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Selfie Ideas - Fun Ideas for Self Portraits

Updated on May 14, 2014

Creative Self Portraits Anyone Can Create

Photographers are usually most comfortable behind the lens, focusing their camera on other people and subjects. But taking self portraits, or "selfies," can be a lot of fun.

If you're ready to turn the camera on yourself, here are ideas for self portraits that anyone can create. You don't need fancy camera equipment or incredible photo editing skills to create images like the ones shown here. I'll tell you how I made each shot and give you ideas on how to create your own fun self portraits.

(All self portraits on this page by Lisa Howard)

I'm the kind of photographer who loves to snap candid photos. I prefer to capture real life as it happens, so I rarely ask people to stop what they're doing to take a photo. I just keep snapping pictures while they're doing whatever they're doing.

Capturing yourself in action has traditionally been a challenge for photographers, but with wearable cameras such as the GoPro Hero, action selfies are now easier than ever. And you don't need to be an extreme athlete to have some fun with action shots. Simply riding a bike or jogging to the park can create fun pictures. Depending on what type of action you're capturing, you can use a hand-held monopod with a remote, put your camera on a tripod on timer burst mode, or use an action cam such as the GoPro HERO or Contour ROAM to get images of yourself in action.

To get the photo above, I attached a Contour ROAM2 camera to the handlebars of my bike, set it to take interval photos, and started riding. Since I was riding on city streets, I had a lot of photos with telephone poles and electric lines in the background, but this one with the palm trees and fluffy white clouds against the blue sky was a keeper.

More Active Self Portraits - Capturing action shots of yourself

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To get this shot, I put my Canon EOS Rebel T1i on the ground pointing up and set it to timer burst mode. Then I stood on a chair and leaned over the camera and used a pole to press the shutter halfway down to focus. When the timer ran out, I jumped oI made this image in our swimming pool using a Nikon Coolpix AW100 waterproof camera held in front of me. But you don't need an underwater camera to take a shot like this. For less than $20, you can buy a waterproof camera bag (see tools section beloI wasn't moving in this photo, but the water was. To get this shot, I set up my tripod, stood on the spot where I planned to stand, focused on the tripod to get the correct focus, then put the camera on the tripod and set the timer. I used a Canon EOThis photo was taken with a Contour ROAM mounted on my bike handlebars. The camera was set to take photos at intervals. When I saw this photo with the sun shining from behind the church, I immediately thought, "Let there be light." I love how my T-sh
To get this shot, I put my Canon EOS Rebel T1i on the ground pointing up and set it to timer burst mode. Then I stood on a chair and leaned over the camera and used a pole to press the shutter halfway down to focus. When the timer ran out, I jumped o
To get this shot, I put my Canon EOS Rebel T1i on the ground pointing up and set it to timer burst mode. Then I stood on a chair and leaned over the camera and used a pole to press the shutter halfway down to focus. When the timer ran out, I jumped o
I made this image in our swimming pool using a Nikon Coolpix AW100 waterproof camera held in front of me. But you don't need an underwater camera to take a shot like this. For less than $20, you can buy a waterproof camera bag (see tools section belo
I made this image in our swimming pool using a Nikon Coolpix AW100 waterproof camera held in front of me. But you don't need an underwater camera to take a shot like this. For less than $20, you can buy a waterproof camera bag (see tools section belo
I wasn't moving in this photo, but the water was. To get this shot, I set up my tripod, stood on the spot where I planned to stand, focused on the tripod to get the correct focus, then put the camera on the tripod and set the timer. I used a Canon EO
I wasn't moving in this photo, but the water was. To get this shot, I set up my tripod, stood on the spot where I planned to stand, focused on the tripod to get the correct focus, then put the camera on the tripod and set the timer. I used a Canon EO
This photo was taken with a Contour ROAM mounted on my bike handlebars. The camera was set to take photos at intervals. When I saw this photo with the sun shining from behind the church, I immediately thought, "Let there be light." I love how my T-sh
This photo was taken with a Contour ROAM mounted on my bike handlebars. The camera was set to take photos at intervals. When I saw this photo with the sun shining from behind the church, I immediately thought, "Let there be light." I love how my T-sh

My Favorite Camera for Active Self Portraits - Contour ROAM2

I love my Contour ROAM2 camera. It's small, lightweight, and can be mounted on just about anything. Little action cams like the Contour ROAM and the GoPro HERO are extremely popular with athletes who love capturing point-of-view video while they're participating in sports, but the camera also features a time-lapse still photo function. Simply switch it on and the camera will automatically take a photo every 1, 3, 5, 10, 30, or 60 seconds. You can wear it on a helmet, mount it on a bike or other sports gear, or attach it to just about any flat surface. The ultra-wide angle lens makes self portraits easy.

