Self Portrait Challenge #2: EXPERIMENT WITH LIGHT - Digital Photography School

Self Portrait Challenge #2: EXPERIMENT WITH LIGHT

For the shot pictured above, I set my aperture at f/6.3 in order to darken the background around me, and set my shutter speed at 1/125in order to tame some of the highlights.

Today is the Second part in dPS’s Self Portrait Challenge – learn more about what it is, how you can be involved and how you can get a free gift here.

In our previous self-portrait challenge, we examined the use of props as a way to create visual interest, and also as a way to relax in front of the camera. Now, let’s take it a step further, and experiment with some different lighting ideas.

As photographers, we love light, because it is one of the most basic principles of photography – capturing light. Through lighting, we can create a mood and tell a story by the type of light in which we photograph our subjects. This same principle applies with self-portraiture, because light is a very important tool that can help you express yourself through your self-portraits.

The lighting you choose for your self-portraits not only depends on the type of look you are going for, but also what you have on hand in terms of equipment. Photographers are a very diverse crowd when it comes to lighting, and while some of us may have a lot of great lighting gear on hand, there are also those of us who rely heavily on natural light.

For the sake of this challenge, though, let’s try to keep the lighting as simple as possible. The goal for this challenge is to use as much natural and found light as possible, and if you are using studio lighting, do your best to limit your setup to one monolight or flash. In this case, we are trying to use light in a more artistic way to illustrate certain feelings or a specific mood, rather than going for technical perfection.

We all understand the importance of balanced lighting for certain styles of portrait photography, but for this exercise, let’s try to loosen up and play around a bit more, without worrying too much about whether certain parts of our photo are over or underexposed. I know some of you probably just cringed when you read that, but consider giving it a try! One of the most rewarding aspects of self-portraiture is the opportunity to think outside the box and try things that you wouldn’t otherwise try on a client. Self-portraiture is a fun and safe way to experiment and grow, and find new techniques that you can then use when photographing other people.  

With self-portraiture, there are so many variables – getting your camera on the tripod, making sure you are in focus, setting the timer, working with a remote shutter release, etc. – that the process can sometimes be overwhelming, and you can easily become frustrated if you are trying to do too many things at once. The more you take self-portraits, the easier the task of juggling all the variables becomes, but if you are new to the process, I would definitely suggest focusing more on content and mood, rather than worrying too much about the technicalities of the photo. As you progress, you will most definitely be able to work more with studio lighting to achieve a certain mood, but the goal with self-portraiture, especially in the beginning, is to focus on an act of self-expression.

For this challenge, try using lighting in a few different ways. Maybe you have a great window in your home that offers filtered, natural light. Or, maybe you know of a building that provides really interesting ambient light. Think outside the box – neon signs in store windows make fun, multicolored light, and definitely provide a mood all their own. I love playing with natural light outdoors, especially in the evenings, but if I can’t get outside, I have a window that gets really great afternoon light, and I try catching it as it comes through the blinds.

Always be sure to try the shot at different apertures and shutter speeds in order to find the best possible way to manipulate the light in your shot. This photo was taken by the same window as the one above, but I just changed the backdrop to white, and set my aperture at f/3.5. You will be amazed at the wide range of possibilities that you will find just by changing your camera settings.

There is light all around us, and the more you look around for unique lighting opportunities, the more fun you’ll have with this particular challenge. If possible, get out and walk around you city or town in search of different types of lighting. One of the things that makes self-portraiture so much fun is that you get to reveal aspects of yourself that set you apart as an individual, so you may also want to take a look around the locations that are important to you – your home, your office, a coffee shop, your favorite park – and find ways to incorporate the lighting of those locations into your self-portrait. Self-portraiture is rewarding not only for you, but for those who get to see the finished product, because all of us are curious by nature and want to see your shots – that curious nature goes along with being a photographer!

Show us your Lighting Self Portrait

Once you’ve taken your ‘Light Experiment’ Self Portrait Photos – choose your best one and upload it to your favourite photo sharing site and either share a link to it in comments below. Alternatively – embed the image in comment below using the our embed tool.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSLIGHT to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

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Anna Gay is a portrait photographer based just outside of Atlanta, GA. She is also the author of the dPS ebook The Art Of Self Portraiture

  • http://tinypic Frances

    [eimg url='http://i53.tinypic.com/vg4fao.jpg' title='vg4fao.jpg']

  • http://i53.tinypic.com/vg4fao.jpgc Frances

    Taken first thing in the morning before make up!

  • http://i53.tinypic.com/vg4fao.jpgc Frances
  • Mark

    Taken using a Panasonic TZ-7 under very low light from a smart phone. Post processed in Picnik

    Can’t see,m to upload image merely point to a URL. What is the point in that!!!

    Please sort. I want to see thte pictures here not click out to another site.

    Given up trying to add image :-(

  • manpreet

    messing around with different forms of lighting

    [eimg url='http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww110/tablaboy/194083_10150122092712225_509677224_6089850_7361197_o.jpg' title='194083_10150122092712225_509677224_6089850_7361197_o.jpg']

    [eimg url='http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww110/tablaboy/78072_490640967224_509677224_5477034_2886358_o.jpg' title='78072_490640967224_509677224_5477034_2886358_o.jpg']

  • domiriel

    Hmm… I seem to have botched up the embedding in the posts above… Let me try again, with a link:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/domiriel/5662790160/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/domiriel/5673344371/

  • http://www.facebook.com/jiggycreationz Jiggz

    [eimg url='http://ih3.redbubble.net/work.7169372.1.flat,550x550,075,f.self-portrait-lighting-challenge.jpg' title='work.7169372.1.flat,550x550,075,f.self-portrait-lighting-challenge.jpg']

    or available via facebook/jiggycreationz or redbubble at Jiggy Creationz (me) on RedBubble

  • Prasanth A G

    Exposed to pure white light..[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/17437205@N00/5715124597/' title='Me exposed on pure light' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3642/5715124597_3342442f4f_b.jpg']

  • Darren

    Experimenting with side lighting

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/paguma/5713803283/' title='' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3422/5713803283_5f222943fd_z.jpg']

  • BOB DONNELLEY

    YOU PUBLICATIONS ARE SO PRODUCTIVE…KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

  • http://www.scphotographs.com Sam

    I used natural light coming from the outside and light bouncing off the white door unto my face.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/scovarr/5715744201/in/photostream

  • http://Flickr Shilo

    not sure if this is working:-) another try…

    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/autismmom/5714374109/][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/autismmom/5714374109/' title='low key...' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3644/5714374109_8933cdbba8_z.jpg'][/url]
    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/autismmom/5714374109/]low key…[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/autismmom/]Autism Mom[/url], on Flickr

  • Tanya Nizam

    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanyanizam/5715875561/][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanyanizam/5715875561/' title='mirror mirror' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3197/5715875561_cb5ea47987.jpg'][/url]
    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanyanizam/5715875561/]mirror mirror[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/tanyanizam/]tanyanizam[/url], on Flickr

  • http://trenthawkesphotography.com Trent

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/teehawkes/5715931181/' title='through-the-bars' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2289/5715931181_d19ba2dcaa.jpg']

  • http://www.photobucket.com Emily
  • http://trenthawkesphotography.com Trent
  • Ed

    peeking

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/8298817@N08/5716576741/' title='peek' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2429/5716576741_ae0d891463.jpg']

  • Joelle

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jneo/5717566792/' title='Self portrait 2_web ' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2206/5717566792_7eef605ce5.jpg']

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinkcotton/ Janine

    late! but hopefully still ok. also photoshopped with the typography.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinkcotton/5717500572/in/photostream

  • Norm

    I was looking for some bees. So decided to put my spare camera on a tripod and take a self portrait. Photo was taken with a Canon Rebel XT and turned to black and white in Adobe Lightroom 3. Sun light light was used with a gold reflector behind me. I used a wireless shutter release in my left hand to take this photo.
    [eimg url='http://nc-photography.smugmug.com/Photography/DPS/i-WMQsh5c/0/M/NorthernFlowers-8-M.jpg' title='NorthernFlowers-8-M.jpg']

  • AyeKay

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/48566141@N03/5718271288/' title='Night Rider' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2088/5718271288_1418f63f9f.jpg']

  • AyeKay

  • AyeKay
  • griffinn
  • http://www.facebook.com/jiggycreationz Jiggz

    [eimg url='http://ih1.redbubble.net/work.7189230.4.flat,550x550,075,f.self-portrait-lighting-challenge.jpg' title='work.7189230.4.flat,550x550,075,f.self-portrait-lighting-challenge.jpg']

    or available via facebook/jiggycreationz or Jiggy Creationz (me) on RedBubble

  • http://www.jasonmiraples.com/ Jason Miraples

    This article is nice and I hope its not late.

    Let me know what you think guys!

    Self-Portrait of Self-Proclaim Artist

    Thanks!

  • http://hoekphoto.com Don
  • http://500dphotos.blogspot.com Maxx
  • http://www.here2serve.co.uk/ Frederick James

    Running your own self build might look like a good idea, but with all those workmen comes a whole lot of trouble, with each one pointing the others for mistakes and delays. What you need is to get all from one source, managed by them as well. That way you get the job done on time at the best price (and get to keep your hair).

Some older comments

  • Frederick James

    September 26, 2012 07:00 pm

    Running your own self build might look like a good idea, but with all those workmen comes a whole lot of trouble, with each one pointing the others for mistakes and delays. What you need is to get all from one source, managed by them as well. That way you get the job done on time at the best price (and get to keep your hair).

  • Maxx

    June 28, 2011 12:27 pm

    http://sdigitalphotography.blogspot.com/2011/06/portrait-photography-tips.html

  • Don

    June 10, 2011 06:25 am

    http://gallery.photo.net/photo/13013095-lg.jpg

  • Jason Miraples

    May 27, 2011 11:30 am

    This article is nice and I hope its not late.

    Let me know what you think guys!

    Self-Portrait of Self-Proclaim Artist

    Thanks!

  • Jiggz

    May 17, 2011 08:53 pm

    [eimg url='http://ih1.redbubble.net/work.7189230.4.flat,550x550,075,f.self-portrait-lighting-challenge.jpg' title='work.7189230.4.flat,550x550,075,f.self-portrait-lighting-challenge.jpg']

    or available via facebook/jiggycreationz or Jiggy Creationz (me) on RedBubble

  • griffinn

    May 17, 2011 02:00 am

    http://365project.org/griffinn/365/2011-05-11

  • AyeKay

    May 14, 2011 06:30 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/48566141@N03/5718271288/

  • AyeKay

    May 14, 2011 06:04 pm

  • AyeKay

    May 14, 2011 06:02 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/48566141@N03/5718271288/' title='Night Rider' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2088/5718271288_1418f63f9f.jpg']

  • Norm

    May 14, 2011 12:49 pm

    I was looking for some bees. So decided to put my spare camera on a tripod and take a self portrait. Photo was taken with a Canon Rebel XT and turned to black and white in Adobe Lightroom 3. Sun light light was used with a gold reflector behind me. I used a wireless shutter release in my left hand to take this photo.
    [eimg url='http://nc-photography.smugmug.com/Photography/DPS/i-WMQsh5c/0/M/NorthernFlowers-8-M.jpg' title='NorthernFlowers-8-M.jpg']

  • Janine

    May 14, 2011 11:30 am

    late! but hopefully still ok. also photoshopped with the typography.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinkcotton/5717500572/in/photostream

  • Joelle

    May 14, 2011 11:26 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jneo/5717566792/' title='Self portrait 2_web ' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2206/5717566792_7eef605ce5.jpg']

  • Ed

    May 14, 2011 07:35 am

    peeking

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/8298817@N08/5716576741/' title='peek' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2429/5716576741_ae0d891463.jpg']

  • Trent

    May 14, 2011 06:09 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/teehawkes/5715931181/in/photostream

  • Emily

    May 14, 2011 05:58 am

    http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa441/emilickx_x/110512_002.jpg
    My favorite lighting is sunlight.

