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tina dolin
Posts: 553
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


I have been focused on self portrait work lately due to being overwhelmed with client edits... the thought of organizing a model shoot to keep my portfolio fresh is exhausting at this point in my career.. but I am always available to myself during those short lived moments of conceptual inspiration.  I would love to see more photographers using themselves as their own subjects... not only do you learn so much about self when doing so, but it helps when working with others.  Anyone else going through this now or ever?
Apr 23 12 11:09 pm  Link  Quote 
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Simmagination
Posts: 3,129
Westminster, Maryland, US


I tried self portrait once, it was really hard fitting myself into the frame though tongue
Apr 23 12 11:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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365 Digitals Exposed
Posts: 754
Perris, California, US


you mean something like this
http://500px.com/photo/3562374.jpeg
Apr 23 12 11:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jacob delaRosa
Posts: 208
Birmingham, Alabama, US


A little something I did for a contest recently...

http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/jnd_photog … 059600229/
Apr 24 12 12:05 am  Link  Quote 
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Don Olson Imagery
Posts: 291
Eugene, Oregon, US


I would rather take photos of nice models than myself. I guess I'm just not that into myself.
Apr 24 12 12:22 am  Link  Quote 
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Michael A Broughton
Posts: 1,194
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


i don't like being in front of the camera. can you tell?
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/004/7/e/gas_by_maltfalc-d4lbadt.jpg
Apr 24 12 01:01 am  Link  Quote 
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tina dolin
Posts: 553
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Jacob delaRosa wrote:
A little something I did for a contest recently...

http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/jnd_photog … 059600229/

haha awesome smile

Apr 24 12 06:13 am  Link  Quote 
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tina dolin
Posts: 553
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


365 Digitals Exposed wrote:
you mean something like this
http://500px.com/photo/3562374.jpeg

can't see the image sad

Apr 24 12 06:13 am  Link  Quote 
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Darin B
Posts: 998
San Diego, California, US


I tend to test lighting on myself quite a bit. There are a few on my profile page plus one in my portfolio.
Apr 24 12 07:26 am  Link  Quote 
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Benno Sellin
Posts: 5
Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


I've got some interesting lighting conditions in my bathroom and everytime i'm in there and it's pretty sunny outside i'm thinking of making a self portrait...but, really, i've never made one i liked.
i think my place is behind my camera and not in front...
last self portraits of me:
http://netzbeat.de/wp-content/uploads/2 … in_068.jpg

http://netzbeat.de/wp-content/uploads/2 … in_062.jpg

http://netzbeat.de/wp-content/uploads/2 … in_046.jpg

they remind me of not being too lazy... so maybe that's another reason. if i'm on my picture i'm actually not working.
Apr 24 12 07:36 am  Link  Quote 
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Greg Easton Photography
Posts: 1,082
Providence, Rhode Island, US


See, if I was into self-portraits I'd hang out on selfportraitmayhem.com
Apr 24 12 07:53 am  Link  Quote 
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Skydancer Photos
Posts: 21,908
Santa Cruz, California, US


Eyestorm is one of my favorite self-portrait artists on MM
http://www.modelmayhem.com/517787
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/517787/viewall
Apr 24 12 08:00 am  Link  Quote 
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me voy
Posts: 1,043
Amherst, Massachusetts, US


Apr 24 12 10:39 am  Link  Quote 
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TA Craft Photography
Posts: 2,875
Bristol, England, United Kingdom


I have shot myself many times, in fact I have out sold any of my llama shoots hence prooving that old grey men are more popular the pretty young women!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/timlarge/4458595652/
Apr 24 12 11:32 am  Link  Quote 
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me voy
Posts: 1,043
Amherst, Massachusetts, US


OK, this is mine: 

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120424/16/4f973ad5b9340_m.jpg
Apr 24 12 04:45 pm  Link  Quote 
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me voy
Posts: 1,043
Amherst, Massachusetts, US


TA Craft Photography wrote:
I have shot myself many times, in fact I have out sold any of my model shoots hence prooving that old grey men are more popular the pretty young women!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/timlarge/4458595652/

lol, nice!

Apr 24 12 04:46 pm  Link  Quote 
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tina dolin
Posts: 553
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Skydancer Photos wrote:
Eyestorm is one of my favorite self-portrait artists on MM
http://www.modelmayhem.com/517787
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/517787/viewall

i know her work well!  she's a friend of a friend.  are you familiar with ashley lebedev's (bottle bell photography) work ?  she has some incredible self portraits as well smile

Apr 24 12 07:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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Sarah Evers
Posts: 8
Oakland, California, US


Here's some of my self portraiture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitepaint … 625692077/
I take pictures of myself in my room when the lighting is nice and I have my camera closeby.
Apr 24 12 07:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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KariMarie-Photographer
Posts: 70
Denver, Colorado, US


Greg Easton Photography wrote:
See, if I was into self-portraits I'd hang out on selfportraitmayhem.com

Oh my gosh.  Why can this not be real?

Apr 24 12 08:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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Nico Simon Princely
Posts: 1,773
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Me:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110516/05/4dd115b2b5a7e_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110331/06/4d947bdf5df7f_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110426/22/4db7a306cc7cb_m.jpg
Apr 24 12 08:51 pm  Link  Quote 
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L T K Photography
Posts: 1
Kansas City, Missouri, US


I mostly shoot self portraits. I actually joined MM so I could find people to work with. I'm not tired of self portraits, I just want to progress more. I've worked with several friends with senior portraits and with another friend on a more cohesive shoot, a few photos are in my portfolio. Not much unfortunately.

