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