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Check out the winner of our "Levitation" Challenge...
The winner of our “Fly / Levitate” Challenge is Joan Roch!

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

Judges’ impressions:

A very original "four-pieced" self portrait where the strong, bright colors and design of the background contribute to the overall energy of the image - this one you can't overlook! ~ +Annie Weibull

I knew this was a winner from the first look. Super creative concept and a whimsical sense of surrealism instantly drew me in. After that I started looking at it from a technical standpoint and you nailed that part as well, as it is flawless in your execution... outstanding image! ~ +Mark Rodriguez

I love the idea, the concept and the originality of it all.... It is just an image that makes me laugh... And laughing is good. Plus the technical aspect is outstanding. ~ +Ricardo Williams

What I loved about this shot was the refreshing take on levitation. You gave me something I hadn’t seen before and it was funny too. ~ +Sam Breach

I couldn't look away from this when i first saw it... the shadows and the pose of the legs are really eye-catching, and agree that it's a different take on levitation and I LOVE it! ~+Stacy Vitallo

What I loved about this image was that it was very unexpected! I loved the playfulness of the split person, colors, processing. It all came to a very fun image. ~ +Joanna Koziara

This image is visual striking, technically interesting and wonderfully whimsical! I love it. ~ +Lotus Carroll

The combination of colour, movement and creative angle made this image immediately stand out to me. He took the idea of levitate further! ~ +Paul Bagley

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Stay tuned for a featured artist spotlight on Joan 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:
FB: https://goo.gl/8jKw8x
G+: https://goo.gl/Pgi5Sn

Finalists:
https://goo.gl/NPPSgQ

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

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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 #fly #levitate
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Here are some tips for our next challenge....
Want to create your #doubleexposure #selfportrait in-camera? Here's some help. Have fun! <3
How to do Multiple Exposures In-Camera
How to do Multiple Exposures In-Camera
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And the Winner or our "Empty" Challenge is...........
The winner of our “Empty” Challenge is +Ina Gat!

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

Judges’ impressions:

The stark simplicity of the image and the empty chair says a lot. Although the image may be very personal to Ina it is also universal speaking to a wide audience as we all have experienced some kind of emptiness. The lighting is beautiful. ~ +Paul Bagley

This image is so well composed; the position of your body and especially your arms and hands, shows a longing for something that is no longer there… that emptiness. Thanks for sharing your amazing work with us. ~ +Ricardo Williams

The "simplicity" of this image, in terms of composition and sparse use of color, enforces the emptiness theme in an elegant and very accomplished way. To me, your facial expression and body position bears witness of that fundamental mindset change we go through when someone who is important to us leaves, and we realize this person will never come back. A chilling moment, so very well illustrated in your image. ~ +Annie Weibull

This image is haunting - it begs the question: who is missing from the chair, and why? I love that it poses questions rather than telling a complete story. Nicely done! ~ +Lotus Carroll

Your image is so well composed and makes me wonder what your purpose was to include the empty chair. It made me come up with all kinds of questions and forced me to try and relate. ~ +Jason Mayers

As a portrait photographer, this image chilled me. The fact that the chair is empty instantly made me miss someone... excellent story telling for me. ~ +Stacy Vitallo

I like the use of shadows in this image. It adds to the drama of an empty chair. It makes feel of emptiness almost palatable. ~ +Joanna Koziara

This image is so evocative and personal and struck me immediately when I saw it. For me, I feel the sense of loss you captured with the empty chair and longing for it to be filled once again with whomever might have once occupied that space and who no longer is with us. ~ +Mark Rodriguez

The lamp adds so much meaning to the subject of ‘empty’ - my feeling is that the chair represents a person, a person who was a strong force, but who is no longer with us. The unlit lamp suggests ‘a light has been put out’ which, paired with the sad expression implies a great feeling of loss. Well done. ~ +Sam Breach

The image poignantly represents the theme, but I like the nuanced subtext of strength in your expression. So well done. Congrats! ~ +Tom Tran

The true beauty and value of images for me lies in if it moves me, and in the case of your image I was touched deeply. The emptiness is tangible on so many levels. It's a storytelling image, vulnerable, really beautifully done. ~ +Nynke B
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Stay tuned for a featured artist spotlight on Ina where she will answer some questions about photography and self portraiture and share more of her 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/5ccBVM
FB: https://goo.gl/f4AMCB
Finalists: https://goo.gl/p6Qwce

Submit to our current challenge - one week left to join in!
Details here: http://www.artofselfportraiture.com/challenge-fly-levitate/

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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 #empty
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Check out this piece and get to know a little bit more of one of our own artists.... +Paul Wesson
I'm happy today to introduce you to +Paul Wesson, winner of the "Reflections" challenge and feature of our current artist spotlight.

Paul is a coder and photographer living on the east coast of Canada. He has been active in the online photography community, sharing not only self portraits but also his portrait and landscape work. You can see more of his work here: http://paulwesson.com/

He recently answered some questions about his self portraiture and other photography - enjoy!

http://artofselfportraiture.com/artist-spotlight-paul-wesson/

(image on this post is the intellectual and creative property of Paul, used with permission)

#selfportrait #selfportraiture #art #fineart #feature #artistspotlight #photography
Artist Spotlight: Paul Wesson
Artist Spotlight: Paul Wesson
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Hey guys..... you have time to prepare and get your creative juices flowing. Check out our next Art of Self Portraiture challenge!!
Self Portrait Challenge: Fly / Levitate
Submissions accepted from March 1st - April 30th 2018.
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Create a self portrait that embodies the idea of flying or levitation. Have fun floating in front of the camera. :)

Submit your entry via
Google+: Post to the “Challenge Submissions” Category http://goo.gl/VbVTm4
Facebook: Post to the Challenge Event: https://goo.gl/8jKw8x

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

Here's a gallery of great self portraits that embody this theme well: https://goo.gl/8uFds9

Have fun creating! ♥


OFFICIAL RULES:

Submissions accepted from March 1 - April 30th, 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
+Jason Mayers
+Nynke B
+Paul Bagley
+Ricardo Williams
+Sam Breach
+Stacy Vitallo
+Stefan Riss
+Tom Tran



Header image created by:
Anne Marthe Widvey
Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/widvey/6800830658/
CC License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/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 #fly #levitate
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IDK why, but some asked me privately to repost this, so here it is:

I did this thing.

Find me there.

http://get.vero.co/vero
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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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