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October Challenge: Self Expression

I'm told that this is the look that sums me up the best. I think it's pretty close. I'm not sure exactly what it tells the world. For me, it's patience, frustration, cynicism, sarcasm, disbelief, contemplation.......
I think I'm always waiting for the other shoe to drop.

#selfportrait #photography #selfportraiture #fineart #challenge #selfexpression #express #self
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My entry for this weeks Self Portrait Sunday. The theme is "Shadows".

I decided to play with my studio lights for this one. I'm still learning how light works, so it never hurts to have a project to practice on.

#selfportraitsunday #selfportraiture #selfportrait #photography
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SELF PORTRAIT CHALLENGE & SELF PORTRAIT SUNDAY - NEW SUBMISSION PROCESS

Google+ is doing away with Events as we now know/use them, and so we’ve been trying to find a way to keep running our Monthly Challenges and our Biweekly Self Portrait Sundays.

Going forward, I’ll be publishing a Public post on my personal account with details about the Theme & Rules for the Monthly Challenge which I’ll also share to the appropriate category within the Art of Self Portraiture Community so it can be easily found and referenced there. I’ll also send a reminder to a limited circle that I used to invite to these events (if you ever want to be removed from or added to that circle, just tell me and I’m happy to oblige).

If you’d like to enter our monthly challenges, just post your entry to the “Challenge Submissions” Category in the Art of Self Portraiture Community (can be found here: http://goo.gl/VbVTm4). If you’re not a member, you just have to join the Community to post, which is easy and we are happy to have you! Art of Self Portraiture Community: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ

We do have a public Event published already for this month’s Challenge, which you can find here: http://goo.gl/xaay5y and you are welcome to enter there. We will also be accepting submissions in the Challenge Submissions Category starting this month.

We also have a Self Portrait Sunday Category in the ASP Community, and going forward, we’ll make all posts and entries for #selfportraitsunday to that category, which can be found here: http://goo.gl/HJuATd I’ll be sending out reminders for those in posts, as well, to a curated circle. As with the monthly challenge circle, just let me know if you want me to add or remove you.

We are going to keep at all of this for as long as we can on Google+, but you should know that we’re also doing these events on FB in order to provide access to as many people as possible. Any and all of you are welcome to participate in both/either places.
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture
FB Group: https://goo.gl/WBnqpB

You can also circle +Art of Self Portraiture for information and updates, and subscribe to updates from our website to keep yourself informed about what’s going on. http://artofselfportraiture.com

#selfportrait #photography #selfportraiture #challenges #selfportraitsunday


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#SelfPortraitSunday This Weekend - September 18th!

Everyone is invited to share an image - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: No theme this weekend, so you can do whatever you want! :-D

Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: http://goo.gl/yKA6x9
(For “old school” participants, please note that this has been recently revised!)

We are no longer using Events, as they are being phased out and we need to keep this working for everyone. We have a Self Portrait Sunday Category in the ASP Community, and going forward, we’ll make all posts and entries for #selfportraitsunday to that category, which can be found here: http://goo.gl/HJuATd (If you are not a member of the Community, please request to join so that you can participate - it’s easy to join and we are happy to have you!)

You can post your #SPS image to the Self Portrait Sunday Category whenever it is Sunday where you live, during this weekend’s “event” (Sunday, September 18th).

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, September 12th up until the event weekend.

As always, have some fun!
Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-)

Any questions? We have moderators and members in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj

If you'd like to, you can also share your image on the FB SPS Event. Check the FB ASP page for details: FB ASP Page: www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture 

Thank you to +Joanna Koziara for letting us use her image on this post! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :)
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#selfportrait #photography #selfportraitsunday #selfportraiture #art #creative #share #social
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This is the Event for our September Self Portrait Challenge: Apocalypse. What this means is create your self portrait to depict some type or nature of apocalyptic event or aftermath or to reflect the concept of apocalypse visually. You have a lot of freedom of expression and interpretation here, so get creative!

Here is where you enter your ONE "Apocalypse" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.

You can also submit your image on the corresponding FB Event for this Challenge, which can be found on the FB ASP Page: www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture

Tips & Inspiration

Gallery of Apocalypse Self Portraits: http://goo.gl/MNGvj9

Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired.

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. 

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 CityWalker 10 http://goo.gl/B4vfvs
~+Capturing Couture Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com

Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :)

There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen.

