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Be Yourself and the World Will Bang Drums to Your Beat!
Be Yourself and the World Will Bang Drums to Your Beat!

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There he came, through the lifted gates, menacing and slithering, ready to wreak havoc... the warrior from the Colosseum ... in search of death and blood!

#SelfPortraiture #ArtofSelfportraiture #RicardoWilliamsPhotography #SelfPortrait #RicardoWilliams
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Welcome 2018 and here we come again..........
Self Portrait Challenge: Empty
January 1st - February 28th, 2018
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Create your self portrait to fit the "Empty" theme, interpreted as you choose.

Submit your entry via
Google+: Post to the “Challenge Submissions” Category http://goo.gl/VbVTm4
Facebook: Post to the Challenge Event: https://goo.gl/f4AMCB

Questions? Feel free to ask in comments, make a post in the discussion section of our G+ Community, or send a message to us at our Facebook page.

Art of Self Portraiture Community on G+: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ
Facebook ASP Page: https://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture

To inspire you, here's a gallery of great self portraits that embody this theme well: https://goo.gl/e566EL

Have fun creating! ♥


OFFICIAL RULES:

Submissions accepted from January 1st - February 28th, 2018
Entry must be a self portrait that is your original work and adheres to the theme. Only one entry per person.
The self portrait must be current (captured during the submission timeframe of the challenge), though composite elements of the image do not have to be current.

At the end of the submission period, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will select a group of 5 finalists and announce and feature these artists and their images. From these, one overall winner will be selected. The winner will have their work featured on all of our social media channels and be highlighted in a post on our website.

Please note that moderator judging is subjective (art always is!). Each moderator will cast their vote based on adherence to the theme and rules, as well as their own subjective impressions of the art and aesthetics of entries (such as emotional quality, creativity, overall technical skill required, processing quality, etc). Moderator votes are final and not subject to debate.

Current ASP Moderators:
+Lotus Carroll
+Mark Rodriguez
+Annie Weibull
+Joanna Koziara
+Paul Bagley
+Ricardo Williams
+Sam Breach
+Stacy Vitallo
+Stefan Riss
+Tom Tran


Header image created by Ursula Diaz
Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uneduex/3727338862/
CC License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

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If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, request to join here:
Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ
Facebook Group: https://goo.gl/WBnqpB
You can also find us here:
Website: http://artofselfportraiture.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/artofselfportraiture
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture
Ello: https://ello.co/selfportraiture
Twitter: http://twitter.com/selfportraiture
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/artofselfportraiture
Tumblr: https://artofselfportraiture.tumblr.com/


#selfportrait #photography #art #selfportraiture #artofselfportraiture #create #challenge #empty
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Despair

That moment when u feel life is going to squeeze every living breath out of you.
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Dont forget about this.....
Here are the Finalists from the “All About the Light” 2017 Mega Challenge!

+Christopher Germano
Dana Kate
Anne-sarine Godefroid
Kevin Barney
+Ina Gat
Max Romantsov
Kristie Benoit
Catherine Wynne
Mary Bel
+TIna Rendon

All Submissions:
G+: https://goo.gl/zA1305
FB: https://goo.gl/DDdlha

We have 10 illuminating photos from talented, light worshipping artists in our finalists pool.

We'll announce the winners soon! Stay tuned...

Thanks to our prize sponsors, +Capturing Couture, +Think Tank Photo, & +SmugMug! We love their products and services and appreciate their support. :) ❤️

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Viewing this post but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, request to join here:
Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ
Facebook Group: https://goo.gl/WBnqpB

You can also find us here:
Website: http://artofselfportraiture.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/artofselfportraiture
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture
Ello: https://ello.co/selfportraiture
Twitter: http://twitter.com/selfportraiture
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/artofselfportraiture
Tumblr: https://artofselfportraiture.tumblr.com


#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #challenge   #photography   #finalists #thelight #allaboutthelight
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Behind the Scenes

I have been missing in action around here (as I mentioned in a previous post). But I also have been planning and staying busy... right now I am working on "my brand" as ridiculous and pretentious as that may sound....

If you are still reading and you survived that previous part, here you can see a glimpse of what I mean.

If you are kind enough to want anything that I am gonna be creating there just go straight and get it, and if you dont find something you like (or you prefer one of my photos as a design) please let me know.

I am searching for better places to have more options and ideas, but for now this is a start!! If you are looking to just get art and not clothing, I am working on that too!!

Suggestions and ideas welcome... and sorry about the self promotion!!

https://www.zazzle.com/rawlphotography
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Remember that Film Noir Challenge...... where here you go!!
The winner of our “Film Noir” Challenge is +Craig Szymanski!

His winning image, which received the most votes from our community moderators during winner selection, can be seen here.

Judges’ impressions:

Wonderful composition where shadow and light form leading lines, leading the eye to the "center of action" of the image (hand and eye). ~ +Annie Weibull

I like the mystery story telling element. ~ +Kelly Richards

I loved that this image was environmental; having the scene set in the real world rather than the studio plus the attention to detail with wardrobe is what nailed it for me. ~ +Sam Breach

Well captured mystery and intrigue using choice of framing, scene and lighting - not to mention expression. ~ +Lotus Carroll

The idea of looking through the blinds and the expression of his eyes.... Is he spying? What is he doing? What is the story..... I want to know! ~+Ricardo Williams

Definitely the light on this for me... LOVE the shadows from the blinds. really interesting! ~ +Stacy Vitallo

I love the attention to details: harsh light, blinds, wardrobe even the expression. Together they all tell a story that draws the viewer in...I’m really curious to know what happens next. ~ +Joanna Koziara

Loved the composition and the many questions that it left in my mind. Leaves the viewer the ability to develop their own narrative. Well done. ~ +Paul Bagley


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Stay tuned for a featured artist spotlight on Craig where he will answer some questions about photography and self portraiture and share more of his work with us. <3

Great job to everyone who submitted - thanks for participating and sharing your art with us!

