December Challenge: Paper or Plastic?

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December Self Portrait Challenge: “Paper or Plastic?”

What this means is up to you, so get creative! You can interpret as you wish – use the prompt as a suggestion for image props or go totally abstract with it. We are looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with!
(idea borrowed from: https://goo.gl/7ITtGd)

For extended rules, details, & to submit:

G+: https://goo.gl/Idf0BE

FB: https://goo.gl/0G4Cx9

image by stacy vitallo
image by stacy vitallo

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/IugplQ
~Capturing Couture credit for a Discontinued Strap (shipping not included) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/sale-rack-camera

 

Tips & Inspiration

Check out this inspirational gallery of theme-appropriate self portraits: https://goo.gl/UnMpa3

Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you’ll be inspired.

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.

Thanks to Stacy Vitallo for letting us use her image!

October Challenge: Self Expression

October Self Portrait Challenge: “Self Expression.”

What this means is that you use your self portraiture to artistically express your inner thoughts, feelings, desires, worries, ideas etc. in whatever way you are moved to do so. This kind of practice allows you to communicate a message you feel strongly about, tell the world something about yourself, and/or therapeutically work through an issue you are struggling with in some way. This ability to communicate something important to us is at the heart of why many of us are passionate about this art form and is one of the primary things that elevates “self portraiture” beyond “selfie” snapshots. So, this month, we’re asking you to dig deep and use your art to express yourself. If you’re willing to go the extra step, we’d also love to see you include some discussion of what you were portraying in the post or caption of your image.

 

image by Carolyn Klein Lagatutta
image by Carolyn Klein Lagatutta

 

Prizes:
~1 Year SmugMug Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features
(or comped value on current account)
~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for BorrowLenses.com http://www.borrowlenses.com/
~ THINK TANK PHOTO Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/OTECbM
~ Capturing Couture Discontinued Strap (shipping not included) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/sale-rack-camera

 

image by Stacy Vitallo
image by Stacy Vitallo

 

Tips & Inspiration:

Check out this gallery of expressive self portraits for inspiration:https://goo.gl/dZ3Mlt

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. If you don’t have a G+ account, you can also contact us via our FB page.

 

 

image by Aksa Koziara
image by Aksa Koziara

Self Portrait Sunday: September 18th

We host Self Portrait Sunday “events” every two weeks. This coming weekend is a SPS weekend!

You can participate by joining in with others here:

G+: http://goo.gl/cOlzNh

FB: http://goo.gl/PZOaWb

And you can also post your self portraits anywhere on social media and use the hashtag #selfportraitsunday and #SPS

Tag our social media accounts when you share to grab our attention and get some love!

Instagram
Facebook
Google+
Ello
Twitter
Tumblr

 

Image by Joanna Koziara
Image by Joanna Koziara