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Shantha Marie Fountain

Shantha Marie Fountain 

A Constant Artistic Conceptualization and Human In Progress

Occupation: Project Management - Design & Technology | Photographer, Qwerky Girl Designer, & eStudio Owner - IT / Creative

Location: Fort Myers, Florida

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Cream of the Crop: 02/16/2012

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Lotus Carroll1,777,664Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for Sunday, April 17th 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Silly! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/bxIHd4 _If you would like to share an image that doesn't match the theme, that is fine, too. As long as it was captured within the qualifying timeframe._ Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, April 11th up until Monday morning, April 18th. (Other photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @114437821607569957251 for letting us use his image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfportrait   #photography   #selfportraitsunday   #SPS   #selfportraiture   #silly  April 17th: Self Portrait Sunday2016-04-17 03:00:0011  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: "Scanography." What this means is your image must be captured using a scanner of some sort. We can make beautiful art using all kinds of different tools - this should challenge you to use something a little different than what you usually turn to when making images, which is fun and informative to your creative process. :-) If you don't have a scanner of your own, ask a friend or use one at your workplace (with permission, no getting in trouble at your job) or public library. *Be careful* - _don't hurt yourself or damage the scanner!_ Get creative and have fun - these images can be very striking and have a great quality to them that lends itself to creative posing, styling, and processing. Here is where you enter your ONE "Scanography" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* I've curated a gallery of really interesting scanography self-portraits that you can check out for inspiration. Check it out here: https://goo.gl/81S5TH If you'd like, you can see an album of my own scanography here: https://goo.gl/sXCiW8 Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/OTECbM ~ @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com  *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always isMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Scanography2016-03-29 07:00:0069  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our December Self Portrait Challenge: 'Tis the Season. What this means is create your image to portray or offer commentary on whatever the current season means to you... this should differ for each of us, though I'm sure there will be many common themes. Let's see what this time of year means to you, as creatively as possible! Here is where you enter your ONE "'Tis the Season" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST December 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* I've rounded up some truly magnificent "seasonal" self portraits in a gallery, and hope they inspire you as much as they do me! View that here: https://goo.gl/N99VSS Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Many thanks to @106324582128454068388 for letting us use a modified version of her image in the header this month! *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/OTECbM ~@101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or OthDecember Self Portrait Challenge: 'Tis the Season2015-12-28 07:00:0060  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for December 13th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme - what you create is entirely up to you! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, December 7th up until Monday morning, December 14th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @102800803536963304877 for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/E9jCVC) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography  Selfie Sunday Project: No Theme / Your Choice2015-12-13 03:00:0051  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our November Self Portrait Challenge: "Morning Story." What this means is the image you create should tell us what your morning is like... do you love/hate it? Do you sleep in or jump right out of bed? Do you exercise, eat, shower, run, rush your kids out the door... or something else? You get the idea... this can be humorous or serious, it's up to you.  Here is where you enter your ONE "Morning Story" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST November 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Check out this gallery of really great "Morning Story" self portraits - they are wonderfully inspiring: https://goo.gl/VBcxJE Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event, too, in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @104871116467578397659 for suggesting this theme, and to Lorena Masi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lollyx34) for letting use her image in the header! *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/OTECbM ~@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Nudity, ViolNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Morning Story2015-11-25 07:00:0071  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for November 15th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No Theme / Your Choice Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, November 9th up until Monday morning, November 16th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @111718830236077991058 for letting us use his image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography  The Selfie Sunday Project: No Theme / Your Choice2015-11-15 03:00:0040  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for Sunday, October 4th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week - do whatever you like! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, September 28th up until Monday morning, October 5th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @111856427400498745265 for letting us use her image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/HzUDMr) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait  The Selfie Sunday Project: No Theme!2015-10-04 03:00:0051  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our September Self Portrait Challenge: Black & White.  Here is where you enter your ONE Black & White Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* "Our Monochrome Days" - a gallery of exceptional black and white self portraiture: https://goo.gl/TYRBlQ Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 30 http://goo.gl/o469IK ~@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $42.95  http://www.capturingcouture.com *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in September 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No More Than 3 Wins Total ~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact ~Circle Our Prize Sponsors ~No Trickery or Spamming ~We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants ~Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant *_Borrow Lenses Gift certificate codes applicable only to orders placed before their expiratioSeptember Self Portrait Challenge: Black & White2015-09-28 07:00:00112  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for September 20th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Black & White Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, September 14th up until Monday morning, September 21st. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun - and invite your friends! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj *PS: The September Self Portrait Challenge is also Black & White, so maybe you'd like to submit your image there, too! Details:* https://goo.gl/O08okA _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #blackandwhite   #monochrome  The Selfie Sunday Project: Black & White2015-09-20 03:00:0060  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for September 6th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme - do whatever you like! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, August 31st up until Monday morning, September 7th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @101517640605056528235 for letting us use her image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/lk0x69) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture  The Selfie Sunday Project: No Theme2015-09-06 03:00:0056  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our August Self Portrait Challenge: "That 70's Self Portrait." What this means is make your image reflect that era in some way - it's up to you how you do it! Can't wait to see you all get groovy. :-) Here is where you enter your ONE "70's" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST August 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* _Resources:_ Male Fashion: https://goo.gl/YBfhI4 Female Fashion: https://goo.gl/VjCMJx Hair: https://goo.gl/Np65C6 Makeup: https://goo.gl/GfwkB8 70s Self Portrait Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/uJisn1 Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @112528921891703025888 for letting us edit and use his image in the header! *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 20 http://goo.gl/S4Vd8F ~@101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in August 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No MorAugust Self Portrait Challenge: That 70's Self Portrait2015-08-29 07:00:0058  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for July 26th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: "Let's Play Dress-up!" Break out your wigs, masks, costumes, makeup and whatever else you're inspired to use along the lines of this theme. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, July 20th up until Monday morning, July 27th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @104171073728014545908 for letting us use her image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  Selfie Sunday: Let's Play Dress-up!2015-07-26 03:00:0052  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for July 12th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, July 6th up until Monday morning, July 13th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @106454850676445272777 for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/JfZQt2) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  Selfie Sunday: No Theme2015-07-12 03:00:0063  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our June Self Portrait Challenge: "Minimalism"  A Minimalist self portrait image contains very little other than you or a part of you - there are very few or no props or background elements at all in the image. Often, the composition includes a great deal of negative space. Here is where you enter your ONE "Minimalism" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) *Please read all rules (scroll down).* _Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified._ *Tips & Inspiration* Here are some great examples for you to be inspired by: The Minimalist Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/SkGOWC Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @118357019708110162087! Organize, protect, and beautifully present your photos online with SmugMug. Their pre-made photo websites and simple design tools let you quickly personalize a site as pretty as your pictures. With secure cloud storage, simple sharing tools, easy print ordering, and 24/7/365 real-human support, we invite you to discover why SmugMug is the world’s leading independent photo sharing service.  Membership begins at less than $5/month. Visit the Website: http://www.smugmug.com/ SmugMug on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SmugMug *Please circle*@118357019708110162087 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: 1 year Portfolio Acct. & Hoodie 2nd Place: 1 Year Power Acct. & T-shirt 3rd Place: 1 Year Basic Acct. & Hat View the account features: http://www.smugmug.com/features At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Violence or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in June 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No More Than 3 Wins Total ~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact ~Circle Our Prize Sponsors ~No Trickery or Spamming ~We Reserve The Right TJune Self Portrait Challenge: Minimalism2015-06-28 07:00:00124  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for June 28. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Close-Up Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for "Selfie Sunday": http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, June 22nd up until Monday morning, June 29. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography   #closeup  Selfie Sunday: Close-Up2015-06-28 03:00:0056  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for June 14th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week - have fun! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 8th up until Monday morning, May 15th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @100797673714931126012 for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/hbwuRP) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  Selfie Sunday: No Theme2015-06-14 03:00:0063  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our May Self Portrait Challenge: "The Traveler".  Tolkien said that "not all who wander are lost" - let's explore your traveling/wandering souls this month! Here is where you enter your ONE "Traveler" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) *Please read all rules (scroll down).* _Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified._ *Tips & Inspiration* There are so many possibilities for this theme - there are many ways to travel and show your wandering spirit. Bike, run, drive, hike, dream that you're flying or just set off on a path into the wilderness. Props will help here, but remember that your personality and creativity are always what make the most difference. Can't wait to see what you guys create! The Traveler Self Portraiture Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/5gHZ1L Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @107494834634231938072 for the header image on this Event! *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @100266938567862344330  Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work, and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs. By focusing on “speed” and “accessibility,” they prepare photographers to Be Ready “Before The Moment,” allowing them to document those historic moments that reflect their personal visions and artistic talents. Visit the Website: http://www.thinktankphoto.com Think Tank Photo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thinktankphoto *Please circle*@100266938567862344330 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: Retrospective 20 Blue http://goo.gl/x5ryYe 2nd Place: CityWalker 10 Blue http://goo.gl/ZJIp1H 3rd Place: Digital Holster 20 http://goo.gl/4fFcSv At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Violence or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be TMay Self Portrait Challenge: The Traveler2015-05-29 07:00:00118  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 17, 2015. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week - have fun! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please, no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 11th up until Monday morning, May 18th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. Feel free to invite others - the more, the merrier! As always, have some fun!  Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @106360687191375633839 for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/VSoIHM) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  Selfie Sunday: No Theme2015-05-17 03:00:0076  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 3, 2015 *Theme* : All about the money! Show us some bling! You certainly don't need a lot of money to get this selfie done. Lots of inspiration around for this theme. Check YouTube. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from April 27/15 before the event up until 8:00 AM EDT Monday May 4/15. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfie Sunday Project2015-05-03 03:00:0062  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our April Self Portrait Challenge: "Wet." In celebration of "April Showers," but very flexible conceptually, our "Wet" theme allows you to interpret however you like. Get creative - we're looking forward to seeing what you all come up with! Here is where you enter your ONE "Wet" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) *Please read all rules (scroll down).* _Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified._ *Tips & Inspiration* There are so many possibilities for this theme - will you be underwater, in the rain, or soaking in the tub? Maybe riding some ocean waves or drowning in a lake? The possibilities are endless! Self Portraiture a la H2O Gallery on Flickr: http://goo.gl/NYwGKM Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @111397628815301589258, one of our talented Moderators, for the header image on this Event! *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @101789561086090624750! Capturing Couture Camera Straps and accessories are the perfect marriage of *fashion and function*, using only the finest materials, custom made trims and highly functional hardware. The @101789561086090624750 product line is proudly Made in the USA and embodies the highest standards of quality, also including an extensive collection of Guitar straps. The detailed designs are infused with luxe materials, bold and playful color, and premium hardware that beg to be noticed. Visit the Website: http://www.capturingcouture.com Capturing Couture on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CapturingCouture *Please circle*@101789561086090624750 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: camera strap of choice (excluding Peruvian) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/camera-straps 2nd Place: strap of choice off sale page (limited quantities) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 3rd Place: a Toddy wipe http://goo.gl/3UehSZ and lens cap leash http://goo.gl/eixjHw of choice At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter April Self Portrait Challenge: Wet2015-04-28 07:00:0096  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for April 19, 2015 No theme for this week, the event is open to any ideas so be as creative as you can.  Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from April 17/15 before the event up until 8:00 AM EDT Monday Apr. 20/15. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfie Sunday Project2015-04-19 03:00:00102  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for April 5, 2015 We are back! First thing you may notice is "Selfy" has become "Selfie", just a change to keep up with the more recognized spelling of selfie. A general theme for this week is *New Beginnings* , it's Spring and Selfie Sunday has returned so it seems to fit. If you can't stick to the theme no worries either, since we are freshly back and running any selfie you take is fine.  Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from Mar. 30/15 before the event up until 8:00 AM EDT Monday Apr. 6/15. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfie Sunday Project2015-04-05 03:00:0060  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: Multiplicity. What this means is create a self portrait where you appear in the image multiple times (2 or more, your choice). Get creative and think up an interesting scene you can use this effect on and then make your image. Here is where you enter your ONE Multiplicity Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* There are several different ways to go about achieving this effect. In camera, you can use a long exposure and move around. Alternately, you can use post processing to create multiples in an image. Photoshop is most widely considered in this type of editing, but other programs can also be used to achieve effect, such as Gimp. For those with no experience with creating "multiplicity" images with post processing, here are a few resources to help you get started: Photoshop Multiplicity Tutorial Videos: http://goo.gl/cyTpyZ Gimp Multiplicity Tutorial Videos: http://goo.gl/hChZ0Q Examples from Flickr: http://goo.gl/os2P65 Other Examples: http://goo.gl/DqlDtR Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @106324582128454068388, one of the talented moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture, for the image used in this Event's header. Prizes *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Retrospective 20 in Blue http://goo.gl/YNd9qP *@103681899249590183476 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com  Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note thaMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Multiplicity2015-03-28 06:00:0087  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This 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  
Art through the Aperture Photography (Paula)11,937There are so many of us out here that have image issues and are our own worst critic.  I challenge you all to take a picture of a body part (and please keep it somewhat clean everyone) that you think is your best attribute.  Take a picture of your arms, hands, feet, knees, hips, etc. that make you feel beautiful.  If you think your whole body is beautiful that’s wonderful, just pick one part. I know you all are beautiful so get busy and shoot. You can do your shot in whatever style you want this is all about your depiction of your beauty, so try abstract, B&W, HDR, whatever tickles your fancy.  Mostly have fun and invite anyone you want.  Please add at your leisure up to the date and only one photograph please! Thank you @118149685580234696847  for so graciously letting me use your shots from last year for our banner.2nd Annual "You Are Beautiful"2015-02-22 04:00:00298  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664  This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: *Faceless*. What this means is create a self portrait where your face is not the focal point, or even present... use other parts of your body to make a statement this time. Here is where you enter your ONE Faceless Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Your creativity will play a huge part in getting this image right - as will composition.  Thanks to Community moderator @112528921891703025888 for recommending this month's theme - he offered this article as a good read in connection with it: http://www.lightstalking.com/faceless-portrait Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Citywalker 20 http://goo.gl/TjWfXK * @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in January 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The RighJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: Faceless2015-01-29 07:00:00154  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our December Self Portrait Challenge: Joy! We figured we'd keep it simple and fun for this month since so many are so busy with celebrations and travel of all kinds. So show us how you interpret joy in your life, in the name of good cheer. :) Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Joy" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST December 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  Prizes @100266938567862344330 Suburban 30 Shoulder Bag http://goo.gl/QPqWcj $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in December 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantDecember Self Portrait Challenge: Joy!2014-12-28 07:00:0061  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our November Self Portrait Challenge: *Cinematic*. What this means is let your images be inspired by the look and feel of moving films, cinema, movies! Basically, they'll look like stills taken from a movie - drama, mystery, and action are all great genres to focus on. Location, lighting and angles will play key roles in your imagery, as well as your post processing technique for color, cropping, and more. Here is where you enter your ONE Cinematic Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST November 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Like most things, there are many ways to achieve this kind of look (just as there are many styles of cinema!), so find a style that suits you and work with it. This @111480916026711337375 article has some interesting information that you might enjoy: http://goo.gl/KhWR79   A good thing to remember when creating your image is that _movies tell stories_. As such, the story being told by your photo will have a huge impact on how "good" the finished product is - does your one image effectively pack the punch to tell a story? I think that the greatest cinematic images have great scene, lighting, angles, post processing (color, cropping, etc) and ALSO have been set-up such that they tell a story with impact. Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. The header for this Event was created by @112528921891703025888.  If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Blue Citywalker 10 http://goo.gl/qSqyOl *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end ofNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Cinematic2014-11-23 07:00:00102  
Jeff Smith62,118  Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Nov. 16, 2014 No theme this week. It's wide open. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from Nov. 10/14 before the event up until 8:00 AM EDT Monday Nov. 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 Project2014-11-16 03:00:0045  
