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

 

February Challenge: Interesting Angle / POV

To take part in this challenge, you should shoot your image with a visually interesting point-of-view or camera angle (look straight up, straight down, from an extreme angle, or unique vantage point).
Submissions are open through the end of February!

For details, rules, and submissions, visit here: February SP Challenge

Ricardo Willams POV
Image by Ricardo Williams, All Rights Reserved

Thanks to Ricardo Williams for letting us use his image in the header!

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/the-sale-rack

Mark Rodriguez, POV
Image by Mark Rodriguez, All Rights Reserved

 

Image by Joanna Koziara, All Rights Reserved
Image by Joanna Koziara, All Rights Reserved

 

Image by Lotus Carroll, All Rights Reserved
Image by Lotus Carroll, All Rights Reserved

“Science Fiction / Futuristic” Challenge Winners

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

First Place: Stefan Riss
Second Place: Srah Winter
Third Place: Cora Triton
Fourth Place: Craig Szymanski

You can see their photos below – Such excellent self portraits with a science fiction vibe! I’d definitely watch any and all of these movies. 😉
photos are cropped for the purpose of the mosaic – you can view the originals in the event linked below

January SP Challenge Winners

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 Stefan’s first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

Big thanks to all of our fantastic January sponsors, BorrowLenses.com, Think Tank Photo, Capturing Couture, & SmugMug – 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/zLdR3y, honorable mentions here: https://goo.gl/TtlhzS, and all photo submissions and the event here: https://goo.gl/HiKIu9

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