“Big World” Finalists

Finalists from the June “Big World” Challenge:

Images by  Patrick Kelly, Paula Contreras, Daniel Taylor, Andrea Minoia, Gilmar Smith, Maayan Windmuller, Paul Bagley, Nina Agi B, Marguerite Khoury, Warren Searle, & Angela Migliore
Images by Patrick Kelly, Paula Contreras, Daniel Taylor, Andrea Minoia, Gilmar Smith, Maayan Windmuller, Paul Bagley, Nina Agi B, Marguerite Khoury, Warren Searle, & Angela Migliore

 

You can see the Event and all of the awesome submissions here:
G+ https://goo.gl/0BpMgu
FB https://goo.gl/YqSRJU
and Honorable Mentions can be seen here: http://goo.gl/wR9aN2

We have 11 great photos from talented artists in the finalists pool living large (er, tiny)! Click through to the lightbox to see the names of the photographers tagged in the photos.
photos are cropped for the purpose of the mosaic – you can view the originals in the events linked above)

Who will be chosen as the 4 winners for June?  We’ll announce the winners soon! Stay tuned…

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

“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