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Easy, beautiful self portraits !
Self portraits come very easily for some- but for others, it's difficult.
I'm an amateur photographer, and self portraits are what I struggle with the most. I love to do them, but they usually suck.
So here are a few tips;

Posted by molly ilse from Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada • Published
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  • Step 1

    First you have to find your right angle. This step is easy, you just need to figure out how to hold the camera so you look your best.
    Example; my angle would be holding the camera slightly over my head, looking down at me, or straight infront of my face, so I'm looking directly at it.

  • Step 2

    Second, you have to pick out your props. Example; if you would like to be holding a flower, wearing a headband, riding a bike, anything. Props make the picture original, without props, your picture may seem a little boring. Remember to use colors, but don't go overboard !!!

  • Step 3

    Thirdly; Chose a background and position. Backgrounds are important, especially if you don't plan to blur the background enough to not see it. Also, the position you're in makes a huge impact, for example; if you're standing, sitting, if it's all your body, or just your face, so on.
    Try different things, don't always be in the same position or have the same background, make things interesting.

  • Step 4

    Fourthly- have fun ! Self portraits are a great way to boost self confidence & show emotion.

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molly ilse
molly ilse · Moncton, New Brunswick, CA · 1 project
Well, I guess it depends on the person ! Some people I know can look wonderful from any angle, but others can't. But you are right, for most people, it's either eye level or slightly above Happy
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Danielle C.
Danielle C. · Luton, England, GB · 1 project
I was always taught that most peoples best camera angle is from slightly above, but for best portraits the camera should be set down a little distance away (makes your skin look better) and at eye level.
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