  • Trent

    May 14, 2011 04:49 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/teehawkes/5715931181/' title='through-the-bars' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2289/5715931181_d19ba2dcaa.jpg']

  • Tanya Nizam

    May 14, 2011 02:37 am

    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanyanizam/5715875561/][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanyanizam/5715875561/' title='mirror mirror' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3197/5715875561_cb5ea47987.jpg'][/url]
    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanyanizam/5715875561/]mirror mirror[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/tanyanizam/]tanyanizam[/url], on Flickr

  • Shilo

    May 14, 2011 01:57 am

    not sure if this is working:-) another try...

    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/autismmom/5714374109/][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/autismmom/5714374109/' title='low key...' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3644/5714374109_8933cdbba8_z.jpg'][/url]
    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/autismmom/5714374109/]low key...[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/autismmom/]Autism Mom[/url], on Flickr

  • Sam

    May 14, 2011 01:33 am

    I used natural light coming from the outside and light bouncing off the white door unto my face.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/scovarr/5715744201/in/photostream

  • BOB DONNELLEY

    May 13, 2011 10:32 pm

    YOU PUBLICATIONS ARE SO PRODUCTIVE...KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

  • Darren

    May 13, 2011 09:26 pm

    Experimenting with side lighting

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/paguma/5713803283/' title='' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3422/5713803283_5f222943fd_z.jpg']

  • Prasanth A G

    May 13, 2011 07:58 pm

    Exposed to pure white light..[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/17437205@N00/5715124597/' title='Me exposed on pure light' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3642/5715124597_3342442f4f_b.jpg']

  • Jiggz

    May 13, 2011 07:53 pm

    [eimg url='http://ih3.redbubble.net/work.7169372.1.flat,550x550,075,f.self-portrait-lighting-challenge.jpg' title='work.7169372.1.flat,550x550,075,f.self-portrait-lighting-challenge.jpg']

    or available via facebook/jiggycreationz or redbubble at Jiggy Creationz (me) on RedBubble

  • domiriel

    May 13, 2011 07:51 pm

    Hmm... I seem to have botched up the embedding in the posts above... Let me try again, with a link:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/domiriel/5662790160/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/domiriel/5673344371/

  • manpreet

    May 13, 2011 07:33 pm

    messing around with different forms of lighting

    [eimg url='http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww110/tablaboy/194083_10150122092712225_509677224_6089850_7361197_o.jpg' title='194083_10150122092712225_509677224_6089850_7361197_o.jpg']

    [eimg url='http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww110/tablaboy/78072_490640967224_509677224_5477034_2886358_o.jpg' title='78072_490640967224_509677224_5477034_2886358_o.jpg']

  • Mark

    May 13, 2011 06:40 pm

    Taken using a Panasonic TZ-7 under very low light from a smart phone. Post processed in Picnik

    Can't see,m to upload image merely point to a URL. What is the point in that!!!

    Please sort. I want to see thte pictures here not click out to another site.

    Given up trying to add image :-(

  • Frances

    May 13, 2011 05:31 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/yumyum46/5714924559/in/photostream

  • Frances

    May 13, 2011 05:04 pm

    Taken first thing in the morning before make up!

  • Frances

    May 13, 2011 05:03 pm

    [eimg url='http://i53.tinypic.com/vg4fao.jpg' title='vg4fao.jpg']

  • Kelly Kardos

    May 13, 2011 03:31 pm

    playing with morning light..and texture.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kak3/5715226560/

  • Sai Swaroop

    May 13, 2011 03:23 pm

    I doubt if the embedding worked - so here is the link : http://www.flickr.com/photos/ss23pics/5714723919/

  • Sai Swaroop

    May 13, 2011 03:16 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ss23pics/5714723919/' title='Half-Me' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2493/5714723919_ce3b985be6_z.jpg']

  • Kelly Kardos

    May 13, 2011 02:52 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kak3/5715226560/
    natural light from east facing windows

  • Ed

    May 13, 2011 02:44 pm

    bulb setting (3 sec.) with floor lamp behind

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/8298817@N08/5714659781/' title='DSC_0376' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2002/5714659781_53e64efc83_z.jpg']

  • Ed

    May 13, 2011 02:39 pm

    facing the mirror with the floor light behind me... bulb setting (3 sec.)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8298817@N08/5714659781/in/photostream

  • Sie Kitts

    May 13, 2011 02:36 pm

    Should have used this one instead of using it for the props one so ill add it here anyway.

    Read more: http://www.digital-photography-school.com/self-portrait-light#ixzz1MCi7DuTw
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3012/5706292206_6aef48dddc.jpg

  • Sie Kitts

    May 13, 2011 02:12 pm

    Should have used this one instead of using it for the props one so ill add it here anyway.
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3012/5706292206_6aef48dddc_m.jpg

  • Leilani

    May 13, 2011 01:07 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/heavenly-flower/5714881678/

  • Leilani

    May 13, 2011 01:03 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/heavenly-flower/5714881678/' title='283/385' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2756/5714881678_794337e9b8.jpg']

  • Leilani

    May 13, 2011 01:01 pm

  • Micco Jay Bugtai

    May 13, 2011 12:29 pm

    [eimg url='http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/206745_1886009664224_1060878278_32098446_752285_n.jpg' title='206745_1886009664224_1060878278_32098446_752285_n.jpg']

    [eimg url='http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/217133_1886104226588_1060878278_32098523_129523_n.jpg' title='217133_1886104226588_1060878278_32098523_129523_n.jpg']

    [eimg url='http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/226545_1932439784948_1060878278_32165960_4504048_n.jpg' title='226545_1932439784948_1060878278_32165960_4504048_n.jpg']

    [eimg url='http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/230302_1927420979481_1060878278_32161065_3597646_n.jpg' title='230302_1927420979481_1060878278_32161065_3597646_n.jpg']

  • Micco Jay Bugtai

    May 13, 2011 12:26 pm

    ggrrr...
    unable to embed!
    T.T

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1886009664224&set=a.1885671535771.2105001.1060878278&type=1
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1886104226588&set=a.1885671535771.2105001.1060878278&type=1
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1927420979481&set=a.1543152052998.2080340.1060878278&type=1
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1932439784948&set=a.1885671535771.2105001.1060878278&type=1

  • Rye Ordonio

    May 13, 2011 11:40 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kindergarter/4246836480/' title='Pride' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4246836480_8a402724f6.jpg']

    Exposure: 1/30
    Aperture: f/5.0
    Focal Length:34 mm
    ISO Speed: 200

  • Erin N.

    May 13, 2011 11:05 am

    Here's my entry! :)

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/9600663@N07/5428218271/' title='Self Portrait' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5131/5428218271_be8ff49a38.jpg']

  • Anja van der Vorst

    May 13, 2011 11:02 am

  • Andrew Page

    May 13, 2011 10:01 am

    One last try to get the image to embed correctly:

  • Andrew Page

    May 13, 2011 09:58 am

    Hmm, once again the image embedder doesn't seem to be functioning correctly. so here is a link:

    Lighting Self Portrait

  • Andrew Page

    May 13, 2011 09:52 am

    Hmm, my previous post didn't seem to work. Well, take two. The shot below is my lighting self portrait. I choose to go the other direction from the norm and use and excess of light instead of a deficit. The white was achieved with an external flash that I was holding and triggering manually in sync with the camera (took ages to get that in sync as its too old to communicate with my camera). Once again an awesome challenge!! Thanks again DPS.

    Here is the pic:
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/androidpage/5712567137/' title='Matrix Me 4' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2382/5712567137_de3eed226c_z.jpg']

    If that doesn't work here is a link: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2382/5712567137_de3eed226c.jpg

  • Anna

    May 13, 2011 09:44 am

    http://flic.kr/p/9GZ5jN

  • Kathy H

    May 13, 2011 09:19 am

    Taken with my Easyshare Kodak
    http://kathyhtruckinwifesphotos.shutterfly.com/pictures/9

  • Tami LaNunziata

    May 13, 2011 09:08 am

    Taken with just a rearview mirror angled to catch a street light and a small flashlight

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2458/5712038328_44433506c8.jpg
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/58996486@N02/5712038328/

  • Josh

    May 13, 2011 08:57 am

    Sorry about this, unable to get embedded pic posted, trying pic-less post.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=221433&l=a3b1640e04&id=1274724345

    Taken with a PAS Lumix DMC-tz5, single light source was desk lamp

  • Josh

    May 13, 2011 08:49 am

    Sorry about this, unable to get pic posted, trying pic-less post.

  • Angela Scott

    May 13, 2011 08:10 am

    I took this photo with a mirror and big window providing the light!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/angelajphotos/5714382204/

  • Angela Scott

    May 13, 2011 07:48 am

    I took this photo with a mirror and big window providing the light!

  • Kristina

    May 13, 2011 07:22 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kristina_clark/5712709921/' title='self portrait challenge #2: light' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3532/5712709921_64176377f3_z.jpg']

  • Bex

    May 13, 2011 07:17 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/52615316@N08/5713765562/in/photostream/

  • Al

    May 13, 2011 07:16 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62702226@N06/5712805309/

  • Al

    May 13, 2011 07:15 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/62702226@N06/5712805309/' title='Self Portrait Light' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2325/5712805309_107e8bfdb8.jpg']

  • Bex

    May 13, 2011 07:14 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/52615316@N08/5713765562/' title='DPS Self Portrait - Natural Light' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3349/5713765562_491453aeb8.jpg']

  • melody

    May 13, 2011 06:11 am

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iGSv4o3d9cY/TcsJerfuuTI/AAAAAAAAAJM/N7pxiEdJaXI/s1600/IMG_3715.jpg

  • Naomi

    May 13, 2011 06:09 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/49468622@N07/5713582887/in/photostream

    Taken as I gaze out my favorite window that looks out over the tree planted in memory of my son.

