DIY selfie portraits made simple
Creating authentic, selfie portraits for your social feeds...
Who says you need a professional lifestyle portrait photographer to shoot portrait pics 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, selfie portraits for her:
After one, not-quite-there-yet attempt (no child in shot), she then posted another round of selfie portraits 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 selfie portraits that she’s posted.
When I asked her about the process of creating these selfie portraits, she responded:
So, what about you?
How would you take the bull by the horns and create some interesting selfie portraits taken in this way? Please share your best ideas below, I’d love to see what you come up with!
PS - Are you planning on investing in a session and are in need of some direction with the types of image content that you need? Want help when selecting your final portraits?
Schedule a call with me here and let’s see if we’re a good fit to work together.