I decided to create the “motion” self portrait from my #52selfportraits list this past Sunday. Turns out, I made more than one that I liked, so why not spam you with several? *wink*
“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.”
Have you created a motion self portrait? Show me!
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. Inadvertently, creating the list has inspired me to jump in harder than I have in the past couple of years, again. Now, I’m not saying I’m going to do all 52 of these… but I will definitely do many of them. If you’d like to join me in some or all of these weekly themes, I’d be delighted! I’m including the list in this post. I would also love it if, any time you create one of these, you share it with me somehow (links here or ping me on social media where your work is). I don’t have any rules, so do whatever you want. You can do them all out of order if you feel like it – whatever.
52 Self Portrait Themes for 2016
03: Science Fiction / Futuristic
11: Imitate a Classic Painting
13: Altered Perspective
17: In Bloom
21: Big World (make yourself tiny)
22: Long Exposure
24: Greek Mythology
25: Alter Ego
29: Close Up
30: Dude, It’s, Like, Totally 80s. Duh.
33: The World Around Me
34: Imitate an Icon
38: Vintage (age yourself)
46: From A Distance
There will also continue to be bi-weekly “Selfie Sunday Project” Events (some have themes and some don’t) and Monthly Challenge Events (with themes, and prizes!) hosted by The Art of Self Portraiture Community. If you’d like to be aware of these when they happen, circle me on G+ (I post them all there) and/or join the Art of Self Portraiture Community on Google+ or Group on Facebook.
See you in your self portraits, my friends! <3
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Congratulations to the winners of last month’s Self Portrait Challenge!
You can see their photos below – wonderful examples of Cinematic Photography!
photos are slightly cropped for the purpose of the mosaic – you can view the originals in the event linked below
The winners got prizes and their photos will be featured in the Winners Category at The Art of Self Portraiture Community http://goo.gl/qc7VO
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Great job to everyone who submitted an image and thanks for participating! You can see the finalists here: http://goo.gl/r3hlTv, honorable mentions here: http://goo.gl/5RwhZH, and all photo submissions and the event here: http://goo.gl/R6BksF
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