“Big World” Honorable Mentions

Here are the Honorable Mentions from the June “Big World” Challenge.

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Images created by Annie Weibull, Ralph Mendoza, Craig Szymanski, Stacy Vitallo, Stefan Riss, and Ina Gatzmaga

 

 

You can see the Event and all of the submissions here:
G+ https://goo.gl/0BpMgu
FB https://goo.gl/YqSRJU

The photos attached to this post were considered finalist contenders but were not eligible to win prizes because either they were created by ASP Community moderators or these photographers have won sometime in the past 6 months or 3 times total already. However, because these photos would go into the Finalists pool otherwise, I wanted them to get recognition, and so these are our Honorable Mentions. Well done! (photos are cropped for the purpose of the mosaic – you can view the originals in the event linked above)

Stay tuned to see who the fantastic finalists are – we’ll announce them soon!

Thanks to our June prize sponsors, Think Tank Photo, SmugMug, Capturing Couture, & BorrowLenses.com! We love their products and services and appreciate their support. 🙂

April Challenge: Imitate Art

The April Self Portrait Challenge is “Imitate Art.” What this means is that you find and choose a classic or contemporary painting or iconic photo/image (art) to imitate with a self portrait. You’ll need to be able to provide a link to the original and attribute the artist/creator. Please add the link and attribution in the caption of your submission.

For detailed rules and to enter, please click here. (Make sure you click “read more” under “Details” to see all information.)

Remember that imitation does not have to = perfect replication. You can put your spin on things, get as close as possible, conceptualize a bit differently than the original, etc. Have fun looking through art online, selecting a piece or two to try and then experiencing the glory of trial and error. This is guaranteed to be fun as well as a great learning experience!

Prizes
~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply) for BorrowLenses.com http://www.borrowlenses.com
~Think Tank Photo Turnstyle 10 https://goo.gl/B88YFu
~Capturing Couture Discontinued Strap (shipping not included) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack

Tips & Inspiration
The article this idea came from has some great examples: http://goo.gl/fRQWKU
And here are some more (kind of silly) examples: http://goo.gl/CgqPd8

Images like this are somewhat difficult to find, but we have gathered a small handful into a gallery: https://goo.gl/ipcNbv

If you have questions or need help, you can comment directly on the event or 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.

Image by Joanna Koziara, based on the original “Friday Khalo” by Joanna Sierko Filipowska

March Challenge: Scanography

The March Self Portrait Challenge is “Scanography.” What this means is your image must be captured using a scanner of some sort. We can make beautiful art using all kinds of different tools – this should challenge you to use something a little different than what you usually turn to when making images, which is fun and informative to your creative process. 🙂

If you don’t have a scanner of your own, ask a friend or use one at your workplace (with permission, no getting in trouble at your job) or public library. Be carefuldon’t hurt yourself or damage the scanner! Get creative and have fun – these images can be very striking and have a great quality to them that lends itself to creative posing, styling, and processing. Post processing the image is fine – the only constraint is it must be captured with a scanner of some sort.

For detailed rules and to enter, please click here. (Make sure you click “read more” under “Details” to see all information.)

Prizes

~1 Year SmugMug Business 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 Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com

Tips & Inspiration

I’ve curated a gallery of really interesting scanography self-portraits that you can check out for inspiration. Check it out here: https://goo.gl/81S5TH
If you’d like, you can see an album of my own scanography here: https://goo.gl/sXCiW8

If you have questions or need help, you can comment directly on the event or 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

 

Image by Measie Elizabeth

 

Image by Lotus Carroll
Image by Lotus Carroll

 

Image by Measie Elizabeth
Image by Measie Elizabeth