I took this picture using a complex series of mirrors and the Nikon D80 featured in the picture. The composition is actually my reflection. The lens was a Nikon Nikkor 50.0 mm f/1.4. It was shot in manual mode. The Shutter Speed was 1/25 with an F-Stop of 3.5. The ISO was set at 500.
-Adam Sturm

Canon T1i
Canon 50 mm lens f/2.5, 1/80 sec, ISO 100
Edited with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop
-Michael Hoang

Black backdrop behind my head
2 Costco cat food containers on either side of my head
2 Nikon SB-800's with a 1/2 cut of blue gel on top of those containers, sitting flush against the lips of the containers so the light does not spill down, just straight out
I put a clear cooking dish on those flashes, resting the handles of the dish on the heads of the flash so they fire directly into the dish
I put 2 black material go betweens on top of the dish's handles to direct the light into the dish and not up, making the dish and the water the light for the face
Shot with a Nikon D700 with a Nikon 17-35mm lens at F8, 1/250sec at ISO 200, shutter and flashes were wireless
-Ryan Holloway

I took this with my blackberry bold at my desk for my day job. I picked this location because all I really want to do is be an actor, and sitting in this place angers me. This is me at my most vulnerable and exhausted. No ego. I chose to use post-its because I have exhausted all of my options. I wanted to use the blackberry camera because I use it for my vlogs that I post as well, to keep with the theme.
-Phillip Chorba

I took this picture with a trifold mirror, the camera below me, and a strobe behind me for lighting.
-Michael Esser

Camera: Canon 5D Mark ii
After walking all over New York arriving at the Chelsea was perfect for my aching feet. Before hopping in the shower I felt like taking my clothes off and resting those legs.
-Karma Velasquez

Commin' In Hot
Canon XTi
Practicing my abilities to levitate. Not working out too well.
Two shots layered together in Photoshop with some nice post processing.
-Austin Trevin Tooley

Taken on my iPhone at work flying from Belfast City - Manchester.
-Ed Daber

Nikon D90 with a 35mm 1:1.8G Nikon lens. The settings were set to auto and I used a speedlight for the lighting. The speedlight was pointed at the ceiling so it bounced down and lit the scene at an angle.
-Marcin Witkowski

Shot with a Canon EOS digital rebel XT. 18-55 mm 1:3.5-5.6 II lenses. ISO 100, shot with no light. aperture of 3.5.
-Giovanni Crovetto

i used a 10 MP Sanyo camera, Photoshop CS3, gimp 2.6, and graphite pencils on paper.
The reason i didnt use a real photo of myself is because i hate having my picture taken. I think my art and were i make it shows more of my personality than my own appearence, thats also why i drew it in pencil, gives it kinda a wispy look but also to be an impermanent medium.
-Nick Strait

Camera: Sony a700
Lens(es): Minolta 50mm 1.7 / Sigma 24mm 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Aperture: 1.7 / 2.8
Lighting: Alien Bees ab800 (camera right high through octabox)
For this shot, I first used my 50mm at 1.7 for the portrait of my face (the photo on the iPad), the bottom half of my torso (photo on the Macbook) and used the iphone's camera to take a picture of the couch behind it. I then put the photos on the devices an spent about an eternity lining up all the devices with my body, shooting almost 100 takes with the 24mm lens at 2.8.
-Jonathan Vazquez


Camera: Canon EOS 300D
Lens: 28mm Sigma (f/1,8-22)
Shutter Speed: 1/25 sec
Aperture: f/1,8
ISO: 100
-Andreas Kokkinos

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
F-stop: f/5
Exposure Time: 1/10 sec
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 48mm
-Cory Cousins

Just a regular point and shoot set to timer, posed and some photoshopping. Meant to look like the Scarface movie poster, even though I don't care for the movie.
-Brian Sider

This picture was snagged using an iPhone 3GS immediately after a workout. I am standing opposite a mirror and the image is my reflection. Notice how to jaw in the image is crisp, but the rest of the forehead is intentionally blurry to give the tired yet intense look.
-Pradyut Bafna

