Selfies have become an instinctive and creative way to record our lives, whether that's a precious moment worth celebrating or as a form of self expression. But how can you elevate a standard selfie into a professional-quality self-portrait?
London-based self-portrait photographer and poet Amaal Said has attracted more than 23k social media followers and says her artistic selfies have been a great way to chronicle her journey – both personal and photographic. "Self-portraits have always been a portal to my past self," she says. "I can see how I was feeling at a particular time in my life – and I love that, over the years, I've become better at photographing myself."
Here, Amaal shares her expert techniques on how to create self-portraits you'll want to share, print and keep forever. She also demonstrates how easy it can be to capture your own special moments by handing the camera to her sister, and guiding her and her husband through setting up an informal self-portrait shoot in a park.