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Inspired By: Self Portraits by Vanessa Correia

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about self portraits, specifically how I would like to have one for my new blog design’s ABOUT page. I’m not usually one to put myself in front of the camera, so the whole experience is a bit wonky and uncomfortable.

Vanessa Correia does a splendid job at doing this and seems to be able to capture just enough emotion without being toooo “fine artsy”, if you know what I mean. I love the simple backgrounds, the moodiness and the natural unposed/yet posed positioning. I think I’ll be using her images as inspiration when I finally do step in front of the camera.

What do you guys think? Like her perspective? Have you taken portraits of yourself before…any tips?

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3 comments on “Inspired By: Self Portraits by Vanessa Correia

  1. My tips for taking self-portraits is to duck-face the crap out…. Oh wait, just kidding. Just be yourself and lean into the awkwardness. It will turn out beautifully.

  2. These self portraits are awkwardly unique. Now I really wished I experimented more with them during my photography class this past spring. I can’t wait to see how your’s turns out.

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