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Lotus Carroll1,773,174Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for June 12th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: "Partially Obscured" 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, June 6th up until Monday morning June 13th. (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 If you'd like to, you can also share your image on the FB SPS Event. Check the FB ASP page for details: FB ASP Page: www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture  Thank you to @109644800217243995428 for letting us use her image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfportrait   #photography   #selfportraitsunday   #SPS   #selfportraiture  June 12th: Self Portrait Sunday2016-06-12 03:00:0038  
Lotus Carroll1,773,174This 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  
kimberton pemberly133,051  *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 Carroll1,773,174Welcome 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 Carroll1,773,174This 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 Carroll1,773,174  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 Carroll1,773,174This 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 Carroll1,773,174This 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  
Jeff Smith60,982  Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for May 25, 2014 No theme this week! 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 May 26/14. 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 Project2014-05-25 03:00:0079  
Lotus Carroll1,773,174This 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 Smith60,982  Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 27, 2014 *Theme: Your Alter Ego* You have to ask yourself this question: Who or what would you want to be if you had the chance to change yourself? Or even perhaps what other "alter egos" just lurk inside your head, waiting to be revealed. Thanks to the "most" extraordinary @110573952887886961621 for his theme suggestion and photograph. 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. 28/14. 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 Project2014-04-27 03:00:0082  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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 03:00:0096  
Jeff Smith60,982  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 03:00:0066  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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 03:00:0096  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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 03:00:00108  
Jeff Smith60,982*Happy New Year* Welcome to the first Selfy Sunday Project of 2014 (Jan. 5, 2014) *Theme: A fresh start* Since we have started a new year its time for everyone to have a fresh start so that is a theme for this week.  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 Jan. 6/14. 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 Project2014-01-05 03:00:00124  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Dec 14/13. *No Theme this Week* Late posting the event so sorry for the delay. Thanks +Kelli Seeger Kim for your allowing the use of your selfy in the event cover photo. 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. 16/13. 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 Project2013-12-15 03:00:00109  
Jeff Smith60,982  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 03:00:00104  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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 02:00:00143  
Isabelle Fortin27,332Hello 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 05:00:00264  
Lotus Carroll1,773,174This 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 06:00:00156  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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 03:00:0084  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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 03:00:00167  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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 03:00:00153  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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 Smith60,982Welcome 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  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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 03:00:00160  
Cassius Wright75,244**UPDATE** We're really excited to announce that @118357019708110162087, @115587901063824203147 and @114065674934822053945 are showing their support and appreciation for the G+ photographers of Chicago by donating LOADS OF AWESOME PRIZES.  We'll be giving away shirts, hats, straps, gift cards, accounts, and gorillapods.  This is not an event to miss... p.s. Prizes will be given out throughout the night, so make sure you show up and stick around!   SEE YOU SOON CHICAGO! We'll meet up in the evening to take advantage of the low light, and then the color as we progress into sunset, blue hour, and the lights of the skyline twinkling!  This will be an iconic Chicago Photowalk for an Iconic Occasion :)  Looking forward to a large crowd for the 2 year event!  Feel free to invite your friends, non-photographers, or anybody else who would add to the celebratory atmosphere!   G+ 2 Year Anniversary Photowalk Chicago2013-06-29 18:00:0074  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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 03:00:00157  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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 03:00:48127  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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 03:00:00155  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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 03:00:00170  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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 03:00:00150  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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  
