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Lotus Carroll1,775,106Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for February 7th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week - do whatever you like! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, February 1st up until Monday morning, February 8th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @104121448289918927464 for letting us use his image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfportraitsunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #selfysunday   #selfiesunday  Self Portrait Sunday2016-02-07 03:00:0033  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: "Science Fiction/Futuristic". What this means is up to you, as long as it fits in some understandable way: hoverboards, aliens, astronauts, killer robots from Mars - all sounds good to me! Have fun and be creative! Here is where you enter your ONE "Science Fiction/Futuristic" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* I've curated a gallery of really excellent images that fit this theme, and hope they help inspire you. View here: https://goo.gl/YQjjYq Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.   We also have a (closed) FB group here: https://goo.gl/WBnqpB [FB group requires membership request; approval requires agreement of community guidelines and possibly a sample of your work.] *Thanks to Diana Diaz-Stenstrom for letting us use her image in the header! You can see more of her work here:* https://www.flickr.com/photos/dye *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Citywalker 10 https://goo.gl/D0ag3j ~@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhereJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: Science Fiction/Futuristic2016-01-29 07:00:0062  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for January 24th, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: _Science Fiction (ScyFi) / Futuristic_ This is also the theme of this month's challenge, so whatever you create for this event can also be submitted to that one - wooo! (see here: https://goo.gl/HiKIu9) Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, January 18th up until Monday morning, January 25th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to Diana Diaz-Stenstrom (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dye) for letting us use her image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfportraitsunday   #SPS   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography   #scyfi   #sciencefiction   #future   PS: You may have noticed that we've made a small shift and are calling this "Self Portrait Sunday" now rather than "Selfie Sunday Project" - this was discussed by the moderators over several months time, and ultimately, we made the decision that this is much more inline with the mission of our community. We want to promote the learning and sharing of self portraiture as an art form - our tagline is "Go Beyond the Selfie" - so let's go all-in on making great, high quality art! Self Portrait Sunday: Science Fiction / Futuristic2016-01-24 03:00:0034  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for January 10th, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme - it's your choice! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, January 4th up until Monday morning, January 11th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj _ #selfportraitsunday   #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography  The Selfie Sunday Project: No Theme / Your Choice2016-01-10 03:00:0066  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106This 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 Carroll1,775,106Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for December 27th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: 'Tis the Season / Holiday Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, December 21st up until Monday morning, December 28th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great, seasonal self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @113381419568450917747 for letting us use his "Bad Santa" image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #holiday   #christmas   #seasonal   PS: Our monthly Challenge for December has the same theme, so you can use the photo you shoot for this SSP Event as your Challenge submission too, if you like! The Challenge Event is here: https://goo.gl/u4Jj8u'Tis The Season / Holiday2015-12-21 07:00:0022  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106Welcome 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 Carroll1,775,106This 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 Carroll1,775,106Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for November 29th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Pieces of Me Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, November 23rd up until Monday morning, November 30th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @101765609708918478314 for letting us use her image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #sefiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  The Selfie Sunday Project: Pieces of Me2015-11-23 07:00:0034  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106Welcome 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 Carroll1,775,106This is the Event for our October Self Portrait Challenge: Halloween. Interpret this however you'd like, whether it be full of horror or whimsy. From creepy ghouls to jack-o-lanterns, clowns and dolls, we want to see it all, so get in the spirit and show us your Halloweenie!  Here is where you enter your ONE "Halloween" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST October 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Check out this gallery of amazing Halloween self portraits to get inspired! https://goo.gl/aWl83x Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @110573952887886961621 for letting us use his amazing Halloween image in the header! *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 20 http://goo.gl/UwJ69t ~@101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in October 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No More Than 3 Wins Total ~Winners Must ResOctober Self Portrait Challenge: Halloween2015-10-29 06:00:0079  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for November 1st. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Halloween! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, October 26th up until Monday morning, November 2nd. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj *PS: The October Self Portrait Challenge is also Halloween, so maybe you'd like to submit your image there, too! (It's fine to use the same image in both places.) Details:* https://goo.gl/KGn2QZ _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #halloween  The Selfie Sunday Project: Halloween2015-10-26 06:00:0023  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for October 18th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Shadows _I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see..._ ~Robert Louis Stevenson Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, October 12th up until Monday morning, October 19th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #shadows  The Selfie Sunday Project: Shadows2015-10-18 03:00:0045  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106Welcome 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 Carroll1,775,106This 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 Carroll1,775,106Welcome 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 Carroll1,775,106Welcome 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 Carroll1,775,106This 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 07:00:0059  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for August 23rd. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Motion Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, August 17th up until Monday morning, August 24th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfpotraiture   #selfportrait   #motion  Selfie Sunday: Motion2015-08-23 03:00:0048  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for Sunday, August 9th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week, so do whatever you like! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, August 3rd up until Monday morning, August 10th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! If you have time, remember to +1 and comment on your favorite images from other participants - spread the love and encouragement! _Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits._ :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @103650703836816496431 for letting us use her image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/tmQqEO) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait  Selfie Sunday: No Theme2015-08-09 03:00:0055  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106This is the Event for our July Self Portrait Challenge: Elemental. What this means is your self portrait should incorporate one or more of the elements in an obvious way - let's see how you commingle with Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire! Here is where you enter your ONE "Elemental" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Here's a gallery I created with some really wonderful examples of this kind of self portraiture - hopefully they will inspire you! Elemental Self Portraiture on Flickr: https://goo.gl/g1IOrp Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate* for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 2nd Brain Tablet Case http://goo.gl/iN5Ki1 ~@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com  *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in July 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No More Than 3 Wins Total ~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact ~Circle Our Prize Sponsors ~No Trickery or SpammJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Elemental2015-07-29 07:00:0077  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106Welcome 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 Carroll1,775,106Welcome 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 03:00:0064  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106This 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 Carroll1,775,106Welcome 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 Carroll1,775,106Welcome 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 Carroll1,775,106Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 31, 2015. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! Theme: Shallow DOF Helpful link about DOF: http://www.slrlounge.com/school/aperture-guide-pt2-shallow-and-deep-depth-of-field Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please, no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 25th up until Monday morning, June 1st. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. Feel free to invite others - the more, the merrier! As always, have some fun!  Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #photography   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #shallowdof  Selfie Sunday: Shallow DOF2015-05-31 03:00:0072  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106This 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 Carroll1,775,106Welcome 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 Smith62,376Welcome 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 Carroll1,775,106This 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 Smith62,376Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for April 19, 2015 No theme for this week, the event is open to any ideas so be as creative as you can.  Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from April 17/15 before the event up until 8:00 AM EDT Monday Apr. 20/15. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfie Sunday Project2015-04-19 03:00:00102  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106This 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 Carroll1,775,106This is the Event for our February Self Portrait Challenge: *Love Is...* There is always quite a divide in feelings about Valentines Day out there, and about Love in general, and we figured that we'd let you guys battle out your feelings about that here on the "Self Portrait Stage" for this Challenge. Is Love Cruel? Is Love Kind? Is it something else? What is love? Let's see how you can conceptualize this with your self portraits! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Love Is..." theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 28th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. I've thrown some of my own self portraits that would loosely fit this theme into an album here: http://goo.gl/zZHbNG Here are search results for "love self portrait" on Flickr, a great place to view fine art photography, especially self portraiture: http://goo.gl/LkptQc If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Business http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 10 http://goo.gl/8k0xXo @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose Finalists, and then 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in February 2015 (EXIF datFebruary Self Portrait Challenge: Love Is...2015-02-26 07:00:00118  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106  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 Carroll1,775,106This 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  
Fraser Cain980,602Join @110701307803962595019 and a rotating crew of space journalists to talk about the biggest news in space and astronomy. Weekly Space Hangout - December 19, 20142014-12-19 21:00:0089  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106This is the Event for our November Self Portrait Challenge: *Cinematic*. What this means is let your images be inspired by the look and feel of moving films, cinema, movies! Basically, they'll look like stills taken from a movie - drama, mystery, and action are all great genres to focus on. Location, lighting and angles will play key roles in your imagery, as well as your post processing technique for color, cropping, and more. Here is where you enter your ONE Cinematic Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST November 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Like most things, there are many ways to achieve this kind of look (just as there are many styles of cinema!), so find a style that suits you and work with it. This @111480916026711337375 article has some interesting information that you might enjoy: http://goo.gl/KhWR79   A good thing to remember when creating your image is that _movies tell stories_. As such, the story being told by your photo will have a huge impact on how "good" the finished product is - does your one image effectively pack the punch to tell a story? I think that the greatest cinematic images have great scene, lighting, angles, post processing (color, cropping, etc) and ALSO have been set-up such that they tell a story with impact. Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. The header for this Event was created by @112528921891703025888.  If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Blue Citywalker 10 http://goo.gl/qSqyOl *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end ofNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Cinematic2014-11-23 07:00:00102  
Isabelle Fortin27,221It 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 05:00:00178  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106This 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 Smith62,376Welcome 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  
The Drink and Click Show309It's time for another episode, so grab your drinks - maybe a goblet of blood (wine) this time? @107430862196617669986 & @102476152658204495450 are geared up and ready to have a Halloween Party with @106478996597121286809, @110573952887886961621, @107494834634231938072, Kelly Richards & Rachel Tine. What costumes will each be wearing? Tune in to find out and to see what everyone has been up to lately. :) We'll also be unveiling the winners of the September Light Painting Challenge. See the finalists here: http://goo.gl/eWkVFn Thanks to our September prize sponsors, @118357019708110162087, @101805767958295092343, & @105237212888595777019's @108013589332077559621! RSVP here now and then join us for the live show on Wednesday night! Remember, all of our past shows are here on the show page behind the "YouTube" Tab for later viewing if you miss out during Live Broadcast. See you all soon!  #drinkandclick   #hangoutsonair   #photography   #halloween  The Drink and Click™ Show, EP15: Halloween Party2014-10-23 04:30:0068  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106This is the Event for our September Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces. Whether you choose light face painting / makeup or go full on beastmode face-paint, we'd like to see what you can come up with in this genre! Let's get creative. :-) Here is where you enter your ONE Painted Faces Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* @106324582128454068388, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on how to create a great "painted face" self portrait  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/pvBKe6 and get started with this fun endeavor! She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Turnstyle 10 http://goo.gl/xlRTYk *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in September 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything September Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces2014-09-29 07:00:0072  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106This is the Event for our August Self Portrait Challenge: Jump! Time to practice your "ups" and catch an action shot of you jumping in some fashion. Get creative and make something fun - remember to use a fast shutter speed if you want to freeze that action! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Jump!" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST August 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* @111397628815301589258 created a great Action Shots Tutorial Video - watch it here:http://goo.gl/O5Isu Need advice about remotes and some jumping tips? Read @114435675631396141366's awesome tutorial here:http://goo.gl/T0LvR The image in the header is a #JumpyPantsJeff  original. ;-) Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100266938567862344330 Blue City Walker 20 http://goo.gl/LbDMIy @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in August 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/PartAugust Self Portrait Challenge: Jump!2014-08-30 07:00:0070  