Some people say a self portrait needs to include your face. Others say a close-up image of your hands or any other body part will do. I think you can create quite compelling photos without including your entire face or body.

For the image above, I placed a compact Panasonic Lumix TS4 on the kitchen table using my Joby Gorillapod, a flexible mini tripod. Then I sat at the table, held a mirror in one hand behind the camera so I could see the LCD screen and I zoomed in on one eye until I had the focus I wanted. Then I released the shutter.

After I took several frames and selected the one I liked the best, I converted the image to black and white in Photoshop Elements and increased the contrast. To give it the effect of a black and white sketch, I then added some grain and chose rough pastels from the Artistic Filter menu.

Using special effects such as those found in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements can add more interest to any self portrait. Try playing around with different filters to see which ones you like best.

Who hasn't taken a self portrait in a mirror? Practically everyone tries it at one time or another because it's just fun. But mirrors aren't the only surfaces that can be used to create a fun photo.

I wanted to do something a little different with the "standard mirror" photo above, so I used the medicine cabinet to create a second reflection. You can also use multiple mirrors to create an infinity effect that makes it appear as if your image goes on and on forever.

In addition to mirrors, you'll find that the world is full of reflective surfaces if you simply start looking around.

Once you start paying attention to all the objects that create reflections, you may never be able to look at the shiny office coffee pot, a restaurant teapot, a calm lake or even a puddle of water in the same way.

More Reflections - Try these ideas for self portraits

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Practically any shiny object can provide a reflective surface for a self portrait. Kitchens are often full of possibilities. I looked out from behind the camera so I'd get more than just the camera in this shot.Water is another great reflective surface for self portraits. The water in this swimming pool is a little dark, but you can still see me leaning over to get the shot while also capturing my foot.This photo was taken while looking at my reflection in the back of some tall side mirrors on a fire engine. I love how the clouds in the sky become unnaturally elongated in the reflection.Sunglasses are a great reflective surface.
Practically any shiny object can provide a reflective surface for a self portrait. Kitchens are often full of possibilities. I looked out from behind the camera so I'd get more than just the camera in this shot.
Practically any shiny object can provide a reflective surface for a self portrait. Kitchens are often full of possibilities. I looked out from behind the camera so I'd get more than just the camera in this shot.
Water is another great reflective surface for self portraits. The water in this swimming pool is a little dark, but you can still see me leaning over to get the shot while also capturing my foot.
Water is another great reflective surface for self portraits. The water in this swimming pool is a little dark, but you can still see me leaning over to get the shot while also capturing my foot.
This photo was taken while looking at my reflection in the back of some tall side mirrors on a fire engine. I love how the clouds in the sky become unnaturally elongated in the reflection.
This photo was taken while looking at my reflection in the back of some tall side mirrors on a fire engine. I love how the clouds in the sky become unnaturally elongated in the reflection.
Sunglasses are a great reflective surface.
Sunglasses are a great reflective surface.

Ideas for Self Portraits #4 - Clone Yourself - An easy way to show different sides of your personality

ideas for self portrait - collage
ideas for self portrait - collage

Everybody has different sides to their personality and different roles in life. You might be a mild-mannered teacher during the week and a champion skeet shooter on the weekend. Or perhaps you're behind a cash register all day, but spend your free time in the garden. All of us are multi-taskers with a variety of skills, interests, duties and obligations.

For instance, I am the family chauffeur. I drive the kids to their doctor's appointments, swimming lessons, Girls Scouts meetings and gymnastics classes. It seems like I'm always driving somebody somewhere! That's why I chose to do this self portrait in front of our family van. But I am also an animal lover, a photographer and a scuba diver. This self portrait tries to capture all these sides of my personality in one photo. I shot this with a Canon EOS 7D mounted on a tripod. There are many other things I could have included, but I chose these four as aspects that were easy to represent.

