Self portrait photography: 14 incredible examples to inspire your own

Many of the world’s best photographers got their start using props, make-up, and nowadays Photoshop to create unique and dramatic images of themselves to convey different feelings of expression. Below we’ve rounded up 14 of what we believe are amazing examples of how self-portrait photography should be done.

Best self portrait photography: 1. Use Photoshop to create impossible shots

Kam Khan

Self portrait photography: 14 incredible examples to inspire your own

Sometimes you might have a great idea for a self portrait, but it would be impossible to create it without a little help from Photoshop. Of course, many of us find Photoshop’s array of tools and settings daunting, but there are plenty of tutorials available online to help you get to grips with this software.

Best self portrait photography: 2. Striking a pose

Anna Dudnik

Self portrait photography: 14 incredible examples to inspire your own

When taking a self portrait, it’s important to consider the effect your pose will have on the overall feel of your shot. Here, Anna has carefully considered her pose to complement her clothing.

Best self portrait photography: 3. Create a caricature

Pierre Beteille

Self portrait photography: 14 incredible examples to inspire your own

Self portraits can give you a fantastic way to create caricature portraits. By using yourself as the model, you can have complete control over the direction of the shoot, and don’t have to explain to someone else how you want them to pose.

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