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Lotus Carroll

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Photographer. Poet. Dreamer.

Occupation: Photographer (lotuscarroll.com)

Location: Austin, TX

Birthday: 10/27

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Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome 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 _ #selfportraitsunday   #photography   #selfportraiture   #SSP   #selfportrait  May 1st: Self Portrait Sunday2016-05-01 03:00:0039  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our April 2016 Self Portrait Challenge: "Imitate Art." What this means is that you find and choose a classic or contemporary painting or iconic photo/image (art) to imitate with a self portrait. You'll need to be able to provide a link to the original and attribute the artist/creator. Please add the link and attribution in the caption of your submission. Here is where you enter your ONE "Imitate Art" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th 2016, 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. *Tips & Inspiration* Remember that imitation does not have to = perfect replication. You can put your spin on things, get as close as possible, conceptualize a bit differently than the original, etc. Have fun looking through art online, selecting a piece or two to try and then experiencing the glory of trial and error. This is guaranteed to be fun as well as a great learning experience!  The article this idea came from has some great examples: http://goo.gl/fRQWKU And here are some more (kind of silly) examples: http://goo.gl/CgqPd8 Images like this are somewhat difficult to find, but I gathered a small handful into a gallery: https://goo.gl/ipcNbv 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. The header image for this event was expertly created by our own @117445337050042558867 (it has been cropped to fit the banner space; see the full image here: https://goo.gl/2RwmvS) and is an imitation of "Frida Kahlo" by Joanna Sierko Filipowska (view here: http://goo.gl/0VtSZy). 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.  *Prizes* ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Turnstyle 10 https://goo.gl/B88YFu ~@101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap (shipping not included) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack *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 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 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 2 remaining prizes. 3rd 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 ModeratorsApril Self Portrait Challenge: Imitate Art2016-04-28 07:00:0047  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for Sunday, April 17th 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Silly! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/bxIHd4 _If you would like to share an image that doesn't match the theme, that is fine, too. As long as it was captured within the qualifying timeframe._ 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 11th up until Monday morning, April 18th. (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 @114437821607569957251 for letting us use his image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfportrait   #photography   #selfportraitsunday   #SPS   #selfportraiture   #silly  April 17th: Self Portrait Sunday2016-04-17 03:00:0011  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for April 3rd, 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, March 28th up until Monday morning, April 4th. (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 @107494834634231938072 for letting us use her image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfportraitsunday   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography  April 3: Self Portrait Sunday2016-04-03 03:00:0028  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: "Scanography." What this means is your image must be captured using a scanner of some sort. We can make beautiful art using all kinds of different tools - this should challenge you to use something a little different than what you usually turn to when making images, which is fun and informative to your creative process. :-) If you don't have a scanner of your own, ask a friend or use one at your workplace (with permission, no getting in trouble at your job) or public library. *Be careful* - _don't hurt yourself or damage the scanner!_ Get creative and have fun - these images can be very striking and have a great quality to them that lends itself to creative posing, styling, and processing. Here is where you enter your ONE "Scanography" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, 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. *Tips & Inspiration* I've curated a gallery of really interesting scanography self-portraits that you can check out for inspiration. Check it out here: https://goo.gl/81S5TH If you'd like, you can see an album of my own scanography here: https://goo.gl/sXCiW8 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.  *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/OTECbM ~ @101789561086090624750 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 isMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Scanography2016-03-29 07:00:0069  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for March 20th, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Scanography Let's kill two birds with one stone and do scanner photos for the SPS Event this week - once you create and share your image here, you can also enter it into this month's SP Challenge: https://goo.gl/SV9Tk2 Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/bxIHd4 _If you would like to share a #selfportraitsunday  image that doesn't match the theme, that is fine, too. As long as it was captured within the qualifying timeframe._ 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, March 14th up until Monday morning, March 21st. (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 @111514726900984316506 for letting us use her image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #photography   #selfportrait   #selfportraitsunday   #selfportraiture   #scanography  March 20: Self Portrait Sunday2016-03-20 02:00:0035  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for March 6, 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, February 29th up until Monday morning, March 7th. (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 @113005905550907383573 for letting us use her image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/6vELN9) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfportraitsunday   #selfportrait   #photography   #selfportraiture  March 6: Self Portrait Sunday2016-03-06 03:00:0036  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our February Self Portrait Challenge: Interesting Angle / POV. What this means is that you should shoot your image with a visually interesting point-of-view or camera angle (look straight up, straight down, from an extreme angle, or unique vantage point). A few possibly helpful links: Camera Angles: http://goo.gl/tQcSD3 Finding Fresh Angles: http://goo.gl/cXmW4l 5 Ways to add Impact w/Angles: http://goo.gl/bKxRFc Here is where you enter your ONE "Interesting Angle / POV" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 29th, 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. *Tips & Inspiration* Check out these great examples of self portraiture with interesting angles and POV: https://goo.gl/WIFv2f 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 @111718830236077991058 for letting us use his image in the header! *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/OTECbM ~@101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap (shipping not included) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack *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, ViolencFebruary Self Portrait Challenge: Interesting Angle / POV2016-02-27 07:00:0068  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for February 21st, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Relationships Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 _If you would like to share an image that doesn't match the theme, that is fine, too. As long as it was captured within the qualifying timeframe._ 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, February 15th up until Monday morning, February 22nd. (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 _ #selfportraitsunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  February 21: Self Portrait Sunday2016-02-21 03:00:0025  
kimberton pemberly44,954  *it's a hamburger party and you're all invited* Are we ready to wear some meat.. LadyGaGa style??  Take a photo of yourself, your cat, your dog.. your fish.. whatever floats your boat and paste that hamburger hat somewhere on the photo! This is all for Gilmar! Let's make her smile that huge gorgeous smile that we all love to see.  Lets get her hamburger hat all over the interwebs! If you don't want to wear the hamburger hat, any photo or happy dedication for her would be fantastical.  Use the hashtag *#HamburgersForGilmar* here is the download link from +Mark Rodriguez if you would like to use the original hamburger hat in your photo:: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ptju6wztncnxbp/hamburger-hat.png?dl=0 thanks for your participation, everyone!  :) WE LOVE YOU GILMAR!!!!!HAMBURGERS FOR GILMAR2016-02-19 15:00:0089  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for February 7th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week - do whatever you like! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 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, February 1st up until Monday morning, February 8th. (Older 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 @104121448289918927464 for letting us use his image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfportraitsunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #selfysunday   #selfiesunday  Self Portrait Sunday2016-02-07 03:00:0045  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: "Science Fiction/Futuristic". What this means is up to you, as long as it fits in some understandable way: hoverboards, aliens, astronauts, killer robots from Mars - all sounds good to me! Have fun and be creative! Here is where you enter your ONE "Science Fiction/Futuristic" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, 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. *Tips & Inspiration* I've curated a gallery of really excellent images that fit this theme, and hope they help inspire you. View here: https://goo.gl/YQjjYq 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.   We also have a (closed) FB group here: https://goo.gl/WBnqpB [FB group requires membership request; approval requires agreement of community guidelines and possibly a sample of your work.] *Thanks to Diana Diaz-Stenstrom for letting us use her image in the header! You can see more of her work here:* https://www.flickr.com/photos/dye *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Citywalker 10 https://goo.gl/D0ag3j ~@101789561086090624750 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 adhereJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: Science Fiction/Futuristic2016-01-29 07:00:0062  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for January 24th, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: _Science Fiction (ScyFi) / Futuristic_ This is also the theme of this month's challenge, so whatever you create for this event can also be submitted to that one - wooo! (see here: https://goo.gl/HiKIu9) 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, January 18th up until Monday morning, January 25th. (Older 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 Diana Diaz-Stenstrom (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dye) for letting us use her image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfportraitsunday   #SPS   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography   #scyfi   #sciencefiction   #future   PS: You may have noticed that we've made a small shift and are calling this "Self Portrait Sunday" now rather than "Selfie Sunday Project" - this was discussed by the moderators over several months time, and ultimately, we made the decision that this is much more inline with the mission of our community. We want to promote the learning and sharing of self portraiture as an art form - our tagline is "Go Beyond the Selfie" - so let's go all-in on making great, high quality art! Self Portrait Sunday: Science Fiction / Futuristic2016-01-24 03:00:0035  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for January 10th, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme - it's your choice! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 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, January 4th up until Monday morning, January 11th. (Older 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 _ #selfportraitsunday   #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography  The Selfie Sunday Project: No Theme / Your Choice2016-01-10 03:00:0066  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our December Self Portrait Challenge: 'Tis the Season. What this means is create your image to portray or offer commentary on whatever the current season means to you... this should differ for each of us, though I'm sure there will be many common themes. Let's see what this time of year means to you, as creatively as possible! Here is where you enter your ONE "'Tis the Season" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST December 31st, 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. *Tips & Inspiration* I've rounded up some truly magnificent "seasonal" self portraits in a gallery, and hope they inspire you as much as they do me! View that here: https://goo.gl/N99VSS 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.  Many thanks to @106324582128454068388 for letting us use a modified version of her image in the header this month! *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/OTECbM ~@101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack *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 OthDecember Self Portrait Challenge: 'Tis the Season2015-12-28 07:00:0060  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for December 27th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: 'Tis the Season / Holiday Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 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, December 21st up until Monday morning, December 28th. (Older 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, seasonal 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 @113381419568450917747 for letting us use his "Bad Santa" image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #holiday   #christmas   #seasonal   PS: Our monthly Challenge for December has the same theme, so you can use the photo you shoot for this SSP Event as your Challenge submission too, if you like! The Challenge Event is here: https://goo.gl/u4Jj8u'Tis The Season / Holiday2015-12-21 07:00:0022  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for December 13th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme - what you create is entirely up to you! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 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, December 7th up until Monday morning, December 14th. (Older 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 @102800803536963304877 for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/E9jCVC) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography  Selfie Sunday Project: No Theme / Your Choice2015-12-13 03:00:0051  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our November Self Portrait Challenge: "Morning Story." What this means is the image you create should tell us what your morning is like... do you love/hate it? Do you sleep in or jump right out of bed? Do you exercise, eat, shower, run, rush your kids out the door... or something else? You get the idea... this can be humorous or serious, it's up to you.  Here is where you enter your ONE "Morning Story" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST November 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. *Tips & Inspiration* Check out this gallery of really great "Morning Story" self portraits - they are wonderfully inspiring: https://goo.gl/VBcxJE Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event, too, 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 @104871116467578397659 for suggesting this theme, and to Lorena Masi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lollyx34) for letting use her image in the header! *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/OTECbM ~@101789561086090624750 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, ViolNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Morning Story2015-11-25 07:00:0072  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for November 29th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Pieces of Me Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 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, November 23rd up until Monday morning, November 30th. (Older 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 @101765609708918478314 for letting us use her image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #sefiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  The Selfie Sunday Project: Pieces of Me2015-11-23 07:00:0034  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for November 15th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No Theme / Your Choice Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 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, November 9th up until Monday morning, November 16th. (Older 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 @111718830236077991058 for letting us use his image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography  The Selfie Sunday Project: No Theme / Your Choice2015-11-15 03:00:0040  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our October Self Portrait Challenge: Halloween. Interpret this however you'd like, whether it be full of horror or whimsy. From creepy ghouls to jack-o-lanterns, clowns and dolls, we want to see it all, so get in the spirit and show us your Halloweenie!  Here is where you enter your ONE "Halloween" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST October 31st, 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. *Tips & Inspiration* Check out this gallery of amazing Halloween self portraits to get inspired! https://goo.gl/aWl83x 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 @110573952887886961621 for letting us use his amazing Halloween image in the header! *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 20 http://goo.gl/UwJ69t ~@101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack *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 October 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No More Than 3 Wins Total ~Winners Must ResOctober Self Portrait Challenge: Halloween2015-10-29 06:00:0079  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for November 1st. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Halloween! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 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, October 26th up until Monday morning, November 2nd. (Older 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 *PS: The October Self Portrait Challenge is also Halloween, so maybe you'd like to submit your image there, too! (It's fine to use the same image in both places.) Details:* https://goo.gl/KGn2QZ _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #halloween  The Selfie Sunday Project: Halloween2015-10-26 06:00:0023  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for October 18th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Shadows _I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see..._ ~Robert Louis Stevenson Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 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, October 12th up until Monday morning, October 19th. (Older 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 #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #shadows  The Selfie Sunday Project: Shadows2015-10-18 03:00:0045  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for Sunday, October 4th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week - do whatever you like! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 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 28th up until Monday morning, October 5th. (Older 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 @111856427400498745265 for letting us use her image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/HzUDMr) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait  The Selfie Sunday Project: No Theme!2015-10-04 03:00:0051  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our September Self Portrait Challenge: Black & White.  Here is where you enter your ONE Black & White 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. *Tips & Inspiration* "Our Monochrome Days" - a gallery of exceptional black and white self portraiture: https://goo.gl/TYRBlQ 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.  *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 30 http://goo.gl/o469IK ~@101789561086090624750 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 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~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 *_Borrow Lenses Gift certificate codes applicable only to orders placed before their expiratioSeptember Self Portrait Challenge: Black & White2015-09-28 07:00:00112  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for September 20th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Black & White Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 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 14th up until Monday morning, September 21st. (Older 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 - and invite your friends! 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 *PS: The September Self Portrait Challenge is also Black & White, so maybe you'd like to submit your image there, too! Details:* https://goo.gl/O08okA _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #blackandwhite   #monochrome  The Selfie Sunday Project: Black & White2015-09-20 03:00:0060  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for September 6th. 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 Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 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, August 31st up until Monday morning, September 7th. (Older 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 @101517640605056528235 for letting us use her image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/lk0x69) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture  The Selfie Sunday Project: No Theme2015-09-06 03:00:0056  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our August Self Portrait Challenge: "That 70's Self Portrait." What this means is make your image reflect that era in some way - it's up to you how you do it! Can't wait to see you all get groovy. :-) Here is where you enter your ONE "70's" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST August 31st, 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. *Tips & Inspiration* _Resources:_ Male Fashion: https://goo.gl/YBfhI4 Female Fashion: https://goo.gl/VjCMJx Hair: https://goo.gl/Np65C6 Makeup: https://goo.gl/GfwkB8 70s Self Portrait Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/uJisn1 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 @112528921891703025888 for letting us edit and use his image in the header! *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 20 http://goo.gl/S4Vd8F ~@101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack *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 August 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No MorAugust Self Portrait Challenge: That 70's Self Portrait2015-08-29 07:00:0058  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for August 23rd. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Motion Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 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, August 17th up until Monday morning, August 24th. (Older 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 _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfpotraiture   #selfportrait   #motion  Selfie Sunday: Motion2015-08-23 03:00:0048  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for Sunday, August 9th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week, so do whatever you like! