Tips for self-portraits

by Jennifer Venter January. 19, 2019 270 views
Reflecting on past, present and future

Reflecting on past, present and future

Being a photographer definitely comes with a lot of perks namely we get to play with our cameras all day long and earn a living doing what we love.

But then on the downside, who takes our image, documents our milestones - the good and bad. Unless you are surrounded by a community of other photographers who can assist with photo shoots and barter arrangements, we as photographers have to rely on technology or gadgets to help us out.

There have been so many occasions, where I wished someone would snap a shot of me doing XY and Z, but normally when people did capture shots of me - they tended to be out of focus or I am pulling such a terrible face that I can't dare use that image anywhere.

Many times I have used mirrors and windows to get shots of myself and of course, the trust selfie stick but there are times when you want a nice camera shot of yourself where you don't look like your arm is abnormally long.

For the shot above, I took advantage of a very small space in our one room apartment along with the help of my tripod, release cable (cleverly disguised), flash and camera. Then I just played around with lighting and poses until I liked something. Photography is all about trying something new and having fun doing it.

This shot appealed to me as I liked the look of the shadows on the wall as well as on me. The shot can be interpreted in many different ways which also gives it a sense of mystery and a chance to tell a story.

Don't let circumstances stop you from documenting your own milestones and journey along the way. Use a selfie stick or tripod and snaps some shots of yourself. Photos are something to be treasured !

Stay fabulous !!!

Much Love, Jen

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