Making a Happy Birthday Selfie

Special Post by Mark Toal

Photo booth When I was younger I used to have my photo taken in a ‘four for $1.00’ photo booth every year on my birthday. Over the years the photo booths have disappeared except for trendy spots like the Ace Hotel located here in Portland, OR.

I recently bought a Panasonic GF6 that has a selfie LCD that swivels around so you can see yourself as you shoot and started taking self-portrait’s again. I prefer to use the term self-portrait and wrote a blog post about the art of self portraits a little while ago. This new camera is making me take another look at myself.

Tip from Joe: The best book I’ve read on self-portraits is the new out-of-printSelf-Portrait Photography: The Ultimate in Personal Expression.This brilliant, inspired book by Miss Aniela can still be found on Amazon and will make a great holiday git for someone—including yourself.











Here is today’s birthday self portrait for 2015. Self with gnome2

PS from Joe. If you’re on Facebook, please jump on over and wish Mark a very Happy Birthday