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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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The winner of our "White on White / Black on Black" challenge is +Maayan Windmuller!

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

Judges’ impressions:

"A very creative interpretation to the theme, with great attention to detail. I really like the sparse use of contrasting red which makes the black and white components stand out. The dispersion effect emphasizes the facial expressions and really adds to the energy of this image." ~ +Annie Weibull

"I love all the fine details in this image... not just the clothes being black on black or white on white, but the painted skin too. Really cool!" ~ +Stacy Vitallo

"The details, like the hat, the painted hair and face strongly support the unique concept of black and white fighting over dominance of the frame. Great energy in the expressions and pose, too!" ~ +Stefan Riss

"The image is quite visually arresting and there is a feeling of shock with an underlying mystery of meaning. The viewer is quite unable to escape the emotion evident, but will likely also leave with more questions than answers." ~ +Lotus Carroll

"I felt that the emotional impact from this image is what drew me to it. A great interpretation of the theme and very socially relevant." ~ +Paul Bagley

"From make up, costume, posing, and post processing. I like the expression, and very interesting background that gives great transition between both colors. Overall it was a well though-out and executed shot that fit the theme perfectly." ~ +Joanna Koziara

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

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

All Submissions:
G+: https://goo.gl/io8CRV
FB: https://goo.gl/GcJn9r
Finalists: https://goo.gl/1myW4e

Are you ready for the next Challenge?
Details here: https://goo.gl/WYWuRH

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"Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.“
Louis Aragon
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The winner of our “Negative Space” Challenge is Nicole Small of One on One Art! https://www.facebook.com/oneononearts
The winner of our “Negative Space” Challenge is Nicole Small of One on One Art! https://www.facebook.com/oneononearts

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

Judges’ impressions:

“A great use of negative space both literally and figuratively. The way the light played off the skin was beautiful.” ~ +Paul Bagley

“I really fell in love with the use of light and posing here. The fact that she is looking away from the image gives double meaning to the negative space. Almost as if she is leaving it behind her.” ~ +Joanna Koziara

“There is strong and heavy emotion conveyed in this image. I felt the weight of the darkness as it pushed me down into the corner with the subject, where I could barely begin to see the depth of her pain.” ~ +Sam Breach

“The composition and the light in this image are perfection.” ~ +Stacy Vitallo

“The concept and execution is what struck me. The composition and the use of just enough light to make it unique and thought provoking.” ~ +Ricardo Williams

“This image was so beautifully created and illustrates mastery of light and composition, not to mention mood, emotion, and story telling.” ~ +Lotus Carroll

“The subtle kiss of light on the subject is perfectly balanced with the overwhelming darkness around her. an exquisite use of contrast and negative space which really speaks to the spirit of this challenge.” ~ +Mark Rodriguez

“The emotional impact of this composition is what struck me the most; there's a heaviness in the darkness that seems unbearable to the subject, and I feel it for her. So well done technically, too.” ~ +Tom Tran

“Wonderful use of sparse light and a minimalistic composition that goes so well with the Negative Space theme. The beautiful pose and subtle expression leaves much to the viewer’s imagination – you can interpret this portrait in so many ways and create a story of your own around it.” ~ +Annie Weibull

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Stay tuned for a featured artist spotlight on Nicole 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/a8YCjP
FB: https://goo.gl/oRAc7G
Finalists: https://goo.gl/svtR9h

Are you ready for the next Challenge?
Details here: https://goo.gl/v4yovC

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"Shadows" Self Portrait Challenge Winners!
"Shadows" Self Portrait Challenge Winners

First Place: Mary Bel
Second Place: +TIna Rendon
Third Place: +Paul Howard
Fourth Place: +Martin Werge Nissen

You can see their photos below - each of them making excellent use of shadows, creating an overall wonderfully moody effect.

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

Big thanks to all of our fantastic “Shadows” sponsors, +Think Tank Photo, +Capturing Couture, +SmugMug, & +BorrowLenses - our winners will be enjoying great prizes from them. Make sure you follow them for great photography products and services.

Great job to everyone who submitted an image and thanks for participating!
All Submissions:
G+: https://goo.gl/OflorM
FB: https://goo.gl/77FGY0

Are you ready for the next Challenge? It's already up - details:
ASP Challenge: Negative Space
Submissions accepted through end of June.
G+: https://goo.gl/a8YCjP
FB: https://goo.gl/oRAc7G


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"Framed" Self Portrait Challenge Winners!
"Framed" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of our recent challenge!

First Place: +Marjorie McDonald
Second Place: Anne-sarine Godefroid
Third Place: +Paul Wesson
Fourth Place: Mark Rowland Jones

You can see their photos attached to this post!

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 Marjorie's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

Big thanks to all of our fantastic sponsors, +Capturing Couture, +SmugMug, +BorrowLenses, & +Think Tank Photo - our winners will be enjoying great prizes from them. Make sure you follow them for great photography products and services.

Great job to everyone who submitted an image and thanks for participating!
All Submissions:
G+: https://goo.gl/4OQ27a
FB: https://goo.gl/MvI4iw

Are you ready for the next Challenge? It's already up - view it here:
ASP Challenge: Shadows
Submissions accepted through end of April.
G+: https://goo.gl/OflorM
FB: https://goo.gl/77FGY0

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Just a little to the left...

My contribution to the February Self Portrait Challenge.

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You know it's been a while since you posted when you can't seem to find where to even do that anymore lol

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January Duality Winners!
January "Duality" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Gilmar Smith
Second Place: +Shelly MacNeil -Conway
Third Place: +Piotr Edelman
Fourth Place: +Alan Bland

You can see their photos below - an amazing display of their dual natures.
photos are cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked below

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 Gilmar's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

Big thanks to all of our fantastic January sponsors, +BorrowLenses, +Think Tank Photo, +Capturing Couture, & +SmugMug - our winners will be enjoying great prizes from them. Make sure you follow them for great photography products and services.

Great job to everyone who submitted an image and thanks for participating!
All Submissions:
G+: https://goo.gl/nWCzie
FB: https://goo.gl/VsIolz
Finalists: https://goo.gl/XicxlA

Are you ready for the next Challenge? It's already up - view it here:
February Self Portrait Challenge: Framed
G+: https://goo.gl/4OQ27a
FB: https://goo.gl/MvI4iw

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Healthy Eating

For the January Self Portrait challenge: Duality
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