Billy Wilson1,547,101Joined by: - Photographer @104723167398398004122 (http://google.com/+JordanOram). - Photographer @102476152658204495450 (https://google.com/+LotusCarroll).  - Astronomer & Researcher @109479143173251353583 (https://google.com/+ScottLewis/posts). - Photographer @104306683219947597418 (http://myeyedelight.com). - Musical Guest @101519642797923592328 (https://youtube.com/denigauthierdotcom)  finishing the last 16 minutes of the hour off with some live music. - More guests will be announced soon.  The show is live on Friday at 10pm Eastern here & on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9i5jG5i66E (time zone converter http://goo.gl/3itW5). @108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH Find Me Elsewhere:  Google+: https://google.com/+billywilson Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillyWilson14 Facebook: http://facebook.com/BillyWilsond   Photography: http://flickr.com/photos/billy_wilson/sets Site/Blog: http://thebillywilson.com You can help support me, my family, projects, & show on Patreon: http://patreon.com/billywilson or Donate via Paypal: https://paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=E74U8G8TZKYDJ #TSBW#112 Final Regularly Scheduled Episode: Fun, Discussion, & Live Music2014-08-16 04:00:0029  
The Drink and Click Show309Grab your drinks! Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 this coming Wednesday with guest @104723167398398004122 who will share photography, information about his "Crossing Canada" eBook, and tales of his many traveling adventures. :-) Also joining us to talk photography and share some great images are panelists @104102743248207705784, @110051675187410491718, & @113751283404152316115! We'll also find out who won the July "Post Processing" Challenge sponsored by @118357019708110162087, @101321238651335383520, & @105237212888595777019's @108013589332077559621! See all submissions here: http://goo.gl/tsEvGn RSVP here now and then join us for the live show on Wednesday night! Remember, all of our past shows are here on the show page behind the "YouTube" Tab for later viewing if you miss out during Live Broadcast. See you all soon!  _Image courtesy of Jordan Oram, All Rights Reserved_ #drinkandclick   #photography   #hangoutsonair  The Drink and Click™ Show, EP14 with Guest Jordan Oram2014-08-14 04:30:0079  
Jim Munro18,696Each week we meet to answer the questions asked on the SEO Questions community on Google+ https://plus.google.com/communities/110526883334667803217 Previously-answered questions are archived at http://dumbseoquestions.com/new_questions/ You are welcome to join us, please ask for an invitation.Dumb SEO Questions 96.2014-08-07 14:00:0068  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106This 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  
Android Central333,357Hmmmm. Google's throwing us a curveball, so let's try this one!Android Central Podcast Ep. 194: Take 2!2014-07-18 21:48:1545  
The Drink and Click Show309Grab your drinks! Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 this coming Wednesday with guest @110258598415939907971 who will share her photography and expertise with us, and fill us in on an upcoming photowalk and photo tour. Also joining us to talk photography and share some great images are panelists @117937415022745482256, @100377493270775536948, @112360192963453220143! We'll also find out who won the June "Blue / Golden Hour" Challenge sponsored by @101805767958295092343, @112776893091508996727, & @100266938567862344330 See all submissions here: http://goo.gl/mEufp4 RSVP here now and then join us for the live show on Wednesday night! Remember, all of our past shows are here on the show page behind the "YouTube" Tab for later viewing if you miss out during Live Broadcast. See you all soon!  _Image courtesy of Athena Carey, all rights reserved_ #drinkandclick   #photography   #onair  The Drink and Click™ Show, EP13 with Guest Athena Carey2014-07-17 04:30:00136  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome 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 Carroll1,775,106This 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  
The Drink and Click Show309It's that time again! Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 this coming Wednesday with guest @108527329601014444443 who will be filling us in on the incredible journey she's been on with her photography in the past couple of years including becoming a Sony Artisan of Imagery, delving deeply into travel photography and publishing a book! Also joining us to talk photography and share some great images are panelists @105350396156550184511, @104102743248207705784, @114437821607569957251 and @109518554952996239441. We'll also find out who won the May Long Exposure Challenge sponsored by @118357019708110162087, @108059254813258363499, and @105237212888595777019's @108013589332077559621! See all submissions here: http://goo.gl/27eTdi RSVP here now and then join us for the live show on Wednesday night! Remember, all of our past shows are here on the show page behind the "YouTube" Tab for later viewing if you miss out during Live Broadcast. See you all soon!  _Image courtesty of Vivienne Gucwa, all rights reserved_  #drinkandclick   #photography   #onair  The Drink and Click™ Show, EP12 with Guest Vivienne Gucwa2014-06-12 04:30:00129  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106This 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 07:00:00169  
Billy Wilson1,547,101Joined by: -Photographer & Blogger @102476152658204495450 (http://google.com/+LotusCarroll). -Photographer @107494834634231938072 (https://plus.google.com/107494834634231938072). -Photographer @104723167398398004122 (https://google.com/+JordanOram). -Photographer @106478996597121286809 (https://google.com/+DeShaunCraddock). -Musical Guest @103071459184634883765 (https://soundcloud.com/msculprit) finishing the last 16 minutes of the hour off with some live music. The show is live on Friday at 10pm Eastern here & on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-T8EGRZlDQ (time zone converter http://goo.gl/3itW5). @108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world on Fridays for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH Find Me Elsewhere:  Google+: https://google.com/+billywilson Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillyWilson14 Facebook: http://facebook.com/BillyWilsond   Photography: http://flickr.com/photos/billy_wilson/sets Site/Blog: http://thebillywilson.com Help support me, my family, projects, & show on Patreon: http://patreon.com/billywilson or Donate via Paypal: https://paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=E74U8G8TZKYDJ #TSBW#109 Fun, Discussion, and Live Music from Melissa Kaplan2014-05-24 04:00:0058  
The Drink and Click Show309Join us this Wednesday night when our special guest will be @111166628430361488384, maker of all manner of wonderful imagery, most known for his amazing macros and often referred to as "The Snowflake Guy." :)  Hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 will be welcoming him along with panelists @116166930518893390711 & @110105384020219882756. We'll see what everyone's been up to, see some great images, and also find out who won last month's "Black and White Portraits" Challenge sponsored by @100266938567862344330, @115144405488496176221, and Pan Am Brands http://panam.com See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/4RfN6a RSVP here now and then join us for the live show on Wednesday night! Remember, all of our past shows are here on the show page behind the "YouTube" Tab for later viewing if you miss out during Live Broadcast. See you all soon!  _Image courtesty of Don Komarechka, all rights reserved_ #drinkandclick   #photography   #onair  The Drink and Click™ Show, EP11 with Guest Don Komarechka2014-05-15 04:30:00123  
Salsa-Tanzschule Momento Cubano29Am 1. Mai geht unsere Salsa Party BAILAR CUBANO! in der neuen und zentral gelegenen Location Gremp´s weiter - Salsa Cubana pur, Kizomba & Bachata! Gratis Salsa-Schnupperkurs: 20.30-21.30 Uhr Danach ist die Tanzfläche eröffnet! Eintritt: 5 EUR Gremp´s - Grempstrasse 2 - 60487 Frankfurt/Bockenheim Anfahrt: U-Bahn 6 und 7, Station Kirchplatz. Öffentliches Parken: Woolworth Parkplatz, Juliusstraße; 300 m Fußweg. Nos vemos!Bailar Cubano!2014-05-01 20:30:003  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106This 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  
The Drink and Click Show309After a month off to stock up on cocktail supplies, we're back! Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 as they welcome guest @102691005290181713701 to talk about his photography and life adventures. I want to hear about the helicopter rides over San Francisco! :) We'll be talking about that and much more. Photographer panelists @107330772105497231799, @111204757488124368395, and @116330152168758926530 will be along for the ride, so we'll get a chance to check in with them and see what they've been up to as well. We'll be having a few drinks as we hangout and will be happy to answer your questions (time permitting) so please join us!  We'll also be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ March Challenge "Shallow DoF" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/mmIhDw Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors for March: @116923983315199328802, @112776893091508996727, & @105237212888595777019's @108013589332077559621!  We'll be seeing some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be plenty of laughs, so please RSVP here and then join us on April 16th for the live show! #drinkandclick   #onair   #photography   _event photo copyright Toby Harriman, all rights reserved_The Drink and Click™ Show, EP10 with Guest Toby Harriman2014-04-17 04:30:00122  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome 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  
Gagosian Gallery154,664Gagosian New York is pleased to announce a new exhibition by Urs Fischer in two parts, opening on April 3, 2014. The uptown exhibition inaugurates the opening of a new Gagosian space, Park & 75, a storefront gallery of approximately 1,000 square feet in a landmarked building.Urs Fischer: mermaid / pig / bro w/ hat2014-04-04 04:00:001  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106This 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 Smith62,376  Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 30, 2014 Theme this week: *Fast and Furious* You can depict a sense of speed or anger or both in your selfy - if that helps. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Mar. 24/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-03-30 03:00:0067  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome 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 Smith62,376Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 2, 2014 *Theme: Baby it's cold outside* Show us your best "how I stay warm" shots. Those in more "summer like" climates can show us how you are staying cool. (Just to make those of us who are freezing our way through the winter feel even worse) Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Feb. 17/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-03-02 03:00:0097  
Billy Wilson1,547,101Joined by: -Photographer & Blogger @102476152658204495450 (http://google.com/+LotusCarroll). -Nature and Landscape Photographer @111166628430361488384 (http://google.com/+DonKomarechka). -Photographer @111204757488124368395 (http://google.com/+JacobLucas). -Graphic Designer & Illustrator @117344786984788205452 (http://google.com/+MikeSearle). -Photographer @104723167398398004122 (http://google.com/+JordanOram); -Musical Guest @104902207223107097330 (http://youtube.com/channel/UCjD5tc_C1clBXJzMzBQLkaA/videos) finishing the last 16 minutes of the hour off with some live music. The show is live on Friday at 10pm Eastern here & on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xyM5K5Utlo (time zone converter http://goo.gl/3itW5). @108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH Find Me Elsewhere:  Google+: https://google.com/+billywilson Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillyWilson14 Facebook: http://facebook.com/BillyWilsond   Photography: http://flickr.com/photos/billy_wilson/sets Site/Blog: http://thebillywilson.com Help support me, my family, projects, & show on Patreon: http://patreon.com/billywilson or Donate on Paypal: https://paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=E74U8G8TZKYDJ #TSBW#100 Fun, Discussion, & Live Music from Joseph DeLange2014-03-01 04:00:0029  
The Drink and Click Show309Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 with guest @113464569897311842405 and panelists @106478996597121286809, @100980643623677833022, @112092526384728873892,&@103650703836816496431 as we discuss Model Photography. We'll be having a few drinks as we hangout and will be happy to answer your questions (time permitting) so please join us! If you'd like, you can play our "that's what she said" drinking game, as well. :) We'll be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ January Challenge: "In Mid-Air" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/QyS4CN Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors for January:@113464569897311842405, @112776893091508996727,& Pan Am Brands http://www.panam.com  We'll also see some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be plenty of laughs, so please RSVP here and then join us on February 12th for the live show! *  *  *  *  * More information about Drink and Click™ http://drinkandclick.com Questions? drinkandclick@gmail.com Subscribe to Drink and Click™on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClick Join the Drink and Click™+ Community: http://goo.gl/R7hTZ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrinkAndClickThe Drink and Click™ Show, EP9: Model Photography with Jaime Ibarra2014-02-13 04:30:08132  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome 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 Carroll1,775,106Event is now closed to new submissions. Thanks! Stay tuned to my profile for announcements of Honorable Mentions, Finalists, and Winners.   * * * * *  This is the Event for our February Self Portrait Challenge: Capture Your Reality. What is meant by this? It's time to show us your real life. Capture a self portrait that conveys a sense of who you really are or what your life is really like, or portrays a real life situation you are facing. @105852782594022510198, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial that will help you! Check it out here: http://goo.gl/3xRrMx She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Capture Your Reality" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 28th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100266938567862344330 Mirrorless Mover 10 Bag http://goo.gl/Z4h0IN *and* a @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in February 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantFebruary Self Portrait Challenge: Capture Your Reality2014-02-01 07:00:00147  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106This 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 07:00:00139  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106This 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 07:00:00147  
Jeff Smith62,376  Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Dec 1/13. *Theme This week: 'Tis the Season* Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 *You photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Dec. 2/13* Older photos posted will be removed from the event* Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. *Again, please no dipping into the archives.* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-12-01 03:00:00105  
Kelly DeLay1,325,226Join Photographers +Kelly DeLay, +Lotus Carroll, +Brian Matiash, +Amy Heiden and +James Brandon tonight at 9pm CT / 7pm PT as we discuss "Inspiration"  What or Who inspires you? How do you get yourself  How do trends influence your work? ... and more.What Inspires You?2013-11-21 04:00:005  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome 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 Smith62,376Welcome 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 02:00:00145  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106This 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 Fortin27,221Hello 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 Carroll1,775,106This is the Event for our October 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a creepy/disturbing halloween type theme. Your photo must have been captured *this month.* This Event remains open until 11:59 CST October 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Keep an eye on the submissions to the Event and you'll notice moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community adding their own "creepy/disturbing" self portraits. We each may add multiple photos - remember that moderators cannot win, but we're putting our photos in to inspire you! If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  Get your _disturbing_ on, be creative, and have fun! *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com A signed copy of the newly released book by Jon Blacker, Musical Ink http://goo.gl/suKg7w Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in October 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantOctober Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme!2013-10-31 06:00:00157  