  • melody

    May 13, 2011 06:07 am

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QnKb0gCac9k/TcsKJHn3TtI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/20BAi_nf23g/s1600/IMG_3568.jpg

  • Naomi

    May 13, 2011 06:04 am

    Taken as I looked gaze out my favorite window because it looks out over the tree planted in memory of my son.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/49468622@N07/5713582887/' title='IMG_7390A' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3090/5713582887_ef0ff273c8.jpg']

  • Alessandra

    May 13, 2011 05:52 am

    I'm a bit late :)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/35847646@N08/5714101046/in/photostream

  • julia tsola

    May 13, 2011 05:45 am

    I really do hope I haven't duplicated myself....(twice!) But I'll try one more time to embed my photo.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/50832781@N06/5712618391/' title='DSC_1525 - smbwCopy' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2515/5712618391_940a02fc4f.jpg']

  • Nate

    May 13, 2011 05:23 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/nateandersonphotography/5386404353/' title='My Good Side?!' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5216/5386404353_434f881dc8.jpg']

  • Krasimira Georgieva

    May 13, 2011 05:17 am

    For my Self-portrait used automatic position portrait, timer 12 s. Was very difficult to achieve good focus.When tired and propped head up the mirror, I decided to try again.Lighting is on the computer screen.

    Experimenting with Light - Self-portrait
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kriss_60/5713939316

  • Emily

    May 13, 2011 05:16 am

    My favorite kind of lighting is natural sunlight. Very easy to use when you just have a camera phone...

  • Philip

    May 13, 2011 05:12 am

    Taken in direct window light from the early evening sun.

  • Norm

    May 13, 2011 04:55 am

    I used a prop (washing machine door) and external flash fill to take this photo from inside a washing machine.
    Canon 5D
    Exposure - 1/15
    Aperture - f/2.8
    ISO - 100
    Focal Length - 28mm
    External Flash

    http://nc-photography.smugmug.com/Photography/DPS/i-2d2phVZ/0/M/April-bizarra-April-Fun1372-M.jpg
    [eimg url='http://nc-photography.smugmug.com/Photography/DPS/i-2d2phVZ/0/M/April-bizarra-April-Fun1372-M.jpg' title='April-bizarra-April-Fun1372-M.jpg']

  • Alicia Gines

    May 13, 2011 04:46 am

    Here ya go!
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/39497344@N03/5713924852/' title='CreativeLightPortraitureAliciaGinesPhotography' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2790/5713924852_003e3c53d2_b.jpg']

    http://www.aliciaginesphotography.com/Gallery/DPS/17022930_sdb4RT#1288456828_6hxvFKQ

  • Alex Solorzano

    May 13, 2011 04:34 am

    1 back flash light

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/sannder/5555257818/' title='Autoretrato4' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5295/5555257818_74d4321ee1.jpg']

  • Beth

    May 13, 2011 04:05 am

    [eimg url='http://media.365project.org/1/1480705_bcmnoq1358_m.jpg' title='1480705_bcmnoq1358_m.jpg']

  • Hans-Henrik

    May 13, 2011 03:51 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/hhn12/5713221697/' title='Me and my Guitar' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2688/5713221697_322678bf3d.jpg']

  • Hans-Henrik

    May 13, 2011 03:50 am

    Me And My Guitar

  • Ericka Bush

    May 13, 2011 03:47 am

    http://flic.kr/p/9GRLHp

  • Kate

    May 13, 2011 03:40 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kasiakoz/5713166183/' title='...for alone time' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3144/5713166183_eb255cc56b.jpg']

  • redwasabe

    May 13, 2011 03:40 am

    Gotta love those mirrors :)

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/rlw-photos/5593203701/' title='Mirror' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5026/5593203701_796d7f5d09.jpg']

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rlw-photos/5593203701/in/set-72157624427019377

  • Crystal

    May 13, 2011 03:39 am

    Sigh, not being able to embed, hope you take a second to check out this portrait anyway!
    Title: Yin and Yang

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystallynnphotography/5712683476/in/photostream

  • Crystal

    May 13, 2011 03:38 am

    I hope this works!
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystallynnphotography/5712683476/' title='yin and yang' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2492/5712683476_65552838c0_z.jpg']

  • Kate

    May 13, 2011 03:37 am

    I missed the prop challenge so I guess this is props and light for me.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kasiakoz/5713166183/' title='...for alone time' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3144/5713166183_eb255cc56b.jpg']

  • Cho

    May 13, 2011 03:33 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/chomonkyaw/5712492723/

  • Cho

    May 13, 2011 03:32 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/chomonkyaw/5712492723/

  • Steve Pontbriand

    May 13, 2011 02:54 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevepontbriand/5713106981/' title='IMG_1275' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2104/5713106981_61157d3360.jpg']

  • Jocelyn

    May 13, 2011 02:42 am

    This has been an interesting assignment!

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/47428578@N05/5713634744/' title='Candle' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2699/5713634744_572d064ba0.jpg']

  • Hrefna

    May 13, 2011 02:42 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hrefna-im/5713285562/

  • Hrefna

    May 13, 2011 02:41 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/hrefna-im/5713285562/' title='Self-portrait-experiment with light' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2260/5713285562_087e5557e3.jpg']

  • nurettin

    May 13, 2011 02:38 am

    I love bokeh:)

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/nurettina/5713062603/' title='self-portrait' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2004/5713062603_cb34eb76a2.jpg']

  • julia tsola

    May 13, 2011 02:36 am

    Sorry if this is a repeat; but I don't know if I was successful the first time............[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/50832781@N06/5712618391/' title='DSC_1525 - smbwCopy' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2515/5712618391_940a02fc4f.jpg']

  • wednesdayEgo

    May 13, 2011 02:25 am

    [eimg url='http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/021/e/e/insomnia_by_wednesdayego-d37q6k0.jpg' title='insomnia_by_wednesdayego-d37q6k0.jpg']

  • Kristina

    May 13, 2011 02:02 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kristina_clark/5712709921/

    (My apologies if this is a duplicate, I'm really having a terrible time trying to embed my photo.)

  • meiwen

    May 13, 2011 01:38 am

  • Kristina

    May 13, 2011 01:27 am

  • Berry Beautiful Photography

    May 13, 2011 01:17 am

    Ok, think I might have got it now.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/berrybeautifulphotography/5712456966/' title='Light & shadow (263/365)' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3112/5712456966_913b7438dd_z.jpg']

  • Nick

    May 13, 2011 01:15 am

    Just in case I didn't embed correctly:

    Sorry for another trumpet shot...

  • Nick

    May 13, 2011 12:51 am

  • Ashleigh

    May 13, 2011 12:42 am

    I used the sky as my backdrop to get enough light to freeze the motion...

    http://www.wix.com/brockettsintheland/brockettsintheland#!__self-portrait

  • Sharon

    May 13, 2011 12:27 am

    Natural light from the setting sun coming through the window blinds taken using iphone.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharon_chelsia/5712744822/in/photostream

  • Mari

    May 13, 2011 12:27 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/36579455@N07/5713282278/in/photostream

    I have previously done, or tried doing a couple of self portraits.... hopefully this will start a new trend with me.
    Creating images of myself!

  • Sharon

    May 13, 2011 12:22 am

    Natural light from the setting sun coming through the window blinds taken using Iphone.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharon_chelsia/5712744822/in/photostream
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharon_chelsia/5712744822/' title='Light' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3273/5712744822_1753b21ee4_z.jpg']

  • Katie

    May 13, 2011 12:14 am

    Here is mine
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vitalityphotocreations/5486607655/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vitalityphotocreations/5486607731/

  • :Elizabeth:

    May 13, 2011 12:05 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/15434676@N07/5713173146/' title='revelation' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3275/5713173146_22be2333c5.jpg']

  • Vinnie Caputio

    May 12, 2011 11:59 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150176653569699&set=a.48384034698.57262.792364698&type=1&theater

  • julia tsola

    May 12, 2011 11:35 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/50832781@N06/5712618391/' title='DSC_1525 - smbwCopy' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2515/5712618391_940a02fc4f.jpg']

  • Monica

    May 12, 2011 11:22 pm

  • Michelle McK

    May 12, 2011 11:21 pm

    http://365project.org/chelmck/365/2011-05-11

  • Monica

    May 12, 2011 11:21 pm

  • Carolyn™

    May 12, 2011 11:19 pm

    I was out in a rush early this morning but found time to feel the sun shine on my face on what was supposed to be a very cold day.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/7599735@N02/5713143516/' title='melight' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2525/5713143516_013d2a5786.jpg']

  • Monica

    May 12, 2011 11:17 pm

    Self Portrait, "Lighting"

  • Monica

    May 12, 2011 11:16 pm

    Self Portrait, "Lighting"

  • Michelle McK

    May 12, 2011 11:05 pm

    Try #3

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/chelmck/5712549749/' title='Portrait Challenge 2 Light' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3421/5712549749_c67470bed4_z.jpg']

  • Michelle

    May 12, 2011 11:04 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/chelmck/5712549749/

  • Emma

    May 12, 2011 10:38 pm

    Taken in my tiny passage way - with the kitchen door open just a bit to let some light in!

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/57300688@N08/5463789281/' title='Week Five' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5294/5463789281_405d4205fa.jpg']

  • Eprifold

    May 12, 2011 10:36 pm

    My previous post did not work... so here we go again.
    Ok, so I am really struggling with the focus, so if someone could explain that to me I would be VERY grateful! Here is my picture but as you can see it is not in focus but still thought I would post it as due to the setting the “soft focus” seems somewhat fitting. Really would like to get some tips on how to get the focus correct.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcdutchie/5712142282/' title='Self portrait.lighting2 copy' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2257/5712142282_661b54a3d4.jpg']

  • Cho

    May 12, 2011 10:33 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/chomonkyaw/5712492723/' title='Lighting_self_portrait' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3012/5712492723_711780fbc8.jpg']

  • Andras Gimesi Gime

    May 12, 2011 10:18 pm

    This is some light-painting... :)
    title: "Thus be directed the light!" ;)
    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_hLqA6DmLPg8/TcvLj8v5YHI/AAAAAAAAKDQ/R7lSPWSqm04/Gime-7db504_3660-igy_kell_iranyitani_a_fenyt-bw-DPP-00600x00400.JPG
    :)
    Because I can not post my photo I provided the URL...

  • Andras Gimesi Gime

    May 12, 2011 10:13 pm

    This is some light-painting... :)
    title: "Thus be directed the light!" ;)
    [eimg url='https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_hLqA6DmLPg8/TcvLj8v5YHI/AAAAAAAAKDQ/R7lSPWSqm04/Gime-7db504_3660-igy_kell_iranyitani_a_fenyt-bw-DPP-00600x00400.JPG' title='Gime-7db504_3660-igy_kell_iranyitani_a_fenyt-bw-DPP-00600x00400.JPG']
    :)

  • Mark

    May 12, 2011 09:47 pm

    Don't seem to be winning with adding images, so here is where you can find my photo:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62731035@N03/5712457712/

    No effects, photo as shot:
    Canon EOS 450D
    Exposure 13 seconds
    f/5.6
    ISO 800

  • Sharon

    May 12, 2011 09:45 pm

    Natural light from the setting sun coming through the window blinds taken using iphone.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharon_chelsia/5712744822/' title='Light' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3273/5712744822_1753b21ee4_z.jpg']

  • ooorry

    May 12, 2011 09:27 pm

    i am having trouble uploading the pic directly here, please assist.
    in the meantime here is the link for 2 shots

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/57465306@N08/5285029581/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/57465306@N08/5712386045/

  • Erin

    May 12, 2011 09:12 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/9600663@N07/5428218271/' title='Self Portrait' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5131/5428218271_be8ff49a38.jpg']

  • Simon Lee

    May 12, 2011 08:59 pm

    I used the late afternoon light coming through the stained glass window at church, which gave lots of reds and blues to the light.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrlemming_photos/5712329049/' title='Self Portrait Challenge #2' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3359/5712329049_d128ba28b4.jpg']

  • John

    May 12, 2011 08:56 pm

    Here's my self portrait :) You can check the whole process of taking this photo and lighting setup at my blog.