You might think you don't have the skills to create a photo like this, but it's actually incredibly easy if you have Photoshop Elements. You simply need to put your camera on a tripod, take photos of yourself in different positions, and let Photoshop help you merge them together.

See the video below for complete (and EASY!!) instructions on how to do this.

How to Clone Yourself with Photoshop Elements - Watch this video to learn how to make a self portrait like the one above

Creating a self portrait like the one above is very easy with Photoshop Elements. You don't need any advanced editing skills. If you can drag your mouse to highlight an object, you can do this. Watch the video below to see how easy it is.

Ideas for Self Portraits #5 - Include Others - Creative self portraits can include other people or pets

There's no rule that says you have to be the only subject in a self portrait. In fact, there are NO rules about what or who you can include in your self portrait. If you can convince a pet, child, friend or loved one to participate in your photo session, you'll have twice as much fun.

I have a cat who likes to jump up on my back when I bend over to brush my teeth. For this photo, I got my camera ready, lured her into the bathroom and bent over the sink as if I were going to brush my teeth. Sure enough, she took the bait and jumped up.

I started snapping pictures as she rubbed up against my head and walked around my back. When I reached up to pet her, she started chewing on my fingers, providing me the opportunity to snap this photo where both of us are making funny faces.

If you've got pets, think about opportunities for catching them interacting with you. Does your cat like to walk across whatever novel you're reading? Set up a tripod and grab a good book. Does your dog sit and stare while you make your lunch? Be ready with your camera.

With kids, try to get a shot of you reading together at bedtime or snuggling on the couch while watching TV. With a good tripod and a remote control, you can capture tender moments you'll always treasure.

art of self portraiture
art of self portraiture

More Inspiration for Your Selfies

Get advice from a pro

This page only has a few ideas to get you started, but if you're really interested in taking selfies, you might want to check out Art of Self Portraiture, a book available from Digital Photography School.

Divided into seven chapters, the book covers tools, lighting, composition, focus, post-processing techniques and inspiration, and provides you with some self portrait projects to practice and hone your new skills. It includes over 50 great examples of self portraits and provides plenty of tips on creating your own images.

Click here to have fun with self portraits on Facebook, too!

Selfies Are Easier with a Good Tripod - An invaluable tool for every photographer

Every photographer should own a tripod. They're great for eliminating camera shake at slow shutter speeds, and if you want to take self portraits or jump into any shot with your family or friends, they're essential. I use a Dolica ST-500 tripod. It's extremely lightweight and inexpensive, but sturdy enough to get the job done.

A Handheld Extendable Monopod is Also Useful - Camera extenders make self portraits easy

If you don't like the bulk of a tripod, an extendable monopod is another good option. They're small and easy to carry, so you'll always be ready to shoot a self portrait wherever you are.

Pocket Xshot XSP1 Extendable Hand Held Monopod
Pocket Xshot XSP1 Extendable Hand Held Monopod

Product features:

- Only 6.5" long, it fits easily in your pocket and purse.

- Also great for videos

 

For Cool Underwater Shots, Try a Waterproof Case - Here's on inexpensive option

I own two rugged waterproof cameras (see the newest waterproof cameras here) and love having them as a backup to my DSLRs. But if you can't afford a waterproof camera, this inexpensive case is a cheap alternative. You'll have a lot of fun discovering a new world of photography underwater. Underwater camera bags are also available for DSLRs. You can check out my review and see some sample photos here: Does An Underwater Camera Bag Work?

Dicapac WP-ONE Point & Shoot Digital Camera Waterproof Case
Dicapac WP-ONE Point & Shoot Digital Camera Waterproof Case

This waterproof case is depth rated to 33' (10 m).

 

Adobe Photoshop Elements is Great for Editing and Organizing - The perfect photo editing software

Adobe Photoshop is the preferred software of many professional photographers, but for average folks, the $500+ price tag is a little too rich. Fortunately, there's a more affordable alternative - Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Elements has many of the great features of Photoshop, but is available for less than $100. Of course, it can't do EVERYTHING Photoshop can do, but you'll still find many advanced image editing functions in this feature-rich software. It's also great for tagging, sorting and organizing all of your photos.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 [OLD VERSION]
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 [OLD VERSION]

Product features:

- Use Photoshop Elements 11 for all your photo needs. Intuitively organize and find photos; edit and enhance them; create custom photo keepsakes; and share via print, the web, and more.