Google+12,243,477The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033721  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome 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 03:00:0086  
matthew rappaport222,448+Hangout Conversations w/ +matthew rappaport is excited to have a FUN, Funny, Semi Educational Roundtable Conversation with some #awesomesauce  Photographers I've met here on +Google+ including +Lotus Carroll +Michael Bonocore +Mark Rodriguez and +Scott Detweiler ! We will chat, cheers, show work and talk some style/craft but focus on the best stuff which is going on photowalks all over the world and meeting other Photographers = Making the EPIC +H.I.R.L. memories! Take off your lens cap and make sure your FLASH is on because we're gonna have a good time ..on this night! If you have any questions about anything related to my guests, photography, photowalks, +SmugMug , #selfies , art, rock, film, style, love, how to pose, how not to pose or other, BRING EM with you! Recent Episode Clips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ljwh5TFmBY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TlcKSQAPSc&feature=c4-overview&list=UU2GK4NpAYZDhcma_yid3MvQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBjpWkdBAgEHangout Conversations w/Matt Rappaport : Photographer Fun Roundtable2013-10-11 02:30:0047  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 6/13. *No theme for this week* but I can guarantee the next SPP will be a scary one. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, so have fun. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-10-06 03:00:00168  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome 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  
Sony1,615,629Hey friends! You're invited to a special Google Hangout to learn about the new Sony QX10 and QX100 lens-style cameras, just announced at IFA 2013. Joining us will be pro photographer Vivienne Gucwa, who'll be sharing her personal experience with the device and how it's brought her mobile photography to the next level. Kenta from the Sony Digital Imaging Team will also be with us to speak in-depth about the cameras' features and answer your most pressing questions.  Be sure to come to the Sony G+ page at 10 a.m. PT on Thursday, Sept. 12 to hang with us. See you guys there!Sony QX10/100 G+ Hangout with pro photog Vivienne Gucwa2013-09-12 19:00:00227  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome 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 Carroll1,775,106This 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 Smith62,376Welcome 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 Smith62,376Welcome 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 Carroll1,775,106This 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  
SmugMug46,986Dear SmugMug Photographer, In seven days, on Tuesday, July 30th at 10:30 a.m. PDT, we're unveiling the new SmugMug. We will be streaming our announcement live and direct from our headquarters in Mountain View, California. Join us for a 30-minute webcast with our CEO and Chief Geek, @116570889542655364711. See the new look, catch a live demo, and be a part of the biggest launch since SmugMug started in 2002. We’re so grateful you found us. Thank you for entrusting us through the years with your priceless photos. We consider you part of our family and can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on. We think you’re gonna love it. Please tune into our UStream channel on July 30th at 10:30AM PST to view the announcement! http://www.ustream.tv/smugmug @114957514313448364645 & @116570889542655364711  Founders, photographers, regular guysUnveiling The New SmugMug2013-07-30 19:30:00289  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome 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  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,676Join us for a fun show about *Common Photography Mistakes*. No matter your skill level we've all made some silly mistakes in the past (and continue to make them occasionally!). We'll talk about how to avoid the most common pitfalls and how to fix them in post-processing if they did happen. We'll also here the guest's most embarrassing photography moment and their G+ photographer discoveries. This week our guests are +Karen Hutton, +Lisa Donchak, +Peter Giordano, +James Brandon, +Laurie Rubin, +Lorenzo Montezemolo and +Curtis Simmons.  Note: This is an online show broadcast live here on G+ and StuckInCustoms.com. You can check your local event time here: http://goo.gl/3KALs *SHARE YOUR STORY!* Share your most common photography mistake or embarrassing photography moment in the comments below. We'll pick our favorite one and invite you to join us as a special guest for the show!Trey's Variety Hour - Common Photography Mistakes - Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-07-23 04:00:00466  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome 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 Carroll1,775,106This 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 Smith62,376Welcome 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 Smith62,376Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 15/13. No theme this week folks. Its a free for all so get creative. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 16 moderators who can help you along the way. ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-16 03:00:00159  
Billy Wilson1,547,101This week we have some fun people joining us including: -Airbrush Body Painter & Photographer +Paul Roustan. -Australian Beauty YouTuber +Jess B (youtube.com/NekoAesthetic). -Photographers +Alexis Coram & +Baber Afzal.  -Special Musical Guest +Brent Mayne (youtube.com/IamBrentMayne). The show will be live on Friday at 10:00pm Eastern here: youtube.com/user/TheBillster2/live Refresh when we’re about to go live and the player will be there.  You can get reminders about the show if you by saying you're "Going" on this event.  +That Show with Billy Wilson (TSBW) brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH The show is currently embedded on this event. #TSBW#63 Photography, YouTubers, & Live Music from Brent Mayne ! (On Air Hangout)2013-06-15 04:00:0075  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome 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 Carroll1,775,106This is the Event for our June 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Artificial Lighting. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using artificial lighting techniques. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The amazing @110573952887886961621 put together a fabulous Artificial Lighting Tutorial: "Let There Be Light" - find it here: http://goo.gl/OezJY *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in June 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJune Self Portrait Challenge: Artificial Lighting2013-06-01 07:00:00150  
Michael Muraz28,537It's more than time for a second episode of the European Photo Show with +Ugo Cei and +Michael Muraz! Discover some of Europe's finest photographers through their images, but also through their lives, their genres, their city and their best spots. This week we are welcoming +Athena Carey, +Julia Anna Gospodarou, +Michael Diblicek and +Andy Bitterer for a show around Long Exposure Photography. We'll discover each photographer and their long exposure universe and they will share their latest images. Join us next Thursday at 8PM CET! Please share the event and invite as many people as possible.European Photo Show #22013-05-30 20:00:00162  
Billy Wilson1,547,101This week we have some fun people joining us including Photographers @112957708071337353347, @104723167398398004122, & @102361078944455275911, Graphic Design & DIY YouTuber @107453172929842521736  (youtube.com/xperpetualmotion) along with Special Musical Guest @103631029827159251663. @111188574736819390850 & I are excited!  The show will be live on Friday at 10:00pm Eastern here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBillster2/live Refresh when we’re about to go live and the player will be there. You can get reminders about the show if you by saying you're "Going" on this event.  @108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH Embedded above is a music video from this week's musical guest @103631029827159251663 called "Driving These Lines".#60 Photographers & Live Music from Frank Palangi (On Air Hangout)2013-05-25 04:00:0079  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome 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 Smith62,376Welcome 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 Carroll1,775,106This 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 07:00:00204  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,676This is a fun topic - why you can stop worrying about gear so much and focus more on the post-processing.  Joining me are my friends +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Gino Barasa... and maybe a few more!   I'm back in New Zealand from San Francisco and ready for the next hangout show!  We also have live chat now (!!) during the show... this has been one of the biggest requests.  You can see it embedded alongside the live video player on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com . I'll be back in the SF area soon for Google I/O.  Maybe I'll also plan a fun public photo event while there... +Thomas Hawk and I will talk about it during the show... all ideas are welcome! :)Live Photography Hangout: "Post Processing Instead of Gear!" with Thomas Hawk, Karen Hutton, and Gino! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-30 04:00:00773  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome 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 03:00:00173  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,676I understand from +Gino Barasa  that the show is shaping up to be a good one!  Joining him will be +Jaime Ibarra +Lotus Carroll +Joe Azure +Michael Bonocore and +Nicolai McCrary  along with the ever-present and most-reliable-producer +Dave Veffer  !   It starts Monday at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET!  Just watch http://www.StuckInCustoms.com for the live embedded player and the little Google Moderator tool so you can ask questions/participate !  "How to Find Your Voice/style in Photography" - Live Photography Hangout soon! Tonight at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET !2013-04-16 04:00:00200  
Billy Wilson1,547,101@108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. This week we have some fun people joining us including Photographers @102476152658204495450, @104723167398398004122, @107430862196617669986, @117543472495647666878, @100741886359727995612, & @102691005290181713701. Photographer & Writer @110008116244179984313 who works with @100069411030829210904. Visual Artist @103958441795544241153. Our Special Musical Guest will be @106041114769512924179 of @115923573643670883559 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 & I are excited! You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH The show is embedded above. TSBW Variety Show #54: Photographers, Fun, & Live Music from Rachel Koller ! (On Air Hangout)2013-04-13 04:00:00113  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome 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 03:00:00152  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,676This'll be a wild show with all kinds of peeps.  First we have the +Kate Russell from the BBC.  She has a new book out called +WorkingTheCloud that we can talk about.  Kate and I have a long history -- she ran a special on the BBC about StuckInCustoms.com about FIVE years ago, and that got us a huge following from the UK and other commonwealth countries!  So I owe her a big one!  Also joining us are +Brian Matiash who just joined Google and runs the Photos Community.  We'll talk about that and what he is working on... and pepper him with ideas!  +Thomas Hawk and +Gino Barasa will help out with that... and we'll see what they're up to.  And last is "That Amazing Snowflake Guy" +Don Komarechka !   We'll be seeing a bunch of his photos too... As always, you can ask questions live and interact via Google Moderator that we will run live on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com See you LIVE Monday Night at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET ! :)Show #72! BBC's Kate Russell, Google's new Brian Matiash, snowflake-man Don Komarechka, and more! (7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-02 04:00:00265  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106This 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 02:00:00127  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,676Watch the live video here! :) This is a great chance for you to get to know a lot of photographers!  We have over 80 prizes to hand out to lucky winners, and a lot of photos to share from a very fun evening.  We'll have +Natalie Villalobos from Google, and many great coaches and photowalkers from Austin including +Lotus Carroll  +Dave Wilson +Karen Montalvo +Curtis Simmons and maybe more!  :)  Hangout #71 - Google+ PhotoWalk Recap - Meet Fun Photographers! 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-03-26 03:00:00245  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 24/13. Coming off our monumental "Film Noir" themed SSP we will be free styling it this week so *no theme* but please consider our  March *Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups! Event* here https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ckh29md3mvj0g8pa5ch8gks426g for some inspiration. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-24 02:00:00189  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,676Also you are invited to come to my featured (Google+ heavy!) speech at SXSW - "A Life Worth Living is a Life Worth Recording" - http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_IAP16031  *Google+ PhotoWalk Details!* $1000's in Prizes! A ton of Google+ swag! Members of the Google+ team!! Bring your camera (even mobile phones are cool!) and bring your sense of adventure and discovery!  We'll walk around the streets of Austin together and grab some cool photos to share with one another.  If you've never been to one of these events before, then this is your chance.   Bring a friend or bring the kids -- it's a family-friendly event and all are welcome! :)  I'll be giving lessons and teaching how I set up for various shots.  Anyone can ask me anything at any time... sort of an in-person AMA! :)   When:  Monday, Mar 11 at 6:30 PM Austin Time Where:  City Hall - Gather in this Google Map location: http://goo.gl/maps/qXEdR Route Map:  http://goo.gl/maps/aGn0X  What to bring:  Anything from a mobile phone to a DSLR with a tripod Tag to use for photos:  Attach the photos to this event and use the tag #AustinPhotowalk2013  ! :) *Prizes (in addition to free Google+ swag to be randomly distributed):* - Really Right Stuff Tripod goodies (BH-40 LR and some LB-40s) - Xumeadapters Prizes (http://www.xumeadapters.com) - $500 (5 $100 gift certificates from @110837982014303057310   - Syrp (A NEW Genie!!!) worth $1000 - http://www.stuckincustoms.com/time-lapse-photography-syrp-genie-review/  - FStop Loka Bag and 1 ICU (http://fstopgear.com/product/mountain/loka) - Camera Sutra t-shirts (http://store.stuckincustoms.com/gear/shirts/camera-sutra) - Many Stuck In Customs Camera Straps (http://store.stuckincustoms.com/gear/camera-straps) - 5 Copies of Midnight in Paris! ( http://store.stuckincustoms.com/tutorials/midnight-in-paris-tutorial-bonus ) *How To Win A Prize:* "Best Photos of Fellow Photowalkers!" Share your photos on Google+ and/or in The Photo Community with the tag #AustinPhotowalk2013 - winners will be chosen by a Team of Humans at Google and other coaches from the photowalk. *PhotoWalk Route* - See Google Maps Route Walk at: http://goo.gl/maps/aGn0X  We'll all start together at City Hall.  That's a great time to start trying to win the prizes by taking photos of fellow PhotoWalkers!  We'll then work our way up to 4th street, then 6th street and end the route inside the Hilton, where maybe one of you will buy me a drink.  We'll be taking photos of the city, the sights, and other PhotoWalkers all along the way.  The "ending" of these is always a bit strange because there is no formal gathering, but just keep taking photos until you peter out... you can drift away into the night like a firefly, then go home and get back on the sweet sweet internet with a beverage of your choice and post away.  You have a week to add photos to the event before the winners are chosen! :)  Thanks again in advance, and I think we'll have a great time together! Be sure to post yoGoogle+ SXSW Austin PhotoWalk with Trey Ratcliff - All Levels of Photographers - All Free! - Monday 6:30 PM CST2013-03-12 00:30:001002  
