Sarah Stewart is a young & talented self-portrait photographer. Not only is she good at capturing beautiful & captivating moments, but also a skillful genius when it comes to post-processing. With so much talent in so little time, she gave us no choice not to feature her on our site. Learn more about Sarah from herself:
Hi, my name is Sarah Stewart, and I’m a self-portrait photographer currently living in the southern US! Although I’ve been doing self-portraiture almost exclusively for 2 years, I started out like most photographers: photographing everything in sight.
I first picked up a camera when I was thirteen and I never put it down after that. Back then, I was really into taking simple object and nature photos, but I slowly progressed into the more fine-art side of photography, which has been very rewarding for me.
Things she enjoys about self-portraiture and the difficulties she had to face while capturing it
I think my favorite part about self-portrait photography is being alone with just my camera for company. I do client shoots and a couple of fashion shoots, but honestly, those stress me out and I’d rather be out in nature expending my creativity. When I’m in the mood to take photos, it acts as a sort of therapy for me, as if the only thing I can be honest to is my camera, if that makes sense.
Of course, there is a lot of struggle when it comes to self-portraiture. Mainly technologically, especially if my remote stops working that day haha.
In all seriousness though, I am very hard on myself when it comes to the frequency and quality of my work; it may not have to do with the type of photography I do, but it is definitely the kind of photographer I am.
Camera and Equipment Sarah Uses
I’m currently using a Canon 6D and a 50mm f/1.4 lens – but sometimes I like to switch it up with my 35mm lens too.
Her Future Plans for Her photography
I’ve never had the intention of making photography into a career, so I’m just going with the flow when it comes to my photography.
Self-Portrait Photographers, She Admires
I have a great amount of respect for David Uzochukwu and his work. He always creates such beautiful moods and emotions in his photos, I’m pretty much obsessed with all of them. He’s a super nice guy as well!
Her Advice to Fellow photographer on getting good at self-portrait
My advice for any photographer who is starting something new is to not compare your work to others. When I first began taking self-portraits I was so insecure about them and was convinced I would never be as good as the artists I was comparing myself to.
I soon realized this would prevent me from ever-growing at all, so I just kept practicing and consciously decided to be inspired by my favorite photographers instead of being discouraged by their (absolutely incredible) work.
Here are few glimpses of her creative self-portraits for your weekly dose of inspiration!
Beside self-portrait she has also done a great job in portraying her loved ones, to see more of her amazing work you need to visit her Flickr photostream and to get the latest update visit her website and become her Facebook fan. You can also visit her YouTube channel where she posts some useful tutorials on post-processing and some behind the scene catch up!