- Find and manage all your photos and video clips in the convenient Organizer. Use automated options to find your best photos and clips.

- Use one-step shortcuts to whiten teeth; make skies bluer; or fix color, contrast, and lighting?and then choose the best result from a group of adjustment previews. Instantly remove clutter from photos, too.

 

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    • GetPhotographic profile image

      GetPhotographic 3 years ago

      Great lens. What I like best is that you are obviously enjoying yourself tremendously!

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      blestman lm 4 years ago

      Great lens. The ideas you share are very personable and add flavor to the self portraits

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      Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

      These are all great ideas for self portraits. My daughter has done the photoshop cloning photo before. It turned out great!

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      Mommy 4 years ago from The Fabulous Midwest

      Awesome lens! I love the pic where you cloned yourself. Too cute!

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      PaulMaxwell 4 years ago

      Very funny lens with new ideas for self portraits.

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      thingz1 4 years ago

      Yes, I did, and I'm adding a link to this lens from my own on selfless portraits. Thanks for the creative info.

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      geosum 4 years ago

      Great lens. Lots of neat ideas. I've got it bookmarked.

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      lamborghinicommander 4 years ago

      you created a nice lens, i like it

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      LisaDH 4 years ago

      @Easyprofits007: Both make great cameras. I own a couple of Canon DSLRs and a waterproof Nikon compact. Each one has its own strengths and you can't go wrong with either one.

      If you're looking at a new DSLR, what you should consider is which one has the features you want now, as well as the lenses and accessories you might want in the future. Once you start buying lenses, it's going to be hard to change brands.

      And don't rule out the competitors. Popular Photography has chosen a Sony for two of its recent Camera of the Year awards, and Pentax makes the most affordable (and well-rated) weather-sealed DSLR on the market.

      Look for the camera that will fit your needs now and in the future, not for the brand name. You might be surprised.

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      tfsherman lm 4 years ago

      What a fun, creative lens. Thanks! Maybe I'll try something now besides plain old headshots.

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      lionmom100 4 years ago

      A very nice lens. I had never considered doing self portraits.

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      Easyprofits007 4 years ago

      Great ideas, I have always wondered about the Canon Rebel T1 camera and I have trouble deciding on which camera to get should I get a Nikon or Canon... I Can't make up my mind?

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      CheckrdRed 4 years ago

      Cool! cauze I loves drawing self portraits. Thanks U!

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      Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I love seeing what all can be done with a camera, a program, and imagination. Well done!

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      MensAffairscom 4 years ago

      Wow amazing lens. Thank you for your ideas, I will try it out

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Can't wait to try some of these ideas! How fun!

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      bethann21 4 years ago

      What a great lens! So much fun.

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      Art Inspired 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your creative ideas. Make it a creative day!

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      mattcut 4 years ago

      so much gorgeous natural creative beauty in one lens - thank you for creating this lovely lens !!!

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      glowchick 4 years ago

      What a fun lens! I loved all the different ideas, very well done :)

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      Bartukas 4 years ago

      Very nice and great lens! nice ideas thanks for sharing

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      the clone is so cool. thanks for sharing.

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      sue826 lm 4 years ago

      nice ideas - creative. Nice lens

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      Great lens. Thanks for sharing....:)

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      RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      This was lots of fun to see what you can do with a self-portrait. Have to go try some. Thanks - excellent lens!

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      Legenden 4 years ago

      Nice lens! :D

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      FancyThatUSA 4 years ago

      some cute ideas. I like the cloning that's really fun

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      nicey 4 years ago

      You have written a good lens, Well done!

      Please,how can I change my captured picture into a jpeg etc ?

      Your reply will be appreciated .

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      BorednBroke 4 years ago

      I love the clone minivan photo. very cool!