Mary Helen Leonard1,154,804The hus-beast and I are teaming up for this year's Austin Food Experiment Competition. The theme this year is smoke, so you can be sure that the local Texan home cooks will be bringing the heat.  Come to the competition to show your support, enjoy twenty different dishes from competing cooks, and guzzle free beer from Brooklyn Brewery. Tickets are $15 and WILL sell out before the event, so buy your tickets now!! http://thefoodexperiments.com/tickets/ We took home the "Most Experimented" prize last year with our Tomatillo Ice Cream Sandwiches. This year we're getting weird again, with another experimental dessert. Follow my G+ Page for clues and updates about our dish. https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MaryHelenLeonard/posts The Food Experiment is a blast, whether you are cooking or tasting, so please come. You'll be glad you did! #sxsw2013   #sxsw   #foodexperiments   #hirlsxsw  The Austin Smoke Experiment2013-03-10 13:00:0039  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome 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 Carroll1,775,106This 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 02:00:00209  
Paul Roustan46,212Some of you guessed correctly the model I'll be painting this Thursday... +Jessi June!  Hooray! I know the 11am EST start time is strange because most americans will be at work, but guess what? So, will Jessi and I... at least some of you Europeans will finally get to view one of these body paint hangouts in the evening.  *WARNING* There will be nudity. So this is not for the faint of heart. Oh, and gamers, just wait until you see what I paint on her :) I will be posting the On Air Hangout here when the url is available. p.s. this is my first time trying the _Event_ setup dealy. My apologies if you get unwanted notifications.NSFW Body Painting JESSI JUNE Live On Air NSFW2013-02-28 17:00:00861  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,676Topic - All Google+ Photography Tips and Strategies !! :) Join me, +Thomas Hawk  +Elena Solomon +Chrysta Rae +Cliff Baise and +Gino Barasa  for a very fun time... !  We'll be taking live questions as usual via Google Moderator on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  (that bit should be up soooooon! ) Live Photography show tonight at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET! Google+ Photography Tips and Strategies!2013-02-26 04:00:00418  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for February 24/13. We will be free styling it this week so *no theme* but please consider our  *February Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots!* Event here https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ci7r3aj6abfk20gkoldmtjifi2o for some inspiration. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-02-24 03:00:00183  
Daria Musk3,765,131*WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE? ❤* _Come for a song and a virtual kiss and let's share the love!_  My relationship with you G+niuses was literally love at first sight. That first Hangout filled up with your gorgeous faces and my heart's been yours since. On Thursday, Feb 14th let's get romantic and revisit the scene where it all started... I'll bring the love songs (and rockin' anti -love- songs too), the roses and the chocolates... You just bring _you._ If you've got a hot date you can show off your candle-lit night and treat your sweet to a live love song. If you're flying solo, I'm your wing-girl. Love is in the air! Hangout On Air that is ;)  *You are loved.* ❤ Share this invite with someone(s) you love!! XO, Daria _Ps. Find your global time zone start times here:_ http://bit.ly/V7kacp _Pps. I think we should try a "kiss around the world"!_VALENTINE'S DAY ❤ HANGOUT CONCERT2013-02-15 01:00:00489  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106This 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 02:00:00139  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for February 10/13. *No theme for this week, just an open project.* There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-02-10 03:00:00252  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,676This is a very popular topic that we've never addressed, so we have brought in a great cast of characters!  Here's an article to get you started thinking about the subject from +Alfie Goodrich  at http://japanorama.co.uk/2013/01/23/on-being-a-photographer-todays-thoughts/   Joining me will be Alfie, +Clayton Morris , +Nicole S. Young  +Gino Barasa  +Scott Jarvie  and +Melvin Little  ! :)  We'll be taking live questions all along the way -- see you soon, Monday night 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET! :)Trey's Variety Hour #67: Moving from being a Hobbyist to a Pro Photographer! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-01-29 04:00:00520  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for January 27/13. Theme: *"Book 'em, Danno"* For those who are not quite sure who Jack Lord was or what Hawaii Five O (old and new is) - check here for some context or just Google it! http://youtu.be/AepyGm9Me6w *Two ways of interpreting this theme. You can either go the Hawaiian route with dress, scene or background or the police/cop theme, a "mug shot" or a dynamic nut busting crime fighter like Jack Lord.* _Just remember to..._ *"Book 'em, Danno" *   Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 15 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-27 03:00:00104  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,676Come watch live with us tonight! :)  As usual, we'll be taking live questions via Google Moderator at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com ! Joining me tonight are +Dallas Nagata White +Thomas Hawk +Cliff Baise   and the always unpredictable wildcard +Gino Barasa  ! :)  Show #66: Photography hangout with Thomas Hawk, Dallas Negata White, The Gino, Cliff Baise! TONIGHT! Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-01-22 04:00:00197  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome 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  
Eric Delcroix0Meilleurs voeux pour cette année 2013 à tous. Comme l'année précédente, on ne perd pas les bonnes habitudes, le 2e mercredi de chaque mois,c'est Open Coffee. Et c'est toujours au fond du couloir ;-) Donc, ce mercredi, on se retrouve... Le programme ? au compte goutte... 1 chaque jour jusque mercredi ;-) La première présentation sera celle de Brice Lambin, le directeur Commercial d'AdQuantic Pour une fois, Eric Delcroix parlera :-) Pas de son modèle économique (bien que ;-) mais il expliquera sa présence sur Internet via les réseaux sociaux (une série d'articles qu'il prépare pour son blog les z'ed) et aussi, des projets avouables qu'il a pour cette année ;-) L'Open coffee marquera le retour du Bulz, pardon de (http://bulz.fr/) dont tous les secrets seront révélés par Florent Bertiaux et Cédric :-) à mercredi ;-)Open coffee janvier 20132013-01-09 19:30:0011  
Billy Wilson1,547,101Another Episode of my weekly G+ variety show @108595299975404341987 ! The show is one of the largest & longest running on G+ and brings together a variety of the most interesting people on G+ for a hangout! This week we have a great group of Photographers joining us including @102384669117825357195, @117681034834791918293, @106539835304510344813, @104723167398398004122, @104306683219947597418, and @114728245424310221692; Storyteller @113690413034777001392; along with our Special Musical Guest @104512939554821050751 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 loves to share screenshots of himself posted to the event!  You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH The player is embedded above. #ThatShowWithBillyWilson       #TSBWTSBW Variety Show #40: Photography & Fun along with Live Music from Danni Rosner ! (On Air Hangout)2013-01-05 04:00:00157  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,676Join me, +Thomas Hawk , +Alexia Sinclair, +Doug Kaye , +Todd Sisson +Dave Veffer   and more later today for a fun show!  We'll be talkin' photography.... taking Live questions... a great excuse to talk-photography around the New Year!   I've already gotten a few questions about How-To Fireworks shots, so we can go through that too while answering other questions. :) Watch live HERE (the embedded player will be in this event) or at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  Time:  7PM PT, 10PM ETShow #63: New Year's Eve Photo Show! 7PM PT, 10PM ET2013-01-01 04:00:00324  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome 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 03:00:00288  
The Giving Lens248,270+The Giving Lens Travel Photography Hour, Episode 3 is VERY excited to have the most powerful photography couple in the known universe, +Varina Patel and +Jay Patel as our featured guests! Varina and Jay joined The Giving Lens on our recent workshop in Nicaragua working with +Empowerment International and had such an amazing experience, they have agreed to lead the next Nicaragua workshop, February 2-9, 2013. We still have a few select spots open. Apply today! http://www.thegivinglens.com/workshops/tgl-nicaragua/ Join +Kate Siobhan Havercroft and +Michael Bonocore as we talk to the Patels about their experiences traveling the world in search of the amazing landscapes that they have captured in their careers. They will also share their tips and tricks on how to get those perfect photos. If you haven't looked through their Google+ photo albums, do yourself a favor and spend 30 minutes looking through today. Their work is incredible.  Have a question for the Patels, or want to have your travel photo critiqued by Varina, Jay, and TGL Founder, +Colby Brown? Please enter your questions as comments here on the event, or add your photo to the pool.  In the last 15 minutes of the show, the Patels and Colby will look over three random photos from you, the viewers, and give their thoughts as to what they like, and what they would have tried to improve upon. You must upload your photo to this event by 5:00 PM PST on Wednesday December 19th to be considered. And this month, we will be giving away a $50 gift certificate from our friends at +LensRentals.com to a viewer who asks a question or uploads a photo. Your question doesn't need to be asked by the host or your photo critiqued in order to be eligible. Simply submitting is your entry! The winner will be announced during the show, so stay tuned! As always, this episode will be recorded to view later on +The Giving Lens   YouTube Channel! Want to catch up on the first two episodes? Here they are!! http://youtu.be/cdgBN4s5wtkTGL's Travel Photography Hour Episode #32012-12-20 03:00:00129  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 16/12. _Please note, there is no theme this week!_ I would like to also welcome everyone to the new Community home of The Selfy Sunday Project, The Art of Self Portraiture. Selfy Sunday will definitely benefit from being part of this great community, co-owned by myself and the lovely +Lotus Carroll  Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____________ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-16 03:00:00224  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,676What's the latest with the CRAZY uptake in Google+ communities???  Join me, +Thomas Hawk  +Jan Kabili +Ricardo Lagos +Gino Barasa and more to talk about everything that's been happening.  In related news, we added a *BEST Photo of 2012* to the 15,000+ strong Photo Community on G+ -- go add your photo here!! :  https://plus.google.com/communities/101451257802046158545/stream/52fc7706-413e-4c3c-8560-1d5420a102a8  Live On-Air Hangout - Show #61: Google+ Communities JamFest!2012-12-11 04:00:00377  
Mathew Hanley22,028Upload as many as you like, just for fun showcase your workShow us your best shot2012-12-06 20:00:00254  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,676A great show! @104987932455782713675 @103519655975029093996 @118351515323229708433 and @103155291053045215105  will join us for a good old-fashioned hangout.  We'll see what everyone is up to and catch up with what's been happening lately in the world of photography )and our own little worlds)... As always, we'll be taking live questions via Google Moderator...  you can watch live here in Google+ or embedded at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  Starting LIVE at 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern. Moved an hour earlier due to scheduled Google Hangouts and Youtube maintenance tonight.Great Live Hangout #60! Gordon Laing from CameraLabs, Thomas Hawk and more!2012-12-04 03:00:00357  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *December 2/12* _PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOT FOR THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 25/12._ Theme: *Bond, James Bond!* I want to see Selfy's that are inspired by *007* and the James Bond films. Lots exotic locations, action packed chases as well as numerous villains and sexy leading ladies to offer inspiration here. Or just stick to a more general "SPY" or cloak and dagger noire theme. Either way it should be fun. _Props may come in handy here!_ ________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride    for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _____________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday    page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Dec. 2/122012-12-02 03:00:00179  
Billy Wilson1,547,101Thank you for all of the support each week during my weekly G+ variety show @108595299975404341987 ! The show brings together some of the most interesting people you can find on G+ for a hangout! This week we'll have joining us Vegan Cook @111394899846578281230; @106781555825688644780 who’s a source for Jewish Home Cooking and will be making Hanukkah latkes; Producer of a show on G+ @100720409235366385249; Intellectual Property Trial Attorney @104973761519912571719; Blogger @111707273404757375952; and Special Musical Guest @104839484726014993299 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 loves to share screenshots of himself posted to the event!  You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW Variety Show #35: Vegan & Jewish Cooking, G+ Shows, and Live Music from Ed Yother ! (On Air Hangout)2012-12-01 04:00:0099  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,676A special all-Europe show!  We switched around the time of the show for this special event!  Joining today are @102518365620075109973, @110258598415939907971, @112661262066626464523, @105390077271236874234,  +Serge Ramelli.  Thank you to +Dave Veffer  for setting everything up!   You can watch live here, or you can ask questions live over at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com -- see you soon!Trey's Variety Hour #59- All European Show - Special Euro Time! (8 PM London Time, not that the UK uses the Euro or anything...)2012-11-25 21:00:00253  
Billy Wilson1,547,101Thank you for all of the support each week during my weekly G+ variety show @108595299975404341987 ! The show brings together some of the most interesting people you can find on G+ for a hangout! This week we'll have joining us Nature Photographer @116043947632177598920; Photographer and Blogger @104987932455782713675; Photographer @110573952887886961621 who'll be showing us some behind the scenes for his Scavenger Hunt photos; Photographer @104635450513456833657; Photographer @107958599012052618167; Social Media Editor for @107462556458861279431 @117660105917761371824; and Special Musical Guest @104512939554821050751 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 loves to share screenshots of himself posted to the event!  You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW Variety Show #34: Photography, Thomas Hawk, SURFER Magazine, and Live Music from Danni Rosner ! (On Air Hangout)2012-11-24 04:00:00110  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,676Did you miss the first 57 episodes?  No problem.  This isn't like Lost, but the threads are just as confusing, so you can pick them up any time! Today we'll be sharing a bunch of new photos, checking out the new Nexus 4, and going in unexpected directions (as usual).  Joining me are +Elena Solomon, +Angela B. Pan, +Doug Kaye, +Tamara Pruessner, and +Gino Barasa... see you soon! We'll also be taking live questions using Google Moderator over at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com Trey's Variety Hour #58 - Photography Fun with Cool Peeps2012-11-20 04:00:00197  
The Giving Lens248,270@100069411030829210904 Travel Photography Hour, Episode 2 is just one week away! After a great first episode with  #TGLcambodia  workshop leader, @112957708071337353347, the November episode features World renowned travel photographer, @109596219054914376350! Join @110008116244179984313 and @106719979779567208605 as we talk to Ken about his tips and tricks on how to get those perfect photos in an exotic location. How often do you get to ask questions to a photographer who has had an image on the cover of National Geographic? Please make sure to post any question you may have for Ken, or about travel photography in general, here in the event comments. After an inspiring TGL trip to Cambodia in October, The Giving Lens team is travelling to Jordan later this month, where @109596219054914376350 and @113455290791279442483 share their knowledge with participants while travelling through Petra, The Dead Sea, the Wadi Rum Desert, and the beautiful city of Amman. Please feel free to ask us anything about this upcoming adventure!  *Want to have your travel photo critiqued by @109596219054914376350 and @113455290791279442483 ?* In the last 15 minutes of the show, Ken and Colby will look over three random photos from you, the viewers, and give their thoughts as to what they like, and what they would have tried to improve upon. You must upload your photo to this event by 5:00 PM PST on Wednesday November 14th to be considered. As always, this episode will be recorded to view later on @100069411030829210904 YouTube Channel! Want to catch up on the first episode? Here it is! http://youtu.be/cdgBN4s5wtk See you all on the 14th! TGL's Travel Photography Hour #22012-11-15 03:00:00106  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for November 11/12 This will be an "open" project this week so no theme. __________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride   for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffSelfy Sunday - Nov. 11, 20122012-11-11 03:00:00196  
