Lights, camera, action!
Self portraits have been such a source of creative inspiration for me over the years. When I was first diving back into photography much more seriously, I was a stay at home mom with little access to models at my creative whim. The obvious solution to this problem was to photograph the things I did have around which was my son, my cat, my beauty products and myself.
The thing that makes self portraits so exciting is also exactly what makes them a difficult beast. When I’m taking photos of my clients I can adjust the frame, angle, depth, composition, as well as tell the subject to move into a more flattering pose. With self portraits I had none of this. It was a blind test, with a real emphasis on just crossing my fingers that one will come out flattering and in focus.
Since those days I’ve learned some really great tricks to make this process SO much easier. I’ve also upgraded my equipment since then. I will go over both later on. So, lets get on with it!