Isabelle Fortin27,165It is time again, ladies !! The Official G+ *"Ladies Of Movember"*  started 2 Years ago, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for #movember and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it for the 3rd year !  thank you so much for all your photos and messages. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" for Canada you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember 20142014-11-01 05:00:00177  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our October Self Portrait Challenge: Your Greatest Fear. We figured we'd go beyond just a general "Halloween" theme, but still keep the "fright factor" alive. So show us something that absolutely terrifies you! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Greatest Fear" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST October 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100266938567862344330 Blue City Walker 20 http://goo.gl/LbDMIy $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in October 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantOctober Self Portrait Challenge: Your Greatest Fear2014-10-29 06:00:0093  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Oct. 26, 2014 *Halloween Edition* Don't forget that this ties in well with: *October Self Portrait Challenge: Your Greatest Fear* found here  https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cgik4hlbf2g0j3fgv7kun5nkb28 Thanks to @113847951893881070422 for her fantastic photo on the theme image. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from Oct. 20/14 before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Oct. 27/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-10-26 02:00:0059  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This 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  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 28, 2014 Sorry for the late notice but we can still squeeze in a SSP. *Lets keep it simple - 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 from Sept. 27/14 before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Sept. 29/14. 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 Project2014-09-28 03:00:0056  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 7, 2014 *Theme for this week: What I did last summer* Lets see you selfies from this summer past, what you did on vacation, or just some special place or event where you managed to take a selfy during the 2014 summer. If you didn't capture a selfy during the summer then take one that shows us a highlight or the essence of your summer vacation/holidays. We will accpet photos taken from June 1/14 until the end of this weekend. Thanks to @114435675631396141366  for his action packed selfy in the cover shot. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from June 1/14 before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Sept. 8/14. 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 Project2014-09-07 03:00:0060  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for August 3, 2014 *Theme for this week: Got any bright ideas?* Illuminate your shot with some form of a lighting artificial lighting - lamps, flashlights, LEDs, mono-lights or flashes included.  Make the lighting a visible part of the picture. Be as creative as we can be with the light you have available. Thanks to @106324582128454068388 for this creat theme idea. 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 August 4/14. 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 Project2014-08-03 03:00:0053  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our July Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes. What is meant by this? This means that you'll create an image of yourself in silhouette: as a dark shape or outline against a lighter background. Here is where you enter your ONE Silhouette Self Portrait. Your photo(s) must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* I wrote a tutorial with some tips and advice about silhouette self portraiture  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/wJXCSC and then try it yourself! Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Blue City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in July 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes2014-07-30 07:00:00118  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 6, 2014 *Theme for this week: In the mirror!* Illustrate your ideas of reflection and what your selfy can portray while reflecting in a mirror or other reflective surface. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday July 7/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-07-06 03:00:0040  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our June Self Portrait Challenge: Summer! Use your self portraiture powers this month to show us a very "Summery" photo - what is that? Well, that's up to you to interpret, so get creative. :) Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Summer!" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100266938567862344330 Retrospective 7 http://goo.gl/YPOe7H @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in June 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJune Self Portrait Challenge: Summer!2014-06-29 07:00:00119  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This 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 Smith62,118  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 03:00:0080  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for May 11, 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 12/14. 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 Project2014-05-11 03:00:0087  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our April Self Portrait Challenge: Personality! What is meant by this? It's time to show us some personality, baby. Capture a self portrait that conveys a lot of personality - an element of your true personality or some other one that you'd like to portray. When you submit your image, use the photo caption area to tell us what personality element you are portraying. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Personality!" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* @111718830236077991058, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on shooting self portraits - check it out here: http://goo.gl/xaPva8 He is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in April 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of ContApril Self Portrait Challenge: Personality!2014-04-29 07:00:00131  
Jeff Smith62,118  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 03:00:0083  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 13, 2014 *No Theme this Week* It is an open week so feel free to be as creative as you can. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Apr. 14/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-04-13 03:00:0097  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense of The Bizarre. What is meant by this? Get wacky, odd... put a strange or ironic twist on your self portrait. Get into your "Twilight Zone" state of mind and lets all get a little weird together this month. :) @104871116467578397659, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial that will help you! Check it out here: http://goo.gl/3qH2vN She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Sense of the Bizarre" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything. And make sure you read the tutorial linked above! *Prizes* 1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com *and* @100424993750772730018 T-Shirt Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in March 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules DiMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense Of The Bizarre2014-03-30 07:00:00130  
Jeff Smith62,118  Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 30, 2014 Theme this week: *Fast and Furious* You can depict a sense of speed or anger or both in your selfy - if that helps. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Mar. 24/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-03-30 03:00:0067  
Heidi Anne Morris66,632*Calling all DOG owners & dog lovers!*  *The SPRING "Day of the Dogs" Event on Google Plus is Saturday 22nd March 2014* GO to the event page and click on the camera Icon .... be careful though *clicking on an album will add the whole thing in one go!* A bit much for the stream ... best to choose from your 'photo's' not your albums. Please :)  *You don't have to be the dogs owner to post your photos but you MUST be the owner of the photo :) Once again we will all be looking forward to seeing your dog photos! Invite your friends! Have fun ♥  A selections of previous event photos here...  http://is.gd/83VDm4 You are cordially invited to post your canine images & links to your website, along side you photos, if you have one. _scroll down for all the details_ *_event is open for OVER 24hrs_* You won't be able to add your photos until the Event opens :)   ♥♥♥ You might also like some of my favourite "doggie" pages and themes here on Google Plus ... +The G+ DogPark +The Good Dog Guide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide +We Love Dogs! +Fido Friday +Lost Dogs +Life With Dogs  +Dogs Trust +RSPCA  THE DAY OF THE "DOGS" ON GOOGLE PLUS (Saturday 22nd March 2014 SPRING issue)2014-03-22 07:00:0099  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 16, 2014 *No theme this week* so it is an open Selfy Sunday. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Mar. 17/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-03-16 02:00:00129  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 2, 2014 *Theme: Baby it's cold outside* Show us your best "how I stay warm" shots. Those in more "summer like" climates can show us how you are staying cool. (Just to make those of us who are freezing our way through the winter feel even worse) Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Feb. 17/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-03-02 03:00:0097  
Art through the Aperture Photography (Paula)11,937There are so many of us out here that have image issues and are our own worst critic.  I challenge you all to take a picture of a body part (and please keep it somewhat clean everyone) that you think is your best attribute.  Take a picture of your arms, hands, feet, knees, hips, etc. that make you feel beautiful.  If you think your whole body is beautiful that’s wonderful, just pick one part. I know you all are beautiful so get busy and shoot. You can do your shot in whatever style you want this is all about your depiction of your beauty, so try abstract, B&W, HDR, whatever tickles your fancy.  Mostly have fun and invite anyone you want. http://youtu.be/VYmFpYdwqLsYou are Beautiful2014-02-21 04:00:0047  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Feb 16,null, 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 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 Project2014-02-16 03:00:00105  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Feb 2,null, 2014 *Theme: Le Chapeau - The Hat* It's been almost two years since we had this theme, now it's back, lets see those hats! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Feb. 3/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-02-02 03:00:00109  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664Event is now closed to new submissions. Thanks! Stay tuned to my profile for announcements of Honorable Mentions, Finalists, and Winners.   * * * * *  This is the Event for our February Self Portrait Challenge: Capture Your Reality. What is meant by this? It's time to show us your real life. Capture a self portrait that conveys a sense of who you really are or what your life is really like, or portrays a real life situation you are facing. @105852782594022510198, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial that will help you! Check it out here: http://goo.gl/3xRrMx She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Capture Your Reality" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 28th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100266938567862344330 Mirrorless Mover 10 Bag http://goo.gl/Z4h0IN *and* a @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in February 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantFebruary Self Portrait Challenge: Capture Your Reality2014-02-01 07:00:00147  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Jan. 19, 2014 *No theme this week* So this is a chance for you to explore your own artistic "selfy" interpretations. Thanks +Mark Rodriguez for letting me use your most excellent "Breaking Bad" inspired selfy for the theme image. 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. 20/14. 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 Project2014-01-19 03:00:00145  
Jeff Smith62,118*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 03:00:00125  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: New Beginnings! What is meant by this? It's up to you to interpret. I know that many of us think about what we want the next year to be like (even if you don't make resolutions) and this seems like a great way to express what's been on our minds in that sense. You can interpret this way, or any other way that makes sense to you. We're looking forward to what your creative minds will come up with! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "New Beginnings" theme. Your photo must have been captured any time during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. You have about two weeks left to complete this task if you don't already have a qualifying photo that you took this month - you can do it! Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year Awesome Account at @100424993750772730018 http://goo.gl/CCrBlS  @100266938567862344330 Mirrorless Mover 10 Bag http://goo.gl/Z4h0IN Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in January 2014 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: New Beginnings2014-01-01 07:00:00138  
Heidi Anne Morris66,632*Calling all DOG owners & dog lovers!*  TAG #dayofthedogs   *The 6TH "Days of the Dogs" Event on Google Plus is a SPECIAL one! You have TWO DAYS not one to post your photos! Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd December 2013* *opening time = 10am ish GMT* *You don't have to be the dogs owner to post your photos but you MUST be the owner of the photo :) Once again I'm Looking forward to seeing your dog photos! Invite your friends! Have fun ♥  A selections of previous event photos here...  http://goo.gl/VFr8j You are cordially invited to post your canine images & links to your website, along side you photos, if you have one. _scroll down for all the details_ You won't be able to add your photos until the Event opens :)   ♥♥♥ You might also like some of my favourite "doggie" pages and themes here on Google Plus ... +The G+ DogPark +The Good Dog Guide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide +We Love Dogs! +Fido Friday +Lost Dogs +Life With Dogs  +Dogs Trust +RSPCA THE DAYS OF THE "DOGS" ON GOOGLE PLUS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd December 2013 6TH issue)2013-12-21 11:00:00132  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome 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 03:00:00110  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our December Self Portrait Challenge: Signs of the Season! What is meant by this? It's up to you to interpret - whatever you feel shows the season right now - whether that be holiday, celebration, or weather themed, it is up to you. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Seasonal" theme. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST December 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. Thanks to one of our moderators, @111514726900984316506 for the amazing theme photo in the banner of this Event! If you'd like to view her full image, see it here: http://goo.gl/CJaxI7 Additionally, there were some great #SelfySunday  entries a couple of weeks ago with a similar theme "'Tis the Season" - the participants always do a fantastic job! Have a look at them here: http://goo.gl/jUmqak Finally, if you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year Awesome Account at @100424993750772730018 http://goo.gl/CCrBlS  1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 5 winners! 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 4th place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in December 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantDecember Self Portrait Challenge: Signs of the Season2013-12-01 07:00:00146  
Jeff Smith62,118  Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Dec 1/13. *Theme This week: 'Tis the Season* Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 *You photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Dec. 2/13* Older photos posted will be removed from the event* Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. *Again, please no dipping into the archives.* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-12-01 03:00:00105  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for November 17/13. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. *No theme for this week* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-11-17 03:00:00149  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for November 3/13. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 *No theme for this week.* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-11-03 02:00:00144  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our November 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion.  Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait portraying an emotion. Remember to be as creative and expressive as you possibly can. If the viewer can instantly connect with your image emotionally, it's a win. *Your photo must have been captured this month.* This Event remains open until 11:59 CST November 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) I put together a piece offering some tips for creating emotional self portraits. You can view it here: http://goo.gl/13WBEf *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap (if you win, you get to choose from a list that I'll share with you) :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. Both winners will be featured in the Challenge Winners Category http://goo.gl/qc7VO of The Art of Self Portraiture Community. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Photo Must Be Taken in November 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant * * * * * * * * * * Viewing this Event, but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're interested in exploring creative self portraiture seriously, request to join here: http://goo.gl/M7XTQNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion2013-11-02 01:00:00192  
Isabelle Fortin27,165Hello again !! Last year, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can *post our pictures with fake ones*  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it all over again  !  thank you so much for all your photos and messages. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember ... Part 2 !2013-11-01 05:00:00263  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our October 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a creepy/disturbing halloween type theme. Your photo must have been captured *this month.* This Event remains open until 11:59 CST October 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Keep an eye on the submissions to the Event and you'll notice moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community adding their own "creepy/disturbing" self portraits. We each may add multiple photos - remember that moderators cannot win, but we're putting our photos in to inspire you! If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  Get your _disturbing_ on, be creative, and have fun! *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com A signed copy of the newly released book by Jon Blacker, Musical Ink http://goo.gl/suKg7w Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in October 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantOctober Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme!2013-10-31 06:00:00157  
Heidi Anne Morris66,632*Calling all DOG owners & dog lovers!*  *The 5th "Day of the Dogs" Event on Google Plus is Saturday 26th October 2013* *opening time = 10am ish GMT* *You don't have to be the dogs owner to post your photos but you MUST be the owner of the photo :) Once again I'm Looking forward to seeing your dog photos! Invite your friends! Have fun ♥  A selections of previous event photos here...  http://goo.gl/VFr8j You are cordially invited to post your canine images & links to your website, along side you photos, if you have one. _scroll down for all the details_ *_event is open for OVER 24hrs starting  - Saturday 26th October 2013  - (10 AM ish GMT)_* You won't be able to add your photos until the Event opens :)   ♥♥♥ You might also like some of my favourite "doggie" pages and themes here on Google Plus ... +The G+ DogPark +The Good Dog Guide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide +We Love Dogs! +Fido Friday +Lost Dogs +Life With Dogs  +Dogs Trust +RSPCA  THE DAY OF THE "DOGS" ON GOOGLE PLUS (Saturday 26th October 2013 5TH issue)2013-10-26 05:00:00229  
Robert SKREINER1,230,502+10000 Photographers BW ► *❶st Contest* by +Robert SKREINER  & +Joel Tjintjelaar    & +Heimo MAUSER  &  +Gemma Costa  Theme: Your *„Top BW Monochrome Photos“* *Contest Rules & Conditions:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● *Please share this ►❶st Contest Invitation* ( Condition! ) ● *Please add* +10000 Photographers BW *to your circles* ● *Please add the curators:*     +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar     & +Heimo MAUSER   &   +Gemma Costa     *to your circles and you will be also added.* ● Photos must be your own photos and work! ● *Max 10 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Post a short own comment to your photos. ● You can also give +1 to your own photos! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● Don't delete the automatically shared *Contest Photos*    in your stream! So you will get more +1 The best *►BW Monochrome Photos◄* will be shared also at the Page: +10000 Photographers BW  *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the Winners will be shared also in the stream of +Robert SKREINER  All participating Photographers will be included in  a public shared *❶st Contest* Circle of +10000 Photographers BW  & +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar  & +Heimo MAUSER    & +Gemma Costa  *The final decision about the winners is made by* *an international and independent jury.*+10000 Photographers BW Monochrome ►❶st Contest2013-10-21 09:00:001945  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 20/13. Theme for this week is: *Halloween* A great companion theme to The Art of Self Portraiture October 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme! http://goo.gl/BuPxDD Ghoulish, gruesome, creepy and horrific, they all fit the bill for this Selfy Sunday. Lets have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-10-20 03:00:0085  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 6/13. *No theme for this week* but I can guarantee the next SPP will be a scary one. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, so have fun. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-10-06 03:00:00168  
SmugMug47,124*SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos* After a short hiatus to get the New SmugMug launched, the SmugMug Cover photo contest is back! We are looking for FOUR incredible cover photos to grace the SmugMug's Google+ page for the month of November.  Week 1 winner - Year of SmugMug Basic -$40 value Week 2 winner - Year of SmugMug Power -$60 value Week 3 winner - Year of SmugMug Portfolio -$150 value Week 4 winner - Year of SmugMug Business -$300 value How to Enter: *One Photo per person* *Sign up for the SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For November event. (You are on it now) *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 *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 October 31st at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, will select the winners, and the new cover photo and first winner announcement will be made on November 1st, 2013. *Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor. *Sign up for the December event, which will also be open for submissions by December 1st *You do not need to be a SmugMug customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers.SmugMug Cover Photo Contest For November 20132013-10-01 09:30:00143  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for September 22/13. No theme for this week. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-09-22 03:00:00154  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for September 7/13. *Theme* for this week is: *Connections* As always it is up for interpretation. Personal connections, connections to friends and family, connections to your passions or your surroundings. Perhaps making or breaking connections. I really means many things to many people so have fun. Please take some inspiration from +Jake Johnson  who has graciously let us use one of his fantastic selfies as our event cover photo. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-09-08 03:00:00146  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our September 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: A Great Cell Phone Photo. Just because you use a cell phone doesn't mean your self portrait has to be of the "facebook style" mobile or reflection variety. That little guy has a camera inside it, so treat it like one! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using only a cell phone to capture and process (no computer software post processing!). Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial & Tips* Need some tips and inspiration for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The amazing @110573952887886961621 made a tutorial about shooting cell phone photos to get you inspired - see it here: http://goo.gl/z3IZ23 He also posted a video of his process - see it here: http://goo.gl/vzcRHL *Remember these Do's and Don'ts to get the best photo:* *DO take the time to set up your shot thoughtfully. *DO invest time and effort and try more than once to get it right. *DO make sure your lens is clean. *DO take your photo in adequate light so it's not grainy, blurry, or dark. *DO put the cell phone down and use a timer - stop taking all your photos by holding the phone and pointing at yourself or a mirror. *DO try different angles for the best composition. *DO read the posts in our Tutorials Category and try the concepts and ideas you learn from them: http://goo.gl/uSUULE  *DO try different apps and see what works best for you. *DO be aware of your background! It makes a huge difference! Is there junk in the room behind you? If yes, it's not a good place to shoot. ETC. *DO NOT just slap a filter or cheesy effect on and call it a day - take the time to try different edits and pay attention to the elements of your photo.  *DO NOT point your phone at a mirror and take a reflection photo where we can see your phone. *DO NOT have your arms in the photo as you're holding the phone out in front of or above you. *DO NOT duckface. *DO NOT showcase your cleavage as the main subject. *Here's a list of Photo Apps you can try out:* Snapseed VSCOcam Retouch (cloning tool!) Camera+ Camera! PhotoStudio Pixlr Express Aviary InsPhoto *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - you choose from a variety available. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vSeptember Self Portrait Challenge: A Great Cell Phone Photo2013-09-01 07:00:00179  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for August 25/13. An open week this week so now particular theme. You can certainly take some inspiration for +Jeff Moreau who has graciously let us use one of his fantastic selfies as our event cover photo. Jeff likes to get outside, get wet and get some air most of the time for his selfies. Check out his album here - http://goo.gl/qvFEVg Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-08-25 03:00:00147  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13. This weeks theme: *In The Shadows* I am looking for something mysterious, something hidden but you are perhaps wanting to reveal. Something secret maybe! Its up to your interpretation. I would like to thanks +Leighton Smith for the use of you fantastic Selfy from last year as the event cover photo. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _____________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-08-11 03:00:00135  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our August 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Long Exposure. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using long exposure techniques. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST August 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The amazing @106324582128454068388 put together a tremendous Long Exposure Self Porturaits Tutorial - find it here: http://goo.gl/vYb47H Check out the tutorial and then _get creative_. Wow us! There is so much you can do with this technique, so really try a few different things and find what works best for you. *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in August 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantAugust Self Portrait Challenge: Long Exposure2013-08-01 07:00:0084  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13. Its been a very busy summer, so I am slacking. *No theme this week* , but I do promise a theme for the next project in two weeks. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _______________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-07-28 03:00:00161  