Billy Wilson1,547,101A big thank you to all of those who watch, comment, and participate each week during my weekly on air G+ variety show @108595299975404341987 ! The show brings together some of the most interesting people you can find on G+ for a hangout! This week has a Blogging/Entrepreneurial Theme and we'll have joining us Founder of @100772154169283365457 @107968034479246754491; CEO of @111349608500505664040 @107982618909749811163; the Founder of RecommendedUsers.com @107383157816966336384; and Special Musical Guest @107158210554763556081 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. @111188574736819390850 loves to share screenshots of himself posted to the event!  You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW #32: Blogging/Entrepreneurial Theme; Founder of Bloginity Daniel Haim; Amanda Blain; Alireza Yavari; and Live Music from Max Lugavere! (On Air Hangout)2012-11-10 04:00:0094  
Isabelle Fortin27,221Some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow _Moustaches_ we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, We also encourage anyone who would like to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thanks so much ❤ Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember2012-11-02 00:00:00135  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for October 28/12 Theme: *Halloween* Show us some your best ghostly, ghoulish, monstrously good selfies or just have some fun with a costume or make-up.  A big thanks to +Christina Lawrie for let me use her fantastic selfy from last years SSP Halloween. This was one of our most creative Selfy Sundays from last year so looking forward to some over the top creativity with these shots. __________________________________ Thanks to +LaDonna Pride  like in the past she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 28, 20122012-10-28 02:00:00187  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 14/12 *Theme: Where is the Love* Show us what you love, who you love, how you love, an act of love or kindness, a passion, a desire, maybe a simple heartfelt wish but remember all within the context of a self portrait. ____________________________________ The past weeks SSP was incredible with 200 photos uploaded and the submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride  for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 14, 20122012-10-14 03:00:00158  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106Drink and Click™ ATX  kicks off October with a trip to Coyote Ugly http://www.coyoteuglysaloon.com/austin/ Are you ready to dance on the bar... or at least ready to photograph other people doing it? :) After we fall off the bar there a few times (or just around 9), we'll head over to The Red Eyed Fly http://www.redeyedfly.com and check out the band, Jimmy Jet's TV Set http://www.reverbnation.com/jimmyjetstvset . Afterwards we're off to The Handlebar http://goo.gl/dz6s1 - @113686253941057080055 would be proud of this Mustache Themed bar. I've heard they give out free mustaches, and have a rooftop with see saws! Who can say no to that? Not you, so RSVP and meet us at 8PM at Coyote Ugly!  This month's Drink and Click™ Challenge Theme (*with prizes! see below) is "Halloween" - anything creepy or dark will suffice - use your imagination. Please check out the Challenge Event rules/details and submit your photos here: http://goo.gl/zEYKz I promise I'll bring my vampire teeth out this Thursday, so be there!  As always, Drink and Click™ does not encourage drinking alcohol, so if you want to come and have juice or water, that is fine with us. We already have a few members who only enjoy non-alcoholic drinks. Just come have fun with us! *Please feel free to invite anybody you think would be interested to this Event!* 1st place prize this month is a free year of @118357019708110162087 (Business level account, $300 value)  2nd place prize is a camera bag from our friends at @100266938567862344330 (Over $120 value) 3rd place prize is a Powersnoot from @112303365927986450437 ($65 value)Drink and Click™ ATX Gets Coyote Ugly, Baby!2012-10-11 20:00:0065  
Tibby4,262The first episode of Tibby's new show is Thursday! On "That Show with Tibby" Tibby gathers together people in the pet community including Vets, Pet Specialists, Animal Bloggers, Interesting People's Pets, and Fun People surrounding the pet community. So far the first episode features @107982618909749811163's cat Pandora, cat lover @106031696199861256956; and @115417647399057026254 that will talk about eco-friendly products and should have some dogs around. Tibby looks forward to hearing from you when the show is live! The episode will be live on this event and the recording will be available immediately afterwards. TST #1: That Show with Tibby: Premier Episode! (On Air Hangout)2012-10-05 03:00:00115  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome 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  
The Giving Lens248,270The Giving Lens and @113455290791279442483 are proud to introduce a new monthly Google+ "On Air" hangout show, where we will cover everything related to photography, travelling, and most importantly, our main love, travel photography! Our first episode is set to be a great one. We have award winning travel photographer, @112957708071337353347 from www.BlameTheMonkey.com as our featured guest. Elia will talk about how he left the "real world" behind and devoted his life to trotting the globe and taking amazing photographs. We will also discuss how he captured the amazing "The Icelandic Aurora" photo (shown in the event header) or seen on his Google+ stream at https://plus.google.com/112957708071337353347/posts/h7fr4W5Xcqc So tune in tonight, where @113455290791279442483 @110008116244179984313  @106719979779567208605 @100968313568314999910 @112548541403272545854 @107625658878407076244 and @100275369366064591159 recommended locations, and much more!  We will be displaying the feed for the tonight's hangout at 7:00PM Pacific standard time. We will talk to Elia for an hour, and then have an open round table discussion afterwards.  Have a question you want us to ask on air? Just write it here in the comments before or during the broadcast. Hope to see you all there!TGL's Travel Photography Hour2012-09-27 04:00:00388  
Victor Bezrukov1,661,403 Hello everybody ! Another party in the Air - share it and invite more friends please ! We have a few simple rules to follow :     ----every uploaded image MUST be taken with 50MM LENS     ----only TWO ( 2 ) images per photographer - Respect your friends, they also need some spot !!!  lens - everything is going if exist the magic sign *"50mm"* on the body of lens !  Digital or Analog, Lensbaby is also 50mm ( except additional optic systems like 0.42, 35mm or Fish-eye)  subject - feel free for every subject and color, but of course all native attributes of 50mm lens like *Light, Crazy Focus, Dreamy Bokeh, Sharp Details, Cine Look* are highly appreciated !!   you can visit the previous Virtual Black and White Exhibition for inspiration : https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cm951q2luasr8ocommhm5h93s1o  Have a happy 50mm parting !50MM Virtual Photo-Party2012-09-23 20:00:00295  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,676A huge show!  We'll have on the Google Photos team to talk all about the news of the Google acquisition of Nik Software.  If you want to read more about this, see the article I released this morning at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2012/09/17/the-importance-of-google-acquiring-nik-software/  Who's joining us?  Many from the Google Photos team including @116594199576805510790 @110801010428787263936 @116040565882702717981 and maybe @108189587050871927619 too!  Also joining me is @104987932455782713675 who I'm sure has many hot opinions about this acquisition! Do you have questions?  Be sure to use Google Moderator over at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com -- We'll get that set up right when the show starts so we can take all your questions live...  Trey's Variety Hour #52: Google and Nik Software, BFF2012-09-18 04:00:00283  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome 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  
SmugMug46,986Date: September 7, 2012 Time: 9 PM EST (approximately 1 hour)   *Hang With SmugMug: Composition and the Thought-Process with Jay and Varina Patel*   Varina and Jay Patel will showcase a series of images and talk about how they think about composition on-location. They will talk about the basic ideas behind finding a pleasing composition, following (or breaking) compositional rules, and learning to understand how the viewer may interpret your images.   *Bios:*   Varina and Jay Patel are landscape photographers based in the United States. They travel regularly, photographing unique and remote locations, and exploring some of the most beautiful places on earth. Varina and Jay also teach workshops and webinars, write eBooks for beginning and advanced photographers, and speak in a variety of forums. Their award-winning work has appeared in a diverse collection of publications, including a 2012 National Geographic Calendar, Popular Photography Magazine, National Parks Magazine, and many more. To view their portfolios or learn more about photography, check out their websites, eBooks, and blog at the links below.   Varina Patel: www.photographybyvarina.com Jay Patel: www.jaypatelphotography.com eBooks: www.photographybyvarina.com/learn Blog: www.photographybyvarina.com/blogHang With SmugMug: Composition and the Thought-Process with Jay and Varina Patel2012-09-08 03:00:00107  
Kelli Seeger Kim1,291,551It's @112471890387110967375 's birthday!  (okay, well - technically, it's September 7.  But @117681034834791918293 and I couldn't wait any longer!) Anyone familiar with Karen will attest to the fact that she is all about peoples' passions.  What drives them.  What's in their hearts.   What better gift to give to her, than to share with her images that we feel represent our passion/soul/heart!.  Images that truly represent who we feel we are now - or the journey we are on (or traveled), in search of personal growth.   Maybe you have an image of yours that represents a style of photography that you feel a deep connection with. Maybe you have an image that marked a moment in your life that was particularly incredible for you - that touched you in a way that is significant.   We can have a lot of fun with this theme - the most important thing is that it comes from our heart.  :-) So feel free to upload images to this event, and tag them:   #SharingOurLightWithKarenHutton  Sharing Our Light With Karen Hutton (Happy Birthday, Karen!)2012-09-07 13:00:0057  
Google Local Austin354,707* RSVP HERE: https://sites.google.com/site/zagatax * In celebration of the first-ever Zagat Austin Shopping Survey, we've teamed up with TabbedOut and 101x to throw a rollicking happy hour, just for Austinites!   With free drinks flowing from Zagat, in-app offers from Tabbedout, the first NFL game on the big screen (go Cowboys!), and a live remote with Jason Dick of 101x, it's the best time you could have on a Wednesday. *TO GET IN, YOU MUST RSVP HERE (http://goo.gl/QeBJi) AND THEN DO AT LEAST 10 REVIEWS IN THE ZAGAT AUSTIN SHOPPING SURVEY!* We'll be checking names at the door, and if you haven't done your 10 reviews yet, you'll be sent to our computer stations, delaying your entry for the event.  Once inside, guests will enjoy drink tickets from Zagat to get you started, and then $3 off any $4 or more tab from TabbedOut.   _About Zagat:_ Zagat Survey® is based on the belief that the shared experiences of large numbers of users is inherently more accurate than the opinions of a few critics. Ratings capture the distinct qualities of an establishment on Zagat’s signature 30-point scale. Zagat editors summarize users’ feedback into concise reviews with high standards of accuracy. _About Tabbedout:_ www.Tabbedout.com is the free mobile app for iPhone and Andriod that lets you PAY your TAB with your PHONE. Skip the wait to pay your tab at participating bars and restaurants by opening a tab with Tabbedout. View your tab details in real time and leave when you are ready to go. Tabbedout puts you in control of when you pay your tab so you never miss out on a good time or leave your credit card at the bar. Don't have Tabbedout yet? Download & set it up now: Google Play: http://goo.gl/QJfrB      Apple Store: http://goo.gl/kV1wxATX Shopping & Foodie Happy Hour with Zagat, Tabbedout & 101x at the Dogwood!2012-09-05 17:30:0035  
Jeff Smith62,376Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 2/12 The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format. *There is no theme this week as we move to the event mode* I will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time. +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. *Selfy Sunday FAQ* can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check _there_ first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________________ *UPLOADING* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00243  
Billy Wilson1,547,101Another episode of my fun weekly show! I will have joining me the awesome fashion photographer @118234987237484711962; photographer and blogger @102476152658204495450; the fun @100454410388149159869; @109485737892460402457 who will be showing us something around the kitchen; and special musical guest @101411377894207658251 ! Chatroom: http://blyve.com/event/89ad2250b8c2d91e1e020000 The episode will be broadcast on my G+ stream: http://goo.gl/K9ICs and the video and recording will be posted to this event as well. Fashion, Kitchens, and more tomorrow on That Show with Billy Wilson #192012-08-11 04:00:0035  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,676Featuring Adobe's @100824715802751519764!   We'll be *giving away* my Lightroom Presets   http://www.stuckincustoms.com/lightroom-presets/ AND multiple copies of Lightroom 4!  Details on those giveaways to come soon! Also joining us will be @113097851206100618060 , @103155291053045215105 @115862341877834013198 @102528718122061029071 and other surprise guests!    Thanks again to @114092052797730247075 and @105248484118148978714 for the production support! :)Trey's Variety Hour #47: Lightroom Mania! (With Giveaways!)2012-08-07 04:00:00202  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106I'm here in the big city, baby! There is something about this place that just makes me restless… it's like that living pulse that seems to throb through the streets just gets inside of you and doesn't stop. I *love* it!  So, while I'm not sleeping much and sucking up everything I can, I figured I couldn't let my visit go by without a photowalk, and some of my local (super awesome) friends agreed. I know this is last minute notice, but sometimes that's just how it goes. So grab your cameras/phones and join me along with @108906879763321014176, @114056084994793924628, & @108527329601014444443 as we enjoy one another's company while doing what we love and do best. :) We'll meet at the High Line entrance on 16th at 5:15 and start walking at about 5:30. Rain gear optional. See you all there! :DNYC Photowalk with Lotus & Friends2012-07-31 17:15:0026  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106Join @107430862196617669986 and myself on June 30th for a Live, On-Air Hangout Concert with @110748045588517484202 in celebration of Google+ turning 1 Year Old! We'll be partying with the band in their studio and we want you all to rock out with us. :)  Be here on my account at 2:30 Central and check it out. We'll be ready to party, and you won't want to miss the performance by @110748045588517484202 - and they say they're giving a special gift to all their Google+ friends, so be there!On-Air Hangout Concert with Suite 7092012-06-30 21:30:0068  
Lotus Carroll1,775,106Has it been a year already? Yes it has! Let's celebrate the one year anniversary with an awesome photowalk! Join @107430862196617669986 and me for a walk - all skill levels, any kind of gear. Bring yourself, your camera/phone, and your good mood. We're blowing this mutha out. Meeting Spot: South Side of the Tower on the UT Campus, Downtown Austin Meeting Time: 10AM / Walk Start 10:30 Walk: From campus down to South Congress, ending at Guero's Taco Bar for drinks and lunch. What's that, you say? Party afterward? BUT OF COURSE. It's Austin! Join us at the Soco Studio for a party and live performance with @110748045588517484202 , drinks graciously provided by Spirit of Texas http://www.spiritoftx.com/. This is limited to the first 40 people who RSVP here: http://plancast.com/p/bxqz . The party will not be in walking distance from our stopping point, but we are arranging for cars to be available to get us all back to our vehicles (for those who joined the photo walk). Can't join us for the party but still want to groove to @110748045588517484202? Well, we've got you covered - we'll be broadcasting the entire performance and party via an On Air Hangout. It's a party, and in one way or another, you are all invited! BOOYAH. Tell your friends. :) #photowalkaustin   #photowalk   #GplusAnniversary  Google+ 1 Year Anniversary Photowalk in Austin Texas2012-06-30 17:00:0066  

