I think it’s amusing how pictures on blogs or other personal websites often look the same in composition. There are three most used distinctive types of pictures-of-yourself. Exclusively for this entry, I have simulated two of them. I will first describe the three types.
1. The Making A Picture Of Yourself In The Mirror Type.
2. The I’m Making A Picture Of Myself With My Camera In My Own Hand Type (a.k.a. The Extended Arm Picture Of Myself Type).
3. The Webcam Type.
The Making A Picture Of Yourself In The Mirror Type
This is one of the three very common type of pictures. A distinctive feature of this type is that part of the fase is obscured by the camera itself. Sometimes the other eye is also squeezed close.
Common type mirrors that are used for these kind of pictures are bathroom mirrors or bedroom closet mirrors.
For further research, I would like you to send more examples of your own, and I will put them up in this interesting piece of research (a.k.a. blog entry).
The I’m Making A Picture Of Myself With My Camera In My Own Hand Type (a.k.a. The Extended Arm Picture Of Myself Type)
Making pictures in this position is harder than it seems. Especially pointing the device properly and pushing the button without the camera moving too much can be quite a challenge.
But it’s amusing to see a big piece of arm in the picture. Again, feel free to send more examples. Indulge me.
The Webcam Type
The distinctive features of webcam pictures are these (I edited this picture to simulate a typical webcam view):
* Dark, bad lightning (no flash)
* Colors that are off (more red or blue than usual)
* Person looks at screen (not at the camera)
* Blurry, fuzzy, low quality.
Here’s another example that my buddy Paul sent in (reduced in size). And it really is blurry, more blue than it should be, and Paul is smiling at something else than the webcam itself. Thanks Paul
There are a lot of typical blog pictures on many blogs, each with their own distinctive features. Three were mentioned in this piece.