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In today's era of Instagram filters and one-touch beauty modes, taking a flattering self portrait has never been easier. Unfortunately, some of the artistry - and most of the originality - can be lost in the process.

If you want to create "selfies" that are unique, eye-catching and personal, you're going to need more than a front-facing phone camera. With that in mind, we asked three professional photographers to share their advice on self-portraiture. Here are their ten best tips.

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The Melbourne Cup yesterday was a bit of a depraved mess -- if you were out in the paddock, at least. Inside the Myer Marquee, things were a little more dignified. Sydney street photographer Giuseppe Santamaria travelled down to yesterday's Melbourne Cup to snap some photos using Portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus, and they're pretty special. Here are Santamaria's top ten tips for portrait photography -- whether you're using an iPhone or DLSR.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Many of us amateur photographers don't bother perfecting the composition of a portrait while we're shooting because we can just crop the photo after the fact. But as photographer and educator Joe Edelman points out, if you aren't filling the frame with your subject, you're just wasting your camera's precious pixels.