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 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, August 3rd up until Monday morning, August 10th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open 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! If you have time, remember to +1 and comment on your favorite images from other participants - spread the love and encouragement! _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 @103650703836816496431 for letting us use her image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/tmQqEO) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait  Selfie Sunday: No Theme2015-08-09 03:00:0055  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our July Self Portrait Challenge: Elemental. What this means is your self portrait should incorporate one or more of the elements in an obvious way - let's see how you commingle with Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire! Here is where you enter your ONE "Elemental" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, 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. *Tips & Inspiration* Here's a gallery I created with some really wonderful examples of this kind of self portraiture - hopefully they will inspire you! Elemental Self Portraiture on Flickr: https://goo.gl/g1IOrp 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.  *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate* for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 2nd Brain Tablet Case http://goo.gl/iN5Ki1 ~@101789561086090624750 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 July 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~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 SpammJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Elemental2015-07-29 07:00:0077  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for July 26th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: "Let's Play Dress-up!" Break out your wigs, masks, costumes, makeup and whatever else you're inspired to use along the lines of this theme. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 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, July 20th up until Monday morning, July 27th. (Older 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 @104171073728014545908 for letting us use her image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  Selfie Sunday: Let's Play Dress-up!2015-07-26 03:00:0052  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for July 12th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 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, July 6th up until Monday morning, July 13th. (Older 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 @106454850676445272777 for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/JfZQt2) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  Selfie Sunday: No Theme2015-07-12 03:00:0063  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our June Self Portrait Challenge: "Minimalism"  A Minimalist self portrait image contains very little other than you or a part of you - there are very few or no props or background elements at all in the image. Often, the composition includes a great deal of negative space. Here is where you enter your ONE "Minimalism" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 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._ *Tips & Inspiration* Here are some great examples for you to be inspired by: The Minimalist Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/SkGOWC 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.  *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @118357019708110162087! Organize, protect, and beautifully present your photos online with SmugMug. Their pre-made photo websites and simple design tools let you quickly personalize a site as pretty as your pictures. With secure cloud storage, simple sharing tools, easy print ordering, and 24/7/365 real-human support, we invite you to discover why SmugMug is the world’s leading independent photo sharing service.  Membership begins at less than $5/month. Visit the Website: http://www.smugmug.com/ SmugMug on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SmugMug *Please circle*@118357019708110162087 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: 1 year Portfolio Acct. & Hoodie 2nd Place: 1 Year Power Acct. & T-shirt 3rd Place: 1 Year Basic Acct. & Hat View the account features: http://www.smugmug.com/features 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 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 Violence or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in June 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~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 TJune Self Portrait Challenge: Minimalism2015-06-28 07:00:00124  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for June 28. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Close-Up Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for "Selfie Sunday": http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 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, June 22nd up until Monday morning, June 29. (Older 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 _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography   #closeup  Selfie Sunday: Close-Up2015-06-28 03:00:0056  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for June 14th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week - have fun! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 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, May 8th up until Monday morning, May 15th. (Older 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 @100797673714931126012 for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/hbwuRP) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  Selfie Sunday: No Theme2015-06-14 03:00:0063  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 31, 2015. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! Theme: Shallow DOF Helpful link about DOF: http://www.slrlounge.com/school/aperture-guide-pt2-shallow-and-deep-depth-of-field Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 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, May 25th up until Monday morning, June 1st. (Older 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. Feel free to invite others - the more, the merrier! 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 #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #photography   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #shallowdof  Selfie Sunday: Shallow DOF2015-05-31 03:00:0072  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our May Self Portrait Challenge: "The Traveler".  Tolkien said that "not all who wander are lost" - let's explore your traveling/wandering souls this month! Here is where you enter your ONE "Traveler" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 31st, 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._ *Tips & Inspiration* There are so many possibilities for this theme - there are many ways to travel and show your wandering spirit. Bike, run, drive, hike, dream that you're flying or just set off on a path into the wilderness. Props will help here, but remember that your personality and creativity are always what make the most difference. Can't wait to see what you guys create! The Traveler Self Portraiture Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/5gHZ1L 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 @107494834634231938072 for the header image on this Event! *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @100266938567862344330  Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work, and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs. By focusing on “speed” and “accessibility,” they prepare photographers to Be Ready “Before The Moment,” allowing them to document those historic moments that reflect their personal visions and artistic talents. Visit the Website: http://www.thinktankphoto.com Think Tank Photo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thinktankphoto *Please circle*@100266938567862344330 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: Retrospective 20 Blue http://goo.gl/x5ryYe 2nd Place: CityWalker 10 Blue http://goo.gl/ZJIp1H 3rd Place: Digital Holster 20 http://goo.gl/4fFcSv 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 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 Violence or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be TMay Self Portrait Challenge: The Traveler2015-05-29 07:00:00118  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 17, 2015. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week - have fun! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 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, May 11th up until Monday morning, May 18th. (Older 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. Feel free to invite others - the more, the merrier! 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 @106360687191375633839 for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/VSoIHM) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  Selfie Sunday: No Theme2015-05-17 03:00:0076  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 3, 2015 *Theme* : All about the money! Show us some bling! You certainly don't need a lot of money to get this selfie done. Lots of inspiration around for this theme. Check YouTube. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from April 27/15 before the event up until 8:00 AM EDT Monday May 4/15. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfie Sunday Project2015-05-03 03:00:0062  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our April Self Portrait Challenge: "Wet." In celebration of "April Showers," but very flexible conceptually, our "Wet" theme allows you to interpret however you like. Get creative - we're looking forward to seeing what you all come up with! Here is where you enter your ONE "Wet" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 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._ *Tips & Inspiration* There are so many possibilities for this theme - will you be underwater, in the rain, or soaking in the tub? Maybe riding some ocean waves or drowning in a lake? The possibilities are endless! Self Portraiture a la H2O Gallery on Flickr: http://goo.gl/NYwGKM 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 @111397628815301589258, one of our talented Moderators, for the header image on this Event! *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @101789561086090624750! Capturing Couture Camera Straps and accessories are the perfect marriage of *fashion and function*, using only the finest materials, custom made trims and highly functional hardware. The @101789561086090624750 product line is proudly Made in the USA and embodies the highest standards of quality, also including an extensive collection of Guitar straps. The detailed designs are infused with luxe materials, bold and playful color, and premium hardware that beg to be noticed. Visit the Website: http://www.capturingcouture.com Capturing Couture on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CapturingCouture *Please circle*@101789561086090624750 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: camera strap of choice (excluding Peruvian) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/camera-straps 2nd Place: strap of choice off sale page (limited quantities) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 3rd Place: a Toddy wipe http://goo.gl/3UehSZ and lens cap leash http://goo.gl/eixjHw of choice 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 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 April Self Portrait Challenge: Wet2015-04-28 07:00:0096  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for April 19, 2015 No theme for this week, the event is open to any ideas so be as creative as you can.  Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from April 17/15 before the event up until 8:00 AM EDT Monday Apr. 20/15. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfie Sunday Project2015-04-19 03:00:00102  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: Multiplicity. What this means is create a self portrait where you appear in the image multiple times (2 or more, your choice). Get creative and think up an interesting scene you can use this effect on and then make your image. Here is where you enter your ONE Multiplicity Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, 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. *Tips & Inspiration* There are several different ways to go about achieving this effect. In camera, you can use a long exposure and move around. Alternately, you can use post processing to create multiples in an image. Photoshop is most widely considered in this type of editing, but other programs can also be used to achieve effect, such as Gimp. For those with no experience with creating "multiplicity" images with post processing, here are a few resources to help you get started: Photoshop Multiplicity Tutorial Videos: http://goo.gl/cyTpyZ Gimp Multiplicity Tutorial Videos: http://goo.gl/hChZ0Q Examples from Flickr: http://goo.gl/os2P65 Other Examples: http://goo.gl/DqlDtR 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 @106324582128454068388, one of the talented moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture, for the image used in this Event's header. Prizes *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Retrospective 20 in Blue http://goo.gl/YNd9qP *@103681899249590183476 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 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 thaMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Multiplicity2015-03-28 06:00:0087  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our February Self Portrait Challenge: *Love Is...* There is always quite a divide in feelings about Valentines Day out there, and about Love in general, and we figured that we'd let you guys battle out your feelings about that here on the "Self Portrait Stage" for this Challenge. Is Love Cruel? Is Love Kind? Is it something else? What is love? Let's see how you can conceptualize this with your self portraits! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Love Is..." theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 28th, 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. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. I've thrown some of my own self portraits that would loosely fit this theme into an album here: http://goo.gl/zZHbNG Here are search results for "love self portrait" on Flickr, a great place to view fine art photography, especially self portraiture: http://goo.gl/LkptQc If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Business http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 10 http://goo.gl/8k0xXo @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 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 Finalists, and then 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 Taken in February 2015 (EXIF datFebruary Self Portrait Challenge: Love Is...2015-02-26 07:00:00118  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575  This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: *Faceless*. What this means is create a self portrait where your face is not the focal point, or even present... use other parts of your body to make a statement this time. Here is where you enter your ONE Faceless Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, 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. *Tips & Inspiration* Your creativity will play a huge part in getting this image right - as will composition.  Thanks to Community moderator @112528921891703025888 for recommending this month's theme - he offered this article as a good read in connection with it: http://www.lightstalking.com/faceless-portrait 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.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Citywalker 20 http://goo.gl/TjWfXK * @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct 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 Taken in January 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The RighJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: Faceless2015-01-29 07:00:00154  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our December Self Portrait Challenge: Joy! We figured we'd keep it simple and fun for this month since so many are so busy with celebrations and travel of all kinds. So show us how you interpret joy in your life, in the name of good cheer. :) Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Joy" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST December 31st, 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. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll 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/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  Prizes @100266938567862344330 Suburban 30 Shoulder Bag http://goo.gl/QPqWcj $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features 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 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 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 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th 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, & 5th 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 Taken in December 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantDecember Self Portrait Challenge: Joy!2014-12-28 07:00:0061  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our November Self Portrait Challenge: *Cinematic*. What this means is let your images be inspired by the look and feel of moving films, cinema, movies! Basically, they'll look like stills taken from a movie - drama, mystery, and action are all great genres to focus on. Location, lighting and angles will play key roles in your imagery, as well as your post processing technique for color, cropping, and more. Here is where you enter your ONE Cinematic Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST November 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. *Tips & Inspiration* Like most things, there are many ways to achieve this kind of look (just as there are many styles of cinema!), so find a style that suits you and work with it. This @111480916026711337375 article has some interesting information that you might enjoy: http://goo.gl/KhWR79   A good thing to remember when creating your image is that _movies tell stories_. As such, the story being told by your photo will have a huge impact on how "good" the finished product is - does your one image effectively pack the punch to tell a story? I think that the greatest cinematic images have great scene, lighting, angles, post processing (color, cropping, etc) and ALSO have been set-up such that they tell a story with impact. 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. The header for this Event was created by @112528921891703025888.  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.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Blue Citywalker 10 http://goo.gl/qSqyOl *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct 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 ofNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Cinematic2014-11-23 07:00:00102  
Isabelle Fortin27,173It is time again, ladies !! The Official G+ *"Ladies Of Movember"*  started 2 Years ago, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for #movember and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it for the 3rd year !  thank you so much for all your photos and messages. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" for Canada you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember 20142014-11-01 05:00:00177  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our October Self Portrait Challenge: Your Greatest Fear. We figured we'd go beyond just a general "Halloween" theme, but still keep the "fright factor" alive. So show us something that absolutely terrifies you! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Greatest Fear" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST October 31st, 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. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll 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/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100266938567862344330 Blue City Walker 20 http://goo.gl/LbDMIy $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features 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 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th 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, & 5th 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 Taken in October 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantOctober Self Portrait Challenge: Your Greatest Fear2014-10-29 06:00:0093  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Oct. 26, 2014 *Halloween Edition* Don't forget that this ties in well with: *October Self Portrait Challenge: Your Greatest Fear* found here  https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cgik4hlbf2g0j3fgv7kun5nkb28 Thanks to @113847951893881070422 for her fantastic photo on the theme image. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from Oct. 20/14 before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Oct. 27/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-10-26 02:00:0059  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our September Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces. Whether you choose light face painting / makeup or go full on beastmode face-paint, we'd like to see what you can come up with in this genre! Let's get creative. :-) Here is where you enter your ONE Painted Faces 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. *Tips & Inspiration* @106324582128454068388, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on how to create a great "painted face" self portrait  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/pvBKe6 and get started with this fun endeavor! She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. 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.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Turnstyle 10 http://goo.gl/xlRTYk *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct 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. 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 Taken in September 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything September Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces2014-09-29 07:00:0072  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our August Self Portrait Challenge: Jump! Time to practice your "ups" and catch an action shot of you jumping in some fashion. Get creative and make something fun - remember to use a fast shutter speed if you want to freeze that action! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Jump!" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST August 31st, 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. *Inspiration* @111397628815301589258 created a great Action Shots Tutorial Video - watch it here:http://goo.gl/O5Isu Need advice about remotes and some jumping tips? Read @114435675631396141366's awesome tutorial here:http://goo.gl/T0LvR The image in the header is a #JumpyPantsJeff  original. ;-) Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll 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/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100266938567862344330 Blue City Walker 20 http://goo.gl/LbDMIy @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features 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 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th 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, & 5th 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 Taken in August 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/PartAugust Self Portrait Challenge: Jump!2014-08-30 07:00:0070  
