Self-portraits seem to be quite popular but, to be honest, quite many people don't seem to get it that well most of the times. Also it seems that the question "how to shoot good self-portraits" frequently comes up in dA photography forum. So this will also work as a reference so I don't have to type same things time after a time.
This guide will teach you the basics of photographing self-portraits. What to do and what not to do. I won't go too deeply into portrait photography though, so this concentrates more to normal problems people usually have with these. If you're interested in learning more about portrait photography, I will provide you few links that are good for learning that.
If you're impatient, here's a really quick version: plan the shoot like a normal portrait, put the camera on tripod, compose, focus and shoot with self-timer.
There is one basic principle with self-portraits that you should keep in mind: they're portraits. What this means is that pe