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

Self Portrait Sunday: September 18th

We host Self Portrait Sunday “events” every two weeks. This coming weekend is a SPS weekend!

You can participate by joining in with others here:

G+: http://goo.gl/cOlzNh

FB: http://goo.gl/PZOaWb

And you can also post your self portraits anywhere on social media and use the hashtag #selfportraitsunday and #SPS

Tag our social media accounts when you share to grab our attention and get some love!

Instagram
Facebook
Google+
Ello
Twitter
Tumblr

 

Image by Joanna Koziara
Image by Joanna Koziara

September Challenge: Apocalypse

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!

For detailed rules and to enter, click here for G+ or click here for FB. (Make sure you click “read more” under “Details” to see all information on G+ and “Details” Under “About” on FB.)

Prizes

~1 Year SmugMug Portfolio Accounthttp://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

 

Image by Ricardo Williams
Image by Ricardo Williams

 

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. If you don’t have a G+ account, you can also contact us via our FB page.