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Are you female, do you shoot self-portraits and are you confident that your work is of a consistently high standard? (examples and explanation in my first comment) 

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97 deviants said Every other possible answer.
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31 deviants said Yes! I've read the explanation, looked at the examples and am going to leave a comment to identify my delightful self

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colleenchiquita Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student Photographer
I take self portrait. I would say that about half of them are up to par. The ones in my most popular deviations are probably the best ([link]).
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wynnesome Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
I'd say yes...

I do occasional self-portraits, some nude, others not...
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RaistMajere Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I take pictures of myself playing with light and my webcam. I like my webcam cause it has a grainy look and I can turn them into my horror black and white pictures more easily in photoshop. I wouldn't call it high standard though XD I just like using myself cause I get the poses I want and can perfect them with multiple shots and take the good ones. :D
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darkrosefairy77 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student General Artist
I try to keep standard up, though I'm still developing consistancy...
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Mollinda Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
Hmm I have shot self portraits and will be doing more shortly but they're nothing like any of the examples even though I would say they were of high standards... I suppose because I tend to shoot in context and not closely framed.

It's certainly not a dominant theme in my gallery anyway :B
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
err.. it won't let me VOTE... i can comment.. obviously >.> what the hell.. it's too early to be typing :x
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hah.. dA won't let me comment... so i won't =P

Yes, I am a female that takes a lot of self-portraits.. I hold myself to a consistently high standard that I feel I never seem to meet. :) I always try to DO something with the portraits.. (I despise doing 'look i'm pretty' ports just because) I try to create something of high quality that has meaning and adds something to the artistic community.. whether or not that's accomplished is more for my critics to comment on :)
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awmynamewastaken Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
I do sometimes, and I try to make them the best quality I can. :)
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Forsaken-Princess Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student Photographer
I frequently come up with self-portraits, and agree with all of the questioned.
I am confident that my work is not high standard to my "point of view", but the highest standard within my own capabilities (as an art student, I'm sure there's plenty left to learn)
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Xxevil-penguinxX Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010   Photographer
I have taken a few self portraits but usually I don't like them so they do not get posted on here. I'm really hard on myself when it comes to pictures of me cause I have a confidence issue.. The examples you shared are really beautiful!
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Neitzarr Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Photographer
I can only wish that mine look that terrific one day (:
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AmsyyLeSavage Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Mine are... decent.

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Open Emotion is my favorite, though.
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PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Oh... well I was one of the examples.... :giggle:
so I guess I count in that category. Lol....

gosh thank you.... :blushes:
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joicarey Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Here are a few of mine..
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Halohid Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Hello, I take a self-portrait a week.
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FuriousEnnui Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
And, from what I have seen, they are not only of a consistently high quality, but they avoid all of the cliches. Far too many self portraits are copies of glamour magazine covers, or glorified FB/My Space shots, but yours are experimental and evocative.
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Halohid Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Thank you very much! Your words are truly appreciated. I try very hard to keep things original. Lately it has been very difficult. Self-portraits take so much energy ad thought and planning. Thanks.
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FuriousEnnui Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
I ran a comp in DA a few years ago which was a self-portrait competition. The catch was that you weren't allowed to be in the image.
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Cinestress Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I think my self-portraits are pretty high quality... and I believe that they are some of my best work. Sometimes my resources are very limited, but I try my best with what I have available.

I love to take self-portraits... Not because I'm vain, but because photography is very personal for me... and what better way to keep it personal than to photograph one's self?
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likethemoonlight Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I try and I have come out with a few great shots, but not quite to the consistant part yet. I'm learning and practice makes perfect. : P
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DonnaLeeLee Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I aim for this. I'm working my way up there!
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ImagesByTeriG Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
So, I answered yes, not because I think my work has always been of superb quality, but because I know the amount of effort that has gone in to the last few self portraits I have posted.
God only knows I could and will do better.
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GabrielleBonez Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I would concider my self-portraits to be of 'constant high-quality', but we can never be too sure ;] I only submit my best work & have submitted 5 self portraits thus far .

