I love photography. The only problem I have is getting people to let me take their pictures. My kids are kind of sick of it an my youngest runs screaming when I aim a camera in her direction. I did find a solution to my problem. I found someone who is always readily available, patient and easy to get along with.
It's not an issue of being vain or thinking you are just hot stuff but rather a learning process. I can try out different lighting, poses, apertures and props with no complaining from someone.
I joined an G+ photography community The Art of Self Portraiture. They hold challenges, critic, support and sometimes just have silly fun.
Here are some of the pics I have done over the last couple of weeks.