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2016-01-05 16:19:39 (31 comments; 6 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for January 10th, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: No theme - it's your choice!
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, January 4th up until Monday morning, January 11th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.) 

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.

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

Any questions? We have many... more »

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2016-01-16 00:34:02 (0 comments; 19 reshares; 67 +1s)Open 

The Art of Self Portraiture Community wants to support and feature your images.

ASP was started here on Google+ back when communities were first introduced - we've been going strong for over 3 years! We're still having an amazing time with biweekly sharing events and monthly themed challenges.

Now, it is time to put out more life-lines to fully support our mission: to promote learning and sharing of artistic self portraiture, an expressive and often evocative art form. 

Where We Can Connect

Art of Self Portraiture Website: http://artofselfportraiture.com
Google+: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/972946162743959/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/selfportraiture
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/artofselfportraituremore »

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2015-12-22 18:33:34 (26 comments; 15 reshares; 349 +1s)Open 

magic lives on in the world
for as long as we choose to believe in it
and keep making it happen
for those whom we love.

I hope you all have a merry merry, happy happy, joy-filled holiday season!

Make your own seasonal self portrait this week and submit to our SSP Event here: https://goo.gl/Gm2tH9 and our monthly Challenge Event here: https://goo.gl/u4Jj8u
#selfportrait   #poetry   #family  
#merrychristmas   #happyholidays  


keep believing. ❤

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2016-02-10 01:48:17 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 97 +1s)Open 

lu·mi·nous ˈlo͞omənəs/
adjective

1. full of or shedding light; bright or shining, especially in the dark.
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this #onewordphoto  completely captured and edited with an #iPhone  using #creatic ,  #imageblender , and #retouch  apps.

lu·mi·nous ˈlo͞omənəs/
adjective

1. full of or shedding light; bright or shining, especially in the dark.
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this #onewordphoto  completely captured and edited with an #iPhone  using #creatic ,  #imageblender , and #retouch  apps.___

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2016-02-09 16:40:10 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 78 +1s)Open 

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

#selfportrait   #photography   #selfportraiture   #selfportraitsunday  

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

#selfportrait   #photography   #selfportraiture   #selfportraitsunday  ___

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2016-02-07 22:00:39 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 167 +1s)Open 

Livin' Life Like This :-D

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

Livin' Life Like This :-D

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

2016-02-07 21:51:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 60 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Self Portrait Sunday.

Added photos to Self Portrait Sunday.___

2016-02-07 00:10:57 (0 comments; 5 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

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

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

Here is where you enter your ONE "Interesting Angle / POV" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 29th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get youdi... more »

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

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

Here is where you enter your ONE "Interesting Angle / POV" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 29th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.

Tips & Inspiration

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

Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired.

If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything. 

Thanks to +Ricardo Williams for letting us use his image in the header!

Prizes

~1 Year +SmugMug Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features
(or comped value on current account)
~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for +BorrowLenses.com http://www.borrowlenses.com 
~+Think Tank Photo Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/OTECbM
~+Capturing Couture Discontinued Strap (shipping not included) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack

Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :)

There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen.

At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :)

Please Remember These Rules:

~Enter Only Your Own Work
~Enter Only ONE Photo
~Only SELF PORTRAITS
~Must adhere to this month's theme.
~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic
~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or Otherwise Offensive Content
~Photo Must Be Taken in February 2016 (EXIF data must reflect this)
~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months
~No More Than 3 Wins Total
~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact
~Circle Our Prize Sponsors
~No Trickery or Spamming
~We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants
~Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant

Share Your Work!

In order to be officially entered into the Challenge - you must enter your photo here on the Event. Please let us know if you have any difficulty doing this! We want to include all eligible images in the judging.

Aside from entering your image here, we also encourage you to share your work on other platforms, and let us know, so we can support your brilliance. :)

If you share your images on FB, Tumblr, Ello and Twitter also, you can follow us and tag the ASP accounts to have your work shared in those places (for this event and also any time).

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

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

You can also join our FB Group and share your images there, as well: 
FB Group: www.facebook.com/groups/972946162743959

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*Borrow Lenses Gift certificate codes applicable only to orders placed before their expiration dates. Gift certificate codes are for rentals only, are not transferable, are not valid on “for sale” items. Gift certificate codes are not stackable with any other coupon unless you are a BL member. BorrowLenses.com rental orders only ship to U.S. addresses and renters must possess a U.S. credit card.

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

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2016-02-06 17:11:10 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 129 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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2016-02-05 19:09:32 (10 comments; 5 reshares; 79 +1s)Open 

January Self Portrait Challenge Finalists!

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

We have 10 great photos from talented artists in the finalists pool getting all scifi on us! Everyone did such a good job. :-D Click through to the lightbox to see the names of the photographers tagged in the photos. (photos are cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked above)

Who will be chosen as the 4 winners for MONTH?  We'll announce the winners soon! Stay tuned...

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

January Self Portrait Challenge Finalists!

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

We have 10 great photos from talented artists in the finalists pool getting all scifi on us! Everyone did such a good job. :-D Click through to the lightbox to see the names of the photographers tagged in the photos. (photos are cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked above)

Who will be chosen as the 4 winners for MONTH?  We'll announce the winners soon! Stay tuned...

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

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Viewing this post but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, request to join here: 
Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ 
Facebook Group: https://goo.gl/WBnqpB
Membership requests must be approved. No "snapshot style" photography allowed.

You can also find us here:
Website: http://artofselfportraiture.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/artofselfportraiture
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture
Ello: https://ello.co/selfportraiture
Twitter: http://twitter.com/selfportraiture
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/artofselfportraiture
Tumblr: https://artofselfportraiture.tumblr.com

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

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2016-02-04 17:00:45 (5 comments; 5 reshares; 89 +1s)Open 

January Self Portrait Challenge Honorable Mentions

Here are the Honorable Mentions from the January "Science Fiction/Futuristic" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the submissions here: https://goo.gl/HiKIu9

The photos attached to this post were considered finalist contenders but were not eligible to win prizes because either they were created by moderators (we play but we aren't eligible to win!) or these photographers have won sometime in the past 6 months or 3 times total already. However, because these photos would go into the Finalists pool otherwise, I wanted them to get recognition, and so these are our Honorable Mentions. Well done! (Click to enlarge the photo and see who's tagged in them.)

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

Stay tuned to see who the... more »

January Self Portrait Challenge Honorable Mentions

Here are the Honorable Mentions from the January "Science Fiction/Futuristic" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the submissions here: https://goo.gl/HiKIu9

The photos attached to this post were considered finalist contenders but were not eligible to win prizes because either they were created by moderators (we play but we aren't eligible to win!) or these photographers have won sometime in the past 6 months or 3 times total already. However, because these photos would go into the Finalists pool otherwise, I wanted them to get recognition, and so these are our Honorable Mentions. Well done! (Click to enlarge the photo and see who's tagged in them.)

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

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

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

* * * * *

Viewing this post but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, request to join here: 
Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ 
Facebook Group: https://goo.gl/WBnqpB
Membership requests must be approved. No "snapshot style" photography allowed.

You can also find us here:
Website: http://artofselfportraiture.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/artofselfportraiture
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture
Ello: https://ello.co/selfportraiture
Twitter: http://twitter.com/selfportraiture
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/artofselfportraiture
Tumblr: https://artofselfportraiture.tumblr.com

#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #challenge   #photography   #sciencefiction   #scifi   #future   #scyfi    ___

2016-02-02 20:19:07 (9 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for February 7th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: No theme this week - do whatever you like!
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, February 1st up until Monday morning, February 8th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.) 

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.

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

Any questions? We have... more »

Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for February 7th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: No theme this week - do whatever you like!
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, February 1st up until Monday morning, February 8th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.) 

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.

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

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

Thank you to +Stefan Riss for letting us use his image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :)
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#selfportraitsunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait  
#selfysunday   #selfiesunday  ___

2016-01-31 22:11:22 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 83 +1s)Open 

Added photos to January Self Portrait Challenge: Science Fiction/Futuristic.

Added photos to January Self Portrait Challenge: Science Fiction/Futuristic.___

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2016-01-29 14:01:04 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 65 +1s)Open 

A Bit Different

This isn’t just a message for teachers, but for everyone. It’s a message of tolerance, of learning and accepting and working with the differences in others. It’s about helping, loving, providing, and allowing room for them in our world. It’s about lifting…

A Bit Different

This isn’t just a message for teachers, but for everyone. It’s a message of tolerance, of learning and accepting and working with the differences in others. It’s about helping, loving, providing, and allowing room for them in our world. It’s about lifting…___

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2016-01-27 14:02:52 (17 comments; 1 reshares; 114 +1s)Open 

You’ll Come In Peace, Or You’ll Leave In Pieces
prints available here, for a limited time:
https://lotuscarroll.smugmug.com/Self-Portraits/i-6zFpJ96 

Created for: Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/1JqepE
January Science Fiction/Futuristic Challenge: https://goo.gl/HiKIu9

I had a lot of fun creating this image! My setup was pretty simple:  I tacked an... (click through to article to read the rest)

#selfportrait   #photography   #loterlink  

You’ll Come In Peace, Or You’ll Leave In Pieces
prints available here, for a limited time:
https://lotuscarroll.smugmug.com/Self-Portraits/i-6zFpJ96 

Created for: Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/1JqepE
January Science Fiction/Futuristic Challenge: https://goo.gl/HiKIu9

I had a lot of fun creating this image! My setup was pretty simple:  I tacked an... (click through to article to read the rest)

#selfportrait   #photography   #loterlink  ___

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2016-01-27 01:24:07 (9 comments; 13 reshares; 226 +1s)Open 

Spread Your Wings And Fly

Spread Your Wings And Fly___

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2016-01-25 17:35:26 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 90 +1s)Open 

Science Fiction / Futuristic Self Portrait Sunday

I really loved seeing all the entries to yesterday's event - here's a mosaic of my favorites. There's a bit of cropping, but you can see they are all amazing! Click to enlarge the photo to see the photographers tagged in the images. To see the event and all the images, visit here: https://goo.gl/1JqepE

Great job, guys!

Submissions for #selfportraitsunday  are now closed, but if you'd still like to create an image for this theme, you're in luck - you have until the end of the month to enter the January Challenge with the same theme, here: https://goo.gl/HiKIu9

#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography   #challenge   #scifi   #sciencefiction   #futuristic  

Science Fiction / Futuristic Self Portrait Sunday

I really loved seeing all the entries to yesterday's event - here's a mosaic of my favorites. There's a bit of cropping, but you can see they are all amazing! Click to enlarge the photo to see the photographers tagged in the images. To see the event and all the images, visit here: https://goo.gl/1JqepE

Great job, guys!

Submissions for #selfportraitsunday  are now closed, but if you'd still like to create an image for this theme, you're in luck - you have until the end of the month to enter the January Challenge with the same theme, here: https://goo.gl/HiKIu9

#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography   #challenge   #scifi   #sciencefiction   #futuristic  ___

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2016-01-25 16:48:16 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 84 +1s)Open 

Fantastic!

First Contact

I almost didn't make it for the Self Portrait Sunday: Science Fiction / Futuristic theme curated by the awesome +Lotus Carroll and the moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture community (http://goo.gl/W69Ohj).

Travelling to this important meeting took me a while - good thing I had my camera with me.

Enjoy.