Michael Bonocore430,470_* SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos*_ Cover photos are bigger and better on Google+ now (http://bit.ly/WUbLtN), and, since I am in charge of updating our Google+ content I thought, hey, with all that space, why not feature YOUR photos in that prime real estate? Today, we are opening the door for your submissions. Each month, a panel of judges will pick one amazing photographer to feature on the @118357019708110162087 page to greet visitors. The winner will also be a judge in the next month's selection. You'll also receive a @118357019708110162087 hoodie and swag care package. To help get this party started, we have changed our cover photo to @112957708071337353347's amazing image, _"The Future Is Now"_, taken in Dubai, UAE. Elia is also our special guest judge for the first month of this cover photo hunt, and he can't wait to see the great images that we are confident you will submit! So, enough talking…how do you enter? *Sign up for the _SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For April_ event. *Click the "Add Photos" Button in the event, and upload your submission. The new cover photos can be up to 2120px by 1192px, so please submit a photo with this minimum size requirement. Photos will be displayed in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, so please make sure submissions as close to 16:9 as possible, so we don't lose any of the valuable image *One Photo per person *Take a look at all of the entries, and feel free to +1 and comment on the photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"Show Photo View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery. *After the contest closes on March 29th at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, including +Elia Locardi, will select the winner, and the new cover photo and winner announcement will be made on April 1st, 2013. *Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor. *Sign up for the May event, which will also be open for submissions on April 1st. *You do not need to be a @118357019708110162087 customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers. That's it! So let's see it Google+. Will your photo be the next @118357019708110162087 cover photo? More about this photo from @112957708071337353347 travel photography blog at www.blamethemokey.com  _"The Meydan Bridge is a VIP entrance to the Meydan Racecourse, a mega structure in Dubai that is able to accommodate over 60,000 spectators in a 1 mile long grandstand. It was a strange feeling actually – to be standing on this opulent mega structure in the middle of the desert, miles away from the city, and with nobody around. Half the lights were dead too. I guess after Tom Cruise was finished driving over it in Mission Impossible 3, they really didn’t have a need to maintain it anymore. :)"_ Nikon D700  14-24mm  f/5.6  ISO 200SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For April2013-03-08 00:00:00273  
Billy Wilson1,541,902@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 Photographer and IT Director @115428993145818153559. Photographers @113367609333589754250 & @111718830236077991058. Geologist & Macro Photographer @102479920996524562919 who'll be showing us some mineral and gemstone samples live through a microscope! CEO of @111349608500505664040 @107982618909749811163. Our Special Musical Guest will be @108288981801464001867 ! 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 currently embedded above.TSBW Variety Show #48: Photography, Fun, & Live Music from Tom Strasser ! (On Air Hangout)2013-03-02 04:00:00100  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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 03:00:00251  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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 03:00:02261  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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  
Peter From81,813Time for the (shorter) November challenge... Your task is to upload a creative self portrait to the event.  *Rules: only ONE picture (must be taken by you or by using a self-timer) or you will be removed from the event guest list. Please add a few lines about your photo as well, it's always nice.* The contest ends on November 30, 1 PM CET. Winners will be announced in my feed as soon as possible after the event has closed. Good luck!November Challenge –– Creative Self Portrait –– Please Reshare2012-11-14 19:00:00466  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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 03:00:00195  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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 02:00:00186  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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 03:00:00266  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome 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 03:00:00242  

