The first photograph I took of myself for this 365 was this one ^^ and it wasn't easy. It's not that I have never set up my tripod, focused on where I would be, and set the self timer. It's just that it's always difficult. I'm not quite the master that I believe Elizabeth Morrow of Delightfully Tacky is. A lot of my tips/tricks for self-timed self-portraiture come from the blogger course I took in which she wrote a great post that is more so directed at fashion bloggers. I am most certainly not that. I'm wearing a paint stained hoodie and batman shorts in this picture! Definitely not a fashion blogger, but I'm putting my own spin on it.
You can see in the above photos that even being slightly off of my mark will cause me to be out of focus. I usually don't pick these as the "final" photograph for the day of my 365 project, but it doesn't mean that I don't still enjoy them. If I didn't find any value in them, I would've deleted them. Taking my own photograph for my 365 photography project doesn't necessarily mean I'm vain. Actually, there are some 365 projects in which people take one photograph of themselves everyday for a year. I don't even necessarily think that's something done from a vanity standpoint. It's a challenge to shoot it interestingly, everyday so that it doesn't become stale. It's the same subject. It's not something I'll do all the time, but it's definitely something I keep in my back pocket when I run out of time to take a picture during the day.