Self portraits are much tougher since it's almost like blindly shooting if you're on location. Well, not quite, it can be tough to imagine what you're doing and how it will look when you're not behind the camera. It's a long process. When I shoot other people, it's kind of a relief just to see what I'm doing, haha.
Apr 24 12 09:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ken Marcus Studios
Posts: 8,461
Los Angeles, California, US


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Farenell Photography
Posts: 17,971
Albany, New York, US


I take self-portraits when I start drinking. Does that count?

A. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/semi234/Self%20Portraits/0093.jpg

B. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/semi234/Self%20Portraits/0056.jpg

C. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/semi234/Self%20Portraits/0020.jpg
Apr 24 12 10:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
Posts: 6,537
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Just a small sampling of my work tongue

http://www.jayleavitt.com/links/hand.jpg
Apr 24 12 10:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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kevinLi
Posts: 214
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


http://kliphotography.com.au/li_self_portrait.jpg
Apr 24 12 11:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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Alien LiFe
Posts: 841
San Francisco, California, US


On Self-portrait ... She is my one and only favorite ... smile

http://www.modelmayhem.com/574535

All of the most beautiful work in her port are her self-portraits ... IMHO
Apr 25 12 12:44 am  Link  Quote 
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Erlinda
Posts: 7,036
London, England, United Kingdom


I do a lot of self-portraits my avi is of me, but not for the same reasons as you. I mostly do them because it's fun and as well as I am vain tongue ahahahaha

Here is a link to my self-portrait work
http://erlinda.ca/personal/#6
Apr 25 12 02:44 am  Link  Quote 
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Rob Mac Studio
Posts: 1,105
London, England, United Kingdom


Erlinda wrote:
I do a lot of self-portraits my avi is of me, but not for the same reasons as you. I mostly do them because it's fun and as well as I am vain tongue ahahahaha

Here is a link to my self-portrait work
http://erlinda.ca/personal/#6

Swoon.

Apr 25 12 02:49 am  Link  Quote 
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J E A N
Posts: 189
Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium


http://jean.grafex.be/jean.jpg
Apr 25 12 03:13 am  Link  Quote 
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STL-After-Dark
Posts: 4,383
Saint Louis, Missouri, US


Simmagination  wrote:
I tried self portrait once, it was really hard fitting myself into the frame though tongue

+1 even wide angle can't capture the entirety of my ego, why bother lol

There's a lot of good stuff in this thread ^ kudos too everyone! Well done.

Apr 25 12 06:36 am  Link  Quote 
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Bsmt Photos
Posts: 5
Laurel, Maryland, US


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7181/6966574582_d048d82e2b.jpg

Lighting seems to be the biggest thing with my self portraits. It's so much easier to have some modeling lamps on and work with a llama then try to figure out the lighting in my head sometimes.
Apr 25 12 06:48 am  Link  Quote 
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Photographe
Posts: 2,350
Bristol, England, United Kingdom


I notice some photographers choose models that look like themselves, I find this interesting. Being a guy, it interests me to make a self-portrait but using a female "version" of myself. Also posing with a model is interesting, if not fraught with danger.
Sometimes the model is a painter or an artist and I will pose for them after a shoot, which I love doing because a piece of art is a fantastic gift and it's unique. Myself creating images of myself though, is not so appealing.
Apr 25 12 06:55 am  Link  Quote 
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Nickels2Dimes
Posts: 305
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


I think self portraits are very important. Even though your work speaks volumes, the next potential client or persons in general you are looking to work with get a visual of the person behind the the shoot. I take self portraits all the time I just don't post them.



http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120411/22/4f8667c289c50_m.jpg
Apr 25 12 06:56 am  Link  Quote 
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Steve Kemp
Posts: 128
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


Michael A Broughton wrote:
i don't like being in front of the camera. can you tell?

I have the same problem:
http://linkti.me/i/6T.jpg

Steve
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http://stolen-souls.com/

Apr 25 12 07:09 am  Link  Quote 
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Worlds in Digital
Posts: 92
Denver, Colorado, US


There is one in my profile.  It annoys me to no end that it's the most viewed picture in my profile, considering I'm not nearly as attractive as the pretty girls there.  Meh.
Apr 25 12 07:25 am  Link  Quote 
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365 Digitals Exposed
Posts: 754
Perris, California, US


tina dolin wrote:
can't see the image sad

Hope it works now

Apr 25 12 07:32 am  Link  Quote 
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Ashley Holloway
Posts: 554
Lutz, Florida, US


I'm not nearly as pretty as my models, but here I am:

http://ashleyholloway.daportfolio.com/gallery/112199#18

A self-portrait series focusing on creating a character from black and white studio films from the 40's/50's.  It's a few years old though...
Apr 25 12 09:07 am  Link  Quote 
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Backstreet Photography2
Posts: 56
Salem, Oregon, US


I think its safe to say that most of us prefer to photograph OTHER people/things rather than photographing ourselves, but i was amazed how many people like to see an image of the actual photographer, so i cringed and did such a shot.  It's not my favorite image in my port', but it made the "curious" people happy ~ m'
Apr 25 12 09:18 am  Link  Quote 
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tina dolin
Posts: 553
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Sarah Evers wrote:
Here's some of my self portraiture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitepaint … 625692077/
I take pictures of myself in my room when the lighting is nice and I have my camera closeby.

GORGEOUS s/p work

Apr 25 12 10:04 am  Link  Quote 
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tina dolin
Posts: 553
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Farenell Photography wrote:
I take self-portraits when I start drinking. Does that count?

A. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/semi234/Self%20Portraits/0093.jpg

B. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/semi234/Self%20Portraits/0056.jpg

C. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/semi234/Self%20Portraits/0020.jpg

haha love it!! totally counts wink

Apr 25 12 10:08 am  Link  Quote 
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