Do you like to take pictures of yourself? I don’t. Well, not that I don’t like it, but I find it difficult and time consuming. A week ago I had to push myself to make few pictures for my “about me” page and here is outcome. I got one picture correct, where the angle and the composition are just right. Everything else ended into the trash. But keeping in mind that this was my first try - I think it is considered a success. 
I remember that the talented young lady Lara Jade once shared in an interview that she started by simply taking pictures of herself, because there was no one around. So she basically practiced with herself. And it was worth it. 
What are your thoughts about self-portraits? Can you practice like that? 
P.S. Do not confuse self-portraits with the so popular selfies. :)