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Super Selfies: A Rare Treat

Self-portraits are important to me. Sometimes I need a subject to test film on; other times I want to record myself in a specific place. Whatever the reason, self-portraits allow you to be both photographer and subject simultaneously - a rare treat!

Photo by slumbrnghok

There is a certain amount of vanity required in taking a good self portrait. I am a narcissist, so I enjoy taking my own picture if I’m having a good night out; with my girlfriend or have a new haircut. I like that I am in charge of taking the picture. I can control factors like framing and focus in a way someone unfamiliar with my camera may not.

The wait between shooting a roll and processing adds an element of excitement to a self-portrait. Who I am when the photograph was taken is not necessarily who I am anymore.

Many of my self-portraits are done purely on a whim. I feel like taking a photo so I do. These are amusing to me, but maybe not to others.

Other self-portraits surpass my expectations and turn out to be photographs with great merit in their own right. Some of the most surprising shots I take turn out to be self-portraits. If the framing and decisive-moment are pleasing then these photographs can sometimes appear the most effortless and easy.

Self-portraits are great fun and worth shooting: you never need to worry about not having a model and I’m certain you’ll be happy with the results.

Note: Make sure you don’t hold you camera too close to your face if you have a fixed-focus lens – the shot might be way too soft!

written by slumbrnghok

2 comments

  1. monamarques

    monamarques

    Nice!

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  2. slumbrnghok

    slumbrnghok

    @monamarques Thanks!

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