Heidi Anne Morris66,632Take 2 - REPUBLISHED DUE TO G+ errors. *PLEASE spread out your posts, try not to post one after the other please* :))  *Calling all DOG owners!* Once again I'm Looking forward to seeing your dog photos! Invite your friends! Have fun ♥ *The FOURTH  "Day of the Dogs" Event on Google Plus is Sunday 14th July 2013 opening 9am GMT ish!!!* A selections of previous event photos here...  http://goo.gl/VFr8j You are cordially invited to post your canine images & links to your website, along side you photos, if you have one. _scroll down for all the details_ *- please only post your own images* *_event is open for OVER 24hrs starting  - Sunday 14th July  - (9AM ish GMT)_* You won't be able to add your photos until the Event opens :)   ♥♥♥ You migth also like some of my favourite "doggie" pages and themes here on Google Plus ... +The G+ DogPark +The Good Dog Guide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide +We Love Dogs! +Fido Friday +Lost Dogs +Life With Dogs  +Dogs Trust +RSPCA  THE DAY OF THE "DOGS" ON GOOGLE PLUS (Sunday 14th July 2013 issue)2013-07-14 07:30:5678  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 14/13. No theme this week, its is a free for all. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-07-14 03:00:00156  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our July 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Available Window/Door Light. Even if you've used window/door light before, use this opportunity to stretch past what you've tried before so you can grow and learn... and be creative! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using natural light from a window or door. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The fantastic @107400819855192601582 put together a really great Natural Lighting Tutorial: "Come Let The Sun Shine In!" - find it here: http://goo.gl/oVyUp *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - nobody else can get these anymore. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Photo Must Be Taken in July 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Available Window/Door Light2013-07-01 07:00:00142  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 30/13. *Theme: The Headshot* This theme is a take on the classic portraiture pose, "the head shot". For some this may me a mug shot but what I am looking for is not a typical head shot but one with some style and flare would be great. Thanks +Kelli Seeger Kim for the great event cover photo. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-30 03:00:00138  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 15/13. No theme this week folks. Its a free for all so get creative. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 16 moderators who can help you along the way. ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-16 03:00:00159  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 2/13.  The theme for this week is *I've got the music in me* Again this can be taken literally or metaphorically but basically since we have have some love or appreciation for music I would like to see that incorporated into your selfy. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _____________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-02 03:00:48128  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our June 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Artificial Lighting. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using artificial lighting techniques. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The amazing @110573952887886961621 put together a fabulous Artificial Lighting Tutorial: "Let There Be Light" - find it here: http://goo.gl/OezJY *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in June 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJune Self Portrait Challenge: Artificial Lighting2013-06-01 07:00:00150  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for *May 19/13.*  No theme for this week.  I want to thank +Jason Jakober  for allowing us to use his fantastic "Selfy" from a previous project as the *event cover*.  Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _______________________________ *UPLOADING* The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  *Add Photos* button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-19 03:00:00158  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for May 5/13. Mini Theme this week: *The great outdoors*  Spring as finally sprung and it's time to get out and show us your surroundings in your selfy.  There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-05 03:00:00168  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our May 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Your Choice! That's right - this is a "free play" month where you can submit any kind of self portrait, as long as it was taken during the month of May 2013. Please choose your best work from this month, and submit ONLY ONE PHOTO here. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 31st, so you have until then to select and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. Prizes 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - nobody else can get these anymore. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Photo Must Be Taken in May 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantMay Self Portrait Challenge: Your Choice!2013-05-01 07:00:00202  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 20/13. *No theme for this week.* But feel free to be inspired by; April Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures event link is here - http://goo.gl/2yyYV And this great tutorial from +Tamara Pruessner  Selective Coloring and Textures: Choosing Appropriately Link is here: http://goo.gl/AsgK3 There are 15 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-04-21 03:00:00172  
Heidi Anne Morris66,632                      *EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT*                     *Who Are YOU?     Share a PHOTO COLLAGE / say hello  :0)*                                           *WHO? .... all about you!*                                               please scroll down I'd love to know/see what you've been creating lately :O)) *Please post just "ONE" PHOTO COLLAGE of your images or Art works etc.* If you would like help creating a PHOTO COLLAGE please take a look at these links http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3H0Vd40It0&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMrSkUzg7ws _other options are available on the web_ _if you're stuck just ask_                                       ↓  *WHAT to post.....* *ONE PICTURE ONLY - YOUR IMAGES ONLY per person please (must be a COLLAGE)*  _naughty people posting more or anything that is not a COLLAGE will be shamed_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish_*                             _Looking forward to getting to know some MORE new folks!_ All my best Heidi         Who Are YOU?     Share a PHOTO COLLAGE / say hello    :0)2013-04-10 13:00:4893  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 7/13. *Theme*: *True Colors* What we are looking for is a dominant color element in your Selfy. It could be in the shot itself or in the processing or in a combination of both. The meaning of the color in the shot will be up to the photographer. Metaphorical and or literal interpretations  are welcome of course. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-04-07 03:00:00151  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our April 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using either Selective Color or Textures (or both). Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) @107494834634231938072 put together a fabulous Tutorial about how and when to use Selective Color and Textures in your photography - find it here: http://goo.gl/c5sQQ *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in April 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantApril Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures2013-04-02 02:00:00125  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome 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  
Billy Wilson1,550,253@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's episode is special since it's the 1 year anniversary of the show and we're joined by CEO of @111349608500505664040 @107982618909749811163; Photographer & Writer @117665613028757061169 who'll be talking about her recent NBC interview involving @106837773805813749834; @103765013042311928518; Print Publishing Professional @105537447264336527922; Photographers @106324582128454068388, @110105384020219882756, @104723167398398004122, & @104306683219947597418; along with @106320539742944055415 from NBC’s @117707764579117835760 who'll be playing a few songs for us. The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 & I are excited! You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH The show is embedded above!TSBW Variety Show #50: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY with Live Music from Sonia Rao ! (On Air Hangout)2013-03-16 03:00:00107  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 10/13. *Theme:* *Film Noir* A hint of mystery and intrigue should creep its way into your selfy this weekend.  Think, moody, dark, dramatic and yes your shot should be in B&W to still be true to the classic style of noir. As always there are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  _Thanks to +Sinead Sam McKeown for her great Selfy as the event cover_ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-10 03:00:00161  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our March 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups. Here is where you enter your ONE Face Close Up / Eye Macro Photo Submission. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to select and enter your best photo from this month. _*Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.*_ Need some tips for getting a great photo for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) @106324582128454068388 put together a fabulous Face Close Ups & Eye Macros Tutorial - find it here: http://goo.gl/XrNpu *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - nobody else can get these anymore. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in March 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups!2013-03-02 02:00:00207  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for February 24/13. We will be free styling it this week so *no theme* but please consider our  *February Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots!* Event here https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ci7r3aj6abfk20gkoldmtjifi2o for some inspiration. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-02-24 03:00:00183  
Lotus Carroll1,777,664This is the Event for our February 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots! Here is where you enter your ONE Action Shot Photo Submission. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 28th, so you have until then to select and enter your best photo from this month. _*Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.*_ What is an Action Shot? Show us yourself in motion/action, freezing that with a photo. Jump, Run, Bike, Surf, Skate… whatever! Just be creative, and have fun.  @111397628815301589258 created a great Action Shots Tutorial Video - watch it here: http://goo.gl/O5Isu Need advice about remotes? Read @114435675631396141366's awesome tutorial here: http://goo.gl/T0LvR *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Photo Must Be Taken in February 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantFebruary Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots!2013-02-13 02:00:00138  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for February 10/13. *No theme for this week, just an open project.* There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-02-10 03:00:00252  
Jacob Dix37,043*Light Chasers* What is a light chaser? Those people who on a moment's notice (because light changes in a split second) can run out the door in flip flops and no socks in the freezing snow to catch that special light. Share your best light chaser shot here!Light Chasers2013-01-29 09:00:0030  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome 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 Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *Jan. 13/13.* There is no _theme_ this week. We are open for any artistic interpretation that you may bring to your selfy. *A big thanks to +C.J. Sros for the use (or re-use) of his fantastic selfy from last year as the event cover.* Selfy Sunday is the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-13 03:00:02262  
Nikola Nikolski45,096*Best wishes......* I wish you have...12 months of happiness, 52 weeks of fun, 365 days of success, 8760 hours of good health, 52600 minutes of good luck and 3153600 seconds of joy. *Happy New Year!* _Share your photo & your wishes with Us!_ - Not more than three (crazy)pictures; - Share this item ;-) - Have fun!New Year's Eve & New Year's Day2012-12-31 18:00:0057  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 30/12. *Theme*: "The Best of 2012" Take a chance to show everyone what was "good" in 2012 through your self portrait. Something positive, something happy, perhaps something that changed your life for the better. Lets wrap up 2012 with a smile. It has been such a great year for the Selfy Sunday Project and we look forward to 2013 as part of The Art of Self Portraiture Community. Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-30 03:00:00289  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome 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 Smith62,118Welcome 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 From83,395Time 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 Smith62,118Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for November 11/12 This will be an "open" project this week so no theme. __________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride   for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffSelfy Sunday - Nov. 11, 20122012-11-11 03:00:00196  
Isabelle Fortin27,165Some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow _Moustaches_ we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, We also encourage anyone who would like to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thanks so much ❤ Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember2012-11-02 00:00:00135  
Heidi Anne Morris66,632                    *EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT*                     *Who Are YOU?     Share a COLLAGE / say hello  :0)*                                           *WHO? .... all about you!*                                               please scroll down *Please post ONE COLLAGE of your images or Art works etc.* If you would like help creating a COLLAGE please take a look at these links http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWgVNzV1OYc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMrSkUzg7ws _other options are available on the web_ _if you're stuck just ask_                                       ↓  *WHAT to post.....* *ONE PICTURE ONLY - YOUR IMAGES ONLY per person please (must be a COLLAGE)*  _naughty people posting more or anything that is not a COLLAGE will be shamed_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish_*                                *WHEN .... the Event will start and end* *when the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is.* Find out when this Event *starts* in your time zone here http://goo.gl/hVnam *The Event will be open for posting images from 6pm  GMT (ish) Friday 26th October* - you will not be able to add images until then - Event *closes* Monday 29th October 2012. See link for your time zone http://goo.gl/1HzHM _Looking forward to getting to know some new folks!_ All my best Heidi Who Are YOU? Share a collage / say hello :0)2012-10-29 19:00:00144  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for October 28/12 Theme: *Halloween* Show us some your best ghostly, ghoulish, monstrously good selfies or just have some fun with a costume or make-up.  A big thanks to +Christina Lawrie for let me use her fantastic selfy from last years SSP Halloween. This was one of our most creative Selfy Sundays from last year so looking forward to some over the top creativity with these shots. __________________________________ Thanks to +LaDonna Pride  like in the past she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 28, 20122012-10-28 02:00:00187  
Heidi Anne Morris66,632*Calling all DOG owners!* The second "Day of the Dogs" Event on Google Plus is this Wednesday!!! _previous event photos here..._ http://goo.gl/VFr8j You are cordially invited to post your canine images here  _a few side notes_ *- please only post your own images* *_maximum of 3 images per person please_* (I'm sure you have loads to share, there will be other opportunities!) *_event is open for OVER 24hrs starting  - 23rd October  - 8.30pm GMT_* You won't be able to add your photos until the Event opens :)  Looking forward to seeing your dog photos once more ! Have fun ♥ +The G+ DogPark  +Dog Lovers Worldwide - DLW  +The Good Dog Guide  +Lost Dogs  +We Love Dogs!  ♥♥♥ THE DAY OF THE "DOGS" ON GOOGLE PLUS (October issue)2012-10-24 21:30:00105  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 14/12 *Theme: Where is the Love* Show us what you love, who you love, how you love, an act of love or kindness, a passion, a desire, maybe a simple heartfelt wish but remember all within the context of a self portrait. ____________________________________ The past weeks SSP was incredible with 200 photos uploaded and the submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride  for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 14, 20122012-10-14 03:00:00158  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 30/12 *No theme this week.* The past weeks SSP was incredible and the submissions were frightful to say the least. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 30, 20122012-09-30 03:00:00267  
Carra Riley54,834Help celebrate International Peace Day September 21, 2012 Post your photos of peace on this event and share the concept of World Peace....EASY..... just go up to "add photo" and post your photo of peace.   #PeaceDay Then tell your circles to come over and share too! Google+ friends sponsoring this event @111983961140937248134  Canada   @116905863525318361853   Arizona @117978225340034837729  Chicagoland Illinois @107463194690369779643  Florida  @108210288375340023376  Colorado   @113129299593678810557   Israel  @110314870942359593103  France @106049828009478130206  California  @107958599012052618167   Kansas City, Missouri  @103236949470535942612  Switzerland  @103698889037599783920  from midwest USA and @107617466014078748111  from Rhode Island USA @108274011286866375808  from Malaysia is helping with creating the final #peaceday  Circles   Thank you Vince!   @110314870942359593103 from #France  is personal friends with the Founder of @114229915466266170391  and the actual person who got the UN to recognize #PeaceDay  in 2002, Jeremy Gilley. There will be a LIVE from #London  event live streaming on youtube on the actual Peace Day, Friday, September 21, 2012.   Less than 5 hours away.... attend #PeaceDay with the founder Jeremy Gilley  Be part of the live streaming from London: "....headline performance from Elton John in his only London show this year plus performances from James Morrison, 2CELLOS and introductions by Peace One Day founder, Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day Ambassador, Jude Law and Lily Cole. The show is set to be the biggest event of Peace One Day’s groundbreaking 13-year history and you can watch it on our official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/peaceoneday) and on the @114229915466266170391 page." The UN link shares a bit more about the International Day of Peace also known as #PeaceDay "I urge everyone, between now and 21 September, to think about how they can contribute. Let us work together ...... sustainable development, sustainable peace… and a secure future for all." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPIhF_GRLIQ  UN #peaceday support video!   Much more about the Peace Day and link to all events around the world. http://peaceoneday.org "The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. "Peace Day" provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982........ Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, or just sitting in silent meditation. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. The impact if millions of people in all parts of the world, coming together for one day of peace, is immense." *Join in shaPeace Day2012-09-26 09:30:00625  
Scott Jarvie443,847UPDATE: it's online now: http://youtu.be/-DItFCAg4jM  *We like to call this a "PLUS ONE PARTY"* Because people submit links to their albums and we look through the pictures and _*we plus one the pictures we like*_ in the album. It's my way of giving quick feedback to people about which pictures really catch my attention out of their images. It's quick and yet helpful. Last time we looked at over 120 albums *LIVE PUBLIC HANGOUT* Yep it'll be a live public hangout again. Shorter and more awesome than last time. So if you LINK us an album make sure you know they will be on video and then on youtube. We're both really nice people and with people pictures we worry about commentary for fear they're related to you or something. But we may make commentary and you gotta be alright with that as well.  The video won't be edited when it goes onto youtube. I'm basically saying: _*The easily offended need not apply*_ *THEME = PEOPLE PICTURES* @109486822103622036238 and myself have a separate project going on where we're spending dozens of hours researching to find great photographers and create the most awesome list of "people shooters" https://plus.google.com/u/0/100962871525684315897/posts/UMBDiPKJqKa So therefore we've made the theme this time to People pictures as well because that's what mood we're in. If you already have an album like that share it. Or maybe put together another one in the next 24hrs that you'd like us to go through.  Professional work, weddings, families, kids, selfies, street candids, models etc *JOIN IN* This time we'll be linking the albums and having people join us as we go through the pictures... so you may be getting a lot more plus ones (eyeballs) than normal. *FAQ* We won't be looking at non-people pictures even if they're in the album. We'd rather not look at crazy large albums so try to keep them under 50 (but we can be a bit lenient) Please submit open/public albums specially since other people than myself will be wanting to view. Make sure you're following myself (@100962871525684315897 ) and @109486822103622036238  who'll be the moderators of the video. We're looking for someone awesome to help out on the show and provide interesting insights about the people who's work we're looking through so we can focus on the task at hand. *SHARE* Let your friends who photograph people know that it's a fun and easy opportunity. *VIEW* Hope to see you there during the live viewing saturday night at 9pm Mountain time We'll be using this Event as the chat log for the event. *ALBUMS* 1. +susan marinello - https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/109486822103622036238/albums/5787749627481544897 2. +scott jarvie - https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100962871525684315897/albums/5628519010157340641 3. +Jason Jakober - https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/111397628815301589258/albums/5790838803220260353 4. +Paul R. Giunta - https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/116197193480724162859/albums/5635977219905633425 5. Eustace James - https://pluAlbum Viewing Party - People Themed (A Jarvie Production)2012-09-24 05:00:0076  
Isabelle Fortin27,165Whatever your poison of choice is, I am hoping everyone can raise a glass to celebrate Mark Rodriguez's Birthday on Sunday Sept. 23rd. Mark will be away on a trip in wine country so I thought we could all post a photo raising a glass and toasting one of the best people on G+ Cheers !! Raise your Glass to International Godriguez Day ! Happy Birthday Mark :)2012-09-23 05:30:00144  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 16/12 *Theme*: *Tales from the Dark Side* Otherwise know as a warm up for Halloween. Show us your dark side. It it could be spooky or scary, sinister or moody, perhaps your alter ego, but I know you have been there, now its time to bring it out. _Well lets not be too sinister - we are here to have some fun !_ As always the lovely +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _____________________________ *UPLOADING* *The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project - Sept. 16, 20122012-09-16 03:00:00233  
Jeff Smith62,118Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 2/12 The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format. *There is no theme this week as we move to the event mode* I will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time. +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. *Selfy Sunday FAQ* can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check _there_ first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________________ *UPLOADING* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00243  
Trever McGhee97,067Please accept my apologies if your one of the few that got hit by a bug in their system! This is my first event and for some reason Google notified some people 20 times and for some their system was planning on doing that within their calendars for the next 5 years...every single day...20 times a day...how it did or why it would set peoples calendars up to be notified 20 times a day...I don't know. Hopefully they've got it corrected, if not please let me know. I know I wanted to help peoples wishes come true but not in that way, The goal of this event my Birthday is give you as many of my Birthday Wishes as you require...why because you deserve it. My wish is here is to connect you to the thoughts/ the energy of thousands of people around the world all making a Birthday Wish for themselves from the heart... to you. I like to Imagine the energy from all those making a wish and the energy coming from the ones that come true(the smiles..the laughter..the tears...the overflowing of pure joy) being connected to you to power your own wish to come true. Thanks to some theories about Quantum Physics there's no space between you or me or them...topped with the fact they tell us energy is never destroyed, it's gotta go somewhere as each new person joins in, so why not to you to empower your wish to come true sooner rather than later. Imagine being connected to thousands....millions of others all making wishes...all hoping that your wish comes true for it will help empower their wish. They've documented several cases of where positive thoughts have made a difference, so why not around someones birthday who can then share it with everyone whose connected to that person...so me for this event. It's never been done before, so why not now....be part of it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain as we go day by day, year by year building this community of wish granters. Now think of an image that represents your wish and then take2seconds to think of that image at least once a day until it comes true. Have fun with it, there's no right or wrong way when you come from the heart. Please let us know as each wish comes true...yes each wish...there's no law that says you're only granted one wish...you deserve everyone of them when they come from the heart..when that wish fills you with the passion for life... *****UPDATE at first I was focused on getting as many people as possible for this so that everyone had more energy but now after reading your comments..hearing your passion for life...the numbers have gone completely out the window for each one of you have brought your own unique energy to the equation that's priceless....THANK YOU In my world Birthday wishes can be made everyday of the year because it's a celebration everyday that your here to share this with. So today I Celebrate being 44 and 1 day old.Update to fix Google Bug for "It's My Birthday and my wish is for your wishes to come true!!"2012-08-17 12:00:00203  

