I took this picture, my first ever published, in 1975.
Technically speaking, how did I make the picture? The camera is not in the straight-on reflection.
The photograph, a self-portrait, is a direct print from a negative.
Explore the light,
P.S. I added this P.S. after a few comments.
I took this picture while I was struggling as a music teacher.
I sent it to Technical Photograph magazine, where it got published.
Shortly thereafter, the publisher asked me to be the editor of a sister magazine, Studio Photography magazine.
After two years as editor, Minolta wanted me to head up the PR account Bozell and Jacobs... a position I held as V.P./Group Supervisor for 10 years.
I left the agency in 1990 to do what I am doing now.
Here is the answer: I used the tilts and swings of my dad's Linhoff 4x5 inch view camera to see the toaster head-on from an angle.
Now it's your turn! Take a self portrait this weekend!