All Submissions:
G+: https://goo.gl/WYWuRH
FB: https://goo.gl/aGRLjs
Finalists: https://goo.gl/CgFdoV

Are you ready for the next Challenge?
Details here: http://artofselfportraiture.com/challenge-reflections

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Viewing this post but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, request to join here:
Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ
Facebook Group: https://goo.gl/WBnqpB
Membership requests must be approved. No "snapshot style" photography allowed.

You can also find us here:
Website: http://artofselfportraiture.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/artofselfportraiture
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture
Ello: https://ello.co/selfportraiture
Twitter: http://twitter.com/selfportraiture
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/artofselfportraiture
Tumblr: https://artofselfportraiture.tumblr.com


#selfportrait #selfportraiture #challenge #photography #creative #winner #art #filmnoir
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What you think about me doesn't define who I am

I have being posting less and less and less on G+. I dont know why... maybe because I feel that there is less and less interaction. I don't get traction or views .... I have been posting a lot more on my instagram (instagram.com/ricardowilliams16)

But today I am like... "I can't forget about G+" ... All my peeps are here... all the wonderful photographers I have met and learned from... without you guys my photography skills would be lesser and my knowledge subpar. My friend network would be substantially smaller and the fun in photography would be less.

So guys... thank you for teaching me and letting me find the fun in all this... and I shall be posting more of my ridiculous crazy work here... because #WhyNot

Love you guys... and here I leave you with this haunting image!!!
#DontTryThisAtHome
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Check out this interview with photographer Maayan Windmuller... you will for sure enjoy it!! :)
I am pleased to introduce you to +Maayan Windmuller, the winner of our White on White / Black on Black challenge and feature of our current artist spotlight.

Maayan is an engineer and passionate photographer and family man from Germany. His work can be seen here: http://www.maywind.net

He recently answered some questions about his self portraiture and photography journey so far, and I hope you enjoy reading.

http://www.artofselfportraiture.com/artist-spotlight-maayan-windmuller

(image on this post is the intellectual and creative property of Maayan, used with permission)
#selfportrait #selfportraiture #art #fineart #feature #artistspotlight
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The time has come people!!
Make sure you post to the challenge and compete for the gran prizes!
Self Portrait Mega Challenge 2017: All About the Light

Welcome to our first annual “Mega Challenge” that runs through November! This is a free event and everyone is invited.

The theme for our 2017 Mega Challenge is “All About the Light.” We want you to interpret this freely and let your creativity and experimentation run wild.

Submit your entry via
Google+: Post to the “MEGA Challenge” Category https://goo.gl/RBGECw
Facebook: Post to the Challenge Event: https://goo.gl/DDdlha

Questions? Feel free to ask in comments, make a post in the discussion section of our G+ Community, or send a message to us at our Facebook page.

Art of Self Portraiture Community on G+: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ
Facebook ASP Page: https://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture

Prizes are provided by the following excellent sponsors:

+SmugMug
+Think Tank Photo
+Capturing Couture

1st Place:
1 Year SmugMug Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features
(or comped value on current account) and $20 print credit

Think Tank Photo StreetWalker Harddrive Backpack https://goo.gl/hLKI4X

Capturing Couture Gift Code: $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com 


2nd Place:
1 Year SmugMug Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features
(or comped value on current account)

Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag https://goo.gl/XHKMkn

Capturing Couture Gift Code: $32.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com 


3rd Place:
1 Year SmugMug Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features
(or comped value on current account)

Think Tank Photo Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/gMTFxY

Capturing Couture Gift Code: $22.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com 



OFFICIAL RULES:

Submissions accepted April 1st - November 30th 2017
Entry must be a self portrait that is your original work and adheres to the theme. Only one entry per person.

The self portrait must be current (captured during the submission timeframe of the challenge), though composite elements of the image do not have to be current.

At the end of the submission period, the moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will gather entries and select a group of 10 finalists and announce and feature these artists and their images. From these, three winners (1st, 2nd, & 3rd place) will be selected, contacted, and announced. Prizes will be awarded by sponsors.

Please note that moderator judging is subjective (art always is!). Each moderator will cast their vote based on adherence to the theme and rules, as well as their own subjective impressions of the art and aesthetics of entries (such as emotional quality, creativity, overall technical skill required, processing quality, etc). Moderator votes are final and not subject to debate.

Art of Self Portraiture Community Moderators:
+Lotus Carroll
+Mark Rodriguez
+Annie Weibull
+Joanna Koziara
+Jason Mayers
+Kelly Richards
+Nynke B
+Paul Bagley
+Ricardo Williams
+Sam Breach
+Shantha Marie Fountain
+Stacy Vitallo
+Stefan Riss
+Tamara Pruessner
+Tom Tran


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If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, join us:
Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ
Facebook Group: https://goo.gl/WBnqpB

Website: http://artofselfportraiture.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/artofselfportraiture
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture
Ello: https://ello.co/selfportraiture
Twitter: http://twitter.com/selfportraiture
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/artofselfportraiture
Tumblr: https://artofselfportraiture.tumblr.com/


#selfportrait #photography #art #selfportraiture #artofselfportraiture #create #challenge

This image created by community co-owner and moderator, +Mark Rodriguez
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