Get in front of your own lens | Selfies | Italy – Carmen and Ingo Photography
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Get in front of your own lens | Selfies | Italy

We have talked and blogged about this topic very often already (here, here, this one, and there, and this) and some of our readers might remember, that we try to get in front of a photographers lens at least once a year. The advantages are pretty easy to understand:

  • You are getting nice photos of yourself from an amazing phtographer
  • It’s an one2one workshop of the photog you are hiring
  • And most of all, you are in the position of your clients and understand how difficult it can get to do what the person behind the camera wants from you.

This being said, we as a couple are a little advantaged over photographers who work alone. But nevertheless, if we want a picture taken from us both, we have the same situation.

So when ever we feel like we need updated profile photos or about photos of us, we bring a tripod and a remote control in order to make some nice shots in the evening light.

What you are not seeing on the selfies, is the things happening behind the scenes.

Haha, really, it goes like this:

“No, I sit here, this is my better side.”, “No, we cannot take that angle, I look like an elephant.”, “Could you please stay like that and don’t walk around, I’m trying to nail the focus.”, “Oh we moved somehow, this shot is not sharp at all”, “You look weird, please concentrate, we are losing the sun light in a minute”.

LOL! And of course, taking pictures of yourself instead of the beautiful sunset, makes other people wonder what kind of strange person you are :-) However, it is a lot of fun and we always enjoying taking pictures of ourselves, you should try it too.

All non-instagram photos in this post are taken in Riomaggiore (Cinque Terre) – to follow us on instagram, just klick on the last instagram collage.


We wish you all a fantastic weekend and see you on the flip side.


Carmen and Ingo

Klick on image above to get to our instagram and follow some BTS through out our travels. also, if you want to follow Carmen’s private instagram klick here –> LINK

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    11. July 2013 at 15:34

    IHR SCHÖÖÖÖÖÖÖNEN!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3

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    Virginia Wedding Photographers
    11. July 2013 at 15:37

    You two are just stunning.

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    11. July 2013 at 15:39


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    Anne u. Björn
    11. July 2013 at 16:52

    Haha, absolute Zustimmung – wir wissen nur zu gut, was da hinter der Kamera abgeht… ;-)

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    11. July 2013 at 17:12

    Amazing shoots! Great!

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    11. July 2013 at 17:47

    Carmen your hair is amazing! Love the light you guys look gorg*

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    11. July 2013 at 18:30

    oh wooooooooooooow! zauberhafte bilder wieder von euch beiden!

    liebe grüße aus der alten heimat ;)

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    11. July 2013 at 18:48

    You two are just gorgeous! x

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    11. July 2013 at 20:17

    schön, schön, schön.. UNENDLICH SCHÖÖÖÖÖÖN!!! <3

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    12. July 2013 at 11:31

    oh wie schön. ich mag eure selfies total. dankeschön für s teilen!

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    Urška Majer
    12. July 2013 at 14:21

    These are gorgeous! Oh, i totally know how it is to take selfies together!

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    14. July 2013 at 12:35


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    14. July 2013 at 20:13

    Beautiful you guys!!

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    Claudia De Nobrega
    22. July 2013 at 13:41

    Gorgeous! You both are amazing! Love this selfie shoot! Think myself and Ricky need to do one! Great tip! :)

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    Pretend Trip To {Cinque Terre} | Missis Moss
    23. October 2013 at 10:19

    […] now and then while on holiday. Practice your own self portraits with this post from photographers Carmen and Ingo- love these two and their fun pics from Cinque Terre. (Note my own original ‘selfie’ […]

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    nastassja harvey
    5. November 2013 at 13:35

    oh wow these are just amazing!!

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