Billy Wilson1,550,338Joined by: - Photographer @104723167398398004122 (http://google.com/+JordanOram). - Photographer @102476152658204495450 (https://google.com/+LotusCarroll).  - Astronomer & Researcher @109479143173251353583 (https://google.com/+ScottLewis/posts). - Photographer @104306683219947597418 (http://myeyedelight.com). - Musical Guest @101519642797923592328 (https://youtube.com/denigauthierdotcom)  finishing the last 16 minutes of the hour off with some live music. - More guests will be announced soon.  The show is live on Friday at 10pm Eastern here & on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9i5jG5i66E (time zone converter http://goo.gl/3itW5). @108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH Find Me Elsewhere:  Google+: https://google.com/+billywilson Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillyWilson14 Facebook: http://facebook.com/BillyWilsond   Photography: http://flickr.com/photos/billy_wilson/sets Site/Blog: http://thebillywilson.com You can help support me, my family, projects, & show on Patreon: http://patreon.com/billywilson or Donate via Paypal: https://paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=E74U8G8TZKYDJ #TSBW#112 Final Regularly Scheduled Episode: Fun, Discussion, & Live Music2014-08-16 04:00:0029  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our July Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes. What is meant by this? This means that you'll create an image of yourself in silhouette: as a dark shape or outline against a lighter background. Here is where you enter your ONE Silhouette Self Portrait. Your photo(s) must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, 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. *Tips & Inspiration* I wrote a tutorial with some tips and advice about silhouette self portraiture  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/wJXCSC and then try it yourself! 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.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Blue City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct 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. 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 Taken in July 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes2014-07-30 07:00:00118  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 6, 2014 *Theme for this week: In the mirror!* Illustrate your ideas of reflection and what your selfy can portray while reflecting in a mirror or other reflective surface. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday July 7/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-07-06 03:00:0040  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our June Self Portrait Challenge: Summer! Use your self portraiture powers this month to show us a very "Summery" photo - what is that? Well, that's up to you to interpret, so get creative. :) Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Summer!" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 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. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll 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/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100266938567862344330 Retrospective 7 http://goo.gl/YPOe7H @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features 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 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th 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, & 5th 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 Taken in June 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJune Self Portrait Challenge: Summer!2014-06-29 07:00:00119  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our May Self Portrait Challenge: Double Exposure / Image Overlay. What is meant by this? This means that you'll either create an image in camera with two separate exposures or you'll use two separate images, overlaid with one another, to create a single image using post processing. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using the Double Exposure or Image Overlay technique. Your photo(s) must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 31st, 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. *Tips & Inspiration* @111514726900984316506, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on how to achieve double exposure and image overlay  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/lWWXpd and get started with this fun endeavor! She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here are some beautiful examples of double exposure portraits that will inspire you! Aneta Ivanova: http://goo.gl/ZeSnLy Sara K Byrne: http://goo.gl/J48iln Various artists: http://goo.gl/7Qbssy 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/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* 1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 T-Shirt 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. 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 May Self Portrait Challenge: Double Exposure / Image Overlay2014-05-30 07:00:00168  
Billy Wilson1,550,338Joined by: -Photographer & Blogger @102476152658204495450 (http://google.com/+LotusCarroll). -Photographer @107494834634231938072 (https://plus.google.com/107494834634231938072). -Photographer @104723167398398004122 (https://google.com/+JordanOram). -Photographer @106478996597121286809 (https://google.com/+DeShaunCraddock). -Musical Guest @103071459184634883765 (https://soundcloud.com/msculprit) finishing the last 16 minutes of the hour off with some live music. The show is live on Friday at 10pm Eastern here & on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-T8EGRZlDQ (time zone converter http://goo.gl/3itW5). @108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world on Fridays for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH Find Me Elsewhere:  Google+: https://google.com/+billywilson Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillyWilson14 Facebook: http://facebook.com/BillyWilsond   Photography: http://flickr.com/photos/billy_wilson/sets Site/Blog: http://thebillywilson.com Help support me, my family, projects, & show on Patreon: http://patreon.com/billywilson or Donate via Paypal: https://paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=E74U8G8TZKYDJ #TSBW#109 Fun, Discussion, and Live Music from Melissa Kaplan2014-05-24 04:00:0057  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our April Self Portrait Challenge: Personality! What is meant by this? It's time to show us some personality, baby. Capture a self portrait that conveys a lot of personality - an element of your true personality or some other one that you'd like to portray. When you submit your image, use the photo caption area to tell us what personality element you are portraying. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Personality!" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 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. *Inspiration* @111718830236077991058, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on shooting self portraits - check it out here: http://goo.gl/xaPva8 He is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll 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/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features 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 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th 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, & 5th 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 Taken in April 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of ContApril Self Portrait Challenge: Personality!2014-04-29 07:00:00131  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 13, 2014 *No Theme this Week* It is an open week so feel free to be as creative as you can. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Apr. 14/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-04-13 03:00:0097  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense of The Bizarre. What is meant by this? Get wacky, odd... put a strange or ironic twist on your self portrait. Get into your "Twilight Zone" state of mind and lets all get a little weird together this month. :) @104871116467578397659, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial that will help you! Check it out here: http://goo.gl/3qH2vN She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Sense of the Bizarre" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, 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. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll 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/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything. And make sure you read the tutorial linked above! *Prizes* 1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com *and* @100424993750772730018 T-Shirt 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. 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 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 Taken in March 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules DiMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense Of The Bizarre2014-03-30 07:00:00130  
Jeff Smith62,105  Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 30, 2014 Theme this week: *Fast and Furious* You can depict a sense of speed or anger or both in your selfy - if that helps. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Mar. 24/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-03-30 03:00:0067  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 16, 2014 *No theme this week* so it is an open Selfy Sunday. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Mar. 17/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-03-16 02:00:00129  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 2, 2014 *Theme: Baby it's cold outside* Show us your best "how I stay warm" shots. Those in more "summer like" climates can show us how you are staying cool. (Just to make those of us who are freezing our way through the winter feel even worse) Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Feb. 17/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-03-02 03:00:0097  
Billy Wilson1,550,338Joined by: -Photographer & Blogger @102476152658204495450 (http://google.com/+LotusCarroll). -Nature and Landscape Photographer @111166628430361488384 (http://google.com/+DonKomarechka). -Photographer @111204757488124368395 (http://google.com/+JacobLucas). -Graphic Designer & Illustrator @117344786984788205452 (http://google.com/+MikeSearle). -Photographer @104723167398398004122 (http://google.com/+JordanOram); -Musical Guest @104902207223107097330 (http://youtube.com/channel/UCjD5tc_C1clBXJzMzBQLkaA/videos) finishing the last 16 minutes of the hour off with some live music. The show is live on Friday at 10pm Eastern here & on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xyM5K5Utlo (time zone converter http://goo.gl/3itW5). @108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH Find Me Elsewhere:  Google+: https://google.com/+billywilson Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillyWilson14 Facebook: http://facebook.com/BillyWilsond   Photography: http://flickr.com/photos/billy_wilson/sets Site/Blog: http://thebillywilson.com Help support me, my family, projects, & show on Patreon: http://patreon.com/billywilson or Donate on Paypal: https://paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=E74U8G8TZKYDJ #TSBW#100 Fun, Discussion, & Live Music from Joseph DeLange2014-03-01 04:00:0028  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Feb 2,null, 2014 *Theme: Le Chapeau - The Hat* It's been almost two years since we had this theme, now it's back, lets see those hats! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Feb. 3/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-02-02 03:00:00109  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Event is now closed to new submissions. Thanks! Stay tuned to my profile for announcements of Honorable Mentions, Finalists, and Winners.   * * * * *  This is the Event for our February Self Portrait Challenge: Capture Your Reality. What is meant by this? It's time to show us your real life. Capture a self portrait that conveys a sense of who you really are or what your life is really like, or portrays a real life situation you are facing. @105852782594022510198, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial that will help you! Check it out here: http://goo.gl/3xRrMx She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Capture Your Reality" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 28th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll 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/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100266938567862344330 Mirrorless Mover 10 Bag http://goo.gl/Z4h0IN *and* a @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://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 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd 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 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 Taken in February 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantFebruary Self Portrait Challenge: Capture Your Reality2014-02-01 07:00:00147  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: New Beginnings! What is meant by this? It's up to you to interpret. I know that many of us think about what we want the next year to be like (even if you don't make resolutions) and this seems like a great way to express what's been on our minds in that sense. You can interpret this way, or any other way that makes sense to you. We're looking forward to what your creative minds will come up with! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "New Beginnings" theme. Your photo must have been captured any time during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. You have about two weeks left to complete this task if you don't already have a qualifying photo that you took this month - you can do it! Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll 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/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year Awesome Account at @100424993750772730018 http://goo.gl/CCrBlS  @100266938567862344330 Mirrorless Mover 10 Bag http://goo.gl/Z4h0IN Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd 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 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 Taken in January 2014 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: New Beginnings2014-01-01 07:00:00138  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our December Self Portrait Challenge: Signs of the Season! What is meant by this? It's up to you to interpret - whatever you feel shows the season right now - whether that be holiday, celebration, or weather themed, it is up to you. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Seasonal" theme. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST December 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. Thanks to one of our moderators, @111514726900984316506 for the amazing theme photo in the banner of this Event! If you'd like to view her full image, see it here: http://goo.gl/CJaxI7 Additionally, there were some great #SelfySunday  entries a couple of weeks ago with a similar theme "'Tis the Season" - the participants always do a fantastic job! Have a look at them here: http://goo.gl/jUmqak Finally, if you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year Awesome Account at @100424993750772730018 http://goo.gl/CCrBlS  1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 5 winners! 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 4th place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 5th 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 Taken in December 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantDecember Self Portrait Challenge: Signs of the Season2013-12-01 07:00:00146  
Jeff Smith62,105  Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Dec 1/13. *Theme This week: 'Tis the Season* Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 *You photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Dec. 2/13* Older photos posted will be removed from the event* Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. *Again, please no dipping into the archives.* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-12-01 03:00:00105  
Kelly DeLay1,324,221Join Photographers +Kelly DeLay, +Lotus Carroll, +Brian Matiash, +Amy Heiden and +James Brandon tonight at 9pm CT / 7pm PT as we discuss "Inspiration"  What or Who inspires you? How do you get yourself  How do trends influence your work? ... and more.What Inspires You?2013-11-21 04:00:005  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for November 17/13. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. *No theme for this week* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-11-17 03:00:00149  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for November 3/13. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 *No theme for this week.* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-11-03 02:00:00144  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our November 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion.  Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait portraying an emotion. Remember to be as creative and expressive as you possibly can. If the viewer can instantly connect with your image emotionally, it's a win. *Your photo must have been captured this month.* This Event remains open until 11:59 CST November 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) I put together a piece offering some tips for creating emotional self portraits. You can view it here: http://goo.gl/13WBEf *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap (if you win, you get to choose from a list that I'll share with you) :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. Both winners will be featured in the Challenge Winners Category http://goo.gl/qc7VO of The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 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 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 *Photo Must Be Taken in November 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant * * * * * * * * * * Viewing this Event, but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're interested in exploring creative self portraiture seriously, request to join here: http://goo.gl/M7XTQNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion2013-11-02 01:00:00190  
Isabelle Fortin27,173Hello again !! Last year, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can *post our pictures with fake ones*  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it all over again  !  thank you so much for all your photos and messages. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember ... Part 2 !2013-11-01 05:00:00263  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our October 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a creepy/disturbing halloween type theme. Your photo must have been captured *this month.* This Event remains open until 11:59 CST October 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Keep an eye on the submissions to the Event and you'll notice moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community adding their own "creepy/disturbing" self portraits. We each may add multiple photos - remember that moderators cannot win, but we're putting our photos in to inspire you! If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  Get your _disturbing_ on, be creative, and have fun! *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com A signed copy of the newly released book by Jon Blacker, Musical Ink http://goo.gl/suKg7w Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 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 Taken in October 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantOctober Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme!2013-10-31 06:00:00157  
Google+12,658,878The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033670  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 20/13. Theme for this week is: *Halloween* A great companion theme to The Art of Self Portraiture October 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme! http://goo.gl/BuPxDD Ghoulish, gruesome, creepy and horrific, they all fit the bill for this Selfy Sunday. Lets have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-10-20 03:00:0085  
matthew rappaport223,310+Hangout Conversations w/ +matthew rappaport is excited to have a FUN, Funny, Semi Educational Roundtable Conversation with some #awesomesauce  Photographers I've met here on +Google+ including +Lotus Carroll +Michael Bonocore +Mark Rodriguez and +Scott Detweiler ! We will chat, cheers, show work and talk some style/craft but focus on the best stuff which is going on photowalks all over the world and meeting other Photographers = Making the EPIC +H.I.R.L. memories! Take off your lens cap and make sure your FLASH is on because we're gonna have a good time ..on this night! If you have any questions about anything related to my guests, photography, photowalks, +SmugMug , #selfies , art, rock, film, style, love, how to pose, how not to pose or other, BRING EM with you! Recent Episode Clips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ljwh5TFmBY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TlcKSQAPSc&feature=c4-overview&list=UU2GK4NpAYZDhcma_yid3MvQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBjpWkdBAgEHangout Conversations w/Matt Rappaport : Photographer Fun Roundtable2013-10-11 02:30:0047  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 6/13. *No theme for this week* but I can guarantee the next SPP will be a scary one. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, so have fun. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-10-06 03:00:00168  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for September 22/13. No theme for this week. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-09-22 03:00:00154  
Google Photos6,330,506*Celebrating the Diversity of Women in Photography* We have a panel of creative, talented and unique women who have broken the mold and paved the way for more unusual and adventurous types of photography. Our discussion will revolve around how they got into their respective genres of photography, where their inspiration comes from, as well as share a few of their images and tell the story behind them.   Women in Photography Panel (Hosted by +Laurie Rubin): +Jessica Ambats  - Pilot and Aviation Photography +Alexis Coram  - Underwater Photograph +piper mackay   - Tribes in Africa Photography +Amy Heiden  - Urban Decay Photography Please join us for an enlightening discussion as these women reveal what it takes to get out there and create unique images. -------- Google+ Hangout on Air instructions: The link to view the event will be available here and on the Google+ Photos page on the day and time of the event. Please check back at that time. (If you are not a Google+ member, you will need to sign-up.) You can also view this event on our Google+ Photos page on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_UDvacXFKApuHXdQvVQWwQCelebrating the Diversity of Women in Photography2013-09-19 03:00:00136  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for September 7/13. *Theme* for this week is: *Connections* As always it is up for interpretation. Personal connections, connections to friends and family, connections to your passions or your surroundings. Perhaps making or breaking connections. I really means many things to many people so have fun. Please take some inspiration from +Jake Johnson  who has graciously let us use one of his fantastic selfies as our event cover photo. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-09-08 03:00:00146  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our September 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: A Great Cell Phone Photo. Just because you use a cell phone doesn't mean your self portrait has to be of the "facebook style" mobile or reflection variety. That little guy has a camera inside it, so treat it like one! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using only a cell phone to capture and process (no computer software post processing!). Your photo must have been captured 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. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial & Tips* Need some tips and inspiration for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The amazing @110573952887886961621 made a tutorial about shooting cell phone photos to get you inspired - see it here: http://goo.gl/z3IZ23 He also posted a video of his process - see it here: http://goo.gl/vzcRHL *Remember these Do's and Don'ts to get the best photo:* *DO take the time to set up your shot thoughtfully. *DO invest time and effort and try more than once to get it right. *DO make sure your lens is clean. *DO take your photo in adequate light so it's not grainy, blurry, or dark. *DO put the cell phone down and use a timer - stop taking all your photos by holding the phone and pointing at yourself or a mirror. *DO try different angles for the best composition. *DO read the posts in our Tutorials Category and try the concepts and ideas you learn from them: http://goo.gl/uSUULE  *DO try different apps and see what works best for you. *DO be aware of your background! It makes a huge difference! Is there junk in the room behind you? If yes, it's not a good place to shoot. ETC. *DO NOT just slap a filter or cheesy effect on and call it a day - take the time to try different edits and pay attention to the elements of your photo.  *DO NOT point your phone at a mirror and take a reflection photo where we can see your phone. *DO NOT have your arms in the photo as you're holding the phone out in front of or above you. *DO NOT duckface. *DO NOT showcase your cleavage as the main subject. *Here's a list of Photo Apps you can try out:* Snapseed VSCOcam Retouch (cloning tool!) Camera+ Camera! PhotoStudio Pixlr Express Aviary InsPhoto *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - you choose from a variety available. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives 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 vSeptember Self Portrait Challenge: A Great Cell Phone Photo2013-09-01 07:00:00179  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for August 25/13. An open week this week so now particular theme. You can certainly take some inspiration for +Jeff Moreau who has graciously let us use one of his fantastic selfies as our event cover photo. Jeff likes to get outside, get wet and get some air most of the time for his selfies. Check out his album here - http://goo.gl/qvFEVg Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-08-25 03:00:00147  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13. This weeks theme: *In The Shadows* I am looking for something mysterious, something hidden but you are perhaps wanting to reveal. Something secret maybe! Its up to your interpretation. I would like to thanks +Leighton Smith for the use of you fantastic Selfy from last year as the event cover photo. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _____________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-08-11 03:00:00135  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our August 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Long Exposure. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using long exposure techniques. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST August 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The amazing @106324582128454068388 put together a tremendous Long Exposure Self Porturaits Tutorial - find it here: http://goo.gl/vYb47H Check out the tutorial and then _get creative_. Wow us! There is so much you can do with this technique, so really try a few different things and find what works best for you. *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd 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 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 Taken in August 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantAugust Self Portrait Challenge: Long Exposure2013-08-01 07:00:0084  
