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How do you take a self-portrait similar to what you see in the mirror?

To take a good self-portrait, I'd look in the mirror, see the expression/angle/light I like, and... fail to capture it. Any tips on exposure, positioning of the camera (e.g. relative to the eyes), ...
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How can I best pose myself for a headshot self-portrait?

I need to do some headshots of myself for a gig I have coming up. My initial thought was to use a plain light background (as you see in many studio shots), but I've had some advice to use a dark ...
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How do I take a good portrait for a CV or resume?

I would like to do a photo for my CV, and I was wondering of what I can do to make it look the best. What are the important aspects to keep in mind? Specifically: Focal length Lighting Background ...
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Can I live view my Nikon D3200 via laptop/ tablet etc? [duplicate]

I am wanting to take self portraits using my Nikon D3200 and was wondering is there a way I can stream the live view through a laptop, tablet or some other screen? I want to have the screen facing ...
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How to precisely focus in self-portraiture with very wide aperture?

I've been trying to take some self-portraits, but I often have to struggle with the auto/manual focus. I don't miss by a lot, but I really want sharp focus in the eyes. I'm using a 50mm/1.8 around 2/...
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When doing portraits, how to get serious insightful expressions?

Professional models know how to produce such expression at photographer command, normal people don't. Still good photographer are able to get it from famous actors/politicians/sportsmen. I've been ...
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How can I get a 'touristy' photo of myself when travelling alone?

I'll shortly be travelling to new york and staying with a friend (but mostly touring on my own). As much as I enjoy regular photography my only regret from my last holiday is that I didn't have any ...
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How can I take a professional self-portrait?

I'm a novice photographer. I own a Canon EOS 100D and want to take a picture like this one of myself. Apart from a tripod, remote controller, tether cable, and a laptop, what else do I need to set up ...
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How can I get correct focus when taking a self portrait with a DSLR?

Recently I purchased a Canon Rebel T5. I'm a high school student so this was in my budget. I enjoy taking picture of myself and putting them on Instagram... taking photos for my friends' parties and ...
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What is the best way to take photographs of myself? [closed]

One thing always comes to my mind: if I am a good photographer, I can't take my own photographs! Only other people can take my photograph. Can anybody suggest the best way to take self photographs, ...
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How to take self portraits without a remote?

How can I take a self-portrait without using a remote? My camera is a Canon Powershot SX210 IS. I do not have a remote, but I do have a tripod.
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What alternatives are there to a selfie stick for self-portraits while traveling?

I am going to be traveling on my own in China for a month and I don't want to ask locals to take photos for me. I have heard about this product a long long time ago: http://xshot.com/products/pocket-...
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One-way mirror for self-portrait?

I'm trying to get the best self-portrait possible, and the problem I'm running into is that to see the portait as you are shooting it (assuming a tethered DSLR setup or equivalent), you need to avert ...
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Mirror Picture Set Up

I test a lot of beauty products and give advice to other women about my experience. I would like to take a photo of me looking in the mirror using the products. So basically the picture will show the ...
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Is it possible to take a self-portrait using a flip rotatable screen DSLR involving the hand ONLY?

Is it possible to take a self-portrait using a flip rotatable screen DSLR for example, like Nikon D5200 and involving the hand ONLY? I haven't found much research on this on the internet so was ...