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12 Months of Makeup

Makeup Number 6: July 

"It won't last you forever. Sooner or later, I'll destroy it. Then I'll show you what the Zerg are really capable of. Oh, and by the way, Admiral, your friend Stukov was twice the man you are. I'm glad you saved me the trouble of killing him." - Sarah Kerrigan (Starcraft)

Queen of Blades 
After the panelists weighed in for the month of July, it was decided that I would create a Kerrigan: Queen of Blades Makeup, and I got well under way to strategize the makeup and shoot.   

For those of you who do not know about Starcraft or the infamous Sarah Kerrigan (a super badass of the franchise), here is her story:

Sarah Louise Kerrigan, the self-styled Queen of Blades who first appears as a twenty-six-year-old female Terran Ghost, a psychic trained bothphys... more »

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2015-11-15 03:36:07 (5 comments; 4 reshares; 46 +1s)Open 

A Little Medicine to Get Through the Day.

Everyone always jokes about needing "X" to get through a workday.  I know that in many of the places I have worked, it was definitely a running joke right next to "Is it Friday, yet?"

However, while we may take it lightly, addiction and depression are real things.

I have overcome situational depression at different instances in my life, and while in its throes, I could see that it could be easy to get dependent on numbing or sense dulling fixes. 

So, I wanted to shine a light on those illnesses and bring awareness (without minimizing their seriousness) to them with my #selfiesunday  and November AoSP Challenge #MorningStory  .

You can take part in either by following the links below:

Selfie Sunday: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cfi137uumes1p6oqdjbpurnti88more »

Most plusones: 133

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2015-07-26 02:24:06 (25 comments; 4 reshares; 133 +1s)Open 

12 Months of Makeup

Makeup Number 6: July 

"It won't last you forever. Sooner or later, I'll destroy it. Then I'll show you what the Zerg are really capable of. Oh, and by the way, Admiral, your friend Stukov was twice the man you are. I'm glad you saved me the trouble of killing him." - Sarah Kerrigan (Starcraft)

Queen of Blades 
After the panelists weighed in for the month of July, it was decided that I would create a Kerrigan: Queen of Blades Makeup, and I got well under way to strategize the makeup and shoot.   

For those of you who do not know about Starcraft or the infamous Sarah Kerrigan (a super badass of the franchise), here is her story:

Sarah Louise Kerrigan, the self-styled Queen of Blades who first appears as a twenty-six-year-old female Terran Ghost, a psychic trained bothphys... more »

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Balancing Act

"There is no decision that we can make that doesn't come with some sort of balance or sacrifice". ~ Simon Sinek

For this week's Selfie Sunday theme of Silly, I decided to take a few minutes out of my super busy weekend and create something for "fun".

This year has been hella hectic for me (thus far) and I haven't had near the time to create as I would have hoped, but that doesn't mean I don't like to cut loose - amidst the balancing act that is life - and have a genuinely good time with my camera.

Everything in this shot is purposeful and it was a joy to make...

I hope you all enjoy a slice of my little Nerd Life!