SmugMug47,134Dear SmugMug Photographer, In seven days, on Tuesday, July 30th at 10:30 a.m. PDT, we're unveiling the new SmugMug. We will be streaming our announcement live and direct from our headquarters in Mountain View, California. Join us for a 30-minute webcast with our CEO and Chief Geek, @116570889542655364711. See the new look, catch a live demo, and be a part of the biggest launch since SmugMug started in 2002. We’re so grateful you found us. Thank you for entrusting us through the years with your priceless photos. We consider you part of our family and can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on. We think you’re gonna love it. Please tune into our UStream channel on July 30th at 10:30AM PST to view the announcement! http://www.ustream.tv/smugmug @114957514313448364645 & @116570889542655364711  Founders, photographers, regular guysUnveiling The New SmugMug2013-07-30 19:30:00287  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13. Its been a very busy summer, so I am slacking. *No theme this week* , but I do promise a theme for the next project in two weeks. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _______________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-07-28 03:00:00161  
Google Photos6,330,506The Google+ Photos Chat Series is back and we've got all new digs to broadcast our show from! For our next topic, we're partnering with the Street Photography Community on Google+ and will be discussing the genre with a great panel. Joining us are three photographers who live for capturing all of those everyday moments of life moving by: +Alan Shapiro, +Brian Day and +Chris Suspect. Hosting the event will be +Google+ Photos Community Manager, +Brian Matiash. We'll be sure to share stories and tips about how to get the most out of your time roaming the streets with camera in hand. Be sure to become a member of the Street Photography Community by visiting them here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105098607907521136027 *Feel free to leave your questions for our panel and share your street photography here in the event stream!*Google+ Photos Chat Series - Street Photography2013-07-25 03:00:00217  
Trey Ratcliff8,774,502Join us for a fun show about *Common Photography Mistakes*. No matter your skill level we've all made some silly mistakes in the past (and continue to make them occasionally!). We'll talk about how to avoid the most common pitfalls and how to fix them in post-processing if they did happen. We'll also here the guest's most embarrassing photography moment and their G+ photographer discoveries. This week our guests are +Karen Hutton, +Lisa Donchak, +Peter Giordano, +James Brandon, +Laurie Rubin, +Lorenzo Montezemolo and +Curtis Simmons.  Note: This is an online show broadcast live here on G+ and StuckInCustoms.com. You can check your local event time here: http://goo.gl/3KALs *SHARE YOUR STORY!* Share your most common photography mistake or embarrassing photography moment in the comments below. We'll pick our favorite one and invite you to join us as a special guest for the show!Trey's Variety Hour - Common Photography Mistakes - Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-07-23 04:00:00464  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 14/13. No theme this week, its is a free for all. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-07-14 03:00:00156  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our July 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Available Window/Door Light. Even if you've used window/door light before, use this opportunity to stretch past what you've tried before so you can grow and learn... and be creative! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using natural light from a window or door. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The fantastic @107400819855192601582 put together a really great Natural Lighting Tutorial: "Come Let The Sun Shine In!" - find it here: http://goo.gl/oVyUp *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - nobody else can get these anymore. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives 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 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 *Photo Must Be Taken in July 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Available Window/Door Light2013-07-01 07:00:00142  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 30/13. *Theme: The Headshot* This theme is a take on the classic portraiture pose, "the head shot". For some this may me a mug shot but what I am looking for is not a typical head shot but one with some style and flare would be great. Thanks +Kelli Seeger Kim for the great event cover photo. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-30 03:00:00138  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 15/13. No theme this week folks. Its a free for all so get creative. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 16 moderators who can help you along the way. ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-16 03:00:00159  
Billy Wilson1,550,338This week we have some fun people joining us including: -Airbrush Body Painter & Photographer +Paul Roustan. -Australian Beauty YouTuber +Jess B (youtube.com/NekoAesthetic). -Photographers +Alexis Coram & +Baber Afzal.  -Special Musical Guest +Brent Mayne (youtube.com/IamBrentMayne). The show will be live on Friday at 10:00pm Eastern here: youtube.com/user/TheBillster2/live Refresh when we’re about to go live and the player will be there.  You can get reminders about the show if you by saying you're "Going" on this event.  +That Show with Billy Wilson (TSBW) brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH The show is currently embedded on this event. #TSBW#63 Photography, YouTubers, & Live Music from Brent Mayne ! (On Air Hangout)2013-06-15 04:00:0075  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 2/13.  The theme for this week is *I've got the music in me* Again this can be taken literally or metaphorically but basically since we have have some love or appreciation for music I would like to see that incorporated into your selfy. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _____________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-02 03:00:48128  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our June 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Artificial Lighting. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using artificial lighting techniques. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The amazing @110573952887886961621 put together a fabulous Artificial Lighting Tutorial: "Let There Be Light" - find it here: http://goo.gl/OezJY *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd 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 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 Taken in June 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJune Self Portrait Challenge: Artificial Lighting2013-06-01 07:00:00150  
Michael Muraz28,316It's more than time for a second episode of the European Photo Show with +Ugo Cei and +Michael Muraz! Discover some of Europe's finest photographers through their images, but also through their lives, their genres, their city and their best spots. This week we are welcoming +Athena Carey, +Julia Anna Gospodarou, +Michael Diblicek and +Andy Bitterer for a show around Long Exposure Photography. We'll discover each photographer and their long exposure universe and they will share their latest images. Join us next Thursday at 8PM CET! Please share the event and invite as many people as possible.European Photo Show #22013-05-30 20:00:00161  
Billy Wilson1,550,338This week we have some fun people joining us including Photographers @112957708071337353347, @104723167398398004122, & @102361078944455275911, Graphic Design & DIY YouTuber @107453172929842521736  (youtube.com/xperpetualmotion) along with Special Musical Guest @103631029827159251663. @111188574736819390850 & I are excited!  The show will be live on Friday at 10:00pm Eastern here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBillster2/live Refresh when we’re about to go live and the player will be there. You can get reminders about the show if you by saying you're "Going" on this event.  @108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH Embedded above is a music video from this week's musical guest @103631029827159251663 called "Driving These Lines".#60 Photographers & Live Music from Frank Palangi (On Air Hangout)2013-05-25 04:00:0078  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for *May 19/13.*  No theme for this week.  I want to thank +Jason Jakober  for allowing us to use his fantastic "Selfy" from a previous project as the *event cover*.  Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _______________________________ *UPLOADING* The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  *Add Photos* button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-19 03:00:00158  
Google Photos6,330,506Ever wonder what it is like to photograph some of the best musicians and performers on the planet? What about walking into a concert venue, flash a media pass, and get access backstage? What does it take to capture those defining concert moments while adjusting for challenging lighting and working around the crowds?  To find out, join our illustrious panel of renowned concert photographers as they share stories and tips on how to get access and get the shot. Hosted by +Dan Hughes this lively discussion includes seasoned concert photographers +Alan Hess, +Adam Elmakias, and +Paul R. Giunta. Rock on and see you there! 4:00-5:00pm Pacific timeGoogle+ Photos Chat Series - Backstage Pass to Concert Photography2013-05-15 01:00:00618  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for May 5/13. Mini Theme this week: *The great outdoors*  Spring as finally sprung and it's time to get out and show us your surroundings in your selfy.  There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-05 03:00:00168  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our May 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Your Choice! That's right - this is a "free play" month where you can submit any kind of self portrait, as long as it was taken during the month of May 2013. Please choose your best work from this month, and submit ONLY ONE PHOTO here. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 31st, so you have until then to select and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. Prizes 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - nobody else can get these anymore. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives 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 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 *Photo Must Be Taken in May 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantMay Self Portrait Challenge: Your Choice!2013-05-01 07:00:00202  
Trey Ratcliff8,774,502This is a fun topic - why you can stop worrying about gear so much and focus more on the post-processing.  Joining me are my friends +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Gino Barasa... and maybe a few more!   I'm back in New Zealand from San Francisco and ready for the next hangout show!  We also have live chat now (!!) during the show... this has been one of the biggest requests.  You can see it embedded alongside the live video player on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com . I'll be back in the SF area soon for Google I/O.  Maybe I'll also plan a fun public photo event while there... +Thomas Hawk and I will talk about it during the show... all ideas are welcome! :)Live Photography Hangout: "Post Processing Instead of Gear!" with Thomas Hawk, Karen Hutton, and Gino! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-30 04:00:00772  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 20/13. *No theme for this week.* But feel free to be inspired by; April Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures event link is here - http://goo.gl/2yyYV And this great tutorial from +Tamara Pruessner  Selective Coloring and Textures: Choosing Appropriately Link is here: http://goo.gl/AsgK3 There are 15 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-04-21 03:00:00172  
Trey Ratcliff8,774,502I understand from +Gino Barasa  that the show is shaping up to be a good one!  Joining him will be +Jaime Ibarra +Lotus Carroll +Joe Azure +Michael Bonocore and +Nicolai McCrary  along with the ever-present and most-reliable-producer +Dave Veffer  !   It starts Monday at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET!  Just watch http://www.StuckInCustoms.com for the live embedded player and the little Google Moderator tool so you can ask questions/participate !  "How to Find Your Voice/style in Photography" - Live Photography Hangout soon! Tonight at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET !2013-04-16 04:00:00200  
Billy Wilson1,550,338@108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. This week we have some fun people joining us including Photographers @102476152658204495450, @104723167398398004122, @107430862196617669986, @117543472495647666878, @100741886359727995612, & @102691005290181713701. Photographer & Writer @110008116244179984313 who works with @100069411030829210904. Visual Artist @103958441795544241153. Our Special Musical Guest will be @106041114769512924179 of @115923573643670883559 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 & I are excited! You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH The show is embedded above. TSBW Variety Show #54: Photographers, Fun, & Live Music from Rachel Koller ! (On Air Hangout)2013-04-13 04:00:00113  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 7/13. *Theme*: *True Colors* What we are looking for is a dominant color element in your Selfy. It could be in the shot itself or in the processing or in a combination of both. The meaning of the color in the shot will be up to the photographer. Metaphorical and or literal interpretations  are welcome of course. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-04-07 03:00:00151  
Trey Ratcliff8,774,502This'll be a wild show with all kinds of peeps.  First we have the +Kate Russell from the BBC.  She has a new book out called +WorkingTheCloud that we can talk about.  Kate and I have a long history -- she ran a special on the BBC about StuckInCustoms.com about FIVE years ago, and that got us a huge following from the UK and other commonwealth countries!  So I owe her a big one!  Also joining us are +Brian Matiash who just joined Google and runs the Photos Community.  We'll talk about that and what he is working on... and pepper him with ideas!  +Thomas Hawk and +Gino Barasa will help out with that... and we'll see what they're up to.  And last is "That Amazing Snowflake Guy" +Don Komarechka !   We'll be seeing a bunch of his photos too... As always, you can ask questions live and interact via Google Moderator that we will run live on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com See you LIVE Monday Night at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET ! :)Show #72! BBC's Kate Russell, Google's new Brian Matiash, snowflake-man Don Komarechka, and more! (7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-02 04:00:00265  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our April 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using either Selective Color or Textures (or both). Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) @107494834634231938072 put together a fabulous Tutorial about how and when to use Selective Color and Textures in your photography - find it here: http://goo.gl/c5sQQ *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd 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 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 Taken in April 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantApril Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures2013-04-02 02:00:00125  
Trey Ratcliff8,774,502Watch the live video here! :) This is a great chance for you to get to know a lot of photographers!  We have over 80 prizes to hand out to lucky winners, and a lot of photos to share from a very fun evening.  We'll have +Natalie Villalobos from Google, and many great coaches and photowalkers from Austin including +Lotus Carroll  +Dave Wilson +Karen Montalvo +Curtis Simmons and maybe more!  :)  Hangout #71 - Google+ PhotoWalk Recap - Meet Fun Photographers! 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-03-26 03:00:00245  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 24/13. Coming off our monumental "Film Noir" themed SSP we will be free styling it this week so *no theme* but please consider our  March *Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups! Event* here https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ckh29md3mvj0g8pa5ch8gks426g for some inspiration. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-24 02:00:00189  
Trey Ratcliff8,774,502Also you are invited to come to my featured (Google+ heavy!) speech at SXSW - "A Life Worth Living is a Life Worth Recording" - http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_IAP16031  *Google+ PhotoWalk Details!* $1000's in Prizes! A ton of Google+ swag! Members of the Google+ team!! Bring your camera (even mobile phones are cool!) and bring your sense of adventure and discovery!  We'll walk around the streets of Austin together and grab some cool photos to share with one another.  If you've never been to one of these events before, then this is your chance.   Bring a friend or bring the kids -- it's a family-friendly event and all are welcome! :)  I'll be giving lessons and teaching how I set up for various shots.  Anyone can ask me anything at any time... sort of an in-person AMA! :)   When:  Monday, Mar 11 at 6:30 PM Austin Time Where:  City Hall - Gather in this Google Map location: http://goo.gl/maps/qXEdR Route Map:  http://goo.gl/maps/aGn0X  What to bring:  Anything from a mobile phone to a DSLR with a tripod Tag to use for photos:  Attach the photos to this event and use the tag #AustinPhotowalk2013  ! :) *Prizes (in addition to free Google+ swag to be randomly distributed):* - Really Right Stuff Tripod goodies (BH-40 LR and some LB-40s) - Xumeadapters Prizes (http://www.xumeadapters.com) - $500 (5 $100 gift certificates from @110837982014303057310   - Syrp (A NEW Genie!!!) worth $1000 - http://www.stuckincustoms.com/time-lapse-photography-syrp-genie-review/  - FStop Loka Bag and 1 ICU (http://fstopgear.com/product/mountain/loka) - Camera Sutra t-shirts (http://store.stuckincustoms.com/gear/shirts/camera-sutra) - Many Stuck In Customs Camera Straps (http://store.stuckincustoms.com/gear/camera-straps) - 5 Copies of Midnight in Paris! ( http://store.stuckincustoms.com/tutorials/midnight-in-paris-tutorial-bonus ) *How To Win A Prize:* "Best Photos of Fellow Photowalkers!" Share your photos on Google+ and/or in The Photo Community with the tag #AustinPhotowalk2013 - winners will be chosen by a Team of Humans at Google and other coaches from the photowalk. *PhotoWalk Route* - See Google Maps Route Walk at: http://goo.gl/maps/aGn0X  We'll all start together at City Hall.  That's a great time to start trying to win the prizes by taking photos of fellow PhotoWalkers!  We'll then work our way up to 4th street, then 6th street and end the route inside the Hilton, where maybe one of you will buy me a drink.  We'll be taking photos of the city, the sights, and other PhotoWalkers all along the way.  The "ending" of these is always a bit strange because there is no formal gathering, but just keep taking photos until you peter out... you can drift away into the night like a firefly, then go home and get back on the sweet sweet internet with a beverage of your choice and post away.  You have a week to add photos to the event before the winners are chosen! :)  Thanks again in advance, and I think we'll have a great time together! Be sure to post yoGoogle+ SXSW Austin PhotoWalk with Trey Ratcliff - All Levels of Photographers - All Free! - Monday 6:30 PM CST2013-03-12 00:30:001000  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 10/13. *Theme:* *Film Noir* A hint of mystery and intrigue should creep its way into your selfy this weekend.  Think, moody, dark, dramatic and yes your shot should be in B&W to still be true to the classic style of noir. As always there are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  _Thanks to +Sinead Sam McKeown for her great Selfy as the event cover_ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-10 03:00:00161  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our March 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups. Here is where you enter your ONE Face Close Up / Eye Macro Photo Submission. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to select and enter your best photo from this month. _*Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.*_ Need some tips for getting a great photo for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) @106324582128454068388 put together a fabulous Face Close Ups & Eye Macros Tutorial - find it here: http://goo.gl/XrNpu *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - nobody else can get these anymore. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives 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 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 Taken in March 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups!2013-03-02 02:00:00207  
Paul Roustan46,028Some of you guessed correctly the model I'll be painting this Thursday... +Jessi June!  Hooray! I know the 11am EST start time is strange because most americans will be at work, but guess what? So, will Jessi and I... at least some of you Europeans will finally get to view one of these body paint hangouts in the evening.  *WARNING* There will be nudity. So this is not for the faint of heart. Oh, and gamers, just wait until you see what I paint on her :) I will be posting the On Air Hangout here when the url is available. p.s. this is my first time trying the _Event_ setup dealy. My apologies if you get unwanted notifications.NSFW Body Painting JESSI JUNE Live On Air NSFW2013-02-28 17:00:00860  
Trey Ratcliff8,774,502Topic - All Google+ Photography Tips and Strategies !! :) Join me, +Thomas Hawk  +Elena Solomon +Chrysta Rae +Cliff Baise and +Gino Barasa  for a very fun time... !  We'll be taking live questions as usual via Google Moderator on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  (that bit should be up soooooon! ) Live Photography show tonight at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET! Google+ Photography Tips and Strategies!2013-02-26 04:00:00418  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for February 24/13. We will be free styling it this week so *no theme* but please consider our  *February Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots!* Event here https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ci7r3aj6abfk20gkoldmtjifi2o for some inspiration. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-02-24 03:00:00183  