    EXIF:
    Canon EOS 450D + Grip
    Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
    Tripod
    DIY Cable release
    One lamp

  • John

    May 12, 2011 08:54 pm

    Here's my self portrait :) You can check the whole process of taking this photo and lighting setup at my blog.

    EXIF:
    Canon EOS 450D + Grip
    Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
    Tripod
    DIY Cable release
    One lamp

  • Noel

    May 12, 2011 08:54 pm

    iF the embed tool failed, here's the direct link
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/antipatico/5712814234/

  • Nersi Toofanian

    May 12, 2011 08:43 pm

    http://www.thisshitz.com/up/upload/asd/_MG_5685-3.jpg

  • Noel

    May 12, 2011 08:15 pm

    Is there any problem with the embed tools?

  • Josh

    May 12, 2011 07:56 pm

    Photography is a relatively new interest of mine. As I slowly teach myself, I really enjoy seeing everybody else's pictures and different ideas and techniques. These 2 photographs were in fact accidents. I was experimenting with a flashlight in my yard, trying for a totally different look. It began raining and I preferred these over what I set out to initially achieve :o)

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/61972966@N03/5712231015/' title='One Rainy Night pt1' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2517/5712231015_a244d56d46.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/61972966@N03/5712231117/' title='One Rainy Night pt2' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3201/5712231117_6cfef001c2_z.jpg']

  • anne

    May 12, 2011 07:39 pm

    this self portrait was taken a while back. taken indoor, playing with light and and shadow.

    www.flickr.com/photos/fatelessgypsy/2984603122/in/set-72157607240318030[/img]

  • Diane

    May 12, 2011 07:14 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/diane_lee/4310731425/in/photostream

  • diyana

    May 12, 2011 07:12 pm

    my 1st trial self portrait
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/diyanachan/5712557476/

  • Diane

    May 12, 2011 07:12 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/diane_lee/4295493518/' title='' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4295493518_63b1f58de3.jpg']

  • diyana

    May 12, 2011 07:11 pm

    my 1st trial self portrait.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/diyanachan/5712557476/' title='Self Portrait { 1st trial~ uhhhh }' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2140/5712557476_3c99e0681c.jpg']

  • Murky

    May 12, 2011 06:38 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/mvjaf/5712143785/' title='Low light self-portrait' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3070/5712143785_1118560323.jpg']

  • Crystal

    May 12, 2011 06:25 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystallynnphotography/5712122229/in/photostream/

  • Crystal

    May 12, 2011 06:24 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystallynnphotography/5712683476/in/photostream/

  • Anja van der Vorst

    May 12, 2011 06:24 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tangobabe1/5712689114/sizes/l/in/set-72157626702710562/

  • Crystal

    May 12, 2011 06:22 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystallynnphotography/5712122229/' title='full spectrum' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2128/5712122229_b4731f60f1.jpg']

  • Crystal

    May 12, 2011 06:20 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystallynnphotography/5712683476/' title='yin and yang' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2492/5712683476_65552838c0_z.jpg']

  • Gusto

    May 12, 2011 05:42 pm

    here is mine
    [eimg url='http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/183078_172984196081055_152570924789049_389905_3873863_n.jpg' title='183078_172984196081055_152570924789049_389905_3873863_n.jpg']

    more at http://www.facebook.com/rudolf.brosztl.photography

  • Diana

    May 12, 2011 05:39 pm

    Candlelight
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/dianamrozik/3972542577/' title='Light & Hope' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2558/3972542577_23bc40fa3e_z.jpg']

  • Adin

    May 12, 2011 05:31 pm

    http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/130/b/c/cloak_of_darkness_by_sa_photo-d3g1bew.jpg

  • ifthikhar

    May 12, 2011 05:08 pm

    [eimg url='https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/1350219602/IMG_0834_E_copy.jpg' title='IMG_0834_E_copy.jpg']

    https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/1350219602/IMG_0834_E_copy.jpg

  • TheRealJohnson

    May 12, 2011 05:00 pm

    natural sunlight.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/dunkelmann/5712370250/' title='Me 4' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2524/5712370250_5e6997ba7e.jpg']

  • wednesdayEgo

    May 12, 2011 04:52 pm

    http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/031/3/7/irina_i_8_by_wednesdayego-d38h8uf.jpg

    [eimg url='http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/031/3/7/irina_i_8_by_wednesdayego-d38h8uf.jpg' title='irina_i_8_by_wednesdayego-d38h8uf.jpg']

  • Darren

    May 12, 2011 04:47 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dgdoucet/5711990365/

  • Darren

    May 12, 2011 04:46 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/dgdoucet/5711990365/' title='IMG_7842' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3490/5711990365_1ffff625d8.jpg']

  • Darren

    May 12, 2011 04:43 pm

  • Berry Beautiful Photography

    May 12, 2011 04:23 pm

    Ok, hopeful the like up thing will work, I don't know. Any way if it does This was about as creative as i could get with lighting today, a hail storm was coming and it was all clouds. So this is about as much lighting as we had around, it only got darker from there. =)

    I kinda like how it came out though.

  • Doug Daniels

    May 12, 2011 04:20 pm

    [eimg url='http://blurredphoto.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/20110512-122602.jpg' title='20110512-122602.jpg']

  • Carol

    May 12, 2011 04:16 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/calees/5711928373/' title='Self portrait lighting' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3093/5711928373_659c31006a.jpg']

  • stacy

    May 12, 2011 04:14 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/stacyvitallo/5711351047/' title='Self Portrait Challenge #2: EXPERIMENT WITH LIGHT' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2512/5711351047_7a13808ca5.jpg']
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stacyvitallo/5711351047/

  • Mark

    May 12, 2011 03:42 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/62731035@N03/5712457712/' title='IMG_2064' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3189/5712457712_88e01be756.jpg']

  • Daryl

    May 12, 2011 03:41 pm

    I think the embed will catch up later like it did yesterday. But just in case it doesn't my shots are at http://daryleverett.wordpress.com

  • Daryl

    May 12, 2011 03:35 pm

    [eimg url='http://daryleverett.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/self-portrait-project_0047wm-1.jpg?w=200&h=300' title='self-portrait-project_0047wm-1.jpg?w=200&h=300']
    Wanted to use the a light at a local eatery but it was already late. Wanted to use the street lamp: mosquito control sprayed while I was getting my gear (what ARE the odds of that?). So alas I used the vanity lights. This one has a little editing for fun.
    Thissaone is only turned b/w and I upped the contrast a smidgen.
    [eimg url='http://daryleverett.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/self-portrait-project_0047-1.jpg?w=200&h=300' title='self-portrait-project_0047-1.jpg?w=200&h=300']

  • Sophia L.

    May 12, 2011 03:26 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sing2him/5711873407/sizes/z/in/photostream/

  • Christina Yost

    May 12, 2011 03:22 pm

    Blue...[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/christinayost/5712423336/' title='azul' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3018/5712423336_4128ba59ee_z.jpg']

  • Brandi

    May 12, 2011 03:07 pm

    I'm having some trouble posting . . . I'm hoping the 3rd time is the charm!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bellispics/5712367740/

  • Jules Marco Taveso

    May 12, 2011 03:07 pm

    Here are two of my own portrait choices... shot using Canon Powershot A

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/59933764@N08/5712386234/' title='IMG_5326' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2032/5712386234_9fd6ef9173_z.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/59933764@N08/5711827809/' title='IMG_5301' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2182/5711827809_e7542b2f2a_z.jpg']

  • Rosie Wilhelm

    May 12, 2011 03:06 pm

    This is really challenging!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/55463898@N07/5711838347/in/photostream

  • Brandi

    May 12, 2011 03:04 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bellispics/5712367740/

  • Nancy

    May 12, 2011 03:04 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/nancysevignyst-hilaire/5711834785/' title='devon birthdayC-1-3' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2333/5711834785_6d5b8d4090.jpg']
    I have been dying to use the Operating room lights for something :D

  • Annie

    May 12, 2011 03:03 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniekerrphotography/5711830877/' title='Self portrait in light' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/5711830877_12ec9c19e8_z.jpg']

  • brandi

    May 12, 2011 02:59 pm

  • brandi

    May 12, 2011 02:59 pm

  • Rowena

    May 12, 2011 02:58 pm

    Natural Light through the blinds. Somehow I ended up with this dynamic shape triangle which made me look abstract. It created form and decorated strips to my face. The link is below, I didn't see the image embedded so I am sending it again.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rowenalubo/5712022494

  • brandi

    May 12, 2011 02:57 pm

  • brandi

    May 12, 2011 02:54 pm

    http://flic.kr/p/9GMnUY

  • Norman Crosby

    May 12, 2011 02:35 pm

    I am trying this again. Need some help from someone using my web site and embed it in this comment section. this is my URL web site if you want to see my photo

    http://nc-photography.smugmug.com/Photography/DPS/17009371_7sVfpL#1287165528_vCm76xh

    [eimg url='http://nc-photography.smugmug.com/Photography/DPS/17009371_7sVfpL#1287165528_vCm76xh' title='17009371_7sVfpL#1287165528_vCm76xh']

  • Toy

    May 12, 2011 02:32 pm

    Using Sunset as natural light. Taken with my Canon Ixus 80IS[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/totoykun/5711765475/' title='Experiment with light.' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/5711765475_caeeb47296_b.jpg']

  • Norman Crosby

    May 12, 2011 02:32 pm

    I am trying this again. Need some help from someone using my web site and adding it in this comment section.

    http://nc-photography.smugmug.com/Photography/DPS/17009371_7sVfpL#1287165528_vCm76xh[/img]

  • Matthew

    May 12, 2011 02:30 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt21cdog-pics/5712331522/' title='ProfileAgain1_2' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3225/5712331522_423026c967.jpg']

  • Ray

    May 12, 2011 02:21 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/memories4ages/5711935140/' title='Self portrait - phone beams' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3631/5711935140_015311afdb.jpg']

  • .db

    May 12, 2011 02:21 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/deebeephotography/5383898674/' title='' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5213/5383898674_511c161e98_z.jpg']

  • Josh

    May 12, 2011 02:15 pm

    [eimg url='http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=221433&l=a3b1640e04&id=1274724345' title='photo.php?pid=221433&l=a3b1640e04&id=1274724345']

    Trying this again.

