As we know that portraits with the face as the major theme can be a painting, a form of photography, a sculpture, or any kinds of human’s representation. Many people love to have their own portraits or in other word self-portraits. If you like to collect your self-portraits in the form of photos, you will have to know some techniques that make your portraits even more interesting to look. Go on reading if you wish to design your own self-portraits.
Creative ways to make your self-portraits more interesting
∙ Use shadows. Shadows and lights will make your self-portraits look alive. To do this you won’t need a special tool. You can use light shapers to make patterns on the face. You can just use foliages and laces to make whimsical patterns. You also can use solid material like cards to make the shadows of hard lines. The shadow of yourself can also be the subject of your self-portraits.
∙ Use a streetscape or a landscape for the composition of your self-portraits. Those two will reflect something about you. For example, you can choose the street that you always take from your house to your campus. You can either maximize or minimize the streetscape or the landscape. It is also possible if you minimize or maximize your presence.
∙ Use your daily scenes with a perfect spot and good lighting. The scene can be familiar places to you. For example, the area around the Banyan Tree across from your house, the spot near your bedroom window, somewhere in your living room, etc. Take a photo of yourself from any angles and distances you like. To make it more interesting, you can highlight your face or your other body parts by using close-ups or ultra close-ups.
∙ Use mirrors or other reflective things to do selfies. Definitely, you’ll have beautiful self-portraits. Just widen your shot to reveal the reflection and anything in front of you.
∙ Try black and white self-portraits that can be nostalgic, emotional, and dramatic. To make your self-photos even more beautiful, you can use certain patterns and strong lines. The depths of black and white colors and the combination of them will make something different to your self-portraits, so be more creative.
One thing for sure when you create your own self-portraits is knowing that the portraits should reflect who you really are. Just use your imagination and creativity to make self-portraits even more interesting to see. You may conclude from the ideas mentioned before, that with imagination and creativity, you won’t spend a lot of money to get great self-portraits.