DIY Self-Portraits Made Simple
Who says you need a professional lifestyle portrait photographer to shoot portraits that will resonate with your followers?
I mean, I normally do, duh....
But, not every photo that you post needs to be created by a professional with thousands of dollars worth of equipment.
In some cases, all you need is your cameraphone and a gameplan.
On one of my recent Instagram posts, I talked about the importance for thought leaders and entrepreneurs who conduct one-on-one sessions with clients to post portraits of these moments in order to give prospective clients a feeling of sitting in that chair, working directly with you.
This caption sparked an idea for @dr.annlouise.lockhart, a Pediatric Psychologist, who commented:
Hmm, her thinking got me to thinking.
I mean, yeah, she already knows she could just grab her phone and hold the camera out with her arm or use one of those god-awful, selfie sticks (sorry, selfie stick owners!), but, then it’s just another selfie. Ann-Louise wants to capture herself in action in order to paint the picture for potential clients, and allow them to see what working with you looks like.
As a result, she needs her hands in the image and not working a camera, so, I came up with a step-by-step, DIY Portrait Plan for her:
After one, not-quite-there-yet attempt (no child in shot), she then posted this to Instagram:
Cool shot! Not only does it offer a glimpse to parents on what a session with her looks like, but, it also gives her a solid piece of image content that she complemented with an informative story in the caption that clearly presents her knowledge and expertise.
Apparently, the creative bug has bitten her a couple more times. Here’s some of the other portraits that she’s posted.
When I asked her about the process of creating these self-portraits, she responded: