• Saturday , 19 January 2019

Self Portrait Tutorial. How I shot my profile photo for social media and my photography website.

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I just got fitted for new eyeglasses and that means it is time to take a self portrait for my social media profiles, website and marketing materials.

Join me as I show you how to create a profile picture for your social media profiles or your photography website and we will review how to shoot portraits for social media.

In this self portrait tutorial, I will talk you through my planning process, my set-up, lighting and each step of how I shot the photo.

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31 Comments

  1. Sarkazz Vlogs
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    great!!!

  2. Jake Diaz
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    I never though about shooting my profile picture from left to right. Great tip.

  3. Darrel Robertson
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    Enjoyed very much. I was expecting an Olympus camera.

  4. JOSE DANIEL IBARRA
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    @joe edelman how did you set up your focus?

  5. Al Copley
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    Honest, genuine and authentic, I’m really enjoying your great videos. Thanks.

  6. El canal de Potrillo
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    7:47 😂😂😂😂😂

  7. Millz Black
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    Great tips, I dont have all the equipment that you have but I know I can make it work. I will update my photos for social media sites Thanks 😎

  8. Steve Spitler
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    I have been watching Joe's videos on and off for several months and I love them a lot. I just realized something else I love. Joe's shirts. I need to get skinny again so I can wear shirts like that.

  9. MILLIE BUCKS
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    you look great thanks for the tips😃

  10. Luis Ramirez
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    great inside perspective on the mindset of a photographer.

  11. Kelkschiz
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    This video inspired me. My next project will definitely to make a self portrait of myself. And just realised that the only model that is dirty cheap; always available and will never complain about long sessions is yourself. Thanks Joe! 🙂

  12. stevepa999
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    A simpler way is to get a canon camera with a fully articulating screen. Download the canon connect app. Touch to focus on your smart phone. Put is on a ten second timer, so you have enough time to put your smart phone out of the frame. An in focus selfie made simple.

  13. Saladin Gucman
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    Which focal length did you use again? Sorry might have missed the part you said it

  14. Robert Townsend
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    I love how your studio is so clean and organized

  15. steve kenny
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    Just subscribed, good stuff. First found your site by looking at budget CLS systems – do you still use setups like your DIY LED one or are you more flash-based nowadays? Also Whats your opinion of the current LED CLS systems. I'm seeing dimmable Neewer LED lights with stands on amazon for about 100 bucks, I'm thinking two of them + powerful ringlight in front of subject and reflector under chin = decent headshot setup for a reasonable budget? Room has no ambient light btw.

  16. TechFit360
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    Holy Cow Lot of work! Great Video!

  17. Eric Artman
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    Thanks for sharing all the details of your setup and process for this shoot Joe! Your videos are so well done and extremely helpful.

  18. Steve Maloney
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    Joe, you are the best. Thanks for your vids, esp liked this one.

  19. Shai Ben-Naphtali
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    Great video Joe .. gonna try it 🙂

  20. richard mendoza
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    I just shot a new selfie on Christmas Day 2017! Was feeling some holiday blues, so I challenged myself to pep me up. Wanted a full length, noirish b&w shot. Setup: camera (aps c sensor) on a boom with a 10-22mm lens pointed straight down on me, full length, lying on a couch; small amnt of overcast grey windowlight as fill; DIY snoot made with cinefoil on a Canon speedlite on a lightstand aimed to key my head. Triggered flash with off camera cord & triggered camera with the 10 second timer, everything being pretty low-tech, honestly. Converted to b&w in pshop, & boosted contrast for effect. The snooted flash hit the mark, & the shot turned out nice & moody, exactly the way I had imagined it. So, a keeper….which is rare for a self-portrait! Thanks for sharing yours, Joe. Always Inspiring!

  21. Tokey Smoast
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    Grats on the subs bro. Well deserved.

  22. Mark Harris
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    <——- My self portrait went totally wrong, I ended up looking like a rodent.

  23. gameshoes
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    Despite having a camera for a few years, I never took a self portrait. I finally did a couple of days ago, and it's great to finally have a face with the name (I used a hot air balloon as my profile picture for a long time). It was tedious, as I took about 120 frames, with like half of them a little bit out of focus. Because I didn't have a way to check the images without standing back up, getting that focus, even at F8, was difficult as I would never sit down the exact same way as before. I also had to lean forward to press the shutter button which makes it difficult to keep the same pose.

    I'll keep the shirt tucking stuff in mind for next time as my body proportions are in a similar state as yours. Great tips!

  24. Catalin Andrei
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    You are putting the fun back in photography. I did have tons of fun yesterday with a friend of mine. I will upload an image in the group. 🙂 Great pointers.

  25. motoxmatt
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    What were your final strobe light and camera settings? I have the same lights. Thanks for the reply!

  26. audi_kid GOMEZ
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    Thank you !!

  27. muffemod
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    Of course you don't need all this gear, but put the thought in it.

  28. John Smith
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    I'm planning on using this technique for a portrait session. Would it be acceptable to use an umbrella-style octabox? Or would the shaft and ribs be visible? I plan on doing some test shots myself when I get the chance, but wanted to ask you beforehand regardless.

    Also a subscriber! Really enjoy watching your content.

  29. Mike
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    Joe the fast time I put a soft box behind a person I got a round dot in the center of my lens. I don't know how to get this not to happen when the light is behind the person. thanks Mike

  30. Marge Cybson
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    Very curious about one thing. Can you with 1 light, feasibly have a proper white background and properly exposed subject. If so, how close would you have to have the subject to the background. i presume very close? Which would also mean I would end up with very harsh shadows? Nonetheless, This was so interesting to watch, thanks so much Joe for taking the time to create such a high quality video. Subscribed for obvious reasons!

  31. remco_shoots4u
    January 13, 2019 at 08:20

    I used my samsung done in 10 seconds

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