To participate, head on over here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ce8i9icl4cue81qvd6b8psoeep0

#silly   #justforfun   #selfportrait  #th... more »

Balancing Act

"There is no decision that we can make that doesn't come with some sort of balance or sacrifice". ~ Simon Sinek

For this week's Selfie Sunday theme of Silly, I decided to take a few minutes out of my super busy weekend and create something for "fun".

This year has been hella hectic for me (thus far) and I haven't had near the time to create as I would have hoped, but that doesn't mean I don't like to cut loose - amidst the balancing act that is life - and have a genuinely good time with my camera.

Everything in this shot is purposeful and it was a joy to make...

I hope you all enjoy a slice of my little Nerd Life!

To participate, head on over here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ce8i9icl4cue81qvd6b8psoeep0

#silly   #justforfun   #selfportrait   #theartofselfportraiture   #juxtapixelsphotodesigns   #purple  ___

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2016-03-11 18:25:22 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

3 Pisces - The Fates of Spring

"The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also." - Harriet Ann Jacobs

#theartofselfportraiture   #scanography   #juxtapixelsphotodesigns  

3 Pisces - The Fates of Spring

"The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also." - Harriet Ann Jacobs

#theartofselfportraiture   #scanography   #juxtapixelsphotodesigns  ___

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2015-12-23 03:46:27 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

The Sun Goddess Reborn

Part of my winter solstice makeup and photoshoot.

"The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory." - Gary Zukav

For the true solstice, I decided to edit and post the image of my interpretation of the celebration of Yule in terms of the Norse telling.

The Winter Solstice is a magical season; one that marks the journey from this year to the next, journeys of the spirit from one world to the next, and the magic of birth, death, and rebirth. Throughout the world gods and goddesses of light were being born during the Winter Solstice.

This... more »

The Sun Goddess Reborn

Part of my winter solstice makeup and photoshoot.

"The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory." - Gary Zukav

For the true solstice, I decided to edit and post the image of my interpretation of the celebration of Yule in terms of the Norse telling.

The Winter Solstice is a magical season; one that marks the journey from this year to the next, journeys of the spirit from one world to the next, and the magic of birth, death, and rebirth. Throughout the world gods and goddesses of light were being born during the Winter Solstice.

This night of darkness grew from the myths of the Norse goddess Freya (also called Frigga) who sat at her spinning wheel weaving the fates, and the celebration was called Yule, from the Norse word Jul, meaning wheel. The Christmas wreath, a symbol adapted from Freya's "Wheel of Fate", reminds us of the cycle of the seasons and the continuity of life. I created mine from brightly shining ornaments wreathed atop my head, as an example. I also wore my contacts that looked like blue wreaths to act as surrogate wheels of fate.

Not to leave other cultures in the dark, the Solstice is also the time for visions. Rhiannon, rides through the dreams of her people by night, transporting them to the place between the worlds where they can create their own visions, giving them a gift of what they need most; helping them to make real their dreams.

In Scotland, the last night of the year is Wish Night, a holiday when wishes made for the coming year are at their most powerful.

So no matter what religion or magic you believe, with this image and with the most heartfelt decree, I wish you all a happy and safe holiday/end of year.

Namaste! ♥


#juxtapixelsphotodesigns   #selfportraiture   #winter   #solstice   #light   #selfportrait   #selfie  ___

2015-12-13 14:36:27 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Selfie Sunday Project: No Theme / Your Choice.

Added photos to Selfie Sunday Project: No Theme / Your Choice.___

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2015-12-13 14:35:54 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 51 +1s)Open 

Winter Solstice

"Leave a little sparkle wherever you go."

As we reach towards a new year, let us take stock in life, death, and the rebirth of our loved ones and ourselves.  May we spread a little more love and light in the upcoming 2016, and stave off the darkness in the world.

#juxtapixelsphotodesigns   #selfportraiture   #winter   #solstice   #light   #selfportrait   #selfie   #selfiesunday  

Winter Solstice

"Leave a little sparkle wherever you go."

As we reach towards a new year, let us take stock in life, death, and the rebirth of our loved ones and ourselves.  May we spread a little more love and light in the upcoming 2016, and stave off the darkness in the world.

#juxtapixelsphotodesigns   #selfportraiture   #winter   #solstice   #light   #selfportrait   #selfie   #selfiesunday  ___

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2015-11-25 21:31:21 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday

#wordlessonwednesday___

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2015-11-24 22:36:12 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 40 +1s)Open 

"We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person." - W. Somerset Maugham




#juxtapixelsphotodesigns   #selfportrait   #12monthsofmakeup   #experimentsinlighting  

"We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person." - W. Somerset Maugham




#juxtapixelsphotodesigns   #selfportrait   #12monthsofmakeup   #experimentsinlighting  ___

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2015-11-18 13:15:38 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday

#WordlessOnWednesday___

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2015-11-15 04:22:12 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 40 +1s)Open 

12 Months of Makeup

Makeup Number 9: October 

“I myself am entirely made of flaws stitched together with good intentions." - Augusten Burroughs

She's Alive!!!!! 
After the panelists weighed in for the month of October, it was decided that I would create a Classic Horror Movie Makeup, and I got well under way to strategize the makeup and shoot.   

As a long time lover of the macabre and classic films from the horror genre, I knew I wanted to put on a typical Shantha twist to the more conservative makeups from the time period.  In doing that, I decided that delving back down into my UV pigments was the best solution to this.  

I chose the bride of Frankenstein after I saw the Augusten Burroughs quote while on vacation.  It just felt so "me".

The hair was probably the most timeconsumin... more »

12 Months of Makeup

Makeup Number 9: October 

“I myself am entirely made of flaws stitched together with good intentions." - Augusten Burroughs

She's Alive!!!!! 
After the panelists weighed in for the month of October, it was decided that I would create a Classic Horror Movie Makeup, and I got well under way to strategize the makeup and shoot.   

As a long time lover of the macabre and classic films from the horror genre, I knew I wanted to put on a typical Shantha twist to the more conservative makeups from the time period.  In doing that, I decided that delving back down into my UV pigments was the best solution to this.  

I chose the bride of Frankenstein after I saw the Augusten Burroughs quote while on vacation.  It just felt so "me".

The hair was probably the most time consuming aspect of the whole process. I built an appliance base out of three water bottles and some black duct tape. Then I covered it with a hair net and attached it to the crown of my head.  From there, I had to curl and pin my hair in sections to the bottle, create the "gray" streaks, spray the rest of my hair with black costume spray, and then I set out on mapping out how I would make the UV pigments work. 

For this makeup, I mixed a tribal feel with the classic stitches and patchwork skin colors. I wanted it to be subtle in some spaces and electrifyingly vibrant in others.

The finishing touches were the white sheet and gauze wraps followed by adding UV pigments to the hair streaks.  It was ambitious, but worth it.

Editing consisted of making sure nothing looked too blown out because the vibrancy within the RAW files was out of this world.

What is it all about?
At the start of the year, I polled a few friends about new project I wanted to start called #12monthsofmakeup  and saw what they thought.  It was then that +Ralph Uy added it might be fun to let a group of willing panelists (aka anyone who wanted to join in on the circle) choose and vote on the concept for the next month.

So, I asked for anyone interested to to make a comment stating their interest as well as ideas to go into the idea pool for February (as I had January already planned), and I received a few responses as well as ideas for February (and onward).

Now, I want to invite anyone publicly to join the group, if you wish, to share ideas for the last 3 makeups for this project.  All you have to do is say that you do, and you are added. Feel free to share ideas of makeups you wish to see me do even if you do not want to join the group.

How it works:
UPDATE: Since there are only 3 makeups left, there has been low voting participation within the panel group, and it will be a busy two months for the holidays, I will be selecting the final 3 makeups, but I do want to get feedback and/or suggestions for themes PLEASE!

Questions
If you have any questions on setup, makeup, or the overall process, please feel free to ask away below.

Enjoy! ♥

+Ralph Uy
+Johannes S.
+Tamara Pruessner
+Chris Bagley
+Eustace James
+Tai Mi
+Gary Munroe
+Ricardo Williams
+Kelly Richards
+Jim Migliore
+Measie Elizabeth
+Ana Andres
+Robert Hacker
+Joanna Koziara___

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2015-11-15 03:36:07 (5 comments; 4 reshares; 46 +1s)Open 

A Little Medicine to Get Through the Day.

Everyone always jokes about needing "X" to get through a workday.  I know that in many of the places I have worked, it was definitely a running joke right next to "Is it Friday, yet?"

However, while we may take it lightly, addiction and depression are real things.

I have overcome situational depression at different instances in my life, and while in its throes, I could see that it could be easy to get dependent on numbing or sense dulling fixes. 

So, I wanted to shine a light on those illnesses and bring awareness (without minimizing their seriousness) to them with my #selfiesunday  and November AoSP Challenge #MorningStory  .

You can take part in either by following the links below:

Selfie Sunday: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cfi137uumes1p6oqdjbpurnti88more »

A Little Medicine to Get Through the Day.

Everyone always jokes about needing "X" to get through a workday.  I know that in many of the places I have worked, it was definitely a running joke right next to "Is it Friday, yet?"

However, while we may take it lightly, addiction and depression are real things.

I have overcome situational depression at different instances in my life, and while in its throes, I could see that it could be easy to get dependent on numbing or sense dulling fixes. 

So, I wanted to shine a light on those illnesses and bring awareness (without minimizing their seriousness) to them with my #selfiesunday  and November AoSP Challenge #MorningStory  .

You can take part in either by following the links below:

Selfie Sunday: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cfi137uumes1p6oqdjbpurnti88

November Challenge: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c6gnhdk61fuqpmrelg4odlnh1tk

Namaste! ♥___

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2015-11-13 02:30:55 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

Inspiration may come at any time.

Creativity can strike me at any time.  It can be when I am burning the midnight oil or even at the butt crack of dawn.  Sometimes it has more to do with whether or not I want to listen to its incessant clamoring in my head or not.

Lately, I was ignoring it. I came home from vacation exhausted and refreshed at the same time. Weird, I know.

I shot my October #12monthsofmakeup  shot, which I have not finished editing, and it was because I didn't feel inspired to do it.  Today, however, I woke up and had my coffee (per usual). I put on my coffee shirt, and something lit up inside me.

Perhaps, I just let myself open up to the creativity or I fianlly relaxed enough to let it speak louder than all the things stressing me out.  Either way, I sipped on my coffee and I made the magic happen.

It felt good.more »

Inspiration may come at any time.

Creativity can strike me at any time.  It can be when I am burning the midnight oil or even at the butt crack of dawn.  Sometimes it has more to do with whether or not I want to listen to its incessant clamoring in my head or not.

Lately, I was ignoring it. I came home from vacation exhausted and refreshed at the same time. Weird, I know.

I shot my October #12monthsofmakeup  shot, which I have not finished editing, and it was because I didn't feel inspired to do it.  Today, however, I woke up and had my coffee (per usual). I put on my coffee shirt, and something lit up inside me.

Perhaps, I just let myself open up to the creativity or I fianlly relaxed enough to let it speak louder than all the things stressing me out.  Either way, I sipped on my coffee and I made the magic happen.

It felt good.

Namaste! ♥

#coffeethursday   #selfportrait   #coffee   #selfportraiture   #juxtapixelsphotodesigns  ___

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2015-11-13 00:17:18 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

Dip your toes in. Don't be afraid of what you may find.

Dip your toes in. Don't be afraid of what you may find.___

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2015-11-12 01:32:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-11-06 15:53:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

This is for an excellent cause by a great guy and friend!  Check it out!

Please donate to extra-life! We are raising money for children's hospitals!!___This is for an excellent cause by a great guy and friend!  Check it out!

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2015-11-05 00:49:41 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-11-02 05:30:56 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

Movin' for Movember

It is that time again...

Time for all the mo-sistas to join up to raise awareness and money for a mo-tastic cause!

Click the link below to either join the team or to donate!

Also, feel free to share this post and spread the word!

http://moteam.co/ladies-of-google-plus-usa

Namaste <3

#fckcancer #cancersucks #movember #mosista



Movin' for Movember

It is that time again...

Time for all the mo-sistas to join up to raise awareness and money for a mo-tastic cause!

Click the link below to either join the team or to donate!

Also, feel free to share this post and spread the word!

http://moteam.co/ladies-of-google-plus-usa

Namaste <3

#fckcancer #cancersucks #movember #mosista

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2015-10-07 14:59:58 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday

#wordlessonwednesday___

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2015-10-04 18:59:36 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

12 Months of Makeup

Makeup Number 8: September 

“Runners see the City in a different way.  We see the flow." - Faith Conners (Mirror's Edge)

Have A Little Faith 
After the panelists weighed in for the month of September, it was decided that I would create a Video Game Universe Makeup, and I got well under way to strategize the makeup and shoot.   

As a long time gamer, I had a large pool to choose from, but ultimately landed on a character that spoke to me.  I chose Faith Conners from the game Mirror's Edge.  

I chose her for a few reasons.  One being that she is the game's main protagonist and you essentially play her in first person, so you become her.  Another main reason is that she is a "Runner" in the game (or a courier), and I have been working really hard to get my way backto the sam... more »

12 Months of Makeup

Makeup Number 8: September 

“Runners see the City in a different way.  We see the flow." - Faith Conners (Mirror's Edge)

Have A Little Faith 
After the panelists weighed in for the month of September, it was decided that I would create a Video Game Universe Makeup, and I got well under way to strategize the makeup and shoot.   

As a long time gamer, I had a large pool to choose from, but ultimately landed on a character that spoke to me.  I chose Faith Conners from the game Mirror's Edge.  

I chose her for a few reasons.  One being that she is the game's main protagonist and you essentially play her in first person, so you become her.  Another main reason is that she is a "Runner" in the game (or a courier), and I have been working really hard to get my way back to the same level of health I had prior to C. Diff; one of those ways is through running.

Faith received a positive reception with much attention being given to her character design, considered to be non-sexualized. She has been featured in many "top character" lists, and is well-received as a female character.  Picking a character that makes you think about what her story is rather than if they got the "Boob Physics" correct in game play was a definite deal maker as well.  

For this makeup, I used a simple smoky look with some black powder liner and eye shadow, then I used a liquid liner to define the outer lines of the eyes.  I finished it off with the costuming, wig, and subtle lip color.  Overall, a pretty simple look compared to some of the previous months. 

What is it all about?
At the start of the year, I polled a few friends about new project I wanted to start called   #12monthsofmakeup  and what they thought.  It was then that +Ralph Uy added it might be fun to let a group of willing panelists (aka anyone who wanted to join in on the circle) choose and vote on the concept for the next month.

So, I asked for anyone interested to to make a comment stating their interest as well as ideas to go into the idea pool for February (as I had January already planned), and I received a few responses as well as ideas for February (and onward).

