One year ago I launched a photo project as a way to celebrate my 50th year on the planet. I called it 50 Selfies at 50. The goal? Take 50 selfies… while I’m 50. I know, my genius knows no bounds. While I didn’t actually post 50 to my Instagram account (after a while, I felt like I was phoning it in), I did, in fact, take well over 50 and was able to combine them into one glorious, multi photo layout:
The rules were simple: it had to be a photo that I took myself, either as a hand-held classic selfie, or one wherein I set up the timer and took it that way. All shots were taken with my iPhone simply because it’s so easy to do. For those shots with a self timer, I used this handy little Bluetooth remote shutter release.
I learned a few things from doing this project:
- After a while, selfies get old.
- My wardrobe leaves something to be desired.
- Selfies with other people are just more fun.
- You can never look too stupid or too cool.
- Life is short. Have some fun with it.
- Including yourself in photos is a moral imperative for memory keepers.
And because today is my birthday (yes, thank you… all well wishes welcome because, you know, I AM ALIVE and life is good!), I have a short video that’s not really a classic tutorial but rather, me talking over a clip that has been sped up. No, I was not drinking wine at the time of the recording.
To download the layered template, click on the image below. If you need more than 64 squares, You can duplicate a complete row and then adjust the template as needed. I’m always just an email away and can help if you need it!
And here’s to Year 51.