Tuesday, March 19, 2013

78/365: Tummy Tuesday

I was so happy the sun came out today! I've been wanting to take a Tummy Tuesday picture outside for... well, since I started taking them! Most of them have been taken after work, in a dark house... definitely a challenge!

I grabbed my tripod and my handsome husband and we headed outside. Taking self portraits is always tricky; you have to meter & focus off of something or someone who isn't really going to be at that point of metering and focus when the shot is taken. Dustin is always such a good sport at following my hard to understand directions.

Testing, 1-2-3...

Here's the winning Tummy Tuesday picture. I experimented with how I wanted the sun to play a part in the image. Having it hit my belly seemed most appropriate and fun.

Since this could possibly be our LAST Tummy Tuesday, I took a few more for safe keeping (but let's be honest, we could end up with 2 more Tummy Tuesdays.... (at the most).


  1. Love these pictures and yes the sun on your tummy was a nice touch.

  2. Erin these photos are amazing. I love the lighting and the composition. It's hard to believe they are self portraits. If I didn't know I would think there was someone else there taking your pictures. You really do a great job. Yes, self portraits are so tricky.

    BTW thank you for your comment on my self portrait. You are so right about the frantic back and forth to beat the timer. I really admire you for doing it while pregnant. WOW!

    1. Thank you so much, Olga! It's definitely a challenge and being this pregnant is an added one! The Tummy Tuesday shot I took lying on the bed was BY FAR the hardest, most hysterical one yet. Jumping on the bed and flipping myself around - I'd get there JUST in time for the timer to go off.