Daria Musk3,806,837*WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE? ❤* _Come for a song and a virtual kiss and let's share the love!_  My relationship with you G+niuses was literally love at first sight. That first Hangout filled up with your gorgeous faces and my heart's been yours since. On Thursday, Feb 14th let's get romantic and revisit the scene where it all started... I'll bring the love songs (and rockin' anti -love- songs too), the roses and the chocolates... You just bring _you._ If you've got a hot date you can show off your candle-lit night and treat your sweet to a live love song. If you're flying solo, I'm your wing-girl. Love is in the air! Hangout On Air that is ;)  *You are loved.* ❤ Share this invite with someone(s) you love!! XO, Daria _Ps. Find your global time zone start times here:_ http://bit.ly/V7kacp _Pps. I think we should try a "kiss around the world"!_VALENTINE'S DAY ❤ HANGOUT CONCERT2013-02-15 01:00:00490  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575This is the Event for our February 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots! Here is where you enter your ONE Action Shot Photo Submission. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 28th, so you have until then to select and enter your best photo from this month. _*Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.*_ What is an Action Shot? Show us yourself in motion/action, freezing that with a photo. Jump, Run, Bike, Surf, Skate… whatever! Just be creative, and have fun.  @111397628815301589258 created a great Action Shots Tutorial Video - watch it here: http://goo.gl/O5Isu Need advice about remotes? Read @114435675631396141366's awesome tutorial here: http://goo.gl/T0LvR *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd 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, and 3rd 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 *Photo Must Be Taken in February 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantFebruary Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots!2013-02-13 02:00:00138  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for February 10/13. *No theme for this week, just an open project.* There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-02-10 03:00:00252  
Trey Ratcliff8,774,502This is a very popular topic that we've never addressed, so we have brought in a great cast of characters!  Here's an article to get you started thinking about the subject from +Alfie Goodrich  at http://japanorama.co.uk/2013/01/23/on-being-a-photographer-todays-thoughts/   Joining me will be Alfie, +Clayton Morris , +Nicole S. Young  +Gino Barasa  +Scott Jarvie  and +Melvin Little  ! :)  We'll be taking live questions all along the way -- see you soon, Monday night 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET! :)Trey's Variety Hour #67: Moving from being a Hobbyist to a Pro Photographer! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-01-29 04:00:00519  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for January 27/13. Theme: *"Book 'em, Danno"* For those who are not quite sure who Jack Lord was or what Hawaii Five O (old and new is) - check here for some context or just Google it! http://youtu.be/AepyGm9Me6w *Two ways of interpreting this theme. You can either go the Hawaiian route with dress, scene or background or the police/cop theme, a "mug shot" or a dynamic nut busting crime fighter like Jack Lord.* _Just remember to..._ *"Book 'em, Danno" *   Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 15 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-27 03:00:00104  
Trey Ratcliff8,774,502Come watch live with us tonight! :)  As usual, we'll be taking live questions via Google Moderator at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com ! Joining me tonight are +Dallas Nagata White +Thomas Hawk +Cliff Baise   and the always unpredictable wildcard +Gino Barasa  ! :)  Show #66: Photography hangout with Thomas Hawk, Dallas Negata White, The Gino, Cliff Baise! TONIGHT! Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-01-22 04:00:00197  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *Jan. 13/13.* There is no _theme_ this week. We are open for any artistic interpretation that you may bring to your selfy. *A big thanks to +C.J. Sros for the use (or re-use) of his fantastic selfy from last year as the event cover.* Selfy Sunday is the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-13 03:00:02262  
Billy Wilson1,550,338Another Episode of my weekly G+ variety show @108595299975404341987 ! The show is one of the largest & longest running on G+ and brings together a variety of the most interesting people on G+ for a hangout! This week we have a great group of Photographers joining us including @102384669117825357195, @117681034834791918293, @106539835304510344813, @104723167398398004122, @104306683219947597418, and @114728245424310221692; Storyteller @113690413034777001392; along with our Special Musical Guest @104512939554821050751 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 loves to share screenshots of himself posted to the event!  You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH The player is embedded above. #ThatShowWithBillyWilson       #TSBWTSBW Variety Show #40: Photography & Fun along with Live Music from Danni Rosner ! (On Air Hangout)2013-01-05 04:00:00157  
Trey Ratcliff8,774,502Join me, +Thomas Hawk , +Alexia Sinclair, +Doug Kaye , +Todd Sisson +Dave Veffer   and more later today for a fun show!  We'll be talkin' photography.... taking Live questions... a great excuse to talk-photography around the New Year!   I've already gotten a few questions about How-To Fireworks shots, so we can go through that too while answering other questions. :) Watch live HERE (the embedded player will be in this event) or at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  Time:  7PM PT, 10PM ETShow #63: New Year's Eve Photo Show! 7PM PT, 10PM ET2013-01-01 04:00:00323  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 30/12. *Theme*: "The Best of 2012" Take a chance to show everyone what was "good" in 2012 through your self portrait. Something positive, something happy, perhaps something that changed your life for the better. Lets wrap up 2012 with a smile. It has been such a great year for the Selfy Sunday Project and we look forward to 2013 as part of The Art of Self Portraiture Community. Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-30 03:00:00289  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 16/12. _Please note, there is no theme this week!_ I would like to also welcome everyone to the new Community home of The Selfy Sunday Project, The Art of Self Portraiture. Selfy Sunday will definitely benefit from being part of this great community, co-owned by myself and the lovely +Lotus Carroll  Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____________ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-16 03:00:00224  
Trey Ratcliff8,774,502What's the latest with the CRAZY uptake in Google+ communities???  Join me, +Thomas Hawk  +Jan Kabili +Ricardo Lagos +Gino Barasa and more to talk about everything that's been happening.  In related news, we added a *BEST Photo of 2012* to the 15,000+ strong Photo Community on G+ -- go add your photo here!! :  https://plus.google.com/communities/101451257802046158545/stream/52fc7706-413e-4c3c-8560-1d5420a102a8  Live On-Air Hangout - Show #61: Google+ Communities JamFest!2012-12-11 04:00:00377  
Mathew Hanley21,901Upload as many as you like, just for fun showcase your workShow us your best shot2012-12-06 20:00:00253  
Trey Ratcliff8,774,502A great show! @104987932455782713675 @103519655975029093996 @118351515323229708433 and @103155291053045215105  will join us for a good old-fashioned hangout.  We'll see what everyone is up to and catch up with what's been happening lately in the world of photography )and our own little worlds)... As always, we'll be taking live questions via Google Moderator...  you can watch live here in Google+ or embedded at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  Starting LIVE at 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern. Moved an hour earlier due to scheduled Google Hangouts and Youtube maintenance tonight.Great Live Hangout #60! Gordon Laing from CameraLabs, Thomas Hawk and more!2012-12-04 03:00:00357  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *December 2/12* _PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOT FOR THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 25/12._ Theme: *Bond, James Bond!* I want to see Selfy's that are inspired by *007* and the James Bond films. Lots exotic locations, action packed chases as well as numerous villains and sexy leading ladies to offer inspiration here. Or just stick to a more general "SPY" or cloak and dagger noire theme. Either way it should be fun. _Props may come in handy here!_ ________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride    for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _____________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday    page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Dec. 2/122012-12-02 03:00:00179  
Billy Wilson1,550,338Thank you for all of the support each week during my weekly G+ variety show @108595299975404341987 ! The show brings together some of the most interesting people you can find on G+ for a hangout! This week we'll have joining us Vegan Cook @111394899846578281230; @106781555825688644780 who’s a source for Jewish Home Cooking and will be making Hanukkah latkes; Producer of a show on G+ @100720409235366385249; Intellectual Property Trial Attorney @104973761519912571719; Blogger @111707273404757375952; and Special Musical Guest @104839484726014993299 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 loves to share screenshots of himself posted to the event!  You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW Variety Show #35: Vegan & Jewish Cooking, G+ Shows, and Live Music from Ed Yother ! (On Air Hangout)2012-12-01 04:00:0099  
Trey Ratcliff8,774,502A special all-Europe show!  We switched around the time of the show for this special event!  Joining today are @102518365620075109973, @110258598415939907971, @112661262066626464523, @105390077271236874234,  +Serge Ramelli.  Thank you to +Dave Veffer  for setting everything up!   You can watch live here, or you can ask questions live over at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com -- see you soon!Trey's Variety Hour #59- All European Show - Special Euro Time! (8 PM London Time, not that the UK uses the Euro or anything...)2012-11-25 21:00:00253  
Billy Wilson1,550,338Thank you for all of the support each week during my weekly G+ variety show @108595299975404341987 ! The show brings together some of the most interesting people you can find on G+ for a hangout! This week we'll have joining us Nature Photographer @116043947632177598920; Photographer and Blogger @104987932455782713675; Photographer @110573952887886961621 who'll be showing us some behind the scenes for his Scavenger Hunt photos; Photographer @104635450513456833657; Photographer @107958599012052618167; Social Media Editor for @107462556458861279431 @117660105917761371824; and Special Musical Guest @104512939554821050751 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 loves to share screenshots of himself posted to the event!  You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW Variety Show #34: Photography, Thomas Hawk, SURFER Magazine, and Live Music from Danni Rosner ! (On Air Hangout)2012-11-24 04:00:00109  
Trey Ratcliff8,774,502Did you miss the first 57 episodes?  No problem.  This isn't like Lost, but the threads are just as confusing, so you can pick them up any time! Today we'll be sharing a bunch of new photos, checking out the new Nexus 4, and going in unexpected directions (as usual).  Joining me are +Elena Solomon, +Angela B. Pan, +Doug Kaye, +Tamara Pruessner, and +Gino Barasa... see you soon! We'll also be taking live questions using Google Moderator over at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com Trey's Variety Hour #58 - Photography Fun with Cool Peeps2012-11-20 04:00:00194  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for November 11/12 This will be an "open" project this week so no theme. __________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride   for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffSelfy Sunday - Nov. 11, 20122012-11-11 03:00:00196  
Billy Wilson1,550,338A big thank you to all of those who watch, comment, and participate each week during my weekly on air G+ variety show @108595299975404341987 ! The show brings together some of the most interesting people you can find on G+ for a hangout! This week has a Blogging/Entrepreneurial Theme and we'll have joining us Founder of @100772154169283365457 @107968034479246754491; CEO of @111349608500505664040 @107982618909749811163; the Founder of RecommendedUsers.com @107383157816966336384; and Special Musical Guest @107158210554763556081 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. @111188574736819390850 loves to share screenshots of himself posted to the event!  You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW #32: Blogging/Entrepreneurial Theme; Founder of Bloginity Daniel Haim; Amanda Blain; Alireza Yavari; and Live Music from Max Lugavere! (On Air Hangout)2012-11-10 04:00:0094  
Isabelle Fortin27,173Some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow _Moustaches_ we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, We also encourage anyone who would like to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thanks so much ❤ Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember2012-11-02 00:00:00135  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for October 28/12 Theme: *Halloween* Show us some your best ghostly, ghoulish, monstrously good selfies or just have some fun with a costume or make-up.  A big thanks to +Christina Lawrie for let me use her fantastic selfy from last years SSP Halloween. This was one of our most creative Selfy Sundays from last year so looking forward to some over the top creativity with these shots. __________________________________ Thanks to +LaDonna Pride  like in the past she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 28, 20122012-10-28 02:00:00187  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 14/12 *Theme: Where is the Love* Show us what you love, who you love, how you love, an act of love or kindness, a passion, a desire, maybe a simple heartfelt wish but remember all within the context of a self portrait. ____________________________________ The past weeks SSP was incredible with 200 photos uploaded and the submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride  for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 14, 20122012-10-14 03:00:00158  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Drink and Click™ ATX  kicks off October with a trip to Coyote Ugly http://www.coyoteuglysaloon.com/austin/ Are you ready to dance on the bar... or at least ready to photograph other people doing it? :) After we fall off the bar there a few times (or just around 9), we'll head over to The Red Eyed Fly http://www.redeyedfly.com and check out the band, Jimmy Jet's TV Set http://www.reverbnation.com/jimmyjetstvset . Afterwards we're off to The Handlebar http://goo.gl/dz6s1 - @113686253941057080055 would be proud of this Mustache Themed bar. I've heard they give out free mustaches, and have a rooftop with see saws! Who can say no to that? Not you, so RSVP and meet us at 8PM at Coyote Ugly!  This month's Drink and Click™ Challenge Theme (*with prizes! see below) is "Halloween" - anything creepy or dark will suffice - use your imagination. Please check out the Challenge Event rules/details and submit your photos here: http://goo.gl/zEYKz I promise I'll bring my vampire teeth out this Thursday, so be there!  As always, Drink and Click™ does not encourage drinking alcohol, so if you want to come and have juice or water, that is fine with us. We already have a few members who only enjoy non-alcoholic drinks. Just come have fun with us! *Please feel free to invite anybody you think would be interested to this Event!* 1st place prize this month is a free year of @118357019708110162087 (Business level account, $300 value)  2nd place prize is a camera bag from our friends at @100266938567862344330 (Over $120 value) 3rd place prize is a Powersnoot from @112303365927986450437 ($65 value)Drink and Click™ ATX Gets Coyote Ugly, Baby!2012-10-11 20:00:0065  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 30/12 *No theme this week.* The past weeks SSP was incredible and the submissions were frightful to say the least. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 30, 20122012-09-30 03:00:00267  
Victor Bezrukov1,661,936 Hello everybody ! Another party in the Air - share it and invite more friends please ! We have a few simple rules to follow :     ----every uploaded image MUST be taken with 50MM LENS     ----only TWO ( 2 ) images per photographer - Respect your friends, they also need some spot !!!  lens - everything is going if exist the magic sign *"50mm"* on the body of lens !  Digital or Analog, Lensbaby is also 50mm ( except additional optic systems like 0.42, 35mm or Fish-eye)  subject - feel free for every subject and color, but of course all native attributes of 50mm lens like *Light, Crazy Focus, Dreamy Bokeh, Sharp Details, Cine Look* are highly appreciated !!   you can visit the previous Virtual Black and White Exhibition for inspiration : https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cm951q2luasr8ocommhm5h93s1o  Have a happy 50mm parting !50MM Virtual Photo-Party2012-09-23 20:00:00294  
Trey Ratcliff8,774,502A huge show!  We'll have on the Google Photos team to talk all about the news of the Google acquisition of Nik Software.  If you want to read more about this, see the article I released this morning at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2012/09/17/the-importance-of-google-acquiring-nik-software/  Who's joining us?  Many from the Google Photos team including @116594199576805510790 @110801010428787263936 @116040565882702717981 and maybe @108189587050871927619 too!  Also joining me is @104987932455782713675 who I'm sure has many hot opinions about this acquisition! Do you have questions?  Be sure to use Google Moderator over at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com -- We'll get that set up right when the show starts so we can take all your questions live...  Trey's Variety Hour #52: Google and Nik Software, BFF2012-09-18 04:00:00282  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 16/12 *Theme*: *Tales from the Dark Side* Otherwise know as a warm up for Halloween. Show us your dark side. It it could be spooky or scary, sinister or moody, perhaps your alter ego, but I know you have been there, now its time to bring it out. _Well lets not be too sinister - we are here to have some fun !_ As always the lovely +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _____________________________ *UPLOADING* *The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project - Sept. 16, 20122012-09-16 03:00:00233  
SmugMug47,134Date: September 7, 2012 Time: 9 PM EST (approximately 1 hour)   *Hang With SmugMug: Composition and the Thought-Process with Jay and Varina Patel*   Varina and Jay Patel will showcase a series of images and talk about how they think about composition on-location. They will talk about the basic ideas behind finding a pleasing composition, following (or breaking) compositional rules, and learning to understand how the viewer may interpret your images.   *Bios:*   Varina and Jay Patel are landscape photographers based in the United States. They travel regularly, photographing unique and remote locations, and exploring some of the most beautiful places on earth. Varina and Jay also teach workshops and webinars, write eBooks for beginning and advanced photographers, and speak in a variety of forums. Their award-winning work has appeared in a diverse collection of publications, including a 2012 National Geographic Calendar, Popular Photography Magazine, National Parks Magazine, and many more. To view their portfolios or learn more about photography, check out their websites, eBooks, and blog at the links below.   Varina Patel: www.photographybyvarina.com Jay Patel: www.jaypatelphotography.com eBooks: www.photographybyvarina.com/learn Blog: www.photographybyvarina.com/blogHang With SmugMug: Composition and the Thought-Process with Jay and Varina Patel2012-09-08 03:00:00107  
Jeff Smith62,105Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 2/12 The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format. *There is no theme this week as we move to the event mode* I will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time. +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. *Selfy Sunday FAQ* can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check _there_ first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________________ *UPLOADING* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00243  
Billy Wilson1,550,338Another episode of my fun weekly show! I will have joining me the awesome fashion photographer @118234987237484711962; photographer and blogger @102476152658204495450; the fun @100454410388149159869; @109485737892460402457 who will be showing us something around the kitchen; and special musical guest @101411377894207658251 ! Chatroom: http://blyve.com/event/89ad2250b8c2d91e1e020000 The episode will be broadcast on my G+ stream: http://goo.gl/K9ICs and the video and recording will be posted to this event as well. Fashion, Kitchens, and more tomorrow on That Show with Billy Wilson #192012-08-11 04:00:0035  
Trey Ratcliff8,774,502Featuring Adobe's @100824715802751519764!   We'll be *giving away* my Lightroom Presets   http://www.stuckincustoms.com/lightroom-presets/ AND multiple copies of Lightroom 4!  Details on those giveaways to come soon! Also joining us will be @113097851206100618060 , @103155291053045215105 @115862341877834013198 @102528718122061029071 and other surprise guests!    Thanks again to @114092052797730247075 and @105248484118148978714 for the production support! :)Trey's Variety Hour #47: Lightroom Mania! (With Giveaways!)2012-08-07 04:00:00201  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575I'm here in the big city, baby! There is something about this place that just makes me restless… it's like that living pulse that seems to throb through the streets just gets inside of you and doesn't stop. I *love* it!  So, while I'm not sleeping much and sucking up everything I can, I figured I couldn't let my visit go by without a photowalk, and some of my local (super awesome) friends agreed. I know this is last minute notice, but sometimes that's just how it goes. So grab your cameras/phones and join me along with @108906879763321014176, @114056084994793924628, & @108527329601014444443 as we enjoy one another's company while doing what we love and do best. :) We'll meet at the High Line entrance on 16th at 5:15 and start walking at about 5:30. Rain gear optional. See you all there! :DNYC Photowalk with Lotus & Friends2012-07-31 17:15:0026  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Join @107430862196617669986 and myself on June 30th for a Live, On-Air Hangout Concert with @110748045588517484202 in celebration of Google+ turning 1 Year Old! We'll be partying with the band in their studio and we want you all to rock out with us. :)  Be here on my account at 2:30 Central and check it out. We'll be ready to party, and you won't want to miss the performance by @110748045588517484202 - and they say they're giving a special gift to all their Google+ friends, so be there!On-Air Hangout Concert with Suite 7092012-06-30 21:30:0068  
Lotus Carroll1,777,575Has it been a year already? Yes it has! Let's celebrate the one year anniversary with an awesome photowalk! Join @107430862196617669986 and me for a walk - all skill levels, any kind of gear. Bring yourself, your camera/phone, and your good mood. We're blowing this mutha out. Meeting Spot: South Side of the Tower on the UT Campus, Downtown Austin Meeting Time: 10AM / Walk Start 10:30 Walk: From campus down to South Congress, ending at Guero's Taco Bar for drinks and lunch. What's that, you say? Party afterward? BUT OF COURSE. It's Austin! Join us at the Soco Studio for a party and live performance with @110748045588517484202 , drinks graciously provided by Spirit of Texas http://www.spiritoftx.com/. This is limited to the first 40 people who RSVP here: http://plancast.com/p/bxqz . The party will not be in walking distance from our stopping point, but we are arranging for cars to be available to get us all back to our vehicles (for those who joined the photo walk). Can't join us for the party but still want to groove to @110748045588517484202? Well, we've got you covered - we'll be broadcasting the entire performance and party via an On Air Hangout. It's a party, and in one way or another, you are all invited! BOOYAH. Tell your friends. :) #photowalkaustin   #photowalk   #GplusAnniversary  Google+ 1 Year Anniversary Photowalk in Austin Texas2012-06-30 17:00:0066  