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Extremities - Part 1 of 3

When we are down we find the strength to support ourselves, to hug ourselves, to comfort ourselves, to question ourselves and to wonder about ourselves ...... While there, the point we always miss is:

We are not weak, we are Strong!

And our Strength is from Within

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Extremities - Part 3 of 3

Confusion, distress, despair, hopelessness. Aren't we all sometimes in that place? We crawl, we scrape, we fight, we push, we shove. We do whatever it takes to get out of that dark place..... Do you still think you are not strong enough?

When no other person is there, we hold ourselves together, we proliferate, we focus, we achieve, we hold on, we take care of ALL things. Without any help, in a ridiculous amount of time and with extraordinary results. Why? Because we can..... Do you still think you are not strong enough?

Even when it seems that you won't, when it seems you have too much to handle, too much to put together, too much to take care of. When you can't listen or don't want to. You become resourceful, you adapt, you multiply, you bring everything together, you succeed...... Do you still think... more »

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We all have this Place

We all have this dark space we move into. This place where we take off all our masks and clothing and reveal the most inner characteristics or ourselves. This land where nobody visits except us, where we are who nobody else knows we are. The land where we search for our soul and our purpose, where we can be one with us!

This singular space is not a bad place, it is a necessary place. It is what makes us individuals....it is what makes us different.... it is what makes us humans!

Negative Space Challenge #NegativeSpace

I busted out my camera after a long time, maybe I should keep doing it.... what say you?

We all have this Place

We all have this dark space we move into. This place where we take off all our masks and clothing and reveal the most inner characteristics or ourselves. This land where nobody visits except us, where we are who nobody else knows we are. The land where we search for our soul and our purpose, where we can be one with us!

This singular space is not a bad place, it is a necessary place. It is what makes us individuals....it is what makes us different.... it is what makes us humans!

Negative Space Challenge #NegativeSpace

I busted out my camera after a long time, maybe I should keep doing it.... what say you?___

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Get ready for this Sunday.... As self portrait Sunday is back at it again!!

#SelfPortraitSunday This Coming Weekend - April 16th!

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

Theme: No theme this week - create whatever you like!

Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/QhMJoF

We have a Self Portrait Sunday Category in the ASP Community - all posts and entries for #selfportraitsunday go to that category, which can be found here: http://goo.gl/HJuATd (If you are not a member of the Community, please request to join so that you can participate - it’s easy to join and we are happy to have you!)

You can post your #SPS image to the Self Portrait Sunday Category whenever it is Sunday where you live, during this weekend’s “event” (April 16th).

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 10th up until the event weekend.

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

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

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

Thank you to Kristie Benoit for letting us use her image on this post! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :)
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#selfportrait #photography #selfportraitsunday #selfportraiture #art #creative #share #social___Get ready for this Sunday.... As self portrait Sunday is back at it again!!

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Get your dancing shoes people

This self portrait Sunday is coming with a whole new vibe :)

#SelfPortraitSunday this coming weekend - April 2nd!

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

Theme: "Dance"
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 read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/QhMJoF

We have a Self Portrait Sunday Category in the ASP Community - all posts and entries for #selfportraitsunday go to that category, which can be found here: http://goo.gl/HJuATd (If you are not a member of the Community, please request to join so that you can participate - it’s easy to join and we are happy to have you!)

You can post your #SPS image to the Self Portrait Sunday Category whenever it is Sunday where you live, during this weekend’s “event” (April 2nd, 2017).

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 27th up until the event weekend.

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

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

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

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#selfportrait #photography #selfportraitsunday #selfportraiture #art #creative #share #social #dance___Get your dancing shoes people

This self portrait Sunday is coming with a whole new vibe :)

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You guys.... dont forget The Art of Self Portraiture next Challenge.... Shadows!!

Come join us, be there or be square!! #WhatWhat

Self Portrait Challenge: Shadows
submissions accepted through end of April 2017

Our theme this time is "Shadows." What this means is create an artistic self portrait that incorporates shadows in any way that you like. As usual... the more creative, the better. :)
Extended rules below.

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

If you’d rather/additionally like to enter on Facebook, you can find the event posted on our page here: https://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture/
FB Shadows Event: TBA


Tips & Inspiration

Check out this gallery of excellent shadow self portraits for inspiration: https://goo.gl/NPq8Yk

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 community moderator +Annie Weibull for creating this image for us to use!

Prizes

~1 Year +SmugMug Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features
(or comped value on current account)
~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for +BorrowLenses http://www.borrowlenses.com 
~+Think Tank Photo Turnstyle 10 https://goo.gl/o8VMj5
~+Capturing Couture Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com 

Please follow 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 or April 2017 (composite elements can be taken at other times, but self portrait element must be current)
~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months
~No More Than 3 Wins Total
~Employees of sponsors are encouraged to participate, but cannot win.
~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact
~Follow 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 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. http://BorrowLenses.com rental orders only ship to U.S. addresses and renters must possess a U.S. credit card.

#selfportrait #photography #art #selfportraiture #artofselfportraiture #create #challenge #shadows
___You guys.... dont forget The Art of Self Portraiture next Challenge.... Shadows!!

Come join us, be there or be square!! #WhatWhat

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Dont forget this Challenge is coming up... We have great prizes and it is fun to participate and see the amazing contributions .... Don't forget!

Self Portrait Challenge: Shadows
submissions accepted through end of April 2017

Our theme this time is "Shadows." What this means is create an artistic self portrait that incorporates shadows in any way that you like. As usual... the more creative, the better. :)
Extended rules below.

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

If you’d rather/additionally like to enter on Facebook, you can find the event posted on our page here: https://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture/
FB Shadows Event: TBA


Tips & Inspiration

Check out this gallery of excellent shadow self portraits for inspiration: https://goo.gl/NPq8Yk

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 community moderator +Annie Weibull for creating this image for us to use!

Prizes

~1 Year +SmugMug Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features
(or comped value on current account)
~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for +BorrowLenses http://www.borrowlenses.com 
~+Think Tank Photo Turnstyle 10 https://goo.gl/o8VMj5
~+Capturing Couture Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com 

Please follow 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 or April 2017 (composite elements can be taken at other times, but self portrait element must be current)
~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months
~No More Than 3 Wins Total
~Employees of sponsors are encouraged to participate, but cannot win.
~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact
~Follow 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 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. http://BorrowLenses.com rental orders only ship to U.S. addresses and renters must possess a U.S. credit card.

#selfportrait #photography #art #selfportraiture #artofselfportraiture #create #challenge #shadows
___Dont forget this Challenge is coming up... We have great prizes and it is fun to participate and see the amazing contributions .... Don't forget!

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#WordlessOnWednesday
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Self portrait Sunday is coming up... make sure you join the fun.
#YouKnowYouWantTo

#SelfPortraitSunday This Weekend - February 19th!

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

Theme: No theme this weekend - create whatever you like.

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

We have a Self Portrait Sunday Category in the ASP Community - all posts and entries for #selfportraitsunday go to that category, which can be found here: http://goo.gl/HJuATd (If you are not a member of the Community, please request to join so that you can participate - it’s easy to join and we are happy to have you!)
You can post your #SPS image to the Self Portrait Sunday Category whenever it is Sunday where you live, during this weekend’s “event” (February 19th).

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 13th up until the event weekend.

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

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

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

Thank you to community moderator +Nynke B for letting us use her image on this post! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :)
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#selfportrait #photography #selfportraitsunday #selfportraiture #art #creative #share #social___Self portrait Sunday is coming up... make sure you join the fun.
#YouKnowYouWantTo

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Alone/Desolate

It is the first time I am joining this game... and well games are always fun if you can play, right? Maybe I will do more of these... if I have the images.... right?
#WhatSayYou? #ShouldI?

The aim - is to make sharing and viewing your images fun.
To let you join in IF you want to.
Post an image linked to the daily theme and add #joinindaily so +Johnny Wills can find them.

Today's theme is "Alone/Desolate"

From Way long time .... in the archive


Alone/Desolate

It is the first time I am joining this game... and well games are always fun if you can play, right? Maybe I will do more of these... if I have the images.... right?
#WhatSayYou? #ShouldI?

The aim - is to make sharing and viewing your images fun.
To let you join in IF you want to.
Post an image linked to the daily theme and add #joinindaily so +Johnny Wills can find them.

Today's theme is "Alone/Desolate"

From Way long time .... in the archive
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+Olav Folland and +kat Folland

Thank you guys so much for the Xmas card.... we received it and we greatly appreciate it..... I think we need to start getting Xmas cards ready for future years.

Thank you guys very much.


+Olav Folland and +kat Folland

Thank you guys so much for the Xmas card.... we received it and we greatly appreciate it..... I think we need to start getting Xmas cards ready for future years.

Thank you guys very much.
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Don't forget ... this event is coming up. The last one for 2016 ..... Get ready for 2017

December Self Portrait Challenge: Paper or Plastic?

What this means is up to you, so get creative! You can interpret as you wish - use the prompt as a suggestion for image props or go totally abstract with it. We are looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with!
(idea borrowed from: https://goo.gl/7ITtGd)
Extended rules below.