#selfportraitfeature #selfportrait #sciencefiction #firstcontact #alien #planet
___Fantastic!

2016-01-25 16:45:00 (21 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

I sure do wish it was possible to see the images in Events from my mobile device. Still.

I sure do wish it was possible to see the images in Events from my mobile device. Still.___

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2016-01-25 14:19:13 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 77 +1s)Open 

❤️✨

beeeee goooood

this week for Self portrait sunday (formerly known as selfy sunday) the theme is Science Fiction / Futuristic so i went a bit old school sci-fi with everyone's beloved alien E.T.

go over and check out what other's have created for this event and give it a try yourself even

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cl1pc4p8bdlub43elsinp48k8as

...enjoy

.___❤️✨

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2016-01-25 14:18:53 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 79 +1s)Open 

What lies in the shadows?

Self portrait
#selfportrait #selfie

#monochromemonday  +Monochrome Monday 
+All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas and +Giuseppe Petruzzella
#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster  +Frank Nöthe___What lies in the shadows?

2016-01-25 00:23:48 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 89 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Self Portrait Sunday: Science Fiction / Futuristic.

Added photos to Self Portrait Sunday: Science Fiction / Futuristic.___

2016-01-25 00:22:07 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 76 +1s)Open 

Beautiful!
#selfportraitsunday   #selfportrait  
https://goo.gl/1JqepE

Added photos to Self Portrait Sunday: Science Fiction / Futuristic.___Beautiful!
#selfportraitsunday   #selfportrait  
https://goo.gl/1JqepE

2016-01-24 22:31:16 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 87 +1s)Open 

<3
#selfportraitsunday   #selfportrait  
https://goo.gl/1JqepE

Added photos to Self Portrait Sunday: Science Fiction / Futuristic.___<3
#selfportraitsunday   #selfportrait  
https://goo.gl/1JqepE

2016-01-24 22:26:04 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

A little cyborg-eye action? Awesome!
#selfportraitsunday   #selfportrait  
https://goo.gl/1JqepE

Added photos to Self Portrait Sunday: Science Fiction / Futuristic.___A little cyborg-eye action? Awesome!
#selfportraitsunday   #selfportrait  
https://goo.gl/1JqepE

2016-01-24 18:54:02 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 70 +1s)Open 

Greg's bringin' back #bullettime ! Rock on.
#selfportraitsunday   #selfportrait  

Added photos to Self Portrait Sunday: Science Fiction / Futuristic.___Greg's bringin' back #bullettime ! Rock on.
#selfportraitsunday   #selfportrait  

2016-01-24 18:51:47 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 100 +1s)Open 

Amazing - Beam Me Up! 
#selfportraitsunday   #selfportrait  

Added photos to Self Portrait Sunday: Science Fiction / Futuristic.___Amazing - Beam Me Up! 
#selfportraitsunday   #selfportrait  

2016-01-24 18:23:43 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 58 +1s)Open 

What an excellent take on the Science-Fiction/Futuristic #selfportraitsunday  and #selfportrait  challenge theme! 

Added photos to Self Portrait Sunday: Science Fiction / Futuristic.___What an excellent take on the Science-Fiction/Futuristic #selfportraitsunday  and #selfportrait  challenge theme! 

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2016-01-22 18:58:46 (8 comments; 4 reshares; 146 +1s)Open 

Winter In Her Heart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSvyIJlcFR0

Winter In Her Heart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSvyIJlcFR0___

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2016-01-19 20:28:10 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 93 +1s)Open 

Madness in motion. ;-) Have you created a motion self portrait? Show me!

#selfportrait #photography   #loterlink  

Madness in motion. ;-) Have you created a motion self portrait? Show me!

#selfportrait #photography   #loterlink  ___

2016-01-18 17:56:47 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for January 24th, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: Science Fiction (ScyFi) / Futuristic
This is also the theme of this month's challenge, so whatever you create for this event can also be submitted to that one - wooo! (see here: https://goo.gl/HiKIu9)

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, January 18th up until Monday morning, January 25th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.) 

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.

As always, have some fun!
Everyone is lookingf... more »

Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for January 24th, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: Science Fiction (ScyFi) / Futuristic
This is also the theme of this month's challenge, so whatever you create for this event can also be submitted to that one - wooo! (see here: https://goo.gl/HiKIu9)

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, January 18th up until Monday morning, January 25th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.) 

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.

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

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

Thank you to Diana Diaz-Stenstrom (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dye) for letting us use her image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :)
_

#selfportraitsunday   #SPS   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography   #scyfi   #sciencefiction   #future  

PS: You may have noticed that we've made a small shift and are calling this "Self Portrait Sunday" now rather than "Selfie Sunday Project" - this was discussed by the moderators over several months time, and ultimately, we made the decision that this is much more inline with the mission of our community. We want to promote the learning and sharing of self portraiture as an art form - our tagline is "Go Beyond the Selfie" - so let's go all-in on making great, high quality art! <3___

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2016-01-16 00:34:02 (0 comments; 19 reshares; 67 +1s)Open 

The Art of Self Portraiture Community wants to support and feature your images.

ASP was started here on Google+ back when communities were first introduced - we've been going strong for over 3 years! We're still having an amazing time with biweekly sharing events and monthly themed challenges.

Now, it is time to put out more life-lines to fully support our mission: to promote learning and sharing of artistic self portraiture, an expressive and often evocative art form. 

Where We Can Connect

Art of Self Portraiture Website: http://artofselfportraiture.com
Google+: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/972946162743959/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/selfportraiture
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/artofselfportraituremore »

The Art of Self Portraiture Community wants to support and feature your images.

ASP was started here on Google+ back when communities were first introduced - we've been going strong for over 3 years! We're still having an amazing time with biweekly sharing events and monthly themed challenges.

Now, it is time to put out more life-lines to fully support our mission: to promote learning and sharing of artistic self portraiture, an expressive and often evocative art form. 

Where We Can Connect

Art of Self Portraiture Website: http://artofselfportraiture.com
Google+: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/972946162743959/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/selfportraiture
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/artofselfportraiture
Ello: https://ello.co/selfportraiture
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artofselfportraiture Tumblr: http://artofselfportraiture.tumblr.com


Please follow us where you can so we can also find you! In all of these places, we'll do our best to follow back authentic, relevant accounts and to support your #selfportait  shares and posts - mention us and hashtag when you can, to make it easier for us even to find you and your best work.

We'll also be featuring exceptional self portrait work in places like the website, Facebook, Ello, Twitter, and Instagram. If you'd like to be featured, make a post here on Google+ and use the hashtag #selfportraitfeature  - make sure to include your name as you'd like it attributed, Instagram and/or Twitter handle (for features on those sites) and a website for attribution, if you like.

If you have a relevant tutorial or other product that you'd like us to feature on the website or elsewhere, please send an email to our artofselfportraiture gmail account.

Let me know here, or via the contact form on the website, if you have any requests or suggestions.

See you in your self portraits, my friends! <3

#artofselfportraiture   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #fineart   #photography  ___

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2016-01-14 19:52:10 (15 comments; 7 reshares; 242 +1s)Open 

Always.
____________________________
In Memoriam: Alan Rickman.

Always.
____________________________
In Memoriam: Alan Rickman.___

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2016-01-12 21:10:08 (16 comments; 8 reshares; 295 +1s)Open 

We Live And Die In Every Moment

We Live And Die In Every Moment___

2016-01-10 18:18:55 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 92 +1s)Open 

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

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

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2016-01-08 15:54:13 (10 comments; 4 reshares; 120 +1s)Open 

December "Tis the Season" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Ralph Mendoza 
Second Place: +Nynke B 
Third Place: +Andrea Martinez 
Fourth Place: +Phil Ficarra 

You can see their photos below - all wonderful representations of the end of year season through their eyes.
photos are cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked below

The winners got prizes from our sponsors, and their photos will be featured in the Winners Category at The Art of Self Portraiture Community http://goo.gl/qc7VO Ralph's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

Big thanks to all of our fantastic December sponsors, +SmugMug, +Think Tank Photo, +Capturing Couture, &+Bo... more »

December "Tis the Season" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Ralph Mendoza 
Second Place: +Nynke B 
Third Place: +Andrea Martinez 
Fourth Place: +Phil Ficarra 

You can see their photos below - all wonderful representations of the end of year season through their eyes.
photos are cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked below

The winners got prizes from our sponsors, and their photos will be featured in the Winners Category at The Art of Self Portraiture Community http://goo.gl/qc7VO Ralph's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

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

Great job to everyone who submitted an image and thanks for participating! You can see the finalists here: https://goo.gl/MVhcvz, honorable mentions here: https://goo.gl/zG4DJm, and all photo submissions and the event here: https://goo.gl/u4Jj8u

Are you ready for the next Challenge? It's already up - view it here: https://goo.gl/HiKIu9

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Viewing this post but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, request to join here: 
Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ 
Facebook Group: https://goo.gl/WBnqpB

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

#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography   #challenge   #tistheseason    ___

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2016-01-08 13:00:40 (12 comments; 3 reshares; 80 +1s)Open 

Back in 2013, I did a 52 Self Portrait Project – every week, I created a new self portrait. It doesn’t seem taxing when you think it’s just one thing to do a week… but some weeks, it was hard to accomplish! I’m really glad I did it, though; I think I grew tremendously in skill and understanding of creating images that year because of my dedication to that project.

Recently, there was some interest by others in a source for weekly self portrait themes to try, so I decided to help out and create a list of 52 Self Portrait Themes that can be used for 2016.

Click through to the post below for the list. :)

#loterlink   #52selfportraits   #selfportraiture  

Back in 2013, I did a 52 Self Portrait Project – every week, I created a new self portrait. It doesn’t seem taxing when you think it’s just one thing to do a week… but some weeks, it was hard to accomplish! I’m really glad I did it, though; I think I grew tremendously in skill and understanding of creating images that year because of my dedication to that project.

Recently, there was some interest by others in a source for weekly self portrait themes to try, so I decided to help out and create a list of 52 Self Portrait Themes that can be used for 2016.

Click through to the post below for the list. :)

#loterlink   #52selfportraits   #selfportraiture  ___

2016-01-07 22:03:28 (21 comments; 6 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: "Science Fiction/Futuristic". What this means is up to you, as long as it fits in some understandable way: hoverboards, aliens, astronauts, killer robots from Mars - all sounds good to me! Have fun and be creative!

Here is where you enter your ONE "Science Fiction/Futuristic" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.

Tips & Inspiration

I've curated a gallery of really excellent images that fit this theme, and hope they help inspire you. View... more »

This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: "Science Fiction/Futuristic". What this means is up to you, as long as it fits in some understandable way: hoverboards, aliens, astronauts, killer robots from Mars - all sounds good to me! Have fun and be creative!

Here is where you enter your ONE "Science Fiction/Futuristic" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.

Tips & Inspiration

I've curated a gallery of really excellent images that fit this theme, and hope they help inspire you. View here: https://goo.gl/YQjjYq

Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired.

If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.
 
We also have a (closed) FB group here: https://goo.gl/WBnqpB
[FB group requires membership request; approval requires agreement of community guidelines and possibly a sample of your work.]

Thanks to Diana Diaz-Stenstrom for letting us use her image in the header! You can see more of her work here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dye

Prizes

~1 Year +SmugMug Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features
(or comped value on current account)
~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for +BorrowLenses.com http://www.borrowlenses.com 
~+Think Tank Photo Citywalker 10 https://goo.gl/D0ag3j
~+Capturing Couture Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com

Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :)

There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen.

At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :)

Please Remember These Rules:

~Enter Only Your Own Work
~Enter Only ONE Photo
~Only SELF PORTRAITS
~Must adhere to this month's theme.
~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic
~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or Otherwise Offensive Content
~Photo Must Be Taken in January 2016 (EXIF data must reflect this)
~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months
~No More Than 3 Wins Total
~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact
~Circle Our Prize Sponsors
~No Trickery or Spamming
~We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants
~Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant

*Borrow Lenses Gift certificate codes applicable only to orders placed before their expiration dates. Gift certificate codes are for rentals only, are not transferable, are not valid on “for sale” items. Gift certificate codes are not stackable with any other coupon unless you are a BL member. BorrowLenses.com rental orders only ship to U.S. addresses and renters must possess a U.S. credit card.___

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2016-01-07 01:34:06 (10 comments; 3 reshares; 109 +1s)Open 

December Self Portrait Challenge Finalists!

Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community chose finalists from the December "Tis the Season" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the awesome submissions here: https://goo.gl/u4Jj8u and Honorable Mentions can be seen here: https://goo.gl/zG4DJm

We have 10 great photos from talented artists in the finalists pool celebrating the season! Click through to the lightbox to see the names of the photographers tagged in the photos.

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

Who will be chosen as the 4 winners for December?  We'll announce the winners soon! Stay tuned...

Thanks to our December prize sponsor, +BorrowLenses.com, +Capturing Couture, +SmugMug, & +Think Tank Photo! We love their products and services andap... more »

December Self Portrait Challenge Finalists!

Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community chose finalists from the December "Tis the Season" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the awesome submissions here: https://goo.gl/u4Jj8u and Honorable Mentions can be seen here: https://goo.gl/zG4DJm

We have 10 great photos from talented artists in the finalists pool celebrating the season! Click through to the lightbox to see the names of the photographers tagged in the photos.

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

Who will be chosen as the 4 winners for December?  We'll announce the winners soon! Stay tuned...

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

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Viewing this post but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, request to join here: 
Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ 
Facebook Group: https://goo.gl/WBnqpB

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

#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography   #challenge   #tistheseason  ___

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2016-01-05 17:26:23 (11 comments; 4 reshares; 128 +1s)Open 

December Self Portrait Challenge Honorable Mentions

Here are the Honorable Mentions from the December "Tis the Season" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the submissions here: https://goo.gl/u4Jj8u

The photos attached to this post were considered finalist contenders but were not eligible to win prizes because either they were created by moderators (we play but we aren't eligible to win!) or these photographers have won sometime in the past 6 months or 3 times total already. However, because these photos would go into the Finalists pool otherwise, I wanted them to get recognition, and so these are our Honorable Mentions. Well done! (Click to enlarge the photo and see who's tagged in them.)

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

Stay tuned to see who the fantastic... more »

December Self Portrait Challenge Honorable Mentions

Here are the Honorable Mentions from the December "Tis the Season" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the submissions here: https://goo.gl/u4Jj8u

The photos attached to this post were considered finalist contenders but were not eligible to win prizes because either they were created by moderators (we play but we aren't eligible to win!) or these photographers have won sometime in the past 6 months or 3 times total already. However, because these photos would go into the Finalists pool otherwise, I wanted them to get recognition, and so these are our Honorable Mentions. Well done! (Click to enlarge the photo and see who's tagged in them.)

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

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

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

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Viewing this post but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, request to join here: 
Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ 
Facebook Group: https://goo.gl/WBnqpB

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

#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography   #challenge   #tistheseason  ___

2016-01-05 16:19:39 (31 comments; 6 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for January 10th, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: No theme - it's your choice!
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, January 4th up until Monday morning, January 11th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.) 

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.

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

Any questions? We have many... more »

Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for January 10th, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: No theme - it's your choice!
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, January 4th up until Monday morning, January 11th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.) 

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.

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

Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj
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#selfportraitsunday   #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography  ___

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2015-12-31 19:24:32 (15 comments; 5 reshares; 146 +1s)Open 

This is one of my "least liked" images posted in 2015, but it means a lot to me (the words I included follow).

just when it feels as if nobody else
has carved out their heart
painfully, repeatedly,
like you have,
you open your eyes and realize:
we all do this,
over and over again,

for better or worse.

That moment, one of realization, healing, and growth, was among those I'd actually call my best of the year. It was the tip of an understanding that I've fleshed out further with more consideration and meditation, one that really caught fire when some of Pema Chödrön's words touched right at what I was feeling (see here: https://goo.gl/LOIyJ4). The way I see it, my "best" images and posts are ones that involved the most personal growth or when I shared with, learned from, or connected with others on anemo... more »

This is one of my "least liked" images posted in 2015, but it means a lot to me (the words I included follow).

just when it feels as if nobody else
has carved out their heart
painfully, repeatedly,
like you have,
you open your eyes and realize:
we all do this,
over and over again,

for better or worse.

That moment, one of realization, healing, and growth, was among those I'd actually call my best of the year. It was the tip of an understanding that I've fleshed out further with more consideration and meditation, one that really caught fire when some of Pema Chödrön's words touched right at what I was feeling (see here: https://goo.gl/LOIyJ4). The way I see it, my "best" images and posts are ones that involved the most personal growth or when I shared with, learned from, or connected with others on an emotional level.

What is the "best" thing you made or did this past year? I hate picking favorites of anything, so forgive me for asking this assholish question. I believe that even if you don't answer it, though, just thinking about it is a great thing to do. I bet it activates some interesting pathways in your brain.

Your best work might be the piece your wrote that was the hardest for you to publish because it made you feel so vulnerable (or one that you didn't publish at all but that brought you great healing). It might be the image you created to memorialize the life of someone who affected you in a profound way, or the garden you planted to celebrate your wonderful, miraculous life, or even that bread you baked that your kids loved so much they asked you to make it every week. Or something else, entirely...

Here's a thought that I wanted to share with all of you as we close down this year and leap into the next (hopefully with wild abandon and hope!): You can be successful without being lauded by others (or striking it rich) and "likes" are only as important as we make them in our hearts. I'm a firm believer that it's a nice feeling to be appreciated by our peers, for sure, but that our greatness is not defined by the acknowledgment of others - it's inherent in the meaning and passion of our lives and the things we create, share, give and teach to others.

Here's to creating your best 2016 (and beyond) with the broad strokes of nothing more than your own heart.

<3___

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2015-12-29 20:08:39 (9 comments; 18 reshares; 295 +1s)Open 

"the right time"
is one of many
imaginary things
like pink elephants
or too much wine
conceivable
but unattainable
there is only
the time you are in
here, now
so go for it
throw your crazy heart
at the world
every damn day
grow wild and strong
dance in the wind
reach for the sky
stand tall and
do your thing
and then
let your petals
fall where they may.

____________________________________________
#ibelieveinwords   #poetry   #iphone  

"the right time"
is one of many
imaginary things
like pink elephants
or too much wine
conceivable
but unattainable
there is only
the time you are in
here, now
so go for it
throw your crazy heart
at the world
every damn day
grow wild and strong
dance in the wind
reach for the sky
stand tall and
do your thing
and then
let your petals
fall where they may.

____________________________________________
#ibelieveinwords   #poetry   #iphone  ___

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2015-12-22 18:33:34 (26 comments; 15 reshares; 349 +1s)Open 

magic lives on in the world
for as long as we choose to believe in it
and keep making it happen
for those whom we love.

I hope you all have a merry merry, happy happy, joy-filled holiday season!

Make your own seasonal self portrait this week and submit to our SSP Event here: https://goo.gl/Gm2tH9 and our monthly Challenge Event here: https://goo.gl/u4Jj8u
#selfportrait   #poetry   #family  
#merrychristmas   #happyholidays  


keep believing. ❤

magic lives on in the world
for as long as we choose to believe in it
and keep making it happen
for those whom we love.

I hope you all have a merry merry, happy happy, joy-filled holiday season!

Make your own seasonal self portrait this week and submit to our SSP Event here: https://goo.gl/Gm2tH9 and our monthly Challenge Event here: https://goo.gl/u4Jj8u
#selfportrait   #poetry   #family  
#merrychristmas   #happyholidays  


keep believing. ❤___

2015-12-21 21:05:30 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for December 27th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: 'Tis the Season / Holiday
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, December 21st up until Monday morning, December 28th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.) 

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.

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

Any questions? We have... more »

Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for December 27th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: 'Tis the Season / Holiday
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, December 21st up until Monday morning, December 28th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.) 

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.

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

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

Thank you to +Jake Johnson for letting us use his "Bad Santa" image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :)
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#selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #holiday   #christmas   #seasonal  


PS: Our monthly Challenge for December has the same theme, so you can use the photo you shoot for this SSP Event as your Challenge submission too, if you like! The Challenge Event is here: https://goo.gl/u4Jj8u___

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2015-12-10 21:03:38 (16 comments; 7 reshares; 318 +1s)Open 

Who Taught You How To Love Like This?

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#selfportrait   #monochrome  

Who Taught You How To Love Like This?

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#selfportrait   #monochrome  ___

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2015-12-09 16:56:55 (11 comments; 3 reshares; 163 +1s)Open 

November "Morning Story" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Christopher Germano 
Second Place: +Piotr Edelman 
Third Place: +Max Kotchouro 
Fourth Place: +Corey Gibson 

You can see their photos below, and learn a bit about each of them from their morning stories. :)
photos are cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked below

The winners got prizes from our sponsors, and their photos will be featured in the Winners Category at The Art of Self Portraiture Community http://goo.gl/qc7VO Christopher's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

Big thanks to all of our fantastic November sponsors, +Think Tank Photo, +BorrowLenses.com, +SmugMug, &+Ca... more »

November "Morning Story" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Christopher Germano 
Second Place: +Piotr Edelman 
Third Place: +Max Kotchouro 
Fourth Place: +Corey Gibson 

You can see their photos below, and learn a bit about each of them from their morning stories. :)
photos are cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked below

The winners got prizes from our sponsors, and their photos will be featured in the Winners Category at The Art of Self Portraiture Community http://goo.gl/qc7VO Christopher's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

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

Great job to everyone who submitted an image and thanks for participating! You can see the finalists here: https://goo.gl/2Takvj, honorable mentions here: https://goo.gl/m1KTyZ, and all photo submissions and the event here: https://goo.gl/iRm9GW

Are you ready for the next Challenge? It's already up - view it here: https://goo.gl/u4Jj8u

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Viewing this post but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, request to join here: 
Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ 
Facebook Group: https://goo.gl/WBnqpB

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

#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography   #challenge   #morningstory  ___

2015-12-08 03:23:22 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Welcome 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?... more »

Welcome 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 +Tim Haley 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. :)
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#selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography  ___

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2015-12-05 21:34:38 (9 comments; 7 reshares; 126 +1s)Open 

November Self Portrait Challenge Finalists!

Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community chose finalists from the December "Morning Story" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the awesome submissions here: https://goo.gl/iRm9GW and Honorable Mentions can be seen here: https://goo.gl/m1KTyZ

We have 10 great photos from talented artists in the finalists pool telling us their morning story! Click through to the lightbox to see the names of the photographers tagged in the photos.

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

Who will be chosen as the 4 winners for November?  We'll announce the winners soon! Stay tuned...

Thanks to our November prize sponsors, +SmugMug, +Think Tank Photo, +Capturing Couture, & +BorrowLenses.com! We love their products andser... more »

November Self Portrait Challenge Finalists!

Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community chose finalists from the December "Morning Story" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the awesome submissions here: https://goo.gl/iRm9GW and Honorable Mentions can be seen here: https://goo.gl/m1KTyZ

We have 10 great photos from talented artists in the finalists pool telling us their morning story! Click through to the lightbox to see the names of the photographers tagged in the photos.

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

Who will be chosen as the 4 winners for November?  We'll announce the winners soon! Stay tuned...

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

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Viewing this post but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, request to join here: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ 
We also have a FB Group here: https://goo.gl/WBnqpB

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

#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography   #challenge   #morningstory   ___

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2015-12-03 01:08:12 (8 comments; 11 reshares; 328 +1s)Open 

A Disappointing Signal To Noise Ratio

#sunset   #cityscape  

A Disappointing Signal To Noise Ratio

#sunset   #cityscape  ___

2015-12-02 20:19:09 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

This 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... more »

This 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 +Shantha Marie Fountain for letting us use a modified version of her image in the header this month!

Prizes

~1 Year +SmugMug Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features
(or comped value on current account)
~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for +BorrowLenses.com http://www.borrowlenses.com 
~+Think Tank Photo Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/OTECbM
~+Capturing Couture Discontinued Strap 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 December 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 expiration dates. Gift certificate codes are for rentals only, are not transferable, are not valid on “for sale” items. Gift certificate codes are not stackable with any other coupon unless you are a BL member. BorrowLenses.com rental orders only ship to U.S. addresses and renters must possess a U.S. credit card.___

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2015-12-02 02:03:40 (15 comments; 12 reshares; 263 +1s)Open 

Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.
~Pema Chödrön

#selfportrait   #sunset   #quote  

Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.
~Pema Chödrön

#selfportrait   #sunset   #quote  ___

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2015-12-01 23:35:16 (7 comments; 4 reshares; 163 +1s)Open 

November Self Portrait Challenge Honorable Mentions

Here are the Honorable Mentions from the November "Morning Story" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the submissions here: https://goo.gl/iRm9GW

The photos attached to this post were considered finalist contenders but were not eligible to win prizes because either they were created by moderators (we play but we aren't eligible to win!) or these photographers have won sometime in the past 6 months or 3 times total already. However, because these photos would go into the Finalists pool otherwise, I wanted them to get recognition, and so these are our Honorable Mentions. Well done! (Click to enlarge the photo and see who's tagged in them.)

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

Stay tuned to see who the fantastic... more »

November Self Portrait Challenge Honorable Mentions

Here are the Honorable Mentions from the November "Morning Story" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the submissions here: https://goo.gl/iRm9GW

The photos attached to this post were considered finalist contenders but were not eligible to win prizes because either they were created by moderators (we play but we aren't eligible to win!) or these photographers have won sometime in the past 6 months or 3 times total already. However, because these photos would go into the Finalists pool otherwise, I wanted them to get recognition, and so these are our Honorable Mentions. Well done! (Click to enlarge the photo and see who's tagged in them.)

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

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

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

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Viewing this post but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, request to join here: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ 

We also have a FB Group here: https://goo.gl/WBnqpB

Membership requests must be approved. No "snapshot style" photography allowed. If your request goes unanswered, this is a bug. Please contact me directly via email: thelotuscarroll@gmail.com

#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #challenge   #photography   #morning   ___

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