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2016-03-07 21:14:54 (68 comments; 7 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: "Scanography." What this means is your image must be captured using a scanner of some sort. We can make beautiful art using all kinds of different tools - this should challenge you to use something a little different than what you usually turn to when making images, which is fun and informative to your creative process. :-)

If you don't have a scanner of your own, ask a friend or use one at your workplace (with permission, no getting in trouble at your job) or public library. Be careful - don't hurt yourself or damage the scanner! Get creative and have fun - these images can be very striking and have a great quality to them that lends itself to creative posing, styling, and processing.

Here is where you enter your ONE "Scanography" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this... more »

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2016-02-24 14:27:36 (13 comments; 10 reshares; 225 +1s)Open 

when you feel like
all that's out there for you
is a cold, dark winter,
remember that spring
is trying hard to survive
and make its way to you.

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#poetry   #iphone   #ibelieveinwords  

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2016-02-24 14:27:36 (13 comments; 10 reshares; 225 +1s)Open 

when you feel like
all that's out there for you
is a cold, dark winter,
remember that spring
is trying hard to survive
and make its way to you.

___________________________
#poetry   #iphone   #ibelieveinwords  

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2016-05-05 17:23:52 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 35 +1s)Open 

April Self Portrait Challenge Honorable Mentions

Here are the Honorable Mentions from the April "Imitate Art" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the submissions here: https://goo.gl/qZrshU

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! photos are cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked above

Here is a list of the creators and their inspirations (left to right, top to bottom, in the mosaic):

+Robin... more »

April Self Portrait Challenge Honorable Mentions

Here are the Honorable Mentions from the April "Imitate Art" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the submissions here: https://goo.gl/qZrshU

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! photos are cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked above

Here is a list of the creators and their inspirations (left to right, top to bottom, in the mosaic):

+Robin Cohen: Homage to Gustav Klimt
+Shelly MacNeil -Conway: Francesca Woodman - Polka Dots http://goo.gl/PD1Arl
+Mark Rodriguez: The Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David https://goo.gl/0wRdMB
+Joanna Koziara: The Star by E. Degas: http://goo.gl/aUpXpf
+Stacy Vitallo: Rose by Dominika Majowicz Mayovich http://goo.gl/3o6W9W
+Craig Szymanski: Hand with Reflecting Sphere by M. C. Escher https://goo.gl/deiHGa
+Piotr Edelman: Saul Steinberg photographed by Evelyn Hofer http://goo.gl/Gb4ODu
+Annie Weibull: Rene Magritte - The Glass House (1939) http://goo.gl/oSPVOb
+Andrea Martinez: René Magritte's Le Fils de l'Homme: https://goo.gl/YHI7Y2

Stay tuned to see who the fantastic finalists are - we'll announce them soon!!

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

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Membership requests must be approved. No "snapshot style" photography allowed.

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#selfportrait   #photography   #selfportraiture   #challenge   #art   #imitate   #fineart   ___

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2016-05-02 14:01:57 (14 comments; 6 reshares; 73 +1s)Open 

Depression, Universal Imperfection, and Help

Depression lies. This is a truth, and it’s something that many of us have seen or heard by now, either from firsthand experience, through therapy/counseling, or by word of mouth from a friend, loved one or article. If you haven’t learned this already, I’m…

Depression, Universal Imperfection, and Help

Depression lies. This is a truth, and it’s something that many of us have seen or heard by now, either from firsthand experience, through therapy/counseling, or by word of mouth from a friend, loved one or article. If you haven’t learned this already, I’m…___

2016-05-01 22:42:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 53 +1s)Open 

Added photos to May 1st: Self Portrait Sunday.

Added photos to May 1st: Self Portrait Sunday.___

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2016-04-30 19:41:36 (16 comments; 0 reshares; 117 +1s)Open 

Memory believes before knowing remembers.
~William Faulkner

Memory believes before knowing remembers.
~William Faulkner___

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2016-04-29 12:58:53 (11 comments; 3 reshares; 148 +1s)Open 

Quiet Morning Meetings

Quiet Morning Meetings___

2016-04-27 19:08:42 (15 comments; 3 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

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... more »

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

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#selfportraitsunday   #photography   #selfportraiture   #SSP   #selfportrait  ___

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2016-04-27 18:19:21 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 143 +1s)Open 

I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year. 
~Edna St. Vincent Millay
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A self portrait based on Edward Hopper's "Summer Interior" (view here: http://www.edwardhopper.net/summer-interior.jsp)

Created for the April Self Portrait Challenge: Imitate Art
Details & Submit: https://goo.gl/qZrshU

It's not too late to enter yours - you have until the end of the month!
#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #fineart   #art   #imitate   #challenge  

I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year. 
~Edna St. Vincent Millay
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A self portrait based on Edward Hopper's "Summer Interior" (view here: http://www.edwardhopper.net/summer-interior.jsp)

Created for the April Self Portrait Challenge: Imitate Art
Details & Submit: https://goo.gl/qZrshU

It's not too late to enter yours - you have until the end of the month!
#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #fineart   #art   #imitate   #challenge  ___

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2016-04-25 18:02:24 (11 comments; 7 reshares; 121 +1s)Open 

What you gonna do when she calls your name?
Oh high priestess, can you help me?
Active Child - "High Priestess"

This beautiful image by +Natosha Davis was among the finalists in our March Scanography Challenge (see event and all images here: https://goo.gl/SV9Tk2) - but I mistakenly did not load it with the others into the collage of finalists! As such, I wanted to share it so you don't miss it. <3

#scanography   #selfportraiture  

What you gonna do when she calls your name?
Oh high priestess, can you help me?
Active Child - "High Priestess"

This beautiful image by +Natosha Davis was among the finalists in our March Scanography Challenge (see event and all images here: https://goo.gl/SV9Tk2) - but I mistakenly did not load it with the others into the collage of finalists! As such, I wanted to share it so you don't miss it. <3

#scanography   #selfportraiture  ___

2016-04-13 03:57:34 (2 comments; 5 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for Sunday, April 17th 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: Silly!
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/bxIHd4
If you would like to share an image that doesn't match the theme, that is fine, too. As long as it was captured within the qualifying timeframe.

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 11th up until Monday morning, April 18th. (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.
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Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for Sunday, April 17th 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: Silly!
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/bxIHd4
If you would like to share an image that doesn't match the theme, that is fine, too. As long as it was captured within the qualifying timeframe.

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 11th up until Monday morning, April 18th. (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 +Patrick Kelly for letting us use his image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :)
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#selfportrait   #photography   #selfportraitsunday   #SPS   #selfportraiture   #silly  ___

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2016-04-12 23:42:18 (19 comments; 6 reshares; 83 +1s)Open 

March "Scanography" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Dragomir Madzharov 
Second Place: +Eric Raeber 
Third Place: +Isabelle Fortin 
Fourth Place: +Robin Cohen 

You can see their photos below - trapped behind the scanner screen, setting creativity free.
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 Dragomir's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

Big thanks to all of our fantastic March sponsors, +SmugMug, +Think Tank Photo, +BorrowLenses.com, & +Capturing Couture - ourwinn... more »

March "Scanography" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Dragomir Madzharov 
Second Place: +Eric Raeber 
Third Place: +Isabelle Fortin 
Fourth Place: +Robin Cohen 

You can see their photos below - trapped behind the scanner screen, setting creativity free.
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 Dragomir's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

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

Great job to everyone who submitted an image and thanks for participating! You can see the finalists here: https://goo.gl/1fFYDq, honorable mentions here: https://goo.gl/vBJudj, and all photo submissions and the event here: https://goo.gl/SV9Tk2

Are you ready for the next Challenge? It's already up - view it here: https://goo.gl/qZrshU

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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   #photography   #challenge   #scanography   #selfportraiture   #fineart   #creative   #art  ___

2016-04-08 18:35:34 (10 comments; 6 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

This is the Event for our April 2016 Self Portrait Challenge: "Imitate Art." What this means is that you find and choose a classic or contemporary painting or iconic photo/image (art) to imitate with a self portrait. You'll need to be able to provide a link to the original and attribute the artist/creator. Please add the link and attribution in the caption of your submission.