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

At least 10 submissions from eligible participants must be received in order for judging to commence and prizes to be awarded.

If you’d rather/additionally like to enter on Facebook, you can find the event posted on our page here: https://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture/
December FB Event: TBA


Tips & Inspiration

Check out this inspirational gallery of theme-appropriate self portraits: https://goo.gl/UnMpa3

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 +Stacy Vitallo for letting us use her image!

Prizes

~1 Year +SmugMug Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features
(or comped value on current account)
~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for +BorrowLenses http://www.borrowlenses.com 
~+Think Tank Photo Turnstyle 10 https://goo.gl/IugplQ
~+Capturing Couture credit for a Discontinued Strap (shipping not included) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/sale-rack-camera

Please follow 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 December 2016 (composite elements can be taken at other times, but self portrait element must be current)
~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months
~No More Than 3 Wins Total
~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact
~Follow Our Prize Sponsors
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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. http://BorrowLenses.com rental orders only ship to U.S. addresses and renters must possess a U.S. credit card.

#selfportrait #photography #art #selfportraiture #artofselfportraiture #create #challenge #paper #plastic #creative
___Don't forget ... this event is coming up. The last one for 2016 ..... Get ready for 2017

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2016-11-29 21:44:08 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Ello Not for Print

To all of you that supported and took some time to comment and leave a love tap on my submitted images... Thank you so much!! - We made it to the print version! Top 50 selections!!

Google+ Community thank you always for your unconditional support on my creative process and my artistic views!

https://ello.co/notforprint/post/inkeyzjtoshwy1cdr05wma

Ello Not for Print

To all of you that supported and took some time to comment and leave a love tap on my submitted images... Thank you so much!! - We made it to the print version! Top 50 selections!!

Google+ Community thank you always for your unconditional support on my creative process and my artistic views!

https://ello.co/notforprint/post/inkeyzjtoshwy1cdr05wma___

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2016-11-09 22:09:50 (34 comments; 0 reshares; 51 +1s; )Open 

Ello - Is promoting their artists

I rarely make posts like this, but why not give it a shot, right?

4 Creators with the most commented submissions from the community (Ello) will be awarded with a $500 art grant to support their work.

Would u leave a comment & support my work? If not at least give it some love :)

https://ello.co/ricardowilliams/post/59ekgd9fl2x7kyuzpakscw

Thank you!! :)

Ello - Is promoting their artists

I rarely make posts like this, but why not give it a shot, right?

4 Creators with the most commented submissions from the community (Ello) will be awarded with a $500 art grant to support their work.

Would u leave a comment & support my work? If not at least give it some love :)

https://ello.co/ricardowilliams/post/59ekgd9fl2x7kyuzpakscw

Thank you!! :)___

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2016-10-04 17:54:40 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Great job buddy +Eric Raeber

Photographing an upside-down world underwater: http://petapixel.com/2016/10/04/photographing-upside-world-underwater/ …

Great job buddy +Eric Raeber

Photographing an upside-down world underwater: http://petapixel.com/2016/10/04/photographing-upside-world-underwater/ …___

2016-10-01 03:58:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Added photos to September Self Portrait Challenge: Apocalypse .

Added photos to September Self Portrait Challenge: Apocalypse .___

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2016-09-30 14:56:53 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Hey Gang... dont forget about this.... Dont miss out on the opportunity to participate and win some prizes!!


Today is the final day to enter your submission for the September Challenge with prizes from +Think Tank Photo, +BorrowLenses.com, +SmugMug, & +Capturing Couture!
Details & Submissoins:
G+: http://goo.gl/xaay5y
FB: http://goo.gl/eD7oK3
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Image by ASP Community Moderator, +Stacy Vitallo
#photography #selfportrait #creative #art

"bare feet"___Hey Gang... dont forget about this.... Dont miss out on the opportunity to participate and win some prizes!!