Now, I want to invite anyone publicly to join the group, if you wish, to share ideas and/or vote on the upcoming theme each month.  All you have to do is say that you do, and you are added. Also, feel free to share ideas of makeups you wish to see me do.

How it works:
The first of each month, I will share a list of concepts/themes for make up to the panelists circle to vote on.

There will be one full week to vote.

UPDATE: Since we have an abundance of ideas, we are now doing a fun voting death match so to speak.  Certain themes go head to head until we reach a monthly winner!

After that week, the winning concept will be used in the month and the rest of the ideas go back into the pool for voting in the next month.  During the winning concept/theme reveal, I will also ask for any new ideas.

At some point in the month, before the end, I will shoot the image and post it with the hashtag   publicly for everyone to see.

At that time, people will also have time to join the panel if they wish by doing exactly what I asked this month.

If it catches on, I may even throw out some exclusive hang-out invites to panelists to watch me work my magic!

If I end up with any other rules or processes, I will add as I go, but for now...

Enjoy! ♥

+Ralph Uy
+Johannes S.
+Tamara Pruessner
+Chris Bagley
+Eustace James
+Tai Mi
+Gary Munroe
+Ricardo Williams
+Kelly Richards
+Jim Migliore
+Measie Elizabeth
+Ana Andres
+Robert Hacker
+Joanna Koziara___

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2015-09-22 01:10:10 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

Faceless

“And I sit here without identity: faceless. My head aches.” 

― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath




#faceless   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #juxtapixelsphotodesigns   #throughtheconceptuallens   #theartofselfportraiture  

Faceless

“And I sit here without identity: faceless. My head aches.” 

― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath




#faceless   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #juxtapixelsphotodesigns   #throughtheconceptuallens   #theartofselfportraiture  ___

2015-09-20 01:39:53 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Added photos to The Selfie Sunday Project: Black & White.

Added photos to The Selfie Sunday Project: Black & White.___

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2015-09-20 01:39:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Harley and Me

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” 
― Milan Kundera

A slice of life is what I offer up today for the #SSP  - a reminder that outside of my makeup, costuming, and studio lights I am a person who enjoys the simple and peaceful things in life just as much as the wild and weird!

Enjoy and Namaste! ♥

Harley and Me

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” 
― Milan Kundera

A slice of life is what I offer up today for the #SSP  - a reminder that outside of my makeup, costuming, and studio lights I am a person who enjoys the simple and peaceful things in life just as much as the wild and weird!

Enjoy and Namaste! ♥___

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2015-09-07 21:38:17 (10 comments; 2 reshares; 75 +1s)Open 

Self Love

“Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn't have the time to sit around and talk about you. What's important to me is not others' opinions of me, but what's important to me is my opinion of myself.” ― C. JoyBell C.

For the BnW challenge by The Art of Self Portraiture :

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c0umkthdjmk1r23k69e7iurt8o8

Self Love

“Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn't have the time to sit around and talk about you. What's important to me is not others' opinions of me, but what's important to me is my opinion of myself.” ― C. JoyBell C.

For the BnW challenge by The Art of Self Portraiture :

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c0umkthdjmk1r23k69e7iurt8o8___

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2015-09-06 22:33:33 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

Elastic Heart

Well I've got thick skin and an elastic heart
But your blade it might be too sharp
I'm like a rubber band until you pull too hard
But I may snap when I move close
But you won't see me move no more
Cause I've got an elastic heart
I've got an elastic heart
Yeah, I've got an elastic heart

And I will stay up through the night
Let's be clear, I won't close my eyes
And I know that I can survive
I walked through fire to save my life
And I want it, I want my life so bad
And I'm doing everything I can
Then another one bites the dust
It's hard to lose a chosen one

~ Sia ~

The most I can truly say about creating this shot is that the song spoke to me.  After listening to the song a few dozen times, this idea formed in my head and I made it a... more »

Elastic Heart

Well I've got thick skin and an elastic heart
But your blade it might be too sharp
I'm like a rubber band until you pull too hard
But I may snap when I move close
But you won't see me move no more
Cause I've got an elastic heart
I've got an elastic heart
Yeah, I've got an elastic heart

And I will stay up through the night
Let's be clear, I won't close my eyes
And I know that I can survive
I walked through fire to save my life
And I want it, I want my life so bad
And I'm doing everything I can
Then another one bites the dust
It's hard to lose a chosen one

~ Sia ~

The most I can truly say about creating this shot is that the song spoke to me.  After listening to the song a few dozen times, this idea formed in my head and I made it a reality.

It was simply some lipstick, a wig and a faux bang, my plastic heart, some black duct tape, a fancy dress, two mono lights (one as a hair light and one in my beauty dish, and finally my Olympus mirrorless camera on a tripod.

The rest was Photoshop magic.

Namaste and I hope you enjoy!

#selfportraiture #theartofselfportraiture   #throughtheconceptuallens  ___

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2015-09-02 13:39:17 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 53 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-08-30 22:19:07 (16 comments; 1 reshares; 66 +1s)Open 

12 Months of Makeup

Makeup Number 7: August 

"Doin' all this dirty work // We're makin' mischief, we're makin' mischief." - The Misfits (Makin' Mischief Lyrics)

New Wave Roxy 
After the panelists weighed in for the month of August, it was decided that I would create a Misfits Character Makeup, and I got well under way to strategize the makeup and shoot.   

Not to be confused with The Misfits (Rock Band), this group is from the Jem and the Holograms cartoon from my childhood.

I chose to go with Roxanne Pelligrini or "Roxy" because I always loved the white hair and almost tribal 80's makeup.  Here is a little background on her:

She plays guitar in the Misfits but isn't the most musically creative of the Misfits. She is pretty streetwise, and is apparentlythe c... more »

12 Months of Makeup

Makeup Number 7: August 

"Doin' all this dirty work // We're makin' mischief, we're makin' mischief." - The Misfits (Makin' Mischief Lyrics)

New Wave Roxy 
After the panelists weighed in for the month of August, it was decided that I would create a Misfits Character Makeup, and I got well under way to strategize the makeup and shoot.   

Not to be confused with The Misfits (Rock Band), this group is from the Jem and the Holograms cartoon from my childhood.

I chose to go with Roxanne Pelligrini or "Roxy" because I always loved the white hair and almost tribal 80's makeup.  Here is a little background on her:

She plays guitar in the Misfits but isn't the most musically creative of the Misfits. She is pretty streetwise, and is apparently the cruelest of the Misfits, who takes things a step further. She has been poor most of her life, and never learned to read. She ran away from her home in Philadelphia when she was 13 years old, and took a number of minor jobs like waitressing, before joining the Misfits. She is determined to be a star to show everyone she's made it.

For this makeup, I used my Snazaroo purple and yellow to create a bold design.  Actually, I literally layered this over my previously created makeup for the 70's AoSP challenge. I made the blush harsher to go with that 80's vibe, added pinks, my hot pink guitar earring and my art deco bandeau to keep the color popping.  I did not want to simply copy the look and style, I wanted to use it as an inspiration to create my own modern twist! 

What is it all about?
At the start of the year, I polled a few friends about new project I wanted to start called #12monthsofmakeup  and what they thought.  It was then that +Ralph Uy added it might be fun to let a group of willing panelists (aka anyone who wanted to join in on the circle) choose and vote on the concept for the next month.

So, I asked for anyone interested to to make a comment stating their interest as well as ideas to go into the idea pool for February (as I had January already planned), and I received a few responses as well as ideas for February (and onward).

Now, I want to invite anyone publicly to join the group, if you wish, to share ideas and/or vote on the upcoming theme each month.  All you have to do is say that you do, and you are added. Also, feel free to share ideas of makeups you wish to see me do.

How it works:
The first of each month, I will share a list of concepts/themes for make up to the panelists circle to vote on.

There will be one full week to vote.

UPDATE: Since we have an abundance of ideas, we are now doing a fun voting death match so to speak.  Certain themes go head to head until we reach a monthly winner!

After that week, the winning concept will be used in the month and the rest of the ideas go back into the pool for voting in the next month.  During the winning concept/theme reveal, I will also ask for any new ideas.

At some point in the month, before the end, I will shoot the image and post it with the hashtag   publicly for everyone to see.

At that time, people will also have time to join the panel if they wish by doing exactly what I asked this month.

If it catches on, I may even throw out some exclusive hang-out invites to panelists to watch me work my magic!

If I end up with any other rules or processes, I will add as I go, but for now...

Enjoy! ♥

+Ralph Uy
+Johannes S.
+Tamara Pruessner
+Chris Bagley
+Eustace James
+Tai Mi
+Gary Munroe
+Ricardo Williams
+Kelly Richards
+Jim Migliore
+Measie Elizabeth
+Ana Andres
+Robert Hacker
+Joanna Koziara___

2015-08-30 20:18:03 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 61 +1s)Open 

That 70's Editorial Shoot

Added to August Self Portrait Challenge: That 70's Self Portrait.

That 70's Editorial Shoot

Added to August Self Portrait Challenge: That 70's Self Portrait.___

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2015-08-26 18:10:34 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 51 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday

#WordlessOnWednesday___

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2015-08-19 14:12:55 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday

#WordlessOnWednesday___

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2015-08-02 01:15:50 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

"I'm far more than I once was, Jim." - Kerrigan (Starcraft)

Another in the series for my Starcraft (Kerrigan) makeup for my #12monthsofmakeup project. I didn't edit the color in the hair because it complimented my makeup theme!








#kerrigan #starcraft #cosplay #conceptualphotog #photography #photographer #selfportrait #gamer #geek #nerd 

"I'm far more than I once was, Jim." - Kerrigan (Starcraft)

Another in the series for my Starcraft (Kerrigan) makeup for my #12monthsofmakeup project. I didn't edit the color in the hair because it complimented my makeup theme!








#kerrigan #starcraft #cosplay #conceptualphotog #photography #photographer #selfportrait #gamer #geek #nerd ___

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2015-07-31 20:55:31 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 92 +1s)Open 

Crush

"They taped over your mouth, scribbled out the truth with their lies." - Paramore

It isn't often that I shoot without makeup, but sometimes I do.  I hear the debates about PS'ing and "catfishing", but it is art (for me, at least).  I am not falsely advertising myself because I am trying to tell a story or convey some emotion. 

I am not marketing myself or a product and selling it to be greater than it is.

Using my +Lensbaby , I wore no makeup and taped over my mouth to follow the lyrics and my vision for this creation.  The flames were previously composed so they were added and texturized, blurred, and used for my framing - a play on that liar, liar (pants on fire) saying.

The final texture was that of brushstrokes to give it a painterly feel.  Since I was playing off the whole art motif, I thought thatseem... more »

Crush

"They taped over your mouth, scribbled out the truth with their lies." - Paramore

It isn't often that I shoot without makeup, but sometimes I do.  I hear the debates about PS'ing and "catfishing", but it is art (for me, at least).  I am not falsely advertising myself because I am trying to tell a story or convey some emotion. 

I am not marketing myself or a product and selling it to be greater than it is.

Using my +Lensbaby , I wore no makeup and taped over my mouth to follow the lyrics and my vision for this creation.  The flames were previously composed so they were added and texturized, blurred, and used for my framing - a play on that liar, liar (pants on fire) saying.

The final texture was that of brushstrokes to give it a painterly feel.  Since I was playing off the whole art motif, I thought that seemed appropriate as well.

For me, it isn't about just "snapping a picture", it is about making something that visually says what I want to say.

Namaste! ♥

#selfportrait #theartofselfportraiture #truth #artdoesntlie #lensbaby  ___

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2015-07-26 11:54:54 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

I Am Not Your Click Bait

Let's just say that I do not like being someone's click bait. I work damn hard to create my art projects, and I don't like false advertisement or someone trying to piggyback off of it. I don't mind my work being reshared without commentary since I write enough in my initial posting, and I certainly don't mind when props are given, but putting links for promotion and using my work as the "bait" just irks me.

This is what I posted as a comment on this reshare:

"If you are going to reshare my work, I would appreciate it if you would not post an advertised link to a Facebook page that has nothing to do with my work. That is my hard work and hours applying makeup to promote my own work and I do not appreciate it being used to click bait people into promoting an event planner that had nothing to do with this... more »

I Am Not Your Click Bait

Let's just say that I do not like being someone's click bait. I work damn hard to create my art projects, and I don't like false advertisement or someone trying to piggyback off of it. I don't mind my work being reshared without commentary since I write enough in my initial posting, and I certainly don't mind when props are given, but putting links for promotion and using my work as the "bait" just irks me.

This is what I posted as a comment on this reshare:

"If you are going to reshare my work, I would appreciate it if you would not post an advertised link to a Facebook page that has nothing to do with my work. That is my hard work and hours applying makeup to promote my own work and I do not appreciate it being used to click bait people into promoting an event planner that had nothing to do with this project.

Thank you."___

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2015-07-26 02:24:06 (25 comments; 4 reshares; 133 +1s)Open 

12 Months of Makeup

Makeup Number 6: July 

"It won't last you forever. Sooner or later, I'll destroy it. Then I'll show you what the Zerg are really capable of. Oh, and by the way, Admiral, your friend Stukov was twice the man you are. I'm glad you saved me the trouble of killing him." - Sarah Kerrigan (Starcraft)

Queen of Blades 
After the panelists weighed in for the month of July, it was decided that I would create a Kerrigan: Queen of Blades Makeup, and I got well under way to strategize the makeup and shoot.   

For those of you who do not know about Starcraft or the infamous Sarah Kerrigan (a super badass of the franchise), here is her story:

Sarah Louise Kerrigan, the self-styled Queen of Blades who first appears as a twenty-six-year-old female Terran Ghost, a psychic trained bothphys... more »

12 Months of Makeup

Makeup Number 6: July 

"It won't last you forever. Sooner or later, I'll destroy it. Then I'll show you what the Zerg are really capable of. Oh, and by the way, Admiral, your friend Stukov was twice the man you are. I'm glad you saved me the trouble of killing him." - Sarah Kerrigan (Starcraft)

Queen of Blades 
After the panelists weighed in for the month of July, it was decided that I would create a Kerrigan: Queen of Blades Makeup, and I got well under way to strategize the makeup and shoot.   

For those of you who do not know about Starcraft or the infamous Sarah Kerrigan (a super badass of the franchise), here is her story:

Sarah Louise Kerrigan, the self-styled Queen of Blades who first appears as a twenty-six-year-old female Terran Ghost, a psychic trained both physically and mentally as an expert espionage agent and assassin. Initially the second-in-command of Sons of Korhal, a revolutionary movement against the oppressive Confederacy of Man, she is captured by the insectoid Zerg and infested, turning her into a human/Zerg hybrid completely under the control of the Zerg Overmind.