I started with just a plain old "hold out the camera and aim for face" shot. I then used Paint.NET to sharpen the image before using the "edge detect" effect. Then, I lit up my old TRS-80 from above and snagged that shot. I merged the two pictures together to create the final image. I took the pictures with a myTouch3g. Auto-focus, auto-white-balance.
-Philip Selmer

-John Gabel

This was shot with a Nikon D80
fixed 28mm Sigma prime lense
1/40 sec
This is me sitting on my balcony at midnight with the light angled across my face from the bottom left.
-Adam Smith

Canon T1i
1/60 sec.
Built-in flash
-Cross Tip

I was rocking out in my condo (playing the solo from "November Rain") when I took this shot.The equipment: MacBook Pro's built in iSight. Sat it on my coffee table, angled the screen up just so, then took the picture using Photo Booth.
-Ryan Moser

I took this picture with my Nikon D3000 mounted on a tripod facing a mirror in my room. I took one picture with me screaming at the mirror and used that as my reflection then I took another picture of me in the same area looking down and used that as the actual me not being reflected.
-Colin Peterson

Self-Portrait shot with iPhone 3GS, using the Hipstamatic Camera app with ambient light from my MacBook Pro.
-Justin Berger

Nikon D60, 18-55mm lens
ISO 100
1/60 shutter
46mm focal length
Top-mounted bounce flash
-Thomas Carter

My goal with this entry was photorealism, I used a wacom tablet to paint it in Photoshop CS3. I started with a reference picture I took on my video camera, and then digitally painted over top of it. The background was based off a series of doodles on my notebook.
-Matt Eriks

I used a Nikon D70s with a remote flash pointed straight toward the side of my face. The lens was a Vivitar series 1 105mm macro. The exposure time was a half second because my remote flash was being unresponsive, and the aperture was about f-16.
-Cameron Hunt

I used a Pentax K-X (with the 18-55 kit-lens) for both the printed picture and the actual result, two flashlights, a diffusor from Delamax and a Phottix remote flashlight trigger. The first shot was taken in front of a white wall with a tripod, printed and cutted. In the end I was able to take the picture of me without a tripod. The final shot is taken at ISO 200, 9,0 aperture and it took 1/50 of a second.
-Jens Sage

Canon Eos Rebel XSi
Stock lens
-Matt Watson

I wanted to play with double reflection, I used large mirrors but at the end, small one did the job best.
Nikon D50 + 18-135 + close-up lens
-Jakub Goga

Shot with a Canon 30d
Sigma 17-70 lens
Handheld shot of myself, addition of a halo with some post editing. Converted to Black and White.
-Andy Graber

Samsung GX-1S with Schneider 18-55 F/3.5-5.6 @ 18mm, ISO 800, f/4.5, 1/20th second shutter. Taken in RAW and Edited in PS CS5
-Florian Stravock

For this shot I used two light strobes with a wireless trigger and put two gels over the strobes, using two different color to get this effect!
Camera: Sony alpha dslr-a300 F13 - 1/60
Lee filters gel.
-Gabriele Cancelli

I took this picture with a Canon Rebel XSi, and a Speedlite 430EXII. I had my camera tethered to my MacBook on a 2 second shutter delay. I applied a blue tint using Photoshop Elements, the selected the area outside of the shirt, and applied a black tint. I picked the spot by the window because I thought that it provided a good visual contrast, and a good background.
-Grant Howell

I used my point and shoot Nikon L100 with this shot. It has a Nikkor 15X 5.0-75.0 mm Lens.
-Shawn Garrett

a picture of me reading the self-portrait article with my iMac insight camera.
-Seb Merritt

Taken with my Nikon D90 with AF-S Nikkor 18-105 mm at 18 mm. f.3.5, ISO 200, shutterspeed: 1/100 s. Nikon SB-600 speedlight bounced of the ceiling/wall behind camera. The camera was placed on a tripod, and triggered by a remote. Resized and desaturated.
-Christian Lynnerup