Today is the final day to enter your submission for the September Challenge with prizes from +Think Tank Photo, +BorrowLenses.com, +SmugMug, & +Capturing Couture!
Details & Submissoins:
G+: http://goo.gl/xaay5y
FB: http://goo.gl/eD7oK3
________________________________________________
Image by ASP Community Moderator, +Stacy Vitallo
#photography #selfportrait #creative #art

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2016-09-14 17:29:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

This is still going on people... come and join the fun!

#SelfPortraitSunday This Weekend - September 18th!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you to +Joanna Koziara for letting us use her image on this post! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :)
_

#selfportrait #photography #selfportraitsunday #selfportraiture #art #creative #share #social___This is still going on people... come and join the fun!

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2016-08-24 15:53:27 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday

#WordlessOnWednesday___

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2016-08-18 16:21:36 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Stat tuned

Stay tuned for more awesomeness and keep track of what the artist and my friend +Susan Marinello is up to with her new project!! #BAM

(JOURNEY FOR PEACE}

A Peace & Dream Campaign

Here goes nothing! Enjoy our trailer for our new project! we hope that you will help us make this journey possible. Thank you to all those who have contributed of their time, talents, equipment, and funds. We couldn't do this without you.

Peace & Love,
Sue___Stat tuned

Stay tuned for more awesomeness and keep track of what the artist and my friend +Susan Marinello is up to with her new project!! #BAM

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2016-08-17 14:28:52 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 49 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday

#WordlessOnWednesday___

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2016-08-10 13:52:43 (15 comments; 3 reshares; 54 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday

#WordlessOnWednesday___

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2016-08-03 17:41:43 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 54 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday

#WordlessOnWednesday___

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2016-07-29 15:14:47 (19 comments; 7 reshares; 62 +1s; )Open 

Extremities - Part 3 of 3

Confusion, distress, despair, hopelessness. Aren't we all sometimes in that place? We crawl, we scrape, we fight, we push, we shove. We do whatever it takes to get out of that dark place..... Do you still think you are not strong enough?

When no other person is there, we hold ourselves together, we proliferate, we focus, we achieve, we hold on, we take care of ALL things. Without any help, in a ridiculous amount of time and with extraordinary results. Why? Because we can..... Do you still think you are not strong enough?

Even when it seems that you won't, when it seems you have too much to handle, too much to put together, too much to take care of. When you can't listen or don't want to. You become resourceful, you adapt, you multiply, you bring everything together, you succeed...... Do you still think... more »

Extremities - Part 3 of 3

Confusion, distress, despair, hopelessness. Aren't we all sometimes in that place? We crawl, we scrape, we fight, we push, we shove. We do whatever it takes to get out of that dark place..... Do you still think you are not strong enough?

When no other person is there, we hold ourselves together, we proliferate, we focus, we achieve, we hold on, we take care of ALL things. Without any help, in a ridiculous amount of time and with extraordinary results. Why? Because we can..... Do you still think you are not strong enough?

Even when it seems that you won't, when it seems you have too much to handle, too much to put together, too much to take care of. When you can't listen or don't want to. You become resourceful, you adapt, you multiply, you bring everything together, you succeed...... Do you still think you are not strong enough?

#RicardoWilliamsBlog___

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2016-07-27 13:58:02 (12 comments; 1 reshares; 60 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday

#WordlessOnWednesday___

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2016-07-21 19:37:14 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 52 +1s; )Open 

Extremities - Part 2 of 3

We sit and we wonder, we ponder: where are we going, what are we doing? We look incredulous about our past/present, we wonder about our future.
We plan, we concentrate, we shut out the noise, we keep distractions at bay. We set goals, we start the race, we fall, we don't finish, we don't end, we don't accomplish.
We raise our palms, we meditate, we search for guidance / instruction / advice / wisdom / support.

We find new purpose.

We forgive, we forget...... and then.

We get up and we start the race again!!