She becomes one of the Zerg's most powerful agents, but during the Brood Wars, she replaces the Overmind following its destruction at the end of the great war, and gains control of the Zerg to seek dominance over the galaxy. 

A girl forced into impossible circumstances and still overcomes to seek dominance over the galaxy? Yeah, that is why she just rocks!

For this makeup, I mixed a lot of Snazaroo greens, yellows, purples, white, and browns to gt the complex "mottled" look along with the various "infested pox" markings.  After that, it was a simple shadow, lashes, and last looks before popping in my yellow contacts and dystopian dread wig since I just did not have the time to create any kind of carapace or beetle leg dread caps in a single month that I would be proud of.

What is it all about?
At the start of the year, I polled a few friends about new project I wanted to start called   #12monthsofmakeup   and what they thought.  It was then that +Ralph Uy added it might be fun to let a group of willing panelists (aka anyone who wanted to join in on the circle) choose and vote on the concept for the next month.

So, I asked for anyone interested to to make a comment stating their interest as well as ideas to go into the idea pool for February (as I had January already planned), and I received a few responses as well as ideas for February (and onward).

Now, I want to invite anyone publicly to join the group, if you wish, to share ideas and/or vote on the upcoming theme each month.  All you have to do is say that you do, and you are added. Also, feel free to share ideas of makeups you wish to see me do.

How it works:
The first of each month, I will share a list of concepts/themes for make up to the panelists circle to vote on.

There will be one full week to vote.

UPDATE: Since we have an abundance of ideas, we are now doing a fun voting death match so to speak.  Certain themes go head to head until we reach a monthly winner!

After that week, the winning concept will be used in the month and the rest of the ideas go back into the pool for voting in the next month.  During the winning concept/theme reveal, I will also ask for any new ideas.

At some point in the month, before the end, I will shoot the image and post it with the hashtag   publicly for everyone to see.

At that time, people will also have time to join the panel if they wish by doing exactly what I asked this month.

If it catches on, I may even throw out some exclusive hang-out invites to panelists to watch me work my magic!

If I end up with any other rules or processes, I will add as I go, but for now...

Enjoy! ♥

+Ralph Uy
+Johannes S.
+Tamara Pruessner
+Chris Bagley
+Eustace James
+Tai Mi
+Gary Munroe
+Ricardo Williams
+Kelly Richards
+Jim Migliore
+Measie Elizabeth
+Ana Andres
+Robert Hacker
+Joanna Koziara___

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2015-07-12 01:07:53 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 108 +1s)Open 

No Razzle Dazzle

"Sometimes a portrait is just a portrait, and sometimes you catch a glimpse of the soul." - Shantha Marie Fountain

Today I dusted off the Lens Baby Sweet 35.  The fun part of this portrait was that I didn't do much in editing beyond evening the tones and adding a little texture.  Sometimes... A little goes a long way.

#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #SSP  

No Razzle Dazzle

"Sometimes a portrait is just a portrait, and sometimes you catch a glimpse of the soul." - Shantha Marie Fountain

Today I dusted off the Lens Baby Sweet 35.  The fun part of this portrait was that I didn't do much in editing beyond evening the tones and adding a little texture.  Sometimes... A little goes a long way.

#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #SSP  ___

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2015-07-01 00:18:59 (25 comments; 4 reshares; 99 +1s)Open 

12 Months of Makeup

Makeup Number 5: June 

"I will not be triumphed over." - Cleopatra

Daughter of Isis 
After the panelists weighed in for the month of June, it was decided that I would create a Cleopatra Makeup, and I got well under way to strategize the makeup and shoot.   

The history of Cleopatra is a fascinating one; I know this will be a long read, but it is worth it to understand why I feel such a connection to her strength and tenacity:

Cleopatra VII ruled ancient Egypt as co-regent (first with her two younger brothers – in marriage - and then with her son) for almost three decades. She became the last in a dynasty of Macedonian rulers founded by Ptolemy, who served as general under Alexander the Great during his conquest of Egypt in 332 B.C. Well-educated and clever, Cleopatra could speakvario... more »

12 Months of Makeup

Makeup Number 5: June 

"I will not be triumphed over." - Cleopatra

Daughter of Isis 
After the panelists weighed in for the month of June, it was decided that I would create a Cleopatra Makeup, and I got well under way to strategize the makeup and shoot.   

The history of Cleopatra is a fascinating one; I know this will be a long read, but it is worth it to understand why I feel such a connection to her strength and tenacity:

Cleopatra VII ruled ancient Egypt as co-regent (first with her two younger brothers – in marriage - and then with her son) for almost three decades. She became the last in a dynasty of Macedonian rulers founded by Ptolemy, who served as general under Alexander the Great during his conquest of Egypt in 332 B.C. Well-educated and clever, Cleopatra could speak various languages and served as the dominant ruler in all three of her co-regencies. Her romantic liaisons and military alliances with the Roman leaders Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, as well as her supposed exotic beauty and powers of seduction, earned her an enduring place in history and popular myth.

Once ascended to the throne with her brother as a co-regent, a feud began and Cleopatra was forced to flee the capital.  Meanwhile, Julius Caesar arrived at Alexandria in the summer of 48 B.C., and found himself drawn into the Egyptian family feud. For decades Egypt had been a subservient ally to Rome, and preserving the stability of the Nile Valley, with its great agricultural wealth, was in Rome's economic interest. Caesar took up residence at Alexandria's royal palace and summoned the warring siblings for a peace conference, which he planned to arbitrate. But Ptolemy XIII's forces barred the return of the king's sister to Alexandria. Aware that Caesar's diplomatic intervention could help her regain the throne, Cleopatra hatched a scheme to sneak herself into the palace for an audience with Caesar. She persuaded her servant Apollodoros to wrap her in a carpet (or, according to some sources, a sack used for storing bedclothes), which he then presented to the 52-year old Roman.

The image of young Cleopatra tumbling out of an unfurled carpet has been dramatized in nearly every film about her, from the silent era to a 1999 TV miniseries, but it was also a key scene in the real Cleopatra's staging of her own life. "She was clearly using all her talents from the moment she arrived on the world stage before Caesar," says Egyptologist Joann Fletcher.

Like most monarchs of her time, Cleopatra saw herself as divine; from birth she and other members of her family were declared to be gods and goddesses. Highly image-conscious, Cleopatra maintained her mystique through shows of splendor.  Cleopatra had strongly identified herself with the goddess Isis, the sister-wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. (This was consistent with the ancient Egyptian tradition of associating royalty with divinity in order to reinforce the position of kings and queens. Cleopatra III had also claimed to be associated with Isis, and Cleopatra VII was referred to as the “New Isis.”)

Though Hollywood versions of her story are jam-packed with anachronisms, embellishments, exaggerations and inaccuracies, the Cleopatras of Elizabeth Taylor, Vivien Leigh and Claudette Colbert do share with the real queen a love of pageantry. "Cleopatra was a mistress of disguise and costume," says Fletcher. "She could reinvent herself to suit the occasion, and I think that's a mark of the consummate politician."

When Cleopatra emerged from the carpet—probably somewhat disheveled, but dressed in her best finery—and begged Caesar for aid, the gesture won over Rome's future dictator-for-life. With his help Cleopatra regained Egypt's throne. Ptolemy XIII rebelled against the armistice that Caesar had imposed, but in the ensuing civil war he drowned in the Nile, leaving Cleopatra safely in power.

After the assassination of Caesar, Cleopatra once again needed to solidify her grip on Egypt.  Egyptian custom decreed that Cleopatra marry her remaining brother, Ptolemy XIV, but with her allied gone she had him killed to ensure she stayed in power.  She also had her sister dispatched to prevent her son’s succession to the throne with her.  Such ruthlessness was not only a common feature of Egyptian dynastic politics in Cleopatra's day, it was necessary to ensure her own survival and that of her son. With all domestic threats removed, Cleopatra set about the business of ruling Egypt, the richest nation in the Mediterranean world, and the last to remain independent of Rome.

What kind of pharaoh was Cleopatra? The few remaining contemporary Egyptian sources suggest that she was very popular among her own people. Egypt's Alexandria-based rulers, including Cleopatra, were ethnically Greek, descended from Alexander the Great's general Ptolemy I Soter. They would have spoken Greek and observed Greek customs, separating themselves from the ethnically Egyptian majority. But unlike her forebears, Cleopatra actually bothered to learn the Egyptian language. For Egyptian audiences, she commissioned portraits of herself in the traditional Egyptian style. In one papyrus dated to 35 B.C. Cleopatra is called Philopatris, "she who loves her country." By identifying herself as a truly Egyptian pharaoh, Cleopatra used patriotism to cement her position.

Cleopatra's foreign policy goal, in addition to preserving her personal power, was to maintain Egypt's independence from the rapidly expanding Roman Empire. By trading with Eastern nations—Arabia and possibly as far away as India—she built up Egypt's economy, bolstering her country's status as a world power. By allying herself with Roman general Mark Antony, Cleopatra hoped to keep Octavian, Julius Caesar's heir and Antony's rival, from making Egypt a vassal to Rome. Ancient sources make it clear that Cleopatra and Antony did love each other and that Cleopatra bore Antony three children; still, the relationship was also very useful to an Egyptian queen who wished to expand and protect her empire.

Though some modern historians have portrayed Cleopatra as a capable, popular Egyptian leader, we tend to imagine her through Roman eyes. During her lifetime and in the century after her death, Roman propaganda, most of it originating with her enemy Octavian, painted Cleopatra as a dangerous harlot who employed sex, witchcraft and cunning as she grasped for power beyond what was proper for a woman. The poet Horace, writing in the late first century B.C., called her "A crazy queen...plotting...to demolish the Capitol and topple the [Roman] Empire." Nearly a century later, the Roman poet Lucan labeled her "the shame of Egypt, the lascivious fury who was to become the bane of Rome."

After Roman tempers cooled, the Greek historian Plutarch published a more sympathetic biography. Cleopatra became a tragic heroine, with love of Antony her sole motivation. Over the next two millennia, countless paintings and dramatizations—including Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra and John Dryden's All for Love—focused on the fantastic details of her suicide after Octavian defeated Antony. We know almost certainly that Cleopatra, along with her two most trusted servants, killed herself on August 12, 30 B.C., to escape capture by Octavian. However, since the facts of her death were unclear even to the men who found the bodies, we will never know if it was the famous asp that killed the queen, or a smuggled vial of poison. The asp legend has prevailed, however, and the image of her death, more than anything else, gave Cleopatra immortality.

Most info from: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/who-was-cleopatra-151356013/?page=1 

A woman who could reinvent herself, use her charisma to win over a nation that she was not truly born into, and used her talents to be successful in her 3 decades of rule.

This power manifests itself as anything from an enemy's equipment failure to hitting just the right switch with a stray shot to shut down an overloading nuclear reactor.

The makeup was pretty straight forward with a palette of golds, blues and teals. I used bronze contouring powders and also some soft highlighters to go for that Egyptian glow.  I used the many makeups done for Cleopatra and paintings of Isis as inspiration for what I created in this challenge.

In processing, I wanted glamour AND I wanted to keep the old paintings and hieroglyphic/papyrus/vintage feel.  There is a great deal of a bronzing and old/scratchy look to the overlays.

I think it was a pretty good success despite all that I had stacked up against me.

What is it all about?
At the start of the year, I polled a few friends about new project I wanted to start called   #12monthsofmakeup  and what they thought.  It was then that +Ralph Uy added it might be fun to let a group of willing panelists (aka anyone who wanted to join in on the circle) choose and vote on the concept for the next month.

So, I asked for anyone interested to to make a comment stating their interest as well as ideas to go into the idea pool for February (as I had January already planned), and I received a few responses as well as ideas for February (and onward).

Now, I want to invite anyone publicly to join the group, if you wish, to share ideas and/or vote on the upcoming theme each month.  All you have to do is say that you do, and you are added. Also, feel free to share ideas of makeups you wish to see me do.

How it works:
The first of each month, I will share a list of concepts/themes for make up to the panelists circle to vote on.

There will be one full week to vote.

UPDATE: Since we have an abundance of ideas, we are now doing a fun voting death match so to speak.  Certain themes go head to head until we reach a monthly winner!

After that week, the winning concept will be used in the month and the rest of the ideas go back into the pool for voting in the next month.  During the winning concept/theme reveal, I will also ask for any new ideas.

At some point in the month, before the end, I will shoot the image and post it with the hashtag   publicly for everyone to see.

At that time, people will also have time to join the panel if they wish by doing exactly what I asked this month.

If it catches on, I may even throw out some exclusive hang-out invites to panelists to watch me work my magic!

If I end up with any other rules or processes, I will add as I go, but for now...

Enjoy! ♥

+Ralph Uy
+Johannes S.
+Tamara Pruessner
+Chris Bagley
+Eustace James
+Tai Mi
+Gary Munroe
+Ricardo Williams
+Kelly Richards
+Jim Migliore
+Measie Elizabeth
+Ana Andres
+Robert Hacker
+Joanna Koziara___

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2015-06-29 01:17:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

I know first hand how illnesses out of nowhere can put a family into chaos and financial strain. It is even harder when it affects our littles. Any help is appreciated!

I don't post much here but this is important! Please everyone take a look if you can___I know first hand how illnesses out of nowhere can put a family into chaos and financial strain. It is even harder when it affects our littles. Any help is appreciated!

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2015-06-28 15:52:24 (15 comments; 1 reshares; 81 +1s)Open 

Bad Blood

"Band-aids don't fix bullet holes
You say sorry just for show
You live like that, you live with ghosts
If you love like, that blood runs cold"

~ Taylor Swift - Bad Blood ~

The lyrics have been speaking to me over the last few weeks.  I have seen some bad blood in my days.  Whether with people or more recently with my last job, I remind myself that it doesn't last.

Petty apologies don't fix things, but what does fix things is not being present when the blood runs bad, or two parties that want to make amends come together to try and communicate for the sake of working things out.

Fight or flight?

Run if the relationship isn't worth it - forget about it and let it go - or fight for it if the relationship is something you can't live without.

Someone said:

Justb... more »

Bad Blood

"Band-aids don't fix bullet holes
You say sorry just for show
You live like that, you live with ghosts
If you love like, that blood runs cold"

~ Taylor Swift - Bad Blood ~

The lyrics have been speaking to me over the last few weeks.  I have seen some bad blood in my days.  Whether with people or more recently with my last job, I remind myself that it doesn't last.

Petty apologies don't fix things, but what does fix things is not being present when the blood runs bad, or two parties that want to make amends come together to try and communicate for the sake of working things out.

