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Lights, Camera, Action! 5 Cool Self Photoshoot Ideas

by Facetune Team / October 3, 2021

Self photoshoots are a fun way to get a bunch of awesome selfies for your IG feed and profile pictures — but they can be time-consuming.

Since a DIY photoshoot is a bit more involved than your typical off-the-cuff selfie or just taking pictures of yourself, it’s best to plan ahead before your photoshoot. 

Ask yourself some questions:

  1. What poses do I want to try?
  2. How many outfits do I need?
  3. Where will I snap my pics? 

If you need some ideas for your self photoshoot, we’ve got you covered. Try these creative photoshoot ideas when you’re selfie-ing solo and could use some inspiration. 

1. Plan multiple outfits

Changing your outfit is a must for any self photoshoot. You might be snapping all these pics in one day, but you certainly don’t want it to look that way. The last thing you want to do is spend an hour snapping pics … only to be left with pictures of you wearing one outfit. 

Pick three to five favorite looks so you can switch up your selfies. Do you have a dress that you absolutely love, but never get the chance to wear? What about that favorite pair of jeans? Don’t be afraid to go for a few different looks — classic, funky, artsy, elegant, etc.

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2. Add a prop or two

Props are an easy and efficient way to change up your pictures quickly. Get creative with everyday items by placing a plant in the foreground or stacking up some books beside you. 

Make sure you match the prop to the “feel” of your photoshoot. If you’re going for a casual, laid-back vibe, hold a steaming cup of coffee in your hand. If you’re feeling a little more playful, try blowing bubbles or spinning a pinwheel.


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Just remember to remove any unwanted props from your background. No one wants to see your dirty socks!

3. Switch things up

Variety is the spice of life … and it also makes for much better self photoshoots. Change up the lighting and your camera angles to bring some variety to your shoot. 

Experiment by taking shots with your camera angled high, low, and even from the side. This can change the perspective of your pics — and capture different things in the background — to give each selfie a completely different feel.

If you’re shooting indoors with a lamp, try moving it around to see what lighting works best. Don’t forget about less “traditional” light sources, too. Fairy lights and lava lamps can completely transform the look of your photos. 


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4. Invite Fluffy or Fido to the party

If you’ve got a pet that’s fairly easygoing and happy to jump in on the fun, be sure to include them in your self photoshoot. You can snuggle up with your dog or cat, or hold them so they’re covering part of your face.

Another option is to tailor your picture to their personality. Animals can be just as expressive as people! Whether they’re sleepy, playful, or curious, try copying your pet’s expression for a fun and silly photo op.

5. Use a black and white filter

Switching to black and white can really change the feel of a photo. It’s an easy way to give more depth to your selfies without any extra effort.

Plus, when a photo is in black and white, you start to notice details that you might otherwise miss with a color photo. Things like freckles or even facial expressions become more noticeable.

Quick tip: Most cameras allow you to shoot in black and white, but it’s actually better to shoot in color and use an app like Facetune2 to add a filter and make adjustments. You’ll have more control over the highlights and shadows, so you can get the look just right. 

Plus, if you like the color version better, you don’t have to retake the selfie. 

Don’t forget to have fun with it!

You don’t need to be a professional photog to snap an awesome selfie — and you certainly don’t need to drop a lot of money on a high-end photoshoot. Do your own self photoshoot to have fun while adding more variety to your feed.

These tips will help you get started, but remember the most important rule of all: Have fun!

And if you feel like your pics are still missing that “wow” factor, Facetune2’s selfie editor lets you add some flair to your photos with just the click of a button. Happy selfie-ing!

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