved to digital, but film holds a very dear spot in my heart that I just can't seem to shake. I was supposed to be a horticulturalist and landscape least that's what my degree's tell me. I followed that path for some time, along with a few other paths, but photography won my heart. Plants and beautiful mother nature is, and will always be, a great inspiration to me. If at all possible, I prefer to shoot outdoors and somehow incorporate nature into the scene. I'm originally from the Watson, Illinois area, but the majority of my adult life I spent living in the Cayman Islands and only moved home to Illinois with my husband and son a few short years ago. I grew up on a small working farm, with acres and acres of natural areas at my disposal. It gave me a great appreciation for the world around me. I roamed wherever I pleased, built forts in the woods, picked wildflowers in the pasture and caught craw-daddies in the crick. My son is taking over the jobs of fort building and craw-daddy hunting, but I'll never give up the picking of wildflowers.