Stock photographing Ourselves???

posted on 9th of march, 2010

Hi everyone!

I hope this finds you all with LOTS of sales....

I have a question about photographing ourselves. I, personally, look better behind the camera rather than in front of it. However, I was wondering if it is possible for a photographer to photograph himself/herself for DT. If so, would we sign our own model releases? How would that work?

I currently have one really good model: my husband. But I was just wondering how it would work if we wanted to photograph ourselves. Is there anyone out there that has done this?

I look forward to hearing from everyone!

Comments (14)

Posted by Mariaam on March 12, 2010
That´s a good idea, because it´s hard to get models! ;)
Posted by Jdanne on March 12, 2010
I already asked myself the same question - now your blog gives the answer. Thanks a lot!
Posted by Linqong on March 11, 2010
It's good idea!
Posted by Mani33 on March 10, 2010
Good luck in shooting your self! (by camera :P)
Hope to see them soon ;)
Posted by smartview27 on March 09, 2010
Great idea!
Posted by Katn1999 on March 09, 2010
You guys are great! I love your photos, and your posts have really made me laugh! You have also inspired me. I have spring break starting this Friday afternoon, so I think I might take a stab at this then. I am sure I am much scarier in front of the camera than behind, but we'll see how it goes. :-)

Thanks again everyone!
Posted by Tan510jomast on March 09, 2010
well, in my portfolio, i have 2 lovely female models. but i only have one awesome looking male model who sometimes resemble tom cruise, and other times resemble frankenstein, lol.
this multi talent male model with a thousand expression is me.
and yes, i submit a MR , and even have a witness to make sure i got my permission to allow myself to use my likeness for stock photography, lol.
seriously, yes, you do need a MR even for yourself.
and yes, i am the best seller of the 3 models...
so far :)
Posted by Bradcalkins on March 09, 2010
Sure you can use yourself - you will need a witness to the signature itself, but on the model release you will be both the model and the photographer.

 Man doing chores 
Posted by Marcomayer on March 09, 2010
Posted by Jonvitalija on March 09, 2010
Yes! indeed you can upload self portraits I have a few on my portfolio if you want to have a look . And yes you need a model release.
Good luck
Hi marcomayer i' m posting that picture for you. Remember to take the L's and R's after [img].

 Manager with notebook at the phone 

ha ha nice one. I ll upload a couple of myself as well
 Construction worker taking notes 
 Careless father drinking and smoking 
Posted by Nansaidh on March 09, 2010
I plan on doing this myself as my husband is a photogrpaher too!
Posted by Marcomayer on March 09, 2010
yes you must to sign your own model released
this is me sold one time
sorry for my english
Posted by Cednik on March 09, 2010
Dont know how good at photographiing you are, but what I know is that portraits dont sell well here. Illustrations wins all the way.
Posted by Sebikus on March 09, 2010
yes, if you photograph yourself, you need model release with your name :-)

Comments (14)

This article has been read 952 times.
Photo credits: Katn1999.

About me

confidential info

Blogs Exclusive user
April (3)
March (2)
February (4)

Stock Photography that BLOGS!

Interact, make friends, share tips and techniques, have fun. Dreamstime wants your ideas and thoughts whether you are a photographer, designer or regular user. Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite images and photographers, post tutorials or simply exchange opinions with your with fellow dreamstimers.

Don't forget words and pictures go great together so make sure you choose some Dreamstime favorite pics to brighten your article. For inspiration, check out the hottest or the most useful blogs on the left.

Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite stock images and photographers

Create your blog

My favorite articles


More favorite articles

Related image searches

self photos yourself myself photographs

Photos related stock images