Here is where you enter your ONE "Imitate Art" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th 2016, 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.

Tips & Inspiration

Remember that imitation... more »

This is the Event for our April 2016 Self Portrait Challenge: "Imitate Art." What this means is that you find and choose a classic or contemporary painting or iconic photo/image (art) to imitate with a self portrait. You'll need to be able to provide a link to the original and attribute the artist/creator. Please add the link and attribution in the caption of your submission.

Here is where you enter your ONE "Imitate Art" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th 2016, 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.

Tips & Inspiration

Remember that imitation does not have to = perfect replication. You can put your spin on things, get as close as possible, conceptualize a bit differently than the original, etc. Have fun looking through art online, selecting a piece or two to try and then experiencing the glory of trial and error. This is guaranteed to be fun as well as a great learning experience! 

The article this idea came from has some great examples: http://goo.gl/fRQWKU
And here are some more (kind of silly) examples: http://goo.gl/CgqPd8

Images like this are somewhat difficult to find, but I gathered a small handful into a gallery: https://goo.gl/ipcNbv

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.

The header image for this event was expertly created by our own +Joanna Koziara (it has been cropped to fit the banner space; see the full image here: https://goo.gl/2RwmvS) and is an imitation of "Frida Kahlo" by Joanna Sierko Filipowska (view here: http://goo.gl/0VtSZy).

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. 

Prizes

~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for +BorrowLenses.com http://www.borrowlenses.com 
~+Think Tank Photo Turnstyle 10 https://goo.gl/B88YFu
~+Capturing Couture Discontinued Strap (shipping not included) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack

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 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 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 2 remaining prizes. 3rd 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 April 2016 (EXIF data must reflect this)
~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


Share Your Work!

In order to be officially entered into the Challenge - you must enter your photo here on the 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 FB, Tumblr, Ello and Twitter also, you can follow us and tag the ASP accounts to have your work shared in those places (for this event and also any time).

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

We'll give your image love if you follow and tag on Instagram: www.instagram.com/artofselfportraiture

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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#selfportrait   #photography   #art   #imitate   #challenge   #selfportraiture   #artistic   #imitation  ___

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2016-04-06 17:11:37 (16 comments; 8 reshares; 95 +1s)Open 

Scanography Self Portrait Challenge Finalists!

Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community chose finalists from the March "Scanography" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the awesome submissions here: https://goo.gl/SV9Tk2 and Honorable Mentions can be seen here: https://goo.gl/vBJudj

What an exciting month to try something new - the participants did not disappoint us and proved that art is what we make with any tool we choose - it's what is inside us and that we express it that matters.

We have 15 great photos from talented artists in the finalists pool that were all captured using a scanner! 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 #w... more »

Scanography Self Portrait Challenge Finalists!

Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community chose finalists from the March "Scanography" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the awesome submissions here: https://goo.gl/SV9Tk2 and Honorable Mentions can be seen here: https://goo.gl/vBJudj

What an exciting month to try something new - the participants did not disappoint us and proved that art is what we make with any tool we choose - it's what is inside us and that we express it that matters.

We have 15 great photos from talented artists in the finalists pool that were all captured using a scanner! 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 # winners for March?  We'll announce the winners soon! Stay tuned...

Thanks to our March prize sponsors, +Think Tank Photo, +BorrowLenses.com, +Capturing Couture, & +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
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   #photography   #scanography   #selfportraiture   #challenge   #creative   #art   #finalists  ___

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2016-04-05 18:29:25 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 171 +1s)Open 

Stay Cool, Baby, Coooool

#fmsphotoaday   #cool  
http://goo.gl/I9nu9e

Stay Cool, Baby, Coooool

#fmsphotoaday   #cool  
http://goo.gl/I9nu9e___

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2016-04-04 20:18:20 (14 comments; 5 reshares; 108 +1s)Open 

March Self Portrait Challenge Honorable Mentions

Here are the Honorable Mentions from the March "Scanography" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the submissions here: https://goo.gl/SV9Tk2

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... more »

March Self Portrait Challenge Honorable Mentions

Here are the Honorable Mentions from the March "Scanography" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the submissions here: https://goo.gl/SV9Tk2

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 on Wednesday!

Thanks to our March prize sponsors, +SmugMug, +BorrowLenses.com, +Think Tank Photo, & +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:
Google+ Profile: +Art of Self Portraiture 
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   #scanography   #selfportraiture   #challenge   #creative   #art  ___

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2016-04-02 02:53:28 (6 comments; 9 reshares; 159 +1s)Open 

in every dream
about the truths between us
i vow to never let you
slip between my fingers
and then i wake up
alone.

______________________
#fmsphotoaday   #yellow  http://goo.gl/I9nu9e
#ibelieveinwords   #poetry  

in every dream
about the truths between us
i vow to never let you
slip between my fingers
and then i wake up
alone.

______________________
#fmsphotoaday   #yellow  http://goo.gl/I9nu9e
#ibelieveinwords   #poetry  ___

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2016-03-29 18:56:03 (8 comments; 2 reshares; 119 +1s)Open 

March Challenge: Scanography

Don't forget to play with a scanner and get your image in by the end of the month! Details and submissions here: https://goo.gl/rPH4aK

This is a #scanography   #selfportrait  image I created just last week in order to celebrate my 12th wedding anniversary with my husband. <3

Love Never Fails

March Challenge: Scanography

Don't forget to play with a scanner and get your image in by the end of the month! Details and submissions here: https://goo.gl/rPH4aK

This is a #scanography   #selfportrait  image I created just last week in order to celebrate my 12th wedding anniversary with my husband. <3

Love Never Fails___

2016-03-29 18:47:40 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for April 3rd, 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, March 28th up until Monday morning, April 4th. (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... more »

Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for April 3rd, 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, March 28th up until Monday morning, April 4th. (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 +Tamara Pruessner for letting us use her image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :)
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#selfportraitsunday   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography  ___

2016-03-20 19:54:18 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 73 +1s)Open 

Added photos to March 20: Self Portrait Sunday.

Added photos to March 20: Self Portrait Sunday.___

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2016-03-17 17:42:46 (5 comments; 6 reshares; 128 +1s)Open 

Well, I'd rather be tickled than pinched, anyway.
Happy St. Paddy's! ;-)

Well, I'd rather be tickled than pinched, anyway.
Happy St. Paddy's! ;-)___

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2016-03-16 16:55:03 (12 comments; 4 reshares; 99 +1s)Open 

Read the post below to get an early jump on the April Challenge, where we will make #selfportrait  art imitate... art! :)

Early Theme Announcement: April Challenge - "Imitate Art"

We usually don't announce themes until the month of the challenge, but we really wanted you guys to have a chance to prepare for what we think will be a really fun one: "Imitate Art." What this means is that you find and choose a classic painting or iconic photo to imitate with a self portrait. (You'll need to be able to provide a ink to the original and attribute the artist/creator.)

When +Jason Mayers suggested this idea (and shared this article: http://goo.gl/fRQWKU) the ASP moderators were on board, and decided we'd need to announce early. We think that April is a good time for this challenge, so let's all get our thinking/preparing caps on and get ready to use self portraits for the sincerest form of flattery. ;-)

You still have to capture your image during the month of the theme (April) so don't shoot early! We just want you to have time to search, choose, and prepare props and location, etc, so that you can do your very best with this slightly more challenging theme.

The image attached to this post is an excellent example of a well executed imitation of art by one of our moderators, +Joanna Koziara. The original is "Frida Kahlo" by Joanna Sierko Filipowska (view here: http://goo.gl/0VtSZy).

Any questions? Feel free to ask in comments here or in our Questions category in the ASP Community: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj

#photography   #selfportrait   #art   #selfportraiture   #challenge   #imitate  ___Read the post below to get an early jump on the April Challenge, where we will make #selfportrait  art imitate... art! :)

2016-03-14 19:08:48 (5 comments; 5 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for March 20th, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: Scanography
Let's kill two birds with one stone and do scanner photos for the SPS Event this week - once you create and share your image here, you can also enter it into this month's SP Challenge: https://goo.gl/SV9Tk2

Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/bxIHd4
If you would like to share a #selfportraitsunday  image that doesn't match the theme, that is fine, too. As long as it was captured within the qualifying timeframe.

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, March 14th up until Mondaym... more »

Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for March 20th, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: Scanography
Let's kill two birds with one stone and do scanner photos for the SPS Event this week - once you create and share your image here, you can also enter it into this month's SP Challenge: https://goo.gl/SV9Tk2

Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/bxIHd4
If you would like to share a #selfportraitsunday  image that doesn't match the theme, that is fine, too. As long as it was captured within the qualifying timeframe.

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, March 14th up until Monday morning, March 21st. (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 +Measie Elizabeth for letting us use her image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :)
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#photography   #selfportrait   #selfportraitsunday   #selfportraiture   #scanography  ___

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2016-03-13 17:46:02 (13 comments; 8 reshares; 202 +1s)Open 

Just When She Thought She'd Be Alone Forever

Just When She Thought She'd Be Alone Forever___

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2016-03-10 17:34:58 (22 comments; 4 reshares; 96 +1s)Open 

How Mobile Creativity (re)Inspired Me

Do you ever get to a point where you're feeling uninspired, in a rut or generally, well, slumpy? (A highly technical term, I know. Also, I may have made it up. Shhhh.) Anyway! I know the feeling - intimately. I believe that artists and creatives can experience this periodically, maybe even cyclically, when they’ve kind of been plugging along consistently over time… and I think it’s even more common in this age of social media and sharing where we get into a routine of posting posting posting, especially if we start feeling pressured (by our peers or just by some kind of internal need) to meet the “demand of the audience.” In my most recent “slumpy-time,” I found a way to re-inspire myself with my phone – mobile creativity helped me refocus and gain perspective.
(click through below to read the rest of the post - ifreading via a m... more »

How Mobile Creativity (re)Inspired Me

Do you ever get to a point where you're feeling uninspired, in a rut or generally, well, slumpy? (A highly technical term, I know. Also, I may have made it up. Shhhh.) Anyway! I know the feeling - intimately. I believe that artists and creatives can experience this periodically, maybe even cyclically, when they’ve kind of been plugging along consistently over time… and I think it’s even more common in this age of social media and sharing where we get into a routine of posting posting posting, especially if we start feeling pressured (by our peers or just by some kind of internal need) to meet the “demand of the audience.” In my most recent “slumpy-time,” I found a way to re-inspire myself with my phone – mobile creativity helped me refocus and gain perspective.
(click through below to read the rest of the post - if reading via a mobile device, scroll to end of post and click "mobile" for best version)

#photography   #poetry   #creativity  
#mobileart   #inspiration   #picsart     
#loterlink  ___

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2016-03-09 18:21:14 (7 comments; 7 reshares; 97 +1s)Open 

February "Interesting Angles/POV" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Dennis Qualls 
Second Place: +Ursula Klepper 
Third Place: +Jessica Coleman 
Fourth Place: +Eric Stoliker 

You can see their photos below - they've done a fantastic job of showing us an interesting pov in these images!
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 Dennis's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

Big thanks to all of our fantastic February sponsors, +Think Tank Photo, +SmugMug,+Bo... more »

February "Interesting Angles/POV" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Dennis Qualls 
Second Place: +Ursula Klepper 
Third Place: +Jessica Coleman 
Fourth Place: +Eric Stoliker 

You can see their photos below - they've done a fantastic job of showing us an interesting pov in these images!
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 Dennis's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

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

Great job to everyone who submitted an image and thanks for participating! You can see the finalists here: https://goo.gl/hd82X5, honorable mentions here: https://goo.gl/IjdTR4, and all photo submissions and the event here: https://goo.gl/CXCdfM

Are you ready for the next Challenge? It's already up, and it's awesome! View it here: https://goo.gl/SV9Tk2

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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   #photography   #selfportraiture   #challenge   #interestingangles   #pov   #winners  ___

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2016-03-09 15:04:23 (13 comments; 0 reshares; 109 +1s)Open 

"Relationships" was the prompt for our #SelfPortraitSunday  event a few weeks ago. https://goo.gl/Y2VeIm  
It took me awhile of just simmering with the theme to come up with an idea. I usually do this if there’s a prompt driving my work, rather than an internal expressive need to create…

click through below to read the rest of the post

#selfportrait   #familyportrait   #photography   #loterlink  

"Relationships" was the prompt for our #SelfPortraitSunday  event a few weeks ago. https://goo.gl/Y2VeIm  
It took me awhile of just simmering with the theme to come up with an idea. I usually do this if there’s a prompt driving my work, rather than an internal expressive need to create…

click through below to read the rest of the post

#selfportrait   #familyportrait   #photography   #loterlink  ___

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2016-03-08 16:52:10 (13 comments; 1 reshares; 139 +1s)Open 

her hair was like spun gold,
shining in the summer sun,
and every time he saw it
he thought of nothing but
the riches her love had
brought into his life.

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#poetry   #iphone   #nature  
#ibelieveinwords  

her hair was like spun gold,
shining in the summer sun,
and every time he saw it
he thought of nothing but
the riches her love had
brought into his life.

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#poetry   #iphone   #nature  
#ibelieveinwords  ___

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2016-03-08 16:47:49 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 43 +1s)Open 

Here are some favorites from our "theme free" #SPS  event of this past weekend. To see the event and all the images, visit here: https://goo.gl/UGRdJ7

We host these events every 2 weeks! Circle this account or join the ASP Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and keep an eye on the "Events" tab to see them when they're happening.

#selfportrait   #selfportraitsunday   #photography  

Here are some favorites from our "theme free" #SPS  event of this past weekend. To see the event and all the images, visit here: https://goo.gl/UGRdJ7

We host these events every 2 weeks! Circle this account or join the ASP Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and keep an eye on the "Events" tab to see them when they're happening.

#selfportrait   #selfportraitsunday   #photography  ___

2016-03-07 21:14:54 (68 comments; 7 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: "Scanography." What this means is your image must be captured using a scanner of some sort. We can make beautiful art using all kinds of different tools - this should challenge you to use something a little different than what you usually turn to when making images, which is fun and informative to your creative process. :-)

If you don't have a scanner of your own, ask a friend or use one at your workplace (with permission, no getting in trouble at your job) or public library. Be careful - don't hurt yourself or damage the scanner! Get creative and have fun - these images can be very striking and have a great quality to them that lends itself to creative posing, styling, and processing.

Here is where you enter your ONE "Scanography" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this... more »

This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: "Scanography." What this means is your image must be captured using a scanner of some sort. We can make beautiful art using all kinds of different tools - this should challenge you to use something a little different than what you usually turn to when making images, which is fun and informative to your creative process. :-)

If you don't have a scanner of your own, ask a friend or use one at your workplace (with permission, no getting in trouble at your job) or public library. Be careful - don't hurt yourself or damage the scanner! Get creative and have fun - these images can be very striking and have a great quality to them that lends itself to creative posing, styling, and processing.

