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These Elegant Self-Portraits are a Masterclass in Minimalist Composition

In her ongoing series Reflections 2, photographer Ziqian Liu shows just how creative you can get when you limit your props and subject matter, and master composition instead. Throughout the series, Liu uses only herself, various plant life, the occasional fruit, and a round mirror to craft images that are at once symbolic and striking.

Robert Pattinson Shot His Own GQ Cover and Spread with a Nikon DSLR

As celebrities and photographers alike self-isolate, magazines have had to find ways to illustrate their articles and covers without resorting to breaking the law. The solution: self-portraits. Naomi Cambell did it with an iPhone, and now Robert Pattinson has shot his own GQ cover and spread using a Nikon DSLR.

How to Shoot Epic Landscape ‘Selfies’

One of the most impactful types of outdoor portraiture is what you might call the 'epic' selfie: a self-portrait where the landscape photographer becomes a tiny fraction of his or her own composition, giving a sense of scale and awe to an already epic vista.

This is What Happens When You Zap Exposed Film with Static Electricity

Our minds are so rarely silent. For those of us with anxiety disorders, the noise is constant. From what we’ll cook for dinner to the specifics of how our lives will end, there’s no shortage of things to worry about. But how does the creative mind function amid all this static?

I Shot a Grim ‘Milk Bath’ Self-Portrait to Capture Water Stress in Cape Town

In drought-stricken Cape Town, we’ve been living with just 50 liters of water per person per day since the beginning of the year. That’s 13.2 gallons. It doesn’t go far when you think about how often you turn on the faucet each day for drinking, cleaning, flushing toilets, showering, washing dishes, and doing laundry.

This is How You Shoot a DSLR Selfie in Space

In space, you don't need a tripod or selfie stick to shoot a remote self-portrait. Nikon Iran recently posted this video of an astronaut in zero gravity placing his Nikon DSLR at arms length and then using the floating camera to snap a shot.

Photographer Shoots a Self-Portrait with Star Trails

We recently shared a 52-week photo challenge you can do to improve you skills over the course of a year. The challenge for week #1 was "self portrait," and photographer Trevor Mahlmann completed it by creating this eye-popping photo, titled "The Universe At My Feet."

How to Take a Self-Portrait with a Shooting Star

With a little bit of patience and a whole lot of luck, I was able to capture this photograph of myself perched on a rock above the Pacific Ocean. When I set out to photograph the annual famed Perseids Meteor Shower last week, I had a specific goal of capturing a "selfie" photograph with myself in frame and hopefully a meteor streaking overhead (along with a variety of other images throughout the evening). My hope turned into reality in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

This Guy Managed to Shoot a Self Portrait with the ISS

Photographer Trevor Mahlmann has a knack for capturing light trails showing the International Space Station zipping across the sky. Back in June, he made headlines by photographing the ISS from the seat of airliner as he cruised at 40,000 feet. Now he's back again with another neat feat: he shot a self-portrait of himself staring up at the ISS as it zipped by overhead.