Seriously, though, I can get behind the no mirror thing, but I’d think self-timer’d stuff is a bit different (usually). Not that I particularly had plans to do a self-portrait, just leaving options open 😉
I’m just not sure you can accurately capture any mood in yourself if you have to worry about setting up a camera and then getting your pose right. That’s just not what I think of when I imagine a “mood”. On the other hand, monkeybort and Zeke/Elsinore‘s submissions in the 7 Deadly Sins contest sorta disprove what I just said. Meh, whatever! I’m not trying to change the contest or anything, but I won’t be taking any pictures of myself for this one.
It’s no biggie–if the consensus is that we shouldn’t allow self-portraits (and there was talk at one point of doing a self-portrait Farktography classic), then I’m down with it. Whatever folks decide–speak up!
Edited to add: My mention of the potential self-portrait classic theme was made in case we do limit self-portraits in this theme, we can say “Save your self-portraits for the self-portrait theme” yadda yadda.
All this talk of can we or can’t we is making me moody! 😛
I don’t think it would matter whether you are shooting yourself or others. I know I couldn’t do self-portraits as it will just come down to me pulling faces at the camera so I would opt for annoying other people instead, but I’m sure there are others that can do it properly so I see no reason to stop them (at the end of the day it is still a photograph taken by that person).