At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :)

Please Remember These Rules:

~Enter Only Your Own Work
~Enter Only ONE Photo
~Only SELF PORTRAITS
~Must adhere to this month's theme.
~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic
~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or Otherwise Offensive Content
~Photo Must Be Taken in September 2016
~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months
~No More Than 3 Wins Total
~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact
~Circle Our Prize Sponsors
~No Trickery or Spamming
~We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants
~Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant

OF NOTE:

Google+ seems to be getting rid of Events. We have seen this coming for some time, which is why we've been working to branch out by creating a website and other social media accounts (see all links below). As of the last "push" of the new G+, Events are still not included, and it seems they will not be a part of G+ plans going forward. "Classic" G+ is still available (for how long, we are not sure); we are using it now to make this Event possible, but we will be forced to consider other options going forward. We will continue to do our best to host these Events on G+ in whatever way we can. Those options will not enable us to notify you the way Events currently do, however. Circle +Art of Self Portraiture , and please visit the website and subscribe to updates so you can stay apprised of our Events this way, if you'd like. Additionally, we encourage you to check out the group, page, and events on FB, if that's possible for you.


Share Your Work!

In order to be officially entered into the Challenge - you must enter your photo here on the Event (or on the corresponding FB Event). Please let us know if you have any difficulty doing this! We want to include all eligible images in the judging.

Aside from entering your image here, we also encourage you to share your work on other platforms, and let us know, so we can support your brilliance. :)

If you share your images on Instagram, FB, Tumblr, Ello and Twitter also, you can follow us and tag the ASP accounts to have your work loved/shared in those places (for this event and also any time).

FB ASP Page: www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture
Instagram: www.instagram.com/artofselfportraiture
Tumblr: artofselfportraiture.tumblr.com
Twitter: twitter.com/selfportraiture 
Ello: ello.co/selfportraiture

You can also join our FB Group and share your images there, as well: 
FB Group: www.facebook.com/groups/972946162743959
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*Borrow Lenses Gift certificate codes applicable only to orders placed before their expiration dates. Gift certificate codes are for rentals only, are not transferable, are not valid on “for sale” items. Gift certificate codes are not stackable with any other coupon unless you are a BL member. BorrowLenses.com rental orders only ship to U.S. addresses and renters must possess a U.S. credit card.

#photography   #selfportrait   #art   #challenge   #selfportraiture   #apocalypse  

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I wonder if you know yet that you’ll leave me. That you are a child playing with matches and I have a paper body
Clementine von Radics
#selfportrait #selfportraitsunday #blackandwhite
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July Self Portrait Challenge Finalists!

Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community chose finalists from the July "In Bloom" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the awesome submissions here:
G+: https://goo.gl/qUlV5f
FB: https://goo.gl/PgWGiz
and Honorable Mentions can be seen here: https://goo.gl/Ivrzgx

We have 10 great photos from talented artists in the finalists pool blooming for us! 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 event linked above

Who will be chosen as the 4 winners for July?  We'll announce the winners soon! Stay tuned...

Thanks to our July prize sponsors, +BorrowLenses.com, +Capturing Couture, +SmugMug, & +Think Tank Photo! 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
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

#photography   #selfportrait   #art   #challenge   #selfportraiture   #inbloom   #flowers  
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July Self Portrait Challenge Honorable Mentions

Here are the Honorable Mentions from the July "In Bloom" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the submissions here:
G+ https://goo.gl/qUlV5f
FB https://goo.gl/PgWGiz

The photos attached to this post were considered finalist contenders but were not eligible to win prizes because either they were created by moderators (we play but we aren't eligible to win!) 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! (Click to enlarge the photo and see who's tagged in them.)

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 tomorrow!

Thanks to our July prize sponsors, +Think Tank Photo, +SmugMug, +BorrowLenses.com, & +Capturing Couture! 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
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

#photography   #selfportrait   #challenge   #selfportraiture   #inbloom   #flowers   #art  
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Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for May 1st, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: No theme - do whatever you like!
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/bxIHd4

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, April 25th up until Monday Morning, May 2nd. (Other photos posted will be removed from the event.) 

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.

As always, have some fun!
Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-)

Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj

Thank you to INSERT NAME for letting us use HIS/HER image (from the last event: LINK) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :)
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#selfportraitsunday   #photography   #selfportraiture   #SSP   #selfportrait  
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