  • Educated Savage

    May 12, 2011 02:14 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/educatedsavage/5712303400/' title='Attempt 26' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3137/5712303400_2d18bb5b6c_z.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/educatedsavage/5711743499/' title='Attempt 90' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2374/5711743499_02da833bf3.jpg']

    I couldn't pick which one I liked more. I can't manage 'pretty' self portraits, so I went the other way. :D

  • Matt

    May 12, 2011 02:10 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/mschaning/5711727119/' title='Goodnight' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2477/5711727119_269c090224_z.jpg']

  • EL

    May 12, 2011 02:08 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/evanleavittphotography/4447831344/' title='I Still Hear The Music' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4447831344_85d6e73c53_z.jpg']

  • Patricia

    May 12, 2011 02:05 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/teragam/5712258224/' title='May 11, 2011-In Evening Light' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3409/5712258224_a24a366675_z.jpg']

  • Matt

    May 12, 2011 02:05 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/mschaning/5711727119/' title='Goodnight' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2477/5711727119_269c090224_z.jpg']
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mschaning/5711727119/in/photostream/

  • Marc Anthony (manmathison)

    May 12, 2011 01:57 pm

    I seem to be having trouble getting my comment to post. Lets try again. You can see my portrait on my flickr page here. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/manmathison/5712263090/in/photostream" I've been playing around with silhouettes and I'm not completely happy with this but its getting down to crunch time.

  • Angel

    May 12, 2011 01:57 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1882140207457&set=a.1878790843725.153107.1059874548&type=1&theater

    Hope this works!

  • Marc Anthony (manmathison)

    May 12, 2011 01:52 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/manmathison/5712263090/' title='self portrait - lighting' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2396/5712263090_fa9ee7e993_b.jpg']

  • moliver

    May 12, 2011 01:49 pm

    By candlelight...
    [eimg url='http://oliverportrait.com/images/OPS_LL.JPG' title='OPS_LL.JPG']

  • Jerry Ad

    May 12, 2011 01:48 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62634716@N05/5712233632/in/photostream

    A lot of nice photo's submitted.

    For me, candles put me in the mood for someone distant.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/62634716@N05/5712233632/' title='DPSLIGHT' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3647/5712233632_842e7f91a8.jpg']

  • Bill W

    May 12, 2011 01:48 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/w3inc/5711679471/' title='Experimenting with light...' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2738/5711679471_94e41dd13e.jpg']

  • Beth

    May 12, 2011 01:47 pm

    All Natural light from a window

  • EL

    May 12, 2011 01:46 pm

    [eimg url='http://www.flickr.com/photos/evanleavittphotography/' title='evanleavittphotography']

  • Angel

    May 12, 2011 01:41 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1882140207457&set=a.1878790843725.153107.1059874548&type=1&theater

  • Susan

    May 12, 2011 01:40 pm

    Once again I'm having trouble posting. My photo is in my 365 Project file on Facebook .
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=224444377572191&set=a.189314611085168.54300.100000198924116&type=1&theater[img]

  • Susan

    May 12, 2011 01:39 pm

    Once again I'm having trouble posting. My photo is in my 365 Project file on Facebook .
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=224444377572191&set=a.189314611085168.54300.100000198924116&type=1&theater

  • Jefrey Solis

    May 12, 2011 01:37 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jefsolis/5711669723/' title='DPSLIGHT' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2482/5711669723_285b2a99a2.jpg']

  • Jefrey Solis

    May 12, 2011 01:36 pm

    [eimg url='http://twitpic.com/4whijk' title='4whijk']

  • Carrie

    May 12, 2011 01:32 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/35072549@N07/5712163366/

  • moliver

    May 12, 2011 01:28 pm

    [eimg url='http://oliverportrait.com/images/OPS_LL.JPG' title='OPS_LL.JPG']

  • Carrie

    May 12, 2011 01:27 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/35072549@N07/5712163366/' title='DPS Portrait Challenge -Light' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3567/5712163366_b440123caa_z.jpg']

  • evied

    May 12, 2011 01:26 pm

    I never like to have MY picture taken, so this challenge is a challenge.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/31453724@N06/5711639981/' title='self' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3160/5711639981_08c53f2193.jpg']

  • Bethany Barnett

    May 12, 2011 01:15 pm

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_teaiKyF1M4A/TctP14-ev_I/AAAAAAAAAew/8TwbqG-cDtU/s720/009.JPG

  • Bethany Barnett

    May 12, 2011 01:13 pm

    Peering outside.

    [eimg url='https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_teaiKyF1M4A/TctP14-ev_I/AAAAAAAAAew/8TwbqG-cDtU/s720/009.JPG' title='009.JPG']

  • Tara

    May 12, 2011 01:10 pm

    Experimenting with neon body paint and a black light. I often use black lights for creative effects, but never for a self portrait. Thanks for the idea. This was fun!

    [eimg url='http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/131/c/5/electric_by_maritimuz-d3g51ux.jpg' title='electric_by_maritimuz-d3g51ux.jpg']

  • yulia

    May 12, 2011 01:07 pm

    [eimg url='http://www.yulphoto.com/uploads/1/5/4/0/1540442/5707068_orig.jpg' title='5707068_orig.jpg']

  • Alexi1950

    May 12, 2011 01:05 pm

    Taken in the lovely fading evening light.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/21285381@N05/5711590481/' title='Self Portrait110511016' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2268/5711590481_6fd1233d73_z.jpg']

  • Victoria

    May 12, 2011 01:04 pm

    [eimg url='http://flic.kr/p/9GLkW1' title='9GLkW1']

  • Alexi1950

    May 12, 2011 01:03 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/21285381@N05/5711590481/

  • Alejandro Ramirez

    May 12, 2011 01:03 pm

    Using 1 off-camera flash with a Canon trigger:
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkywalker/5406594294/' title='Alejandro getting ready for the winter storm' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5218/5406594294_7b3a98c297_z.jpg']

  • Scott Magill

    May 12, 2011 01:02 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/turbo_inside/5712149584/' title='131 | 365 - I ain't sayin' nothin'' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2046/5712149584_e74ecc5dd5_z.jpg']

  • eprifold

    May 12, 2011 01:01 pm

    Ok, so I am really struggling with the focus, so if someone could explain that to me I would be VERY grateful! Here is my picture but as you can see it is not in focus but still thought I would post it as due to the setting the “soft focus” seems somewhat fitting. Really would like to get some tips on how to get the focus correct. Thanks[eimg link='' title='' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com//5712142282_.jpg']

  • Alexi1950

    May 12, 2011 01:01 pm

    Taken in the lovely fading evening light..

  • Ian Salsman

    May 12, 2011 12:58 pm

    Doing Self portraits is tougher than it looks...I think so anyway.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/azsalsman/5711589477/' title='Self-Portrait' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3223/5711589477_fb6f01b14b_z.jpg']

  • eprifold

    May 12, 2011 12:57 pm

    Ok, so I am really struggling with the focus, so if someone could explain that to me I would be VERY grateful! Here is my picture but as you can see it is not in focus but still thought I would post it as due to the setting the "soft focus" seems somewhat fitting. Really would like to get some tips on how to get the focus correct. Thanks

  • Erich

    May 12, 2011 12:55 pm

    [eimg url='http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/230035_1944475818795_1449492843_32146250_7453884_n.jpg' title='230035_1944475818795_1449492843_32146250_7453884_n.jpg']

  • Erich

    May 12, 2011 12:50 pm

    [eimg url='http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1944475818795&set=a.1555309049869.2079885.1449492843&type=1&theater' title='photo.php?fbid=1944475818795&set=a.1555309049869.2079885.1449492843&type=1&theater']

  • Lisa

    May 12, 2011 12:48 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ppwblisa/5712131570/' title='20110511SM-_MG_4246' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/5712131570_100f690e7f.jpg']

  • Garry Meus

    May 12, 2011 12:44 pm

  • Craig Bregar

    May 12, 2011 12:41 pm

    self portrait super overexposed

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/40330405@N03/5712097410/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/40330405@N03/5712097410
    [eimg url='http://www.flickr.com/photos/40330405@N03/5712097410' title='5712097410']

  • Jammie Graves

    May 12, 2011 12:39 pm

    http://jamkat59.smugmug.com/photos/i-NChw6MK/0/L/i-NChw6MK-L.jpg

  • Garry Meus

    May 12, 2011 12:38 pm

    movement & light together...

  • Cindy

    May 12, 2011 12:34 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wxmom/5712099870/

  • Jammie Graves

    May 12, 2011 12:33 pm

    For DPS - Self Portrait #2
    Taken with a Dell Web Cam and Photoshop to add the effect.
    Photo in the background is one of my specialties.
    Interior room lights of my away-from-home apartment.[eimg url='http://jamkat59.smugmug.com/photos/i-NChw6MK/0/L/i-NChw6MK-L.jpg' title='i-NChw6MK-L.jpg']

  • Sara R.

    May 12, 2011 12:33 pm

    [eimg url='http://flic.kr/p/9GKZ9b' title='9GKZ9b']

  • Cindy

    May 12, 2011 12:32 pm

    Fun experiment! I think I will try a couple different techniques and see what works out the best!

  • Rowena

    May 12, 2011 12:31 pm

  • Tonia

    May 12, 2011 12:28 pm

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/bklynphotochik/5712052050/]

  • LindyLand

    May 12, 2011 12:27 pm

    Well, what's a girl to come up with on a dreary & rainy day? Argh!! ;)

    [eimg url='http://www.mysupportagent.com/files/IMG_6096-2-light.jpg' title='IMG_6096-2-light.jpg']

  • Tonia

    May 12, 2011 12:25 pm

    [eimg url='http://flic.kr/p/9GKL53' title='9GKL53']

  • Anna-Elizabeth

    May 12, 2011 12:22 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/annaelizabeth55/5711949296/' title='Self LIGHT-1' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2793/5711949296_dab6a9b71f.jpg']

    Slave SB800 to the right in the bushes.

  • Tonia

    May 12, 2011 12:21 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/bklynphotochik/5712052050/' title='lonely' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3481/5712052050_7b2fd258b4.jpg']

  • Jo L

    May 12, 2011 12:20 pm

    Whoops, my previous attempt loaded without the photo -talk about an amateur.

    This was taken at 5:30am, the sunrise was magnificent

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/62802225@N08/5711309140/' title='at sunrise' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2050/5711309140_a5e6282c82.jpg']

  • Vanessa

    May 12, 2011 12:18 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/vivi-xi/5712066798/' title='Window Shade' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2277/5712066798_d53fcb6194.jpg']

  • Tonia

    May 12, 2011 12:15 pm

    []

  • nachiket

    May 12, 2011 12:14 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30736348@N00/5652131172/in/photostream#/photos/30736348@N00/5652131172/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • Patty

    May 12, 2011 12:14 pm

    Fridge light is just the best light....

