You have until October 31 to enter the Alpha Female+ Self-Portrait Contest. Show us your best self-portrait for a chance to win a Sony ZV-1 and have your image featured on alphauniverse.com and @sonyalphafemale. To enter, follow @sonyalphafemale, then upload your photo with a caption, tag @sonyalpha, and use the #SonyAlphaFemale and #SonySelfPortrait hashtags. Photos that you enter should be made during the challenge period (no tagging old posts). The winner will be notified via DM on Instagram. See the Official Contest Rules For Details and keep reading below for some inspiration from other self-portrait photographers to help you get started!
Show us your best self-portrait by Oct. 31 for a chance to win a Sony ZV-1 & have your image featured.
“For me, self portraiture is just an image that represents the self in some way. It doesn’t have to be your face or even your whole body. It could just be a finger, it could be anything. It’s something that you make by yourself – so you’re going to be operating your camera, and modeling, and dealing with lighting, and all of that stuff.” – Brooke Shaden (@brookeshaden)
Learn more about composing and focusing your self-portrait, which gear to use and more in Brooke’s How-To Guide To Self-Portraits.
“I start with the sketch and then I write a descriptive paragraph to make sure I really understand what the main theme is behind the image. This way I know what my end goal is before I even go out to shoot.” – Lillian Merritt (@strengthofatlantis)
Learn more about Lillian Merritt’s self-portraiture process in It Starts With A Sketch: How This Photographer Strives to Create A Self-Portrait Every Day.
“For me, self-portraits are always an incredibly personal process. I am usually either by myself, triggering my camera via remote, or with an assistant who is there to press the shutter. As I knew I would be throwing loose book pages up in the air, I sweet-talked my Mum into coming to help me. When finding a location, I will more often than not end up in this fairytale woodland about a 20-minute drive from my house, as it suits my style of photography so well. Despite shooting here multiple times, I always find a new angle to use as my backdrop.” – Joanna Claire Sellick (@joannaclairesellick)
Learn more about how Joanna creates her composited fantasy self-portraits in Shot By Shot: How Fine Art Photographer Joanna Claire Sellick Created A Whimsical Self-Portrait.