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Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by FallingStar, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. FallingStar

    FallingStar TPF Noob!

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    Hello!
    Since i'm new to both this forum and photography i want to ask one question. I saw many people who learn photography making only selfportraits and giving them as their professional work. There really some pretty good ones but still selfportraits. So i'm a bit confused because i think this can't be called real 'photography' when you have only one object and this is only you. So i would like to recieve an answer if this is really a professional work and there are some professional photographers that are making only selfportraits?
    I really can't believe there are but i would like an answer from a person who knows better XD
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It doesn't matter what your subject is...it could be yourself, someone else, a cat, a fork, an egg...it just does not matter.

    Also...what do you consider 'professional'? That word means different things to different people.
     
  3. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    Welcome to the forum. If it's ok, we'd like to see your gallery.

    What's wrong with being a professional self portrait photographer? Kidding!

    Can you post some examples? I've only seen ONE gallery by a girl who's a math student and she was doing some freaky self portraits. Besides her I don't think I saw one.
     
  4. toastydeath

    toastydeath TPF Noob!

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    I've known (actually known, not that creepy 'subscriber' sense of the word) a couple "camgirls" who are absolutely pedantic about how they set up each shot, and they use a SLR on timer.

    So, in that way, it really is "professional photography" in the denotative sense of the word: They're getting paid a whole lot of money to take pictures of themselves.
     

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