Challenge: Negative Space

Self Portrait Challenge: Negative Space
Submissions accepted from May 1st – June 30th 2017*

Negative space is the space that surrounds the subject of your image – create a self portrait image with an emphasis on negative space.

Submit your entry via –
Facebook: Post to the “discussion” section of this event: https://goo.gl/oRAc7G
Google+: Post to the “Challenge Submissions” Category: http://goo.gl/VbVTm4

You may find these links helpful:
http://www.photographymad.com/pages/view/understanding-and-using-negative-space-in-photography
https://photographylife.com/negative-space-in-photography/

Here’s a gallery of great self portraits that make effective use of negative space:
https://goo.gl/wbCz7h

Questions? Feel free to send a message to us at The Art of Self Portraiture FB Page or make a post in the discussion section of our G+ Community (http://goo.gl/M7XTQ).

Facebook ASP Page: https://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture
Art of Self Portraiture Community on G+: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ

Paul Bagley, All Rights Reserved
image by community moderator, Paul Bagley

OFFICIAL RULES:

Submissions accepted from May 1st – June 30th 2017*
Entry must be a self portrait that is your original work and adheres to the theme. Only one entry per person.
The self portrait must be current (captured during the submission timeframe of the challenge), though composite elements of the image do not have to be current.

*Facebook events allow only a 2 week period of time to be designated for an “event” – the start and end dates on the Facebook event are June 17 – 30th as those are the last 2 weeks of the submission period. Please note that you may post your submission to either (or both) the Facebook Event and/or the Google+ Challenge Submissions Category *any* time between May 1st and June 30th 2017.

At the end of the submission period, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will select a group of 5 finalists and announce and feature these artists and their images. From these, one overall winner will be selected. The winner will have their work featured on all of our social media channels and be highlighted in a post on our website.

Please note that moderator judging is subjective (art always is!). Each moderator will cast their vote based on adherence to the theme and rules, as well as their own subjective impressions of the art and aesthetics of entries (such as emotional quality, creativity, overall technical skill required, processing quality, etc). Moderator votes are final and not subject to debate.


Current ASP Community Moderators:
Lotus Carroll
Mark Rodriguez
Annie Weibull
Aska Koziara
Jason Mayers
Kelly Richards
Nynke Bonga
Paul Bagley
Ricardo Williams
Sam Breach
Stacy Heap Vitallo
Stefan Riss
Tamara Pruessner
Tom Tran

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If you’re serious about exploring creative self portraiture, request to join here:
Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ
Facebook Group: https://goo.gl/WBnqpB


You can also find us here:
Website: http://artofselfportraiture.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/artofselfportraiture
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture
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Tumblr: https://artofselfportraiture.tumblr.com/

Mega Challenge 2017: “All About the Light”

Our Mega Challenge is called such because it runs for much longer than our regular challenges, and going forward, will be the only challenge we offer sponsor prizes for.

The theme for our 2017 Mega Challenge is “All About the Light.” We want you to interpret this freely and let your creativity and experimentation run wild.

Submit your entry via –
Facebook: Post to the “discussion” section of this event: https://goo.gl/DDdlha
Google+: Post to the “MEGA Challenge” Category https://goo.gl/RBGECw

Questions? Feel free to send a message to us at The Art of Self Portraiture FB Page or make a post in the discussion section of our G+ Community (http://goo.gl/M7XTQ).

Prizes are provided by the following excellent sponsors:

SmugMug
THINK TANK PHOTO
Capturing Couture

1st Place:
1 Year SmugMug Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features
(or comped value on current account) and $20 print credit

Think Tank Photo StreetWalker Harddrive Backpack https://goo.gl/hLKI4X

Capturing Couture Gift Code: $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com/

2nd Place:
1 Year SmugMug Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features
(or comped value on current account)

Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag https://goo.gl/XHKMkn

Capturing Couture Gift Code: $32.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com/

3rd Place:
1 Year SmugMug Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features
(or comped value on current account)

Think Tank Photo Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/gMTFxY

Capturing Couture Gift Code: $22.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com/

image by Sam Breach, all rights reserved

OFFICIAL RULES:

Submissions accepted April 1st – November 30th 2017*
Entry must be a self portrait that is your original work and adheres to the theme. Only one entry per person.

The self portrait must be current (captured during the submission timeframe of the challenge), though composite elements of the image do not have to be current.

*Facebook events allow only a 2 week period of time to be designated for an “event” – the start and end dates on the FB Event are November 16th – 30th as those are the last 2 weeks of the submission period. Please note that you may post your submission to either (or both) the Facebook Event and/or the Google+ Mega Challenge Category *any* time between April 1st and November 30th 2017.

At the end of the submission period, the moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will gather entries and select a group of 10 finalists and announce and feature these artists and their images. From these, three winners (1st, 2nd, & 3rd place) will be selected, contacted, and announced. Prizes will be awarded by sponsors.

Please note that moderator judging is subjective (art always is!). Each moderator will cast their vote based on adherence to the theme and rules, as well as their own subjective impressions of the art and aesthetics of entries (such as emotional quality, creativity, overall technical skill required, processing quality, etc). Moderator votes are final and not subject to debate.

Have fun and good luck!

Challenge: Shadows

Create an artistic self portrait that incorporates shadows in any way that you like. As usual… the more creative, the better. 🙂

Submissions accepted through end of April, 2017.

For extended rules, details, & to submit:

G+: https://goo.gl/OflorM

FB: https://goo.gl/77FGY0

image created by Annie Weibull, all rights reserved
image created by Annie Weibull, all rights reserved

 

Tips & Inspiration

Check out this gallery of excellent shadow self portraits for inspiration: https://goo.gl/NPq8Yk

If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.

You an also ask questions on our FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture or email artofselfportraiture@gmail.com

 

Prizes

~1 Year SmugMug Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features
(or comped value on current account)
~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for BorrowLenses http://www.borrowlenses.com
~Think Tank Photo Turnstyle 10 https://goo.gl/o8VMj5
~Capturing Couture Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com

 

image created by Aska Koziara, all rights reserved
image created by Aska Koziara, all rights reserved