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/closetartist/5711488459/in/photostream

  • Tonia

    May 12, 2011 12:13 pm

  • Tami LaNunziata

    May 12, 2011 12:12 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/58996486@N02/5712038328/in/photostream/
    taken with nikon d90 50 mm. f 1.8 iso 1250 1/5 sec

  • nachiket

    May 12, 2011 12:12 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30736348@N00/5652131172/in/photostream

  • Carrie

    May 12, 2011 12:10 pm

  • Tami LaNunziata

    May 12, 2011 12:10 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/58996486@N02/5711479459/in/photostream

  • Tami LaNunziata

    May 12, 2011 12:07 pm

    This was taken inside my car with no lights. just a small blue flashlight and adjusted the rear view mirror for lighting from a street light[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/58996486@N02/5711479459/' title='selfportrait3-1' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3479/5711479459_ebd79b3823.jpg']

  • Randy

    May 12, 2011 11:57 am

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150170826521610&set=a.492755146609.270237.619566609&type=1&theater

  • Stephanie

    May 12, 2011 11:54 am

    I am definitely a lover of natural and available light...

    [eimg url='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-n_f0UTQIWrE/Tcs9RVMLcJI/AAAAAAAAF5M/yWUiMuIZ2uU/s1600/05_12_11_IMG_6196-Edit-2.jpg' title='05_12_11_IMG_6196-Edit-2.jpg']

  • Victor

    May 12, 2011 11:50 am

    Here's mine. I was experimenting with light the other day and this is my result.

    http://victorsoo.tumblr.com/post/5322885731/experiment-portrait-self#permalink-notes

  • Ka Ning

    May 12, 2011 11:49 am

    Monster under the bed...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaningyip/5711883072/

  • JD

    May 12, 2011 11:46 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/55661394@N03/5711405071/sizes/m/in/photostream/

  • Dave

    May 12, 2011 11:37 am

    This was an interesting experiment with a candle light box.

  • Dennell

    May 12, 2011 11:36 am

    [eimg url='http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq238/dcwhite4himpics/IMG_1321.jpg' title='IMG_1321.jpg']

    I hate it that I didn't get to my email until late. I did find an interesting mirror on the playground at sunset...I guess it'll do...

  • Joan Feldvary

    May 12, 2011 11:36 am

  • Fritz

    May 12, 2011 11:33 am

    Just me playing around with the camera, some makeup and a lamp
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/fpcyap/5711967172/' title='DSC_0257' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/5711967172_7504f3154d_z.jpg']

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fpcyap/5711967172/

  • linda gafford

    May 12, 2011 11:31 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/62720332@N05/5711371733/' title='a mothers prayer' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2041/5711371733_d6c0f4cfe5_z.jpg']

  • Joan Feldvary

    May 12, 2011 11:28 am

    [eimg link='' title='' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com//5711896096_.jpg']

  • jliddil

    May 12, 2011 11:28 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/55661394@N03/5711405071/' title='Light' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2650/5711405071_5ab97daff0.jpg']

  • Joan Feldvary

    May 12, 2011 11:25 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shotbyjef/5711896096/
    For DPS - Self Portrain Challenge #2.
    Taken May 11, f/5.6, 1/15, ISO 200
    NO Flash
    Using my Pentax K10D
    Using light from my monitor and
    cloudy light from my window.

  • linda gafford

    May 12, 2011 11:25 am

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2041/5711371733_d6c0f4cfe5_m.jpg

  • Marland

    May 12, 2011 11:24 am

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2247/5711838454_0f920a0ecb_z.jpg

  • Anna-Elizabeth

    May 12, 2011 11:23 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/annaelizabeth55/5711949296/' title='Self LIGHT-1' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2793/5711949296_dab6a9b71f.jpg']

  • Joan Feldvary

    May 12, 2011 11:21 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shotbyjef/5711896096/
    For DPS - Self Portrain Challenge #2.
    Taken May 11, f/5.6, 1/15, ISO 200
    NO Flash
    Using my Pentax K10D
    Using light from my monitor and
    cloudy light from my window.

    [eimg link='' title='' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com//5711896096_.jpg']

  • Ray

    May 12, 2011 11:17 am

    15 sec exposure, f4.0, iso100, 50mm on Canon t3i. It was tricky to hold the cell phone in one hand and move the laser pointer with the other hand and keep my head still at the same time. Whew![eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/memories4ages/5711935140/' title='Self portrait - phone beams' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3631/5711935140_015311afdb.jpg']

  • linda gafford

    May 12, 2011 11:11 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62720332@N05/5711371733/in/photostream

  • Chris H

    May 12, 2011 11:05 am

    [eimg url='http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c383/doc675k/Photography/LightSpillSP.jpg' title='LightSpillSP.jpg']

  • stacy

    May 12, 2011 11:05 am

    [eimg link='' title='' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com//5711351047_.jpg']

  • linda gafford

    May 12, 2011 11:03 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62720332@N05/5711301557/in/photostream/

  • Lara

    May 12, 2011 10:59 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lootles/5711341885/in/photostream

  • Andre Garant

    May 12, 2011 10:58 am

    Done with 2 SB 600 , one softbox on left side, one umbrella on right side, infrared with timer .

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/andregarant/5700425628/

  • Andre Garant

    May 12, 2011 10:53 am

    Done with 2 SB 600 , one softbox on left side, one umbrella on right side, infrared with timer .
    [eimg url='http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt4/caiman43/andre008_8X10.jpg' title='andre008_8X10.jpg']

  • Ka Ning

    May 12, 2011 10:51 am

    Monster Under the Bed....

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaningyip/5711883072/

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaningyip/5711883072/' title='May 11, 2011 - dPS Self-Portrait Challenge #2: Experiment with Light' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3639/5711883072_1a0473f181.jpg']

  • shelly

    May 12, 2011 10:51 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/malagash/5711801786/in/photostream

  • shelly

    May 12, 2011 10:49 am

  • Doug

    May 12, 2011 10:47 am

    Experiment with light... what's for dinner?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/61532627@N04/5711879788/in/photostream/

  • Aiden

    May 12, 2011 10:44 am

    this is something i took with just a normal phone camera.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30864465&l=df708b8ed8&id=1095138317

    and this

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=31379302&l=333ebb4e3e&id=1095138317

  • Tracy

    May 12, 2011 10:43 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/14095825@N00/3406694697/in/photostream

  • Juan Girsang

    May 12, 2011 10:43 am

    this is the pic i took in my room with off camera flash and set by timer. stil need a lot of correction..:) thx [eimg url='http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=126570964032247&set=a.100834859939191.1629.100000380323466&type=1&theater' title='photo.php?fbid=126570964032247&set=a.100834859939191.1629.100000380323466&type=1&theater']

  • John

    May 12, 2011 10:38 am

    [eimg link='' title='' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com//5711299275_.jpg']

  • linda gafford

    May 12, 2011 10:38 am

    a mothers prayer[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/62720332@N05/5711301557/' title='a mothers prayercopy' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3515/5711301557_11602f0278_z.jpg']

  • Abby

    May 12, 2011 10:34 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/50413892@N04/5369832342/in/set-72157625859110694/

  • Abby

    May 12, 2011 10:30 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/50413892@N04/5369832342/' title='Beach Box and Me' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5123/5369832342_961a3d05c8_z.jpg']

  • Ruchi

    May 12, 2011 10:30 am

    This was my first self portrait. Completely blew my nuts away. I did not have a tripod and this was shot with my canon 400d with a 18-55mm lens.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62711149@N07/?saved=1

  • Marland

    May 12, 2011 10:27 am

    Early morning sunlight![eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/marland7/5711838454/' title='Early Morning' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2247/5711838454_0f920a0ecb_b.jpg']

  • Photoboothguy

    May 12, 2011 10:20 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/9899098@N04/4559449266/' title='Photo Shoot' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4559449266_e3174e6f60_z.jpg']

  • shelly

    May 12, 2011 10:18 am

    [eimg link='' title='' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com//5711801786_.jpg']

  • sumit

    May 12, 2011 10:16 am

    okay.. i'll try this again..
    .. this is me strumming my guitar. I took this one with an intention to use the minimal window light coming into my room to depict my melancholy mood that day.. after all, Music is my escape!

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/54606493@N03/5375628705/' title='My Escape' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5248/5375628705_896038ac7f.jpg']

  • Emmett

    May 12, 2011 10:04 am

    Self-shot at the Country Comfort Port MacQuarie, New South Wales. Natural light from the right.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmettanderson/5671701653/' title='Port Macquarie Country Comfort Hotel' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5104/5671701653_2f43e38f94.jpg']

  • Abdallah Shaikh

    May 12, 2011 10:03 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/abdallahshaikh/3756718318/' title='Self Portrait' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2630/3756718318_42ce688def_z.jpg']

    sorry for the last comment, i think it got some problem

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2630/3756718318_42ce688def.jpg

  • Abdallah Shaikh

    May 12, 2011 09:56 am

  • Debbie

    May 12, 2011 09:28 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/debbiezoback/5711709402/ Hope this works, I've had alot fun taking these!

  • Lisa S

    May 12, 2011 09:09 am

    This looks rather boring I know, but I am standing out back on our riverfront property looking up at a gorgeous ash tree. I could stare and stare out at the beautiful surroundings, I never grow tired of it. The wildlife is alive and the sun's warmth is glorious this time of year.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/16911373@N07/5711106785/' title='Sun Through the Ash Tree' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3614/5711106785_7a4e5c06c8_z.jpg']

  • Cecile Bruxelles

    May 12, 2011 09:03 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/24513480@N05/5708302724

  • Kayla Geane

    May 12, 2011 09:00 am

    [eimg url='http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww288/kennyluvskayla/100_1769.jpg' title='100_1769.jpg']

  • Kayla Geane

    May 12, 2011 09:00 am

    http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww288/kennyluvskayla/100_1769.jpg

  • Maureen Spagnolo

    May 12, 2011 08:54 am

    https://picasaweb.google.com/Maureski/SelfPortrait?authkey=Gv1sRgCOaLiKaV88aGugE#

  • Lynda

    May 12, 2011 08:39 am

    I'm taking my self-portraits as the challenges are issued and I struggled all day with this one! I'm not very comfortable achieving specific lighting effects and it seemed like nothing I tried worked.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/s_v_p/5711002789/' title='05-11-11 - Duality (dPS Self Portrait Challenge - Light)' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2175/5711002789_550ed17629.jpg']

    I took 4 other DPSLIGHT shots too, but I think this is the one I'm happiest with.

  • Tib Gonzalez

    May 12, 2011 08:38 am

    Here is a picture of me at work, with the surgical lights in the background.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/gonzalezsanchez/5711047463/' title='IMG_5643.jpg' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/5711047463_d1b75a5ff3_z.jpg']

  • Malcolm Catmur-Neame

    May 12, 2011 08:34 am

    This is The Mighty Woo and me, she wants attention and won’t move until she gets it, she knows that by sitting in front of my keyboard she gets attention. There are some great pictures posted thank you, hope you enjoy our picture

  • Debbie R.

    May 12, 2011 08:31 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/47932340@N06/5708936088/' title='touched for the very first time' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2484/5708936088_707390bf63.jpg']

  • Adam

    May 12, 2011 08:30 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/adam_telford/5463909772/' title='Self-Portrait Setup_0076_9' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5299/5463909772_80913b18c6_b.jpg']
    I tried loading from my facebook page, but it doesn't look like it came through, so here is the same photo with a setup shot included

  • Debbie R.

