Mini Challenge #97 (SP)

lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote GrinnerRegistered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
edited June 28, 2010 in The Dgrin Challenges
Ok I've thought long and hard about this mini challenge. I know it's been done before but it was done way before I joined and I figured it was time again.

Artists have been doing self-portraits for centuries in many mediums, from paintings, sculptures, daguerreotypes/photography. It is a provocative experience and something most are not comfortable with, I hope to take you out of your comfort zone. For those in a rut, this is a great opportunity to jump back into photography, for those who are always the photographer and never the subject, here's your chance to change that. For those of you who already excell at this, I am here to learn from you.

Remember the rules, post up to three--my fervent hope is that you will post two you already have and will do a new one for this challenge--it's not a must, but a wish. I myself will contribute a new one for the challenge as a learning experience.

Remember no nudity allowed--HOWEVER, I think that nude selfportraits should be a part of this challenge, for the brave soul willing to tackle it. So if you are willing, I'm all eyes--just post the link to your post in "go figure" or let me know the title of your post and I will look in Go Figure.

I will share 3 of my self-portraits as an example.

Self portrait with someone
This is one I will treasure down the road--taken on a sick day for my little boy, who had a miraculous recovery.
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body parts
I know I will look back on this shot when I'm holding my great grandkids and smile.
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Storytelling
Taken at the height of my panic attack--when I signed up for little league coaching for the first time in my life and realized I was in over my head.
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The Challenge will run from now until 8:00 a.m. EST June 28th.
Here is is the link for the mini challenge (quick links) for any questions :
http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=168929

Thank you for your participation. I look forward to your posts.


Liz A.
Liz A.
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Comments

  • WhatSheSawWhatSheSaw Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,221 Major grins
    edited June 10, 2010
    My first SP that I have ever been happy with!

    #1
    Do I know you?
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    Editted to add: I love that set of 4. Classic!

    I'll see if I can get another couple to add here.

    New entry:

    #2
    Huh? OMG! Do I know anything?
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    #3
    Creating Potato Head
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    While doing this, I realized that I have my father's nose. Yikes!

    Edit: Potato Head is just for fun and reference.

    Potato Head
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    Thanks for a great challenge, Liz! I really had fun with it!
  • silversx80silversx80 I like noise Registered Users Posts: 604 Major grins
    edited June 10, 2010
    Did both of these for DSS challenges:

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    - Joe
    http://silversx80.smugmug.com/
    Olympus E-M5, 12-50mm, 45mm f/1.8
    Some legacy OM lenses and an OM-10
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 7,170 moderator
    edited June 10, 2010
    I used myself alot of times as a model as its hard to get others...
    1. Smile (my most recent)..
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    2. Working fool...
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    3. Always dreaming...
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  • Wil DavisWil Davis Thaumaturgist… Registered Users Posts: 1,692 Major grins
    edited June 10, 2010
    Three From The Vaults…
    Circa mid 1970's: Minolta XM-1, 50mm f1.4 Rokkor, Kodachrome 25:

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    What a difference 35 years make!

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    2010-06-06:

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    "…………………" - Marcel Marceau
  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Registered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
    edited June 10, 2010
    FANTASTIC posts so far iloveyou.gif. I was pleasantly surprised by the quick response.

    I'll hold off on commenting until the end.

    Whatshesaw. I hope you do come back and add more:)

    Thanks guys.
    Liz A.
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  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Registered Users Posts: 933 Major grins
    edited June 10, 2010
    Also from a previous DSS:

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    OK. Just realized that I (somewhat inadvertently) met the challenge to take a new SP during the MC run. I set up a soft box and reflector to take a headshot for a friend (who is going to work on a new TV show for Oprah) and took a test shot. So here is my second one.

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    uosuıɥ ƃǝɹƃ
    ackdoc.com
  • anonymouscubananonymouscuban Inner Tube Pilot Porter Ranch, CaliforniaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 4,586 Major grins
    edited June 10, 2010
    OK... I will play. I will even throw a nude into the mix. Qarik should enjoy them. He's asked before to post more pics with my shirt off! rolleyes1.gif

    #1
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    #2
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    "I'm not yelling. I'm Cuban. That's how we talk."

    Moderator of the People and Go Figure forums

    My Smug Site
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Registered Users Posts: 3,116 Major grins
    edited June 10, 2010
    I have some older ones, maybe I'll have a chance to take a new one before this is over.

    1) Outlaw.
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    2) Just say no to speeding.
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    3) I've hauled this one out to many times, I've got to come up with a new one.
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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • sherstonesherstone ½ here Vancouver Island, BC., CanadaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,356 Major grins
    edited June 11, 2010
    Nice theme choice Liz!
    Once again for sharing only mwink.gif

    This first one while being a SP is really not a fair representation on who I am. It is me playing a character,
    specifically who the "collector" might look like. (Titled: The Collector) P.S. My wife hates this one
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    Second one is again done to communicate a message more than a representation. (Titled: too much!)
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    Third and most recent is both a fair representation and my favorite SP that I have done so far. (Titled: pieces of me)
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  • idontgiveupidontgiveup Beginner grinner Registered Users Posts: 1 Beginner grinner
    edited June 14, 2010
    bump
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  • SeascapeSSeascapeS SandiZ Registered Users Posts: 814 Major grins
    edited June 14, 2010
    Wow
    These are really good. Makes me want to jump in but guys, you make it really HARD to compete!
    SandiZ
    If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. ~Lewis Hine
    http://sandizphotos-seascapes.smugmug.com/
  • WhatSheSawWhatSheSaw Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,221 Major grins
    edited June 14, 2010
    SeascapeS wrote: »
    These are really good. Makes me want to jump in but guys, you make it really HARD to compete!

