Creative Self Portrait Photography: Going Beyond the Selfie

Lindsay Crandall, word lover • light chaser • daydreamer

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8 Lessons (21m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:17
    • 2. Your Assignment: The Faceless Self Portrait

      2:36
    • 3. Your Assignment: Photos to Recreate

      3:14
    • 4. Finding Inspiration

      1:37
    • 5. Shooting from Above

      3:39
    • 6. Including Two Hands

      3:11
    • 7. Turning Away from the Camera

      3:18
    • 8. Creativity, Lighting, and Editing

      1:35
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Project Description

The Faceless Self Portrait

CLASS CONTEST

I am so excited to announce a student contest! We'll have two winners this time!

One project will win an annual Premium Membership to Skillshare and one project will win a GorillaPod (just like I used in the videos).

Be sure to upload your photos to the project gallery by Friday, May 15 2015, 11:59 PM EST to be eligible. Check out the project assignment below to get started. Winners will be chosen through a random number generator. 

ASSIGNMENT

As you've learned in this class, creative self portraits often do not include the face. But they still must include YOU, in whatever part you want to share. Your assignment is to take 3 creative self portraits that do not include your face:

  • 1 shot from above
  • 1 including both hands
  • 1 of your head, but not your face (may include part of your face, like the chin or cheek)

Choose 1-2 words to help you set the mood for your self portraits. Your goal is to create these faceless self portraits using natural light and shadow, and to use a creative perspective or vantage point. 

Please tag your photos with #lcrandallxskillshare if you post on Instagram. 

DELIVERABLE

Upload 3 faceless self portraits using natural light. A complete project includes:

  • 1-2 inspirational words
  • 3 self portraits that do not include the face
  • (optional) a brief description of your approach to taking your self portraits

RESOURCES

Download the class guide below for more tips and examples.

Take a peek at my Instagram feed for more inspiration.

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Student Projects

Nadira Filatova
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Arnel Hasanovic
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Alisha Sommer
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Halee Holland
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Lily Kroll
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Anastasia Siapka
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Joshua Ganyon
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Avery Ash
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Sabrina Mattle
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Tyia M
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Emerson Malan
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Bryan Tanjung
Carly Zavala
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Wendy Pratama
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