    May 12, 2011 08:28 am

  • carrie

    May 12, 2011 08:25 am

    Natural light through living room window. [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/carriecourtneyphotography/5711022869/' title='natural light self portrait challenge' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2182/5711022869_7f5999be23_z.jpg']

  • carrie

    May 12, 2011 08:21 am

    Natural light from large picture window in my living room. [eimg url='http://www.flickr.com/photos/carriecourtneyphotography/?saved=1' title='?saved=1']

  • Billy

    May 12, 2011 08:06 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/7774836@N07/5711548956/' title='Light' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3402/5711548956_d4bd087de0.jpg']

  • Malcolm Catmur-Neame

    May 12, 2011 08:05 am

    This is The Mighty Woo and me, she wants attention and won’t move until she gets it, she knows that by sitting in front of my keyboard she gets attention.

    There are some great pictures posted thank you, hope you enjoy our picture.

    http://www.mslcreative.co.uk/photographs/index.html

  • Yvette

    May 12, 2011 08:00 am

    I did some portraits like this earlier but never took a selfportrait.....
    It was harder than I thought to get the light the way I wanted it to fall on my face.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/yvettevanteeffelen/5710325867/

  • Jerry Adkins

    May 12, 2011 07:58 am

    to: Tina Vanderlaan

    Thank goodness our property is quite private, though my dad was working outside and may have seen me, but I’m getting over my fear of being seen doing weird things.

    Hey, I like the weird, nice picture. It's not really weird!

  • Adam

    May 12, 2011 07:58 am

    [eimg url='http://www.facebook.com/index.php?lh=3f5e29e28c15da2c75d3fbf047728b07&eu=rScKlz2NbuSqEeQ03cJRpg#!/photo.php?fbid=1611304798801&set=a.1391366500481.2048633.1121672480&type=1&theater' title='photo.php?fbid=1611304798801&set=a.1391366500481.2048633.1121672480&type=1&theater']

  • Malcolm Catmur-Neame

    May 12, 2011 07:52 am

    This is The Mighty Woo and me, she wants attention and won’t move until she gets it, she knows that by sitting in front of my keyboard she gets attention. There are some great photos here. Thank you.

    [eimg url='http://www.mslcreative.co.uk/photographs/index.html' title='index.html']

  • sumit

    May 12, 2011 07:50 am

    Hi.. this is me strumming my guitar. I took this one with an intention to use the minimal window light coming into my room to depict my melancholy mood that day.. after all, Music is my escape.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54606493@N03/5375628705/

  • Cassio

    May 12, 2011 07:44 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/cassiofm/5711098460/' title='Self-portrait: light.' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3532/5711098460_4fbba614f2.jpg']
    last try

  • Des Crowley

    May 12, 2011 07:44 am

    Last time trying

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dc_89/5707336954/

  • Domiriel

    May 12, 2011 07:37 am

    Another one...

  • Domiriel

    May 12, 2011 07:35 am

    Had been experimenting with this very idea some days ago. Here is one of the resulting photos

  • Carolyn™

    May 12, 2011 07:30 am

    I am off out this morning but on a cold morning in Sydney I found time to enjoy the sun coming in the win[eimg url='[IMG]http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy256/Carolynscocioz/melight.jpg' title='melight.jpg'][/img]

  • Mary Beth

    May 12, 2011 07:21 am

    I love seeing everyone's work! I hope you enjoy mine. I found some interesting lighting underneath the patchy shade of a tree.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mbg580/5711431770/in/photostream

  • Rob

    May 12, 2011 07:19 am

    http://flic.kr/p/9GDiKv

    [eimg url='http://flic.kr/p/9GDiKv' title='9GDiKv']

    Embed doesn't seem to work, here is my entry.

  • Heather B

    May 12, 2011 07:17 am

    This is my first post so not sure if I'm doing it right...but here is the link to my entry for lighting self portrait....http://www.flickr.com/photos/62643387@N05/5710839229/in/photostream

  • Maureen Spagnolo

    May 12, 2011 07:16 am

    Fun project - and it's also fun to see so many different, and creative efforts.[eimg url='https://picasaweb.google.com/Maureski/SelfPortrait02?authkey=Gv1sRgCJaTgLSVgZe0wAE&feat=directlink' title='SelfPortrait02?authkey=Gv1sRgCJaTgLSVgZe0wAE&feat=directlink']

  • Anastasiya

    May 12, 2011 07:04 am

    [eimg url='http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/members/hichkok-albums-weekly-fun-picture55403-self-portrait-challenge-2-experiment-light.jpg' title='hichkok-albums-weekly-fun-picture55403-self-portrait-challenge-2-experiment-light.jpg']

    Lately i am studying portuguese and try to read fairy-tales, as it is easy and like them! today afternoon light from the window was so soft like I imagine should be in fairy world! thanks Anna, for this self-portait tasks! it really hard job - didn't like most of my shorts, but this one looks nice, so going to put it on my FB profile.

  • Fabian checo

    May 12, 2011 07:01 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/28254098@N06/4983230856/' title='Monsters ' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4128/4983230856_9e56a30b11.jpg']

  • Jordy

    May 12, 2011 06:56 am

    Trying again.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrabthearab/4277053611/' title='338 views and only 3 faves ... damn I sucked back then ...' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4277053611_4e1af71281.jpg']

  • Leighton

    May 12, 2011 06:55 am

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2644/5710694007_45a278de99.jpg

  • Rob

    May 12, 2011 06:50 am

    [eimg url='http://flic.kr/p/9GDiKv' title='9GDiKv']

    Light from a gap in the curtain

  • Katie Dean

    May 12, 2011 06:50 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/madskillzphotography/5710658529/' title='_DUG8008z' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/5710658529_8764bf7b9f_o.jpg']
    East-facing glass block wall

  • Aisha

    May 12, 2011 06:49 am

    Im really enjoying everyone's photos. :)
    Here is my contribution.
    [eimg url='http://ohsnaap.com/photos/selfportraitnaturalight.jpg' title='selfportraitnaturalight.jpg']

  • Cassio

    May 12, 2011 06:48 am

    still not working? one more try

  • Jordy

    May 12, 2011 06:45 am

    Here ya go!

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrabthearab/4277053611/' title='338 views and only 3 faves ... damn I sucked back then ...' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4277053611_4e1af71281.jpg']

  • Ginger

    May 12, 2011 06:41 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/giiinger/5710406670/' title='gingerprofile' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2483/5710406670_cd721d5df9_z.jpg']

  • Harry

    May 12, 2011 06:41 am

    Room appears dark because of the small aperture.

    I'm the only one in my house who likes scented candles. Go figure.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/chaimzvi/5711312472/' title='Self Portrait Challenge #2: EXPERIMENT WITH LIGHT' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2271/5711312472_84104ce04e_z.jpg']

  • Skyriani

    May 12, 2011 06:41 am

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2549/5710722107_a9d348405f_z.jpg

  • Terry Lewis

    May 12, 2011 06:34 am

    I know everyone has done this, but it's my first try. Besides , no one has every done ME before![eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/terrylewis-favorites/5711058914/' title='Self Portrait 1' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2127/5711058914_0e83e2043f_b.jpg']

  • Jo L

    May 12, 2011 06:32 am

    Shame it wasn't a sunrise challenge, but this is me standing in front of it 5:30am this morning. Now where is my cup of tea ......[eimg url='http://www.flickr.com/photos/62802225@N08/' title='62802225@N08']

  • Ruchi

    May 12, 2011 06:31 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62711149@N07/

  • zuska

    May 12, 2011 06:26 am

    Hi, I think this is a great challenge.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/zuska_madar/5711178618/' title='The day is done.' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3248/5711178618_a564679645.jpg']

  • Ruchi

    May 12, 2011 06:25 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/62711149@N07/5711289138/' title='IMG_5756 copy copy' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3475/5711289138_26fe6689e6_z.jpg']

  • Miguel

    May 12, 2011 06:25 am

    http://flic.kr/p/9GpvBv

  • Miguel

    May 12, 2011 06:24 am

    [eimg url='http://flic.kr/p/9GFNtu' title='9GFNtu']

  • Miguel

    May 12, 2011 06:23 am

    http://flic.kr/p/9GFNtu

  • Miguel

    May 12, 2011 06:22 am

    http://flic.kr/p/9GsoLS

  • Skyriani

    May 12, 2011 06:22 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/62732009@N03/5710722107/' title='' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2549/5710722107_a9d348405f_z.jpg']

  • Miguel

    May 12, 2011 06:21 am

    [eimg url='http://flic.kr/p/9GsoLS' title='9GsoLS']

  • Terry Lewis

    May 12, 2011 06:20 am

    I know everyone has done this, but it's my first try. [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/terrylewis-favorites/5711058914/' title='Self Portrait 1' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2127/5711058914_0e83e2043f_b.jpg']

  • Miguel

    May 12, 2011 06:17 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/migueldasilva101/5708101175/' title='geek out2' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2105/5708101175_0686f44f6c_z.jpg']

  • Tina Vanderlaan

    May 12, 2011 06:16 am

    First off I want to say to my kids you can pretend you don't know me, I know you'll think I'm some weird mom but I couldn't resist. I got home this afternoon and had to hang the laundry and saw such great light and shadow and since Anna Gay's self-portrait challenge for today was working with light I thought this might work. So as crazy as it looks to see a woman in a laundry basket I just had to do it. Thank goodness our property is quite private, though my dad was working outside and may have seen me, but I'm getting over my fear of being seen doing weird things.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47444383@N06/5710694081/in/photostream

  • Miguel

    May 12, 2011 06:15 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/migueldasilva101/5708663506/' title='lighter4' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2765/5708663506_50c8e4a93c_z.jpg']

  • Kyla

    May 12, 2011 06:03 am

    My light source was a Speedlight in the sink, aimed to reflect off the sides and triggered manually. [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kyla_applegate/5711214824/' title='lighting 2' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2149/5711214824_00ff200970.jpg']

  • Norman Crosby

    May 12, 2011 06:01 am

    Sorry, but I seem to be having some problems with the links setup. So trying again.[eimg url='http://nc-photography.smugmug.com/Photography/DPS/17009371_7sVfpL#1287165528_vCm76xh' title='17009371_7sVfpL#1287165528_vCm76xh']

  • Sheri Roberson

    May 12, 2011 05:59 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brokenglassmosaic/5710329793/in/photostream

  • Katie Dean

    May 12, 2011 05:58 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/madskillzphotography/5710658529/' title='_DUG8008z' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/5710658529_8764bf7b9f_o.jpg']

    East facing glass block window in bathroom.

  • Sheri Roberson

    May 12, 2011 05:57 am

  • Miran Kramar

    May 12, 2011 05:56 am

    [eimg url='http://imbx.us/MiF.jpg' title='MiF.jpg']

  • Oksana

    May 12, 2011 05:55 am

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2464/5710640301_2ee337ef87_m.jpg
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/29468982@N02/5710640301/' title='#DPSLIGHT' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2464/5710640301_2ee337ef87.jpg']

  • Ty MCleland

    May 12, 2011 05:50 am

    My lighting self portrait.