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radioPooh Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
1st - i am not a girl

I am a guy - but so many call me a girl - which is funny because if a girl - i would be so .. well .. i have no idea

but as far as shooting myself - I am my best photographer - i don't trust peeps to even take my picture w/o complete control

my image is copy-righted - so perhaps like my soon to be ex says - I am a control freak
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DraculeaRiccy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional
I normally submit only my best photos and I consider (most of) them high quality...but I'm not sure if they really are high quality, because I have no clue about lightning and stuff like that :shrug:
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Mischx Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i do consider my self portraits high quality. I wouldn't post them, if I thought they weren't ^^ Let's say that I'm not the prettiest around, but I have an interesting face xD
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RosieNovember Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I like to think so considering my lack of technology and equipment!
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STARdrought Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
I take self portraits and try very hard to keep them of high quality. I try to do something different with them because I don't think I'm necessarily a photographically "interesting" face!
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Xerces Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nope :B
Most of my work consists of self portraits, and they're not of that high a quality.
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010   General Artist
Well, I'll be completely honest here... It doesn't much if it's me or someone else... my portraits are not so good. I should work on that at some point.

But, I definitely try when I do.

Alas, high standard is subjective! How dare you!
and... also have a basis of general of quality photography all around, which means probably not taken my your camera phone in your mirror with bad lighting. photo-shopped so heavlity your lips look lick pixie dust and there's so much noise your ears bleed in silence :shrug:
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TwinkleMagic Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I delete any that aren't good-looking high-quality, but most of my pictures of myself are spontaneous. When I prepare ahead of time, they are much nicer, but in general, I think I do take nice self-portraits. <3
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FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I try to keep them high quality. Doesn't always work out, though.
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E-L-E-C-T-R-A Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
well I guess that first off I gotta say that I'm not much of a GOOD photographer anyway, I mean- I've got a lot to study... but I love to do self-portraits. First of all, I gotta say, I am a bit narcissistic, so I love myself... I know it doesn't really sound alright, but it's who I am, and I embrace the way I look and do not feel bad to expose myself. Second of all, I don't really let anyone take photos of me, cause I am kind of... shy, I guess... and I don't feel comfortable posing in front of others.
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the--end Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
consistently high standard for me, yeah. i think my self portraits are my best photos because they're the ones where the model completely understands what the photographer wants =P
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
I take cheesy stuff too, but I don't post it. I try to keep all of mine high quality
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Barchielhail Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I do have a few self portraits in my port. My avitar is the latest one I've done. Not sure if it's "high standard" but it was fun to do lol. I use my husband and myself for what I call "test runs" which are usually me testing new equipment or programs. :)
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
If you're not sure what I'm referring to when I say a consistently high standard, check out these examples...

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I know 'high standard' is totally subjective. I am being subjective here. Please don't leave comments about how everyone's perception of quality is different etc etc etctodeath. I know this. The examples given reference what I see as being of a high standard (just this once since I usually go to ridiculous degrees to be uber-inclusive of everything all the time everywhere) and I promise that the standard I'm referring to is of the quality of photography, not the appearance of the model.

So yeah, leave a comment if you're a self-portrait-ing lady of awesome and identify your beautiful self. There is a reason for all this. It is currently top secret, wrapped in secret and weighed down by secret at the bottom of the secret lake.
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met2art Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
I think the term "consistently high standard" is actually not quite as subjective as it might seem. While stylistic choice and content may vary, a well-lit, well-focused and well composed photo taken with actual glass (as opposed to a cell phone camera) shows commitment to quality. Technical knowledge, or the willingness to experiment, add to that quality.

I think I know your secret. Muahaha ;)

-mt
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Off on a tangent, I have photos from you for Sublime Rush but no text - did you send it? Did I lose it?
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