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      Ana Dilber 4 years ago

      A self-portrait may be a portrait of an artist, or a portrait included in a larger work, including a group of self-portraits. It is said that many painters include representations of specific individuals, including themselves, in the paintings of religious figures or other types of compositions. In such paintings was not portray people like themselves, but the facts that were known at the time the work was performed, creating a conversation piece as well as a public test of the skills of the artist.

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      I like the clone yourself...

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      poldepc lm 4 years ago

      Lovely lens

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      TheBLU26 4 years ago

      Great one! Love your DIY ideas and creativity!

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      tokfakirmiskin 4 years ago

      Big Thumbs Up from me!

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      Super job for doing the unusual and tell us how you did it.

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      Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Excellent tips!

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      Moe Wood 4 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      This was a fun and informative how-to. I got lots of tips for taking some self portraits. I'd like to try the jumping over the camera one but with my luck I'd fall on it. LOL

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love seeing how others express their creativity and then share that creativity with others. Terrific lens and great ideas! (Love the underwater pic!) Best wishes!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I would have never thought of all of these interesting and creative ways to take a self portrait. This is a really smart lens.

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      seosmm 4 years ago

      Great idea. Very creative :)

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      Gardener Don 4 years ago

      Being the guy that prefers to show my back end to the camera (as in my profile pic) I can't see myself doing this, but I did enjoy reading through your page her.

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      OrganicMom247 4 years ago

      brilliant, thank you for the tip.

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      LiliLove 4 years ago

      Awesome! Love your ideas for self portraits, very creative! Looks like a lot of fun.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Really creative. Enjoyed your lens. What a fun thing to do.

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      Zhivko Stanev 4 years ago from Bulgaria

      ok, that's a funny idea for a lens.. It worked out absolutelly perfect. Your ideas are original and interesting. You have my like too. :)

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      elkim 4 years ago

      These are really great ideas, you got quite creative. Sure beats taking a cellphone shot in the bathroom mirror!

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      LisaDH 4 years ago

      @HealthfulMD: No ebook yet. Maybe I'll have to think about one. :-)

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 4 years ago from Northern California

      Where is your camera tips ebook? I realized when I dropped the photography course I was going to take this year that I could just browse through your camera and photography lenses to learn a lot. (Would probably prefer an organized book though)

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      webscribbler 4 years ago

      I keep trying to avoid posting a photo of myself online. But, I suspect that I am shooting myself in the foot by not doing so. You've given me some good ideas. Hopefully, in the not too distant future folks will finally have a face, or part of a face, to put with my name.

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      jlshernandez 4 years ago

      I never really thought about it but you sure gave me a lot of good ideas that I may try. Thanks for sharing.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      Great idea's - thank you.

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      Jennifer Lawyer 4 years ago

      I am not much of a photographer--and I hate to be in the pics!--but you have given me a lot of inspiration here!

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      omegaraj 4 years ago

      Till date, my only option of self portraits used to be using the reflection in the mirror, but after looking at the snaps in your lens, I will have more options and methods of shooting myself :)

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      Max_Graime 4 years ago

      These are all great ideas! I think I've done at least one of each. LOL

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      Brandi 4 years ago from Maryland

      I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this lens and all of your creative self-portraits! My favorite is the "clone yourself" idea...any chance you know how to do that in real life? I could use a few clones to help me get everything done around here! :)

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      wyzeguru 4 years ago

      it's all me me me when it comes to self portraits! What do you mean that's the whole point! I don't know how i'd have got on with cameras that had no timer!

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      EmmaBrown1 4 years ago

      These are all great ideas, but I believe I like the "Clone yourself" the most :) I should try it sometimes.

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      Vicki 4 years ago from USA

      Thank you for sharing your ideas for self portrait photography!! Yes, I got a lot of new ideas from you! This looks like SO much fun. I really like the cat on your shoulder and how you cloned yourself. I am going to take pictures of myself soon (after I lose a FEW more pounds!) "modeling" my aprons for my Vintage Aprons lens. If I use your ideas, I will be sure to post a link back to you. Great work!

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      sparkling-squid 4 years ago

      This is really creative and artistic.. one can go on and on exploring different ways of portraying oneself.. this is cool stuff.. good job..

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      Aibrean82 4 years ago

      There are some really creative ideas here! I might just play around with them a little. Always fun to try something new!