Here is where you enter your ONE "Scanography" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, 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.

Tips & Inspiration

I've curated a gallery of really interesting scanography self-portraits that you can check out for inspiration. Check it out here: https://goo.gl/81S5TH

If you'd like, you can see an album of my own scanography here: https://goo.gl/sXCiW8

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. 


Prizes

~1 Year +SmugMug Business 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 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 March 2016 (EXIF data must reflect this)
~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


Share Your Work!

In order to be officially entered into the Challenge - you must enter your photo here on the 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 FB, Tumblr, Ello and Twitter also, you can follow us and tag the ASP accounts to have your work shared in those places (for this event and also any time).

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

We'll give your image love if you follow and tag on Instagram: www.instagram.com/artofselfportraiture

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.

#selfportrait   #challenge   #selfportraiture   #creative   #scanography  ___

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2016-03-04 17:01:41 (15 comments; 9 reshares; 101 +1s)Open 

February Self Portrait Challenge Finalists!

Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community chose finalists from the February "Interesting Angles/POV" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the awesome submissions here: https://goo.gl/CXCdfM and Honorable Mentions can be seen here: https://goo.gl/IjdTR4

We have 10 great photos from talented artists in the finalists pool captured with an interesting angle or pov! 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 February?  We'll announce the winners soon! Stay tuned...

Thanks to our February prize sponsors, +Capturing Couture, +BorrowLenses.com, +SmugMug, & +Think Tank Photo! We lovethe... more »

February Self Portrait Challenge Finalists!

Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community chose finalists from the February "Interesting Angles/POV" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the awesome submissions here: https://goo.gl/CXCdfM and Honorable Mentions can be seen here: https://goo.gl/IjdTR4

We have 10 great photos from talented artists in the finalists pool captured with an interesting angle or pov! 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 February?  We'll announce the winners soon! Stay tuned...

Thanks to our February prize sponsors, +Capturing Couture, +BorrowLenses.com, +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

#selfportrait   #photography   #selfportraiture   #challenge   #interestingangles   #pov   ___

2016-03-02 21:00:54 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for March 6, 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, February 29th up until Monday morning, March 7th. (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... more »

Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for March 6, 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, February 29th up until Monday morning, March 7th. (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 +Art through the Aperture Photography for letting us use her image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/6vELN9) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :)
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#selfportraitsunday   #selfportrait   #photography   #selfportraiture  ___

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2016-03-02 15:05:38 (13 comments; 1 reshares; 104 +1s)Open 

February Self Portrait Challenge Honorable Mentions

Here are the Honorable Mentions from the February "Interesting Angles/POV" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the submissions here: https://goo.gl/CXCdfM

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... more »

February Self Portrait Challenge Honorable Mentions

Here are the Honorable Mentions from the February "Interesting Angles/POV" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the submissions here: https://goo.gl/CXCdfM

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 on Friday!

Thanks to our February 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

#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #challenge   #photography   #interestingangles   #pov  ___

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2016-02-25 15:46:17 (9 comments; 5 reshares; 141 +1s)Open 

Flooding Into The Spaces I've Tried To Keep Free

#sunset #texas

Flooding Into The Spaces I've Tried To Keep Free

#sunset #texas___

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2016-02-24 14:27:36 (13 comments; 10 reshares; 225 +1s)Open 

when you feel like
all that's out there for you
is a cold, dark winter,
remember that spring
is trying hard to survive
and make its way to you.

___________________________
#poetry   #iphone   #ibelieveinwords  

when you feel like
all that's out there for you
is a cold, dark winter,
remember that spring
is trying hard to survive
and make its way to you.

___________________________
#poetry   #iphone   #ibelieveinwords  ___

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2016-02-22 20:06:57 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 82 +1s)Open 

We had a great ‪#‎SPS‬ Event this past weekend. The theme was "Relationships." Here are a handful of favorites!

To see the event and all the images, visit here: https://goo.gl/6vELN9
#selfportrait   #photography   #selfportraiture   #selfportraitsunday   #relationships  

We had a great ‪#‎SPS‬ Event this past weekend. The theme was "Relationships." Here are a handful of favorites!

To see the event and all the images, visit here: https://goo.gl/6vELN9
#selfportrait   #photography   #selfportraiture   #selfportraitsunday   #relationships  ___

2016-02-21 23:44:16 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 133 +1s)Open 

Added photos to February 21: Self Portrait Sunday.

Added photos to February 21: Self Portrait Sunday.___

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2016-02-19 15:38:46 (16 comments; 2 reshares; 171 +1s)Open 

A hamburger (hat) a day helps keep the gloomies away! ;-)

Love you, +Gilmar Smith! ♥
#HamburgersForGilmar  https://goo.gl/2DRM5T

A hamburger (hat) a day helps keep the gloomies away! ;-)

Love you, +Gilmar Smith! ♥
#HamburgersForGilmar  https://goo.gl/2DRM5T___

2016-02-19 15:35:29 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 43 +1s)Open 

Added photos to HAMBURGERS FOR GILMAR.

Added photos to HAMBURGERS FOR GILMAR.___

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2016-02-18 17:07:14 (12 comments; 7 reshares; 171 +1s)Open 

And I Will Always Catch You When You Fall

And I Will Always Catch You When You Fall___

2016-02-16 19:41:38 (12 comments; 2 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for February 21st, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: Relationships
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8
If you would like to share an image that doesn't match the theme, that is fine, too. As long as it was captured within the qualifying timeframe.

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, February 15th up until Monday morning, February 22nd. (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.more »

Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for February 21st, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: Relationships
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8
If you would like to share an image that doesn't match the theme, that is fine, too. As long as it was captured within the qualifying timeframe.

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, February 15th up until Monday morning, February 22nd. (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
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#selfportraitsunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  ___

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2016-02-15 17:57:33 (13 comments; 3 reshares; 181 +1s)Open 

This is Sam. He used to come around my back patio about a year ago. We hung out together, and he became a little friend to me. I miss him, but I love my memories of him.

We tend to have a lot of anoles in our back yard in the spring, but after a couple of weeks of seeing him close to the back door, I realized this one was the same little guy every time (there were a few little injured scales on his snout to identify him). I grew to enjoy his company and began feeding him mealworms, which he seemed to love. It was so funny to watch him notice one, stalk it, and then devour it. Sometimes he'd come and lounge in the sun on the arm of the adirondack chair I sat in, right next to my arm, and we'd sunbathe together for awhile.

Eventually, all the anoles began to disappear, and along with them, Sam. I felt sad to go out on the back patio day after day without seeing him. I am so glad... more »

This is Sam. He used to come around my back patio about a year ago. We hung out together, and he became a little friend to me. I miss him, but I love my memories of him.

We tend to have a lot of anoles in our back yard in the spring, but after a couple of weeks of seeing him close to the back door, I realized this one was the same little guy every time (there were a few little injured scales on his snout to identify him). I grew to enjoy his company and began feeding him mealworms, which he seemed to love. It was so funny to watch him notice one, stalk it, and then devour it. Sometimes he'd come and lounge in the sun on the arm of the adirondack chair I sat in, right next to my arm, and we'd sunbathe together for awhile.

Eventually, all the anoles began to disappear, and along with them, Sam. I felt sad to go out on the back patio day after day without seeing him. I am so glad that I paid attention to him and enjoyed his brief presence in my life. Though I miss him, my fond memories make me smile.

There are so many little things to appreciate in the world - try your best to see them. Life moves quickly, and things change constantly. People and situations move into and out of our lives with sometimes alarming unpredictability. Remind yourself to slow down and be in the moment, as much as you possibly can. <3 ___

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2016-02-14 19:08:56 (13 comments; 7 reshares; 182 +1s)Open 

romance is but a
fraction of love's full glory
which blooms, grows,
heals, uplifts and warms
anywhere a tender heart opens
to support or embrace another.

______________________________
#poetry   #macro   #love  
#ibelieveinwords  

romance is but a
fraction of love's full glory
which blooms, grows,
heals, uplifts and warms
anywhere a tender heart opens
to support or embrace another.

______________________________
#poetry   #macro   #love  
#ibelieveinwords  ___

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2016-02-12 17:23:12 (12 comments; 9 reshares; 217 +1s)Open 

she had whispered the night before
in the darkness, fading into
twinkling lights, softly dancing 
but when she woke in the morning
she could not contain herself
and so her bright, cheery laughter
filled every empty pocket of air 
as her smile stretched the skies.

______________________________________
#poetry   #sunrise   #iphone  
#ibelieveinwords  

she had whispered the night before
in the darkness, fading into
twinkling lights, softly dancing 
but when she woke in the morning
she could not contain herself
and so her bright, cheery laughter
filled every empty pocket of air 
as her smile stretched the skies.

______________________________________
#poetry   #sunrise   #iphone  
#ibelieveinwords  ___

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2016-02-11 14:50:06 (12 comments; 5 reshares; 123 +1s)Open 

January "Science Fiction / Futuristic" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Stefan Riss 
Second Place: +Srah Winter 
Third Place: +Cora Triton 
Fourth Place: +Craig Szymanski 

You can see their photos below - Such excellent self portraits with a science fiction vibe! I'd definitely watch any and all of these movies. ;)
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 Stefan's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

Big thanks to all of our fantastic January sponsors,+Bo... more »

January "Science Fiction / Futuristic" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Stefan Riss 
Second Place: +Srah Winter 
Third Place: +Cora Triton 
Fourth Place: +Craig Szymanski 

You can see their photos below - Such excellent self portraits with a science fiction vibe! I'd definitely watch any and all of these movies. ;)
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 Stefan's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

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

Great job to everyone who submitted an image and thanks for participating! You can see the finalists here: https://goo.gl/zLdR3y, honorable mentions here: https://goo.gl/TtlhzS, and all photo submissions and the event here: https://goo.gl/HiKIu9

Are you ready for the next Challenge? It's already up - view it here: https://goo.gl/CXCdfM

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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   #photography   #challenge   #selfportraiture   #scifi   #sciencefiction   #scyfi   #futuristic   #winners   ___

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2016-02-10 01:48:17 (6 comments; 4 reshares; 144 +1s)Open 

lu·mi·nous ˈlo͞omənəs/
adjective

1. full of or shedding light; bright or shining, especially in the dark.
_______________________________________________________________

this #onewordphoto  completely captured and edited with an #iPhone  using #creatic ,  #imageblender , and #retouch  apps.

lu·mi·nous ˈlo͞omənəs/
adjective

1. full of or shedding light; bright or shining, especially in the dark.
_______________________________________________________________

this #onewordphoto  completely captured and edited with an #iPhone  using #creatic ,  #imageblender , and #retouch  apps.___

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2016-02-09 16:40:10 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 96 +1s)Open 

We had a great #SPS  Event this past weekend. Here are a handful of my favorites - it was hard to only pick a few! Click to enlarge the photo to see the photographers tagged in the images. To see the event and all the images, visit here: https://goo.gl/WIa87A

#selfportrait   #photography   #selfportraiture   #selfportraitsunday  

We had a great #SPS  Event this past weekend. Here are a handful of my favorites - it was hard to only pick a few! Click to enlarge the photo to see the photographers tagged in the images. To see the event and all the images, visit here: https://goo.gl/WIa87A

#selfportrait   #photography   #selfportraiture   #selfportraitsunday  ___

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2016-02-07 22:00:39 (13 comments; 0 reshares; 197 +1s)Open 

Livin' Life Like This :-D

___________________________
Created for #SelfPortraitSunday: https://goo.gl/WIa87A
#selfportrait   #happiness   #freezeaction  

Livin' Life Like This :-D

___________________________
Created for #SelfPortraitSunday: https://goo.gl/WIa87A
#selfportrait   #happiness   #freezeaction  ___

2016-02-07 21:51:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 72 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Self Portrait Sunday.

Added photos to Self Portrait Sunday.___

2016-02-07 00:10:57 (10 comments; 6 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

This is the Event for our February Self Portrait Challenge: Interesting Angle / POV. What this means is that you should shoot your image with a visually interesting point-of-view or camera angle (look straight up, straight down, from an extreme angle, or unique vantage point).

A few possibly helpful links:
Camera Angles: http://goo.gl/tQcSD3
Finding Fresh Angles: http://goo.gl/cXmW4l
5 Ways to add Impact w/Angles: http://goo.gl/bKxRFc

Here is where you enter your ONE "Interesting Angle / POV" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 29th, 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 youdi... more »

This is the Event for our February Self Portrait Challenge: Interesting Angle / POV. What this means is that you should shoot your image with a visually interesting point-of-view or camera angle (look straight up, straight down, from an extreme angle, or unique vantage point).

A few possibly helpful links:
Camera Angles: http://goo.gl/tQcSD3
Finding Fresh Angles: http://goo.gl/cXmW4l
5 Ways to add Impact w/Angles: http://goo.gl/bKxRFc

Here is where you enter your ONE "Interesting Angle / POV" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 29th, 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.

Tips & Inspiration

Check out these great examples of self portraiture with interesting angles and POV: https://goo.gl/WIFv2f

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 Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/OTECbM
~+Capturing Couture Discontinued Strap (shipping not included) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack

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 February 2016 (EXIF data must reflect this)
~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

Share Your Work!

In order to be officially entered into the Challenge - you must enter your photo here on the 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 FB, Tumblr, Ello and Twitter also, you can follow us and tag the ASP accounts to have your work shared in those places (for this event and also any time).

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

We'll give your image love if you follow and tag on Instagram: www.instagram.com/artofselfportraiture

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.

#selfportrait   #photography   #challenge   #interesting   #angles   #pov   #selfportraiture   #fineart   #creative   #art  ___

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2016-02-06 17:11:10 (9 comments; 7 reshares; 169 +1s)Open 

happiness is in
each flower unfurling as
it was meant to do.

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#haiku   #poetry   #ibelieveinwords  
#red   #macro   #rose  

happiness is in
each flower unfurling as
it was meant to do.

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#haiku   #poetry   #ibelieveinwords  
#red   #macro   #rose  ___

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2016-02-05 19:09:32 (10 comments; 6 reshares; 86 +1s)Open 

January Self Portrait Challenge Finalists!

Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community chose finalists from the January "Science Fiction / Futuristic" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the awesome submissions here: https://goo.gl/HiKIu9 and Honorable Mentions can be seen here: https://goo.gl/TtlhzS

We have 10 great photos from talented artists in the finalists pool getting all scifi on us! Everyone did such a good job. :-D 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 MONTH?  We'll announce the winners soon! Stay tuned...

Thanks to our January prize sponsors, +Capturing Couture, +BorrowLenses.com, +Think Tank Photo, & +SmugMug! Welov... more »

January Self Portrait Challenge Finalists!

Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community chose finalists from the January "Science Fiction / Futuristic" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the awesome submissions here: https://goo.gl/HiKIu9 and Honorable Mentions can be seen here: https://goo.gl/TtlhzS

We have 10 great photos from talented artists in the finalists pool getting all scifi on us! Everyone did such a good job. :-D 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 MONTH?  We'll announce the winners soon! Stay tuned...

Thanks to our January prize sponsors, +Capturing Couture, +BorrowLenses.com, +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
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   #photography   #selfportraiture   #challenge   #sciencefiction   #futuristic   #scifi   #scyfi   ___

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