3 Unique Self-Portrait Ideas You Can Try at Home

3 Unique Self-Portrait Ideas You Can Try at Home

If there’s one subject you’re always going to have access to, it’s you. Here are three great ideas that can work as templates or inspiration for some self-portraits to try.

I know which side of the camera I prefer to be and I do my best to make sure I’m on it. That said, I live alone, I’ve been stuck on my own for 3 weeks with no obvious end in sight, and I miss doing portraiture. When I first started photography and I didn’t have the confidence to rope people in for me to practice my portrait work, I spent a lot of time taking self-portraits. To the best of my knowledge, I didn’t publish any anywhere, but they were useful nonetheless.

In fact, I’d go as far as to say that self-portraits are crucial in the early stages for figuring a lot of things out in a relaxing environment. Even the most patient partner or family member isn’t going to want to sit still while you make myriad micro adjustments to lights and settings. However, once I started shooting other people, I stopped shooting myself, and that’s a shame. Many photographers I enjoy still shoot as many superb self-portraits now as they did years ago and I think it’s time I bite the bullet and dive back in. Our writer Anete Lusina has recently written on this very topic.

Do you take self-portraits? What advice can you offer?

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