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      EllieHarper 4 years ago

      Awesome self portrait ideas. I particularly like the cloning one.

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      Wayne Rasku 4 years ago

      This is great! I teach photography to middle school kids, and they will love some of these ideas. Thanks.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Great ideas for taking self portraits. I took one with me looking through the camera at my bike's rear view mirror. I was hidden by the camera but the mirror was a nice frame.

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      dellgirl 4 years ago

      What a great lens you have, I like what youâve done here. Thank you for sharing this, itâs really helpful.

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      I love your creativity and the lengths you will go to get a fun photo. Great ideas and self portraits. By the way, my cat, Pip, does the same thing whenever she gets the chance. You have inspired me to engage in some interesting photo moments today. Thanks!

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      Jen 4 years ago from California

      Great pictures and ideas! I'm going to try the cloning with my son.

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      PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      Love photography and I particularly like the cloning option.

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I love the variety you offer here and particularly love the underwater photo! Sure beats all those lopsided photos I took with my phone held at arm's length.

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      MusicMadness LM 4 years ago

      Great pics. You've inspired me to get me T3i out and take some of my own.

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      Vera-S 4 years ago

      Great ideas. Fun lens

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      Kim 4 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      Cool lens & great Ideas. ne day I'll have to try that cloning thing. (but then I hate taking pictures.. maybe a time lapese through the eyars would be better)

      anyway I've added it to my https://hubpages.com/art/masterpiece-gallery-theat lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Awesome photography ideas! I love great pictures but haven't started doing much of my own yet.

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      blessedmomto7 4 years ago

      I love the "clone yourself" portrait w/ the minivan! Great lens!

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      petertraoassi2 4 years ago

      Thank you. I am really into iPhoneography and your tips are great.

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      Close2Art LM 4 years ago

      great ideas, very fun and unique

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      thegreenninja 4 years ago

      I love these self-portraits!

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      nick-gondoras 4 years ago

      Good Stuff

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      NewUsedCarsSacramento 4 years ago

      Most of the people love doing self portraits, thanks for sharing the ideas.

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      JeffSawyer 4 years ago

      Amazing idea.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Pretty Cool Stuff!

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      MichaelDubrovnik 4 years ago

      Those are great ideas!

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      rattie lm 4 years ago

      What fun! terrific lens. Well done!

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      mcspocky lm 4 years ago

      I love the one where you cloned yourself. Now I want to try it! :D

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      DebW07 4 years ago

      I love the clone idea and I'm going to try it! Very interesting lens with lots of great ideas!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      lice lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      lice lens

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      WindyWintersHubs 4 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congrats on your Purple Star! These ideas are inspiring and proves you can take a good photo of yourself.

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      Kathy McGraw 4 years ago from California

      What fun!!!! Adding your own photos, and telling how you got the shot, and what camera really brought it all home. We will be in an onlin photo class you might like in May, with your creativity you are a perfect addition ;) Will send you info.

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      Laurabpeterson 4 years ago

      love this lens! I love the ideas you have, love the photos, love that you shared your great tools. (Brilliant marketing too!). Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      You are obviously very creative. Great lens

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      poldepc lm 4 years ago

      great lens, thanks for sharing...

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      Blackspaniel1 4 years ago

      Very creative

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      floppypoppygift1 4 years ago

      Wow- the clone shot is my fave. Fantastic work and ideas here! Cheers~cb

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      Sara Krentz 4 years ago from USA

      I've been in a creative rut lately. You've inspired me to play around with self portraits : )

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      Bill 4 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      Lotsof fun and unique ideas in here. Great Lens! I love photography and having photos that are a little different so I am going to try some of your techniquesfor sure. :-)

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      Annamadagan 4 years ago

      I absolutely love this lens! I'm big on self-portraits, so this is definitely my thing. I really enjoyed the video that showed how to clone yourself. Thanks a lot! Blessed, of course. :)

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      hmommers 4 years ago

      Yes, I got new ideas from you. Thanks. Very inspiring lens :-)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have a self-portrait from Christmas - my reflection in a Christmas ornament!

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      Deborah Swain 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

      this is really inspiring stuff...wonderful!

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      Rosetta Slone 4 years ago from Under a coconut tree

      What fantastic ideas. You look like you're having so much fun in those photos!