January Challenge: Science Fiction / Futuristic

For extended rules and details and to submit click here.

Create for this theme however you like: hoverboards, aliens, astronauts, killer robots from Mars – whatever it means to you. Have fun! Note that the image has to be created this month – no archived images.

~1 Year SmugMug Business Account
(or comped value on current account)
~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply) for BorrowLenses.com
~Think Tank Photo Citywalker 10
~Capturing Couture Gift Code in the amount of $42.95

Deadline for submissions: January 31st, 11:59PM CST

Diana Diaz-Stenstrom

Event Image by Diana Diaz-Stenstrom, all rights reserved

We Want to Connect and Feature You!

The Art of Self Portraiture Community was started on Google+ back when Communities were first introduced – we’ve been going strong for over 3 years! It is time to put out more life-lines to fully support our mission: to promote learning and sharing of artistic self portraiture, an expressive and often evocative art form.

To that effort, here are all the places where we can connect around this idea:

Google+ Community
Facebook Page
Facebook Group

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Please follow us where you can so we can also find you! In all of these places, we’ll do our best to follow back authentic, relevant accounts and to support your #selfportrait shares and posts – mention us and hashtag when you can, to make it easier for us even to find you and your best work.

We’ll also be featuring exceptional self portrait work in places like the website, Facebook, Ello, Twitter, and Instagram. If you’d like to be featured, make a post with your self portrait image(s) on Google+ and use the hashtag #selfportraitfeature or send an email to artofselfportraiture@gmail.com – make sure to include your name as you’d like it attributed, Instagram and/or Twitter handle (for features on those sites) and a website, if you like.

If you have a relevant tutorial or other product that you’d like us to feature on the website or elsewhere, please send an email to our artofselfportraiture gmail account.

Let me know here, or via the contact form, if you have any requests or suggestions.

See you in your self portraits, my friends! <3

“Tis the Season” Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the winners of last month’s Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: Ralph Mendoza
Second Place: Nynke B
Third Place: Andrea Martinez
Fourth Place: Phil Ficarra

You can see their photos below – all wonderful representations of the end of year season through their eyes.
photos are cropped for the purpose of the mosaic – you can view the originals in the event linked below

The winners got prizes from our sponsors, and their photos will be featured in the Winners Category at The Art of Self Portraiture Community http://goo.gl/qc7VO
Ralph’s first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

December Self Portrait Challenge Winners

Big thanks to all of our fantastic December sponsors, SmugMug, Think Tank Photo, Capturing Couture, & BorrowLenses.com – our winners will be enjoying great prizes from them. Make sure you circle them for great photography products and services.

Great job to everyone who submitted an image and thanks for participating! You can see the finalists here: https://goo.gl/MVhcvz, honorable mentions here: https://goo.gl/zG4DJm, and all photo submissions and the event here: https://goo.gl/u4Jj8u

Are you ready for the next Challenge? It’s already up – view it here: https://goo.gl/HiKIu9

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Viewing this post but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? 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