New Photo Assignment is Posted: ‘Self Portrait’

I love how wonderful mirrors can be when playing around with self portraits. But you could do this lots of others ways as well, even eliminating the face from the portrait if other telling things about the individual art present....think about it. (Copyright 2012 / Andrew Boyd)

I love how wonderful mirrors can be when playing around with self portraits. But you could do this lots of others ways as well, even eliminating the face from the portrait if other telling things about the individual art present....think about it. (Copyright 2012 / Andrew Boyd)

Have you ever shot a really compelling self portrait? You can learn about yourself and your photography by attempting this oldest of artistic constructions. Well, a self portrait is what’s called for with this new photo assignment over in the Forums. Here are the details:

OK everyone, here’s our new photo assignment: ‘Self Portrait.’ Make a really interesting and compelling self portrait. You may shoot it as a reflection, into a mirror, with a tripod and timer, however you want to accomplish this feat…but a self portrait it must be! Remember, like all portraits, your self portrait needs to reveal something of the personality of the subject (that would be YOU). So think about this for a bit before you start shooting.

Also don’t forget: in the proper spirit of this Assignment series, you need to go out and shoot a NEW photograph. (Honor system in play here.) Limit is two images per shooter.

I’ll keep this assignment up in the Forums for about two weeks, so let’s see what you guys can come up with! (Information for posting your image can be found at the top of the Photo Assignments forum, if you haven’t posted before.)

Good luck! –DiscerningPhotog

Hi, I’m Andrew Boyd, a.k.a. The Discerning Photographer, and I hope this post has been interesting and informative. Please leave me a comment about it, let me know what you’d like to see more of on the site! You can also sign up for email delivery of all future articles or my RSS feed. Or subscribe to our Facebook page or our Twitter feed. Thanks!–DiscerningPhotog

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