    Especially with my face! rolleyes1.gif
  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Registered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
    edited June 14, 2010
    ear.gif

    Your first post and it's a bump to my thread---love it.
    Now jump in.
    Liz A.
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  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Registered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
    edited June 14, 2010
    SeascapeS wrote: »
    These are really good. Makes me want to jump in but guys, you make it really HARD to compete!

    Well already I like your Avatar, sooooo...

    You're not going to get better unless you start practicing--ok off my teeny tiny soapbox.

    Enter any you already have, but I'd love to see new material too.
    Liz A.
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  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Registered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
    edited June 14, 2010
    WhatSheSaw wrote: »
    Especially with my face! rolleyes1.gif

    You are out of your mind.
    I'm not going to comment on individual photos yet, I'm just really glad you posted that one, and as you said maybe you'll get around to more.


    EDIT--some great stuff here already guys--I mean it's blowing me away!
    I know there are others out there because I've seen them, I hope to see them again, and I can't wait for further surprises.

    Feel free to comment on each other though ok?
    Liz A.
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited June 14, 2010
    I've never done and SP and I even don't know how to do it... I guess I can do some reasearch on this,
    but only after I'll have my hair done mwink.gif
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • rteest42rteest42 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 540 Major grins
    edited June 14, 2010
    ok, I'll play!clap.gif
    These are from 2009, I made a Valentines Day book for my husband... These three I can show you, lol! mwink.gif (the first was my Facebook photo for a long time, I think I may make the last my new FB profile photo)

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  • nightpixelsnightpixels NASA Grinner Registered Users Posts: 536 Major grins
    edited June 15, 2010
    sherstone wrote: »
    Nice theme choice Liz!
    Once again for sharing only mwink.gif

    This first one while being a SP is really not a fair representation on who I am. It is me playing a character,
    specifically who the "collector" might look like. (Titled: The Collector) P.S. My wife hates this one
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    Absolutely incredible and very powerful shot.
    Allen Parseghian

    Los Angeles dance photographer

    Website: http://www.allenparseghian.com
  • sherstonesherstone ½ here Vancouver Island, BC., CanadaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,356 Major grins
    edited June 15, 2010
    Absolutely incredible and very powerful shot.
    Thank you Allen.
  • WhatSheSawWhatSheSaw Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,221 Major grins
    edited June 16, 2010
    OK... I will play. I will even throw a nude into the mix. Qarik should enjoy them. He's asked before to post more pics with my shirt off! rolleyes1.gif

    #1
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    #2
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    Love your work!
  • WhatSheSawWhatSheSaw Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,221 Major grins
    edited June 16, 2010
    davev wrote: »
    3) I've hauled this one out to many times, I've got to come up with a new one.
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    Well done! I love the light!
  • WhatSheSawWhatSheSaw Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,221 Major grins
    edited June 16, 2010
    sherstone wrote: »
    Third and most recent is both a fair representation and my favorite SP that I have done so far. (Titled: pieces of me)
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    Stunning!
  • adbsgicomadbsgicom Texas-Sized Grins Registered Users Posts: 3,615 Major grins
    edited June 16, 2010
    Something old (and blue). I'll work on something new....
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    - Andrew

    Who is wise? He who learns from everyone.
    My SmugMug Site
  • cj99sicj99si Major grins Registered Users Posts: 880 Major grins
    edited June 16, 2010
    Ive only got one.

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  • SeascapeSSeascapeS SandiZ Registered Users Posts: 814 Major grins
    edited June 16, 2010
    I'm working on it.
    SandiZ
    If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. ~Lewis Hine
    http://sandizphotos-seascapes.smugmug.com/
  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Registered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
    edited June 19, 2010
    SeascapeS wrote: »
    I'm working on it.
    :lurk

    Thanks for the new additions all:). I'm lovin this. Really enjoying seeing some of my old favorites and some new additons.

    cj99si um, I thought you were a woman, boy was I wrong.

    Just waiting on Tatiana to get her hair done :)
    and all the rest.

    Keep them coming.
    Liz A.
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  • moguemogue Major grins Registered Users Posts: 247 Major grins
    edited June 19, 2010
    how to post to challenge
    Hi,
    How to post images here? Thanks.


    lucy
  • Wil DavisWil Davis Thaumaturgist… Registered Users Posts: 1,692 Major grins
    edited June 19, 2010
    mogue wrote: »
    Hi,
    How to post images here? Thanks.


    lucy

    Either add picture as an attachment (limited to ~140kb file), or add tag (click on button which looks like: insertimage.gif), and paste link to pic (i.e. http://whatever...)

    HTH -
    - Wil
    "…………………" - Marcel Marceau
  • FrochFroch ~~~~ Registered Users Posts: 571 Major grins
    edited June 19, 2010
    WhatSheSaw wrote: »
    Stunning!

    Yes! WhatSheSaw....Said.

    Excellent Sean.
  • Wil DavisWil Davis Thaumaturgist… Registered Users Posts: 1,692 Major grins
    edited June 19, 2010
    cj99si wrote: »
    Ive only got one.

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    Hey Corey,

    …you're not musophobic by any chance, are you? eek7.gif

    thumb.gif

    - Wil

    PS: Like the tones! thumb.gif
    "…………………" - Marcel Marceau
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