Taken using Olympus E600 four thirds camera
800 iso
darkened room, desk lamp with rolled card cone to provide focussed light, auto focus on tall heater, 12s delay to let me get into shot & move the heater.
-Chris McIntee

taken with Canon Ixus 75 (point and shoot!), then edited brightness, contrast and hue/saturation in Photoshop CS4.
-Mark Fletcher

Shot in front of my bedroom window using a piece of blue foam cut to fit my lens with a pinhole.
Canon Rebel XSi, EF50mm f/1.8 II, f/2.5, 800 ISO.
-Stephen Galpin

Camera used: Nikon D3000
Lens used: 18-55mm
Zoomed: 55mm
"Fresh Out the Lake"
-Alex Levine

photo was taken at The Museumplein (Museum Square) in my trip for Amsterdam. I used a Sony Alpha 200 with a 18-70 lenses.
-Fernando Jofre

EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
ISO 100
1/2 sec at f / 2.8
Manfroto tripod
Remote shutter
-Will Phan

Sony Point-and-Shoot Camera on a train ride back to Palo Alto coming from San Francisco. I photoshopped the photo just a little as you can see. Just b/w and a little blurry on the edges.
-Maximilian Richter

Shot on my Canon 20D with a Sigma 70-300mm macro lens. Tripod
mounted ($30 superstore brand). F25, 2.5 sec shutter, ISO 800.
Photoshop was used for RAW processing and curves adjustment, that's
-Shea Liddicoat

shot with a Canon Rebel XSi wit a speedlight.
-Will Dangeloself

I turned off all the lights in the house and then turned a spotlight downwards, and created a shroud out of cardboard to further spot focus the light.
-Jason Thorell

Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon f/3.5-5.6 18-55mm
ISO: 200
Shutter: 30 seconds
Aperture: f/10
-Quentin Swager

Used an Epson Stylus DX 4400, no lens, no iso setting and no lights (not applyable).
-Pierre Manry

Canon Rebel T1I
ISO 100
Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote
-Gerard "Gerry" Lopez

Full moon light in the back, red led light in the front, Canon 550D with a 18-55mm lens on a tripod. With ISO set to 200 and F 9.0 I have moved my head into four different positions during the 30 seconds of exposure. No editing at all.
-Tisa Sencur

I took the picture using my Bold 9700 and edited it using Picnik.com. I call the photo "Hard at Work." I took the picture while sitting at my desk at work.
-Chris Esparza

On the beach at night.
Shot with Canon EOS Rebel T1i / 500D
1/2 second exposure
ISO 1600
-Marcel Maynard

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon 50mm VR
Aperture f2
Shutter: 1/1000 sec
ISO: 320
The intention was to have the two images
(combined with a shallow depth-of-field) appear almost 3-dimensional or lenticular (like the old Cracker Jack stickers ).
-John Osborne

Photo taken with Panasonic Lumix 10 mega pixel, tripod, photoshop ect...
-Brad Mitchell

Nikon D60
ISO 250
35mm focal length
Taken in front of a concrete wall around midnight, with the flash bouncing off the glass door to my right. Rest of the light comes from inside the door. Bandaged hand is from wrecking my bike(pedal not motor) two days earlier.
-Nolan White

This photo was taken with a Canon Digital Rebel XS. I used a 50/1.8 lens reversed onto a 100-300 zoom lens to capture it. Other settings: ISO-400, f/4.5, 1/100th of a second.
-Andy Cribb

Equipment: Canon Reblel XS, Canon 28-105mm 3.5-4.5 USM lens, A great music library, and other-worldly substances
-Chris Buffalino

Using my Canon EOS450D with Canon 28-80mm USM lens at 28mm f/3.5 1/25sec 400ISO and a circular pol filter i managed to finaly capture my reflectiong in my glasses through the mirror.
-David Wheeler

Camera - EOS dSLR
lens - 18-55mm
ISO - 800
-Cassondra Colville