Does /p/ do self portraits? I'm looking for inspiration or guidelines to help take a good photo of myself (that I can use a profile pic…)
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pretty much any photo of yourself is pretty alright, i dont really like selfies on the forward facing phone camera but im assuming youre not even using a phone
mirror pics are decent if the mirror is in a decent location (like not a bathroom) but a mirror in a living room or reflection on a window are alright
it also depends on whether you want people to know if its a self portrait or not, and if youre taking a self portrait its either you want people to know its a self portrait or you have no one to take photos of you
if you want people to know its a self portrait then youre pretty much gonna have to use mirrors/reflections, vivian maier is good stuff to look at
if not then idk, just what youd do on another person but on yourself
not even joking. if you have a young niece/nephew, like 4 or 5, just set the camera settings and have auto focus on and have them take a shit ton of pictures of you doing whatever. those little kids can get some pretty neat pictures for just spamming the button and not giving a fuck.
Mess around with colour
If you're not the most attractive person then either very soft colour (think polaroid) or just straight out B&W works wonders.
Just remember to use sharp focus for the latter or soft-ish for the former.