Ever so often I do some self-portraits. I definitely needed an upgrade in that department.
It’s also fun and challenging to find new ways to express myself visually. I’ve never been a fan of being in front of the camera, but in this case when I’m dealing with my own direction it becomes like a visual diary.
On this shoot, I used a Canon 24m-105m which I’ve been using for my series “The Questions 100.”
But this is the first time I’ve turned the cam on myself using that lens. I used mostly natural light with the exception of this second photo. And I’m happy with the results.
How do you take self-portraits?
It’s fairly simple. All that’s required is a camera with a timer and a tripod and a lot of patience. There are tripods for any kind of camera including cell phones.
Also you can always purchase lenses to advance the quality of your cell phone camera.
Read some photography blogs, books and follow photographers on IG for ideas on angles and shots to develop your eye for what makes a good photo.
Lastly, I’m not above a VSCO filter which I used here. But I still edited the photos a bit outside of that.
I am self-taught. So one of my goals once I get my money right is to take a photography course so I can learn more about the craft.
Writing is one thing I’m owning and visual storytelling can be an amazing counterpart to that.
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