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Getting started with self-portraits can seem daunting.

It’s easy to get caught up in the technical things, like…

  • How do I pose?
  • What do I even do with my hands??
  • How do I take the photo?
  • Do I need a fancy camera?
  • I don’t know anything about taking good photos!

I totally get it!

BUT – even if you feel like you’re coming into this practice totally clueless, you can still take advantage of the capacity for self-portraits to create a space for self-reflection and embodiment.

Here’s why anyone can use self-portraits as an embodiment practice

  1. You don’t need advanced skills to capture and reflect on images of yourself. You simply need (šŸ„šŸ„) photos of yourself. Give yourself permission to start and allow any images you take to just be what they are. We’re not aiming for a feature in Vogue here. We’re simply seeking time and space for/with ourselves for reflection and embodiment.
  2. You can use what you already have – your phone is perfect. Building on everything in #1, you just need photos of yourself. You don’t need massively large image files with impeccable resolution. You don’t need complicated gear set-ups to position yourself in front of your phone camera and have an experience.
  3. It’s a totally solo practice. You can explore anything that sparks your curiosity or tickles your intuitionĀ and end up with something “tangible” to observe without worrying about judgement from others.

Self-portraits may seem intimidating at first, but I hope you can see that they are extremely accessible, and an incredible, experiential practice for solo observation and reflection.

 

Want more guidance with getting started with your self-portrait embodiment practice?

  1. Click here for The Uncensored Self, the course that will walk you through the process of creating your own practice.
  2. Click here to book an online, guided self-portrait session.