#RicardoWilliamsBlog

Extremities - Part 2 of 3

We sit and we wonder, we ponder: where are we going, what are we doing? We look incredulous about our past/present, we wonder about our future.
We plan, we concentrate, we shut out the noise, we keep distractions at bay. We set goals, we start the race, we fall, we don't finish, we don't end, we don't accomplish.
We raise our palms, we meditate, we search for guidance / instruction / advice / wisdom / support.

We find new purpose.

We forgive, we forget...... and then.

We get up and we start the race again!!

#RicardoWilliamsBlog___

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2016-07-20 14:30:59 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 65 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday

#WordlessOnWednesday___

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2016-07-14 16:23:22 (37 comments; 3 reshares; 67 +1s; )Open 

Extremities - Part 1 of 3

When we are down we find the strength to support ourselves, to hug ourselves, to comfort ourselves, to question ourselves and to wonder about ourselves ...... While there, the point we always miss is:

We are not weak, we are Strong!

And our Strength is from Within

#RicardoWilliamsBlog

Extremities - Part 1 of 3

When we are down we find the strength to support ourselves, to hug ourselves, to comfort ourselves, to question ourselves and to wonder about ourselves ...... While there, the point we always miss is:

We are not weak, we are Strong!

And our Strength is from Within

#RicardoWilliamsBlog___

2016-07-08 14:30:16 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Portraiture expression.....

In this installment of #CollectionCrushFriday (Started and engineered by the most amazing +Mark Rodriguez) I want to share the work of +Renata Ramsini and her creative portraiture collection.

From the simple to the elaborate, to the glamour, to the fashion... Renata has something for everyone. I encourage you to take a look.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/g491SB

Portraiture expression.....

In this installment of #CollectionCrushFriday (Started and engineered by the most amazing +Mark Rodriguez) I want to share the work of +Renata Ramsini and her creative portraiture collection.

From the simple to the elaborate, to the glamour, to the fashion... Renata has something for everyone. I encourage you to take a look.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/g491SB___

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2016-06-28 20:49:05 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

This is my first ever Google+ post ... as you can clearly see!! LOL It was private and got a single +1 (and My first ever comment ) from +Joanna Kapica :)

The image link is broken, but the original image is still there!!

Oh... how times have changed!! :)

This is my first Google+ Post. I hope you can comment on my work on jpgmag.

Photo Challenge - Keeping Time http://j.mp/oEzUKz #likeit if you like it___This is my first ever Google+ post ... as you can clearly see!! LOL It was private and got a single +1 (and My first ever comment ) from +Joanna Kapica :)

The image link is broken, but the original image is still there!!

Oh... how times have changed!! :)

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2016-06-28 18:12:44 (32 comments; 2 reshares; 75 +1s; )Open 

Happy Birthday G+5 #GPlus5

Back in the day... this is how my journey started on G+ ... with this profile picture (throwback idea thanks to +Heidi Lynn) .... fast forward to know and I have made a lot of friends, met a lot of artists, challenged myself a lot with my photography and grown as an artist and as a person.

Thanks to everybody who has influenced me and who I have crossed paths here on G+ ......... You guys rock!!

And now let's just keep rocking...

Happy Birthday G+5 #GPlus5

Back in the day... this is how my journey started on G+ ... with this profile picture (throwback idea thanks to +Heidi Lynn) .... fast forward to know and I have made a lot of friends, met a lot of artists, challenged myself a lot with my photography and grown as an artist and as a person.

Thanks to everybody who has influenced me and who I have crossed paths here on G+ ......... You guys rock!!

And now let's just keep rocking...___

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2016-06-28 14:49:42 (20 comments; 4 reshares; 91 +1s; )Open 

Sand Storm Warrior

And to the dust we shall return

#RicardoWilliamsBlog

Sand Storm Warrior

And to the dust we shall return

#RicardoWilliamsBlog___

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2016-06-23 18:09:01 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 59 +1s; )Open 

#SayNothing

This image shows so much and says no many things..... while saying nothing!

#RicardoWilliamsBlog

#SayNothing

This image shows so much and says no many things..... while saying nothing!

