I agree in principle, but at any time, when I step out of my building, there are dozens of people walking around. I stick out enough...if I were to be out there in the morning light holding a DSLR at arm's length...I'd get some very weird looks indeed. I'll ask a photographer friend for options.
But yeah, in all things natural light is the best
eh, who gives a crap about what people see. i do jumping jack karate fit pics on my front porch in the morning in full view. havent had any complaints to date.
also, if you look like a boss, and have an air of, "yeah, im taking pictures of myself, what of it, bitch." people will start to think they are the crazy ones.