Fight or flight?

Run if the relationship isn't worth it - forget about it and let it go - or fight for it if the relationship is something you can't live without.

Someone said:

Just because someone has a problem, it doesn't give them the right to treat others like crap and have it excused away.  They have to TRY to be better.  It's not good enough to say "but this happened to me...."

The moral to the story is exactly this...

Don't make excuses... Don't let bad blood ruin something good and certainly don't let it ruin you.

Namaste! ♥

#lyricallyinspired with +Jason Jakober +Rachel Tine +Tara Romasanta amd +Amanda Recker

#selfie #selfportrait #selfportraiture #juxtapixelphotodesigns #selfiesunday #badblood  ___

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2015-06-18 12:24:20 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

This one goes out to all my coffee drinking friends who have a sense of humor and don't take themselves too seriously!

I suppose it also falls under the #coffeethursday umbrella as well!

Enjoy! ♥

Oh, NSFW if you don't have headphones.  There are a lot of bombs dropped in the lyrics!

This one goes out to all my coffee drinking friends who have a sense of humor and don't take themselves too seriously!

I suppose it also falls under the #coffeethursday umbrella as well!

Enjoy! ♥

Oh, NSFW if you don't have headphones.  There are a lot of bombs dropped in the lyrics!___

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2015-06-14 01:19:13 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 97 +1s)Open 

Unafraid

"I feel myself becoming the fearless person I have dreamt of being. Have I arrived? No. But I'm constantly evolving and challenging myself to be unafraid to make mistakes." - Janelle Monae



#selfportrait   #unafraid   #minimalist   #selfysunday   #juxtapixelsphotodesigns  

Unafraid

"I feel myself becoming the fearless person I have dreamt of being. Have I arrived? No. But I'm constantly evolving and challenging myself to be unafraid to make mistakes." - Janelle Monae



#selfportrait   #unafraid   #minimalist   #selfysunday   #juxtapixelsphotodesigns  ___

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2015-06-10 20:28:35 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 70 +1s)Open 

It has been a good, long time since I contributed to #webcamwednesday by +Isabelle Fortin, so I thought I would share one today.

I don't like to eat breakfast with lipstick on because it gets everywhere. So, I opted to eat my oatmeal and then apply the pencil, color, and gloss with the best mirror I had in the office...

the camera!

Enjoy! <3

It has been a good, long time since I contributed to #webcamwednesday by +Isabelle Fortin, so I thought I would share one today.

I don't like to eat breakfast with lipstick on because it gets everywhere. So, I opted to eat my oatmeal and then apply the pencil, color, and gloss with the best mirror I had in the office...

the camera!

Enjoy! <3___

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2015-06-10 13:37:09 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-06-03 11:48:28 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-05-28 18:33:41 (13 comments; 1 reshares; 62 +1s)Open 

Lucky Strike

Storm: Domino. I do not think I have met anyone who has so much to say -- about everything.

Domino: Hey! I resemble that remark.

Caliban: Caliban thinks you're funny, patch eye. Doesn't understand you. But still thinks you're funny.

Yup, I am a big time nerd on so many levels. I like Star Trek, Comics, Anime, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Coffee and Cat Humor, Techy Things, and so many other nerdy/geeky things.  Getting the opportunity to take one of my favorite marvel characters into my art was super fun.

Over the last few days, I was able to edit and composite yet another shot from the series (below), and it definitely piqued my interest in creating a Heroes and Villians series....

So, stay tuned for those!!!

Enjoy! ♥

#12monthsofmakeup  

Lucky Strike

Storm: Domino. I do not think I have met anyone who has so much to say -- about everything.

Domino: Hey! I resemble that remark.

Caliban: Caliban thinks you're funny, patch eye. Doesn't understand you. But still thinks you're funny.

Yup, I am a big time nerd on so many levels. I like Star Trek, Comics, Anime, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Coffee and Cat Humor, Techy Things, and so many other nerdy/geeky things.  Getting the opportunity to take one of my favorite marvel characters into my art was super fun.

Over the last few days, I was able to edit and composite yet another shot from the series (below), and it definitely piqued my interest in creating a Heroes and Villians series....

So, stay tuned for those!!!

Enjoy! ♥

#12monthsofmakeup  ___

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2015-05-28 18:05:03 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

Every Journey Has A Beginning

"Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one's journey is easy. It's how they handle it that makes people unique". - Kevin Conroy
 
This is the image I created for the May Self Portrait Challenge: "The Traveler".  +Lotus Carroll quoted Tolkien in the description, which said that "not all who wander are lost".

For part of this month, I truly felt lost.  Sick, depressed, tired, feeling alone, and not knowing when it would all stop was keeping me from the quality of life I was so used to having.  Now, that I am feeling better and getting back to being myself, I feel like I have this whole new journey I am embarking on.  One thing positive about your entire world spinning upside down is that when it flips back to normal, those complacent routines can be dropped and you have the ability to start overand ... more »

Every Journey Has A Beginning

"Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one's journey is easy. It's how they handle it that makes people unique". - Kevin Conroy
 
This is the image I created for the May Self Portrait Challenge: "The Traveler".  +Lotus Carroll quoted Tolkien in the description, which said that "not all who wander are lost".

For part of this month, I truly felt lost.  Sick, depressed, tired, feeling alone, and not knowing when it would all stop was keeping me from the quality of life I was so used to having.  Now, that I am feeling better and getting back to being myself, I feel like I have this whole new journey I am embarking on.  One thing positive about your entire world spinning upside down is that when it flips back to normal, those complacent routines can be dropped and you have the ability to start over and reinvent how you want to be.

To embrace that sentiment, I chose to create an image for the challenge that feeling of beginning a journey - a starting point - into being a better and happier version of me.

Finally, it isn't to late if you would like to join in or just take a look at all the other entries for the challenge at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c2ad484aim1v109e0e9rgmlqgh0

Namaste and Enjoy! ♥___

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2015-05-27 12:03:39 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 51 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-05-27 00:00:40 (22 comments; 2 reshares; 79 +1s)Open 

12 Months of Make-Up

Make-Up Number 4: April / May 

"Talking to Deadpool is like...I dunno -- It's like talking to someone who's being attacked by bees." - Neena Thurman

Project Armageddon 
After the panelists weighed in for the next month, it was decided that April would be Marvel Character Make-Up, and I got well under way to figure out my concept/character, plan my makeup, and strategize the shoot.   

April ended up turning into May because of the who c. diff infection, but it did give me so much time to go through my old comics while I was resting and recovering, plus I was able to research characters I wasn't as familiar with like the Lost Souls, Fixx, and others, and also look into some of my favorites like Boom Boom, M, Penance, Jinx and others.  I even had time to see Age of Ultron for moreinsp... more »

12 Months of Make-Up

Make-Up Number 4: April / May 

"Talking to Deadpool is like...I dunno -- It's like talking to someone who's being attacked by bees." - Neena Thurman

Project Armageddon 
After the panelists weighed in for the next month, it was decided that April would be Marvel Character Make-Up, and I got well under way to figure out my concept/character, plan my makeup, and strategize the shoot.   

April ended up turning into May because of the who c. diff infection, but it did give me so much time to go through my old comics while I was resting and recovering, plus I was able to research characters I wasn't as familiar with like the Lost Souls, Fixx, and others, and also look into some of my favorites like Boom Boom, M, Penance, Jinx and others.  I even had time to see Age of Ultron for more inspiration.

I finally decided on a character that I really liked from my pre-tween-dom, Domino.  

Domino was a B-A fighter with "luck" on her side.  She was part of an experiment to create perfect weapons (Project Armageddon) making her a strong woman with the ability to subliminally and psionically initiate random telekinetic acts that affect probability in her favor by making improbable (but not impossible) things to occur within her line of sight.  Basically, causing her to have "good luck" and her opponents to have "bad luck."

This power manifests itself as anything from an enemy's equipment failure to hitting just the right switch with a stray shot to shut down an overloading nuclear reactor.

Another of her many notable qualities is that she excels under pressure.

I feel like after the last two months, I have had some luck, I have had to be strong, and I have had to keep myself in check while under a lot of stress.  She was the perfect choice.

The make-up was pretty straight forward with a Snazaroo "clown white' base and then the eye tattoo, which was black paint that I used blue and purple shimmer powders to create the dimension and highlights.  To keep the comic book look alive, I used the black paint and black powders to create ink lines and shadows plus topped it off with a black wig, blue hair chalk, and my pinky paradise lenses.

In processing, I decided to keep it sketchy as well and composited a random free stock comic backdrop to the shot and a little smoke out of the barrel of my "gun".

I think it was a pretty good success despite all that I had stacked up against me.

What is it all about?
Earlier in January, I polled a few friends about new project I wanted to start called #12monthsofmakeup  and what they thought.  It was then that +Ralph Uy  added it might be fun to let a group of willing panelists (aka anyone who wanted to join in on the circle) choose and vote on the concept for the next month.

So, I asked for anyone interested to to make a comment stating their interest as well as ideas to go into the idea pool for February (as I had January already planned), and I received a few responses as well as ideas for February (and onward).

Now, I want to invite anyone publicly to join the group, if you wish, to share ideas and/or vote on the upcoming theme each month.  All you have to do is say that you do, and you are added. Also, feel free to share ideas of makeups you wish to see me do.

How it works:
The first of each month, I will share a list of concepts/themes for make up to the panelists circle to vote on.

There will be one full week to vote.

UPDATE: Since we have an abundance of ideas, we are now doing a fun voting death match so to speak.  Certain themes go head to head until we reach a monthly winner!

After that week, the winning concept will be used in the month and the rest of the ideas go back into the pool for voting in the next month.  During the winning concept/theme reveal, I will also ask for any new ideas.

At some point in the month, before the end, I will shoot the image and post it with the hashtag #12monthsofmakeup publicly for everyone to see.

At that time, people will also have time to join the panel if they wish by doing exactly what I asked this month.

If it catches on, I may even throw out some exclusive hang-out invites to panelists to watch me work my magic!

If I end up with any other rules or processes, I will add as I go, but for now...

Enjoy! ♥

Special shout out to my panelists because I know I am late: June voting will begin on schedule!

+Ralph Uy
+Johannes S.
+Tamara Pruessner
+Chris Bagley
+Eustace James
+Tai Mi
+Gary Munroe
+Ricardo Williams
+Kelly Richards
+Jim Migliore
+Measie Elizabeth
+Ana Andres
+Robert Hacker ___

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2015-05-24 19:05:00 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

SmugMug's Got My Back

So, when I began modding for The Art of Self Portraiture , I didn't know what to expect.  I mean, I love portraiture and experimenting ideas through self portraiture, but how many people would like doing it too?  Years later, I think I know that MANY people do.

One of our most awesomesauce sponsors is +SmugMug (Thanks +Katherine Cheng) and a perk of modding was getting this (ridiculously oversized on purpose) hoodie, which I have featured before; however, I wanted to create a little "tongue-in-cheek" image that is an update when I had short hair. The idea behind this is a gentle play on how they will have your back with unparalleled service and support.

This hoodie has been with me on countless cold days shooting nature, keeping me warm while I do complex face paints and make-ups, and it has covered me through lifeeve... more »

SmugMug's Got My Back

So, when I began modding for The Art of Self Portraiture , I didn't know what to expect.  I mean, I love portraiture and experimenting ideas through self portraiture, but how many people would like doing it too?  Years later, I think I know that MANY people do.

One of our most awesomesauce sponsors is +SmugMug (Thanks +Katherine Cheng) and a perk of modding was getting this (ridiculously oversized on purpose) hoodie, which I have featured before; however, I wanted to create a little "tongue-in-cheek" image that is an update when I had short hair. The idea behind this is a gentle play on how they will have your back with unparalleled service and support.

This hoodie has been with me on countless cold days shooting nature, keeping me warm while I do complex face paints and make-ups, and it has covered me through life events of all kinds.

Enjoy! ♥

#smugmug   #artofselfportraiture   #selfportrait  ___

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2015-05-17 19:23:30 (22 comments; 2 reshares; 127 +1s)Open 

Being A Wolf

"Wolves don't lose sleep over the opinion of sheep" - My Shirt

I've had a rough go of it these last two months. I faltered on projects (which will be made up) and keeping up with life in general, but for good reason.  The bacterial infection called clostridium difficile (or c. diff for short) was creating chaos in my intestines and it took a good long while for a diagnosis and a course of treatment.

I am normally a pretty patient person, but in this case, when sometimes I seriously wondered about my own mortality, I was truly losing my mind.

I fought hard with countless doctors to figure out what the hack was going on.  You could possibly go so far as to say I was like a wolf hunting for prey (in my case, I was hunting for answers). Once I finally had an answer and a treatment in place, I felt a huge surge of relief.  Itwas... more »

Being A Wolf

"Wolves don't lose sleep over the opinion of sheep" - My Shirt

I've had a rough go of it these last two months. I faltered on projects (which will be made up) and keeping up with life in general, but for good reason.  The bacterial infection called clostridium difficile (or c. diff for short) was creating chaos in my intestines and it took a good long while for a diagnosis and a course of treatment.

I am normally a pretty patient person, but in this case, when sometimes I seriously wondered about my own mortality, I was truly losing my mind.

I fought hard with countless doctors to figure out what the hack was going on.  You could possibly go so far as to say I was like a wolf hunting for prey (in my case, I was hunting for answers). Once I finally had an answer and a treatment in place, I felt a huge surge of relief.  It was something that would not be chronic, and I would be able to go back to normal (as normal as I can be anyway).

During all this scary time of unknowing, I had moments to really evaluate what I am doing and what I want to do from this point forward. One thing I do not want to do is let things - silly, stupid things (and people - aka sheep) - get me down. Sheeple are gonna be sheeple (I don't think they will ever change) and I am going to be a wolf.

In an effort to institute some changes, I opted for a full length capture of myself, which I rarely do.  I sometimes have a love/hate relationship with my body, especially when it comes to shots that are meant to be glamorous or flattering.  It isn't that I don't love being me or in my own skin, but I am not a trained model and I am much better at seeing a vision of what I want, creating it through make-up or compositing, and usually those visions happen from the belly button and up.

I also left out the make-up and any sort of costumes or props.  In this #SSP  image, you simply get me in what I would wear (and how I would look) on any given Sunday.

Namaste and enjoy! ♥

#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #selfiesunday  ___

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2015-05-13 21:23:50 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 79 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-04-30 00:45:38 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 62 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

2015-04-26 22:06:12 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

Added photos to April Self Portrait Challenge: Wet.

Added photos to April Self Portrait Challenge: Wet.___

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