#RicardoWilliamsBlog___

2016-06-17 16:17:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

#CollectionCrushFriday  

Following what +Mark Rodriguez started... I introduce you to the work of +Renata Ramsini .... if you want to see some portrait work (which is very cool BTW), then check out the following collection.

Boom! Enjoy your Friday!

https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/g491SB

#CollectionCrushFriday  

Following what +Mark Rodriguez started... I introduce you to the work of +Renata Ramsini .... if you want to see some portrait work (which is very cool BTW), then check out the following collection.

Boom! Enjoy your Friday!

https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/g491SB___

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2016-06-15 13:35:18 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 45 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday

#WordlessOnWednesday___

2016-06-13 13:41:52 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Added photos to June 12th: Self Portrait Sunday.

Added photos to June 12th: Self Portrait Sunday.___

2016-06-10 13:50:56 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

#CollectionCrushFriday  

Hello my fellow G+'ers ..... let me tell you that if you are not following this collection, then you are missing out...... following the trend created by +Mark Rodriguez .... I here introduce you to (in case you have been missing her all this time) the amazing work of +Mari Luukkonen 

Check it out..... you are welcome!!

BAM

#CollectionCrushFriday  

Hello my fellow G+'ers ..... let me tell you that if you are not following this collection, then you are missing out...... following the trend created by +Mark Rodriguez .... I here introduce you to (in case you have been missing her all this time) the amazing work of +Mari Luukkonen 

Check it out..... you are welcome!!

BAM___

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2016-06-03 14:28:25 (22 comments; 3 reshares; 58 +1s; )Open 

Am I your Angel or just a Devil in disguise?

Appearances can be deceiving, at the same time reality can be right in your face and you just won't see it. As an artist you are whatever you want to be, you share (through your work) any idea you have in mind.

As a viewer you interpret the image ...... however you decide.

Isn't that the beauty of it all?

#RicardoWilliamsBlog

Am I your Angel or just a Devil in disguise?

Appearances can be deceiving, at the same time reality can be right in your face and you just won't see it. As an artist you are whatever you want to be, you share (through your work) any idea you have in mind.

As a viewer you interpret the image ...... however you decide.

Isn't that the beauty of it all?

#RicardoWilliamsBlog___

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2016-06-02 16:09:12 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 48 +1s; )Open 

Beautiful Portraits Photography Competition - 2nd Place
http://www.swpp.co.uk/beau/2nd.htm

I want to thank The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (The Societies of Photographers) for selecting my image as one of the winners of their Beautiful Portraits Photography Competition.

Sprinkling has given me a lot of happiness :) Oh the Scavenger Hunt, the things you make me do with my camera.

Thanks to everyone that supports my work (even when it might seem a bit crazy) and to all you inspiring friends and photographers out there.

#RicardoWilliamsBlog

Beautiful Portraits Photography Competition - 2nd Place
http://www.swpp.co.uk/beau/2nd.htm

I want to thank The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (The Societies of Photographers) for selecting my image as one of the winners of their Beautiful Portraits Photography Competition.

Sprinkling has given me a lot of happiness :) Oh the Scavenger Hunt, the things you make me do with my camera.

Thanks to everyone that supports my work (even when it might seem a bit crazy) and to all you inspiring friends and photographers out there.

#RicardoWilliamsBlog___

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2016-06-01 14:01:50 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 40 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday

#WordlessOnWednesday___

2016-05-27 15:11:20 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

#CollectionCrushFriday by +Mark Rodriguez 

Creativity and Composition... Talent and dedication... You have to check out these self portraits. Give it up for my buddy +Javier Toledo 
Bask yourself in his amazing creations.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/oowhGB

#CollectionCrushFriday by +Mark Rodriguez 

Creativity and Composition... Talent and dedication... You have to check out these self portraits. Give it up for my buddy +Javier Toledo 
Bask yourself in his amazing creations.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/oowhGB___

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2016-05-26 16:05:08 (17 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

I dont usually share these, but my oh my! is this one good!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DoCQMelAMM

I dont usually share these, but my oh my! is this one good!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DoCQMelAMM___

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