  • zuska

    May 12, 2011 05:46 am

    Afternoon sunlight in my hall. I love these challenges, they give me an opportunity to explore this wonderful world of photography.Keep up the great work.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/zuska_madar/5711178618/' title='The day is done.' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3248/5711178618_a564679645.jpg']

  • Martijn Makelaar

    May 12, 2011 05:46 am

    my entry.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/martijnmakelaar/4854637906/in/photostream

  • babyruthinmd

    May 12, 2011 05:40 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/9106521@N07/5656422680/' title='' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5309/5656422680_1923a21c65.jpg']

  • SarahBob

    May 12, 2011 05:31 am

    I know it's a little strange, or a lot strange. I put the flash in my mouth.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/62104138@N07/5710585267/' title='_MG_2888' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2657/5710585267_2fee64ae64.jpg']

  • Cassio

    May 12, 2011 05:19 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/cassiofm/5711098460/' title='Self-portrait: light.' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3532/5711098460_4fbba614f2.jpg']
    Is it working? I couldn't see my picture or my comment posted. Second try.

  • Dunja0712

    May 12, 2011 05:12 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dunja0712/5237606465/

  • Norman Crosby

    May 12, 2011 05:12 am

    This is my second try. [eimg url='http://nc-photography.smugmug.com/Photography/DPS/17009371_7sVfpL#1287165528_vCm76xh' title='17009371_7sVfpL#1287165528_vCm76xh']

  • Dunja0712

    May 12, 2011 05:10 am

    [eimg url='http://www.flickr.com/photos/dunja0712/5237606465' title='5237606465']

  • Mary Lopez

    May 12, 2011 05:04 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/m21229/5121717603/

  • Alwyn Burger

    May 12, 2011 05:02 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/62720646@N02/5710505925/' title='IMG_2008' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3178/5710505925_5443b95891_m.jpg']

  • Abbie

    May 12, 2011 04:59 am

    It's totally overcast here today and I happen to have the world's worse home lighting so that would do no good for this challenge. However, I just happened to take this a few days ago....[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/34814969@N03/5711055460/' title='selfportrait_light2' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3427/5711055460_8c380e8d5c_z.jpg']

  • Walter

    May 12, 2011 04:53 am

  • Nicole

    May 12, 2011 04:43 am

    I am not as experienced as most of you, but I thought I would challenge myself. I have only been into photography for a little over a year. Do NOT like taking photos of myself. LOL[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/tngphoto/5710442683/' title='Self-portrait' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2355/5710442683_755c2b6084_z.jpg']

  • Dejai

    May 12, 2011 04:36 am

    [eimg url='https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/230818_1799225858192_1166150342_31664931_4523418_n.jpg' title='230818_1799225858192_1166150342_31664931_4523418_n.jpg']

  • Norman Crosby

    May 12, 2011 04:26 am

    Northern moon glow behind a mountain in Alaska

  • Dave Turley

    May 12, 2011 04:24 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveturley/5710953696/' title='Self Portrait' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2710/5710953696_1dce54be50.jpg']

  • Heredero

    May 12, 2011 04:22 am

  • Dave Turley

    May 12, 2011 04:22 am

  • Dave Turley

    May 12, 2011 04:20 am


    Taken with natural light and converted in CS5 and Silver Efex Pro 2

  • Sheri Roberson

    May 12, 2011 04:12 am

    Take #3
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/brokenglassmosaic/5710329793/' title='131/365' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/5710329793_262864ff54.jpg']

  • Scooter

    May 12, 2011 04:08 am

    [eimg url='http://flic.kr/p/9GB2tH' title='9GB2tH']

  • Mavje

    May 12, 2011 04:01 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mavje/5693784326/

  • courtney

    May 12, 2011 04:01 am

    From Courtney

  • Yvette

    May 12, 2011 03:57 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/yvettevanteeffelen/5710325867/' title='365 - Day 20 - Playing with light' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3511/5710325867_4157901840.jpg']

  • Matt Drury

    May 12, 2011 03:47 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrdrury/5709808978/' title='me' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2451/5709808978_a8ac258c78.jpg']

  • Lyssa

    May 12, 2011 03:46 am

    My light will be gone by the time I get home from work today, but this is my favorite spot for morning sun in my house. It's all about the light for me. Natural, of course.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/bunnyspice/5643481937/' title='There's the Light ~ 141:365' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5146/5643481937_f19b350758.jpg']

  • Tracy Jones

    May 12, 2011 03:44 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tracyljones/5397541013/in/photostream

  • Elfi

    May 12, 2011 03:42 am

    countershadow

    (sorry for sending twice, but I wanted to see if this is the way to get the picture straight up and not just a link)

  • Aj

    May 12, 2011 03:37 am

    Here's my first picture ever uploaded on this site!!!!
    http://i767.photobucket.com/albums/xx314/Rock-Star16/IMG_9261-1.jpg

  • Elfi

    May 12, 2011 03:37 am

    countershadow
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54050031@N06/5710691994/in/photostream

  • Pete Labrozzi

    May 12, 2011 03:31 am

    Here's my entry. This is the result of a single monolight set up above and behind me which is what creates the rim light around my hat and shoulders. It is bouncing light into my face by way of a reflector in front of me. The photo is taken of and in a tiny convex mirror in front of the reflector. I flipped the photo horizontally in post so it wasn't backwards.

    In case embedding isn’t working which it seems people are complaining about…
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/petelabrozzi/5710250219/in/photostream

    Read more: http://www.digital-photography-school.com/self-portrait-light#ixzz1M4AEoAmu

  • DrKoob

    May 12, 2011 03:29 am

    I can't tell if the embedding is working or not or if it isn't, why it isn't
    http://www.koobraey.com/photos4/jimlight.jpg

  • Pete Labrozzi

    May 12, 2011 03:29 am

    In case embedding isn't working which it seems people are complaining about...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/petelabrozzi/5710250219/in/photostream

  • DrKoob

    May 12, 2011 03:28 am

    I will now try again with a 620 px photo. This is the look (in the dark) I was looking for.[eimg url='http://www.koobraey.com/photos4/jimlight.jpg' title='jimlight.jpg']

  • Diego Galárraga Sugoniaev

    May 12, 2011 03:25 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/podolsky86/5156763462/in/photostream/

  • Diego Galárraga Sugoniaev

    May 12, 2011 03:25 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/podolsky86/5156763462/' title='Afro hairstyle!' url='http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1373/5156763462_d40d05f8df_z.jpg']

  • Amanda Robertson

    May 12, 2011 03:22 am

    Deflecting Light
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/amanda1975/5710764988/in/photostream

  • Pete Labrozzi

    May 12, 2011 03:21 am

    Here's my entry. This is the result of a single monolight set up above and behind me which is what creates the rim light around my hat and shoulders. It is bouncing light into my face by way of a reflector in front of me. The photo is taken of and in a tiny convex mirror in front of the reflector. I flipped the photo horizontally in post so it wasn't backwards.

    [eimg url='http://petelabrozzi.com/images/Pete_Light_Self_Portrait.jpg' title='Pete_Light_Self_Portrait.jpg']

  • Amanda Robertson

    May 12, 2011 03:20 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/amanda1975/5710764988/' title='Deflecting light' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2152/5710764988_bee508c941.jpg']
    Deflecting Light

  • Amanda Robertson

    May 12, 2011 03:19 am

    I hope this works this time!

  • dras

    May 12, 2011 03:08 am

    what's wrong with embedding? well, let's try this way:
    http://www.rnda-drnda.org/photo/0017_lzn_fin.jpg

  • An Do

    May 12, 2011 03:04 am

    Moonlight.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/beando/5710046277/' title='Kiss me' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3663/5710046277_d98f65c963.jpg']

  • Elfi

    May 12, 2011 02:59 am

    Canon EOS 5D, f9, 50mm, 1/80
    countershadows
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3455/5710691994_eece735fb6_m.jpg[/img]

  • Tara

    May 12, 2011 02:53 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/taraleah/5710735064/in/photostream

  • Jean-Francois Nicollet

    May 12, 2011 02:49 am

    Light & absence of light

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfnfoto/5710560374/

  • mromero

    May 12, 2011 02:35 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/prioridad-de-apertura/4871032419/' title='o-flash test' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4140/4871032419_9386037bc5.jpg']

  • Monika-C.

    May 12, 2011 02:27 am

    Reading at night...[eimg url='http://gallery.me.com/laziska/100993/reading-20at-20night/web.jpg?ver=13051298840001' title='web.jpg?ver=13051298840001']

  • Cécile

    May 12, 2011 02:23 am

    Took with sunset light on the side a couple of days ago. It is late for me and I tried with the light of my laptop as I remembered doing a portrait of my daughter like that but ... nope! not for me, fun though if someone wants to try!
    [eimg url='http://cecilevision.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/sansage-1-of-1.jpg?w=600&h=900' title='sansage-1-of-1.jpg?w=600&h=900']

  • Kristoffer

    May 12, 2011 02:16 am

    [eimg url='http://kanderbrink.squarespace.com/storage/mina/_DSC49542.jpg' title='_DSC49542.jpg']

  • Senja U

    May 12, 2011 02:10 am

    http://xenia-u.deviantart.com/art/it-burns-you-when-it-s-hot-187767417

  • Monika-C.

    May 12, 2011 02:10 am

    I'm still loving reading at night...[eimg url='http://gallery.me.com/laziska/100993/reading-20at-20night/web.jpg?ver=13051298840001' title='web.jpg?ver=13051298840001']

  • Henrik B

    May 12, 2011 02:08 am

    Didn't use a tripod, didn't have it with me... it was shot sitting and studying at my desk, with natural light from a dirty window, with myself in the scratchy mirror, which I have in front of me at the desk... highlights a bit blown, but I like it. And if the subject likes it, then it is okay. =)
    50mm f/2.8 1/50 sec ISO 800
    [eimg url='http://i.imgur.com/RowbV.jpg' title='RowbV.jpg']

  • Erik Kerstenbeck

    May 12, 2011 02:05 am

    This is a self portrait with distorted light - photographer is just left of the Ford symbol.

    http://kerstenbeckphotoart.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/built-like-a-ford/

  • Erik Kerstenbeck

    May 12, 2011 02:00 am

    Harsh light while capturing light:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kerstephotoart/5710589676/in/photostream

  • Rich

    May 12, 2011 01:54 am

    My share.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/richarcelcarpio/5710562498/' title='playing with light' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3631/5710562498_414ed2d46a_z.jpg']

  • Jam

    May 12, 2011 01:52 am

    I took a couple of selfies while I was experimenting with off camera flash one evening. Simple one light setup giving a dramatic effect...
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jammyegg/2565413563/' title='Me' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/2565413563_975208d136_z.jpg?zz=1']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jammyegg/2565413495/' title='Me' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3181/2565413495_a0f27054dc_z.jpg?zz=1']

  • carrie evans

    May 12, 2011 01:49 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/carrielouise/5577887243/' title='barely there' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5060/5577887243_2fcf33905b.jpg']

    ( i know this image is from a couple weeks ago, but I was actually doing something very similar to this assignment and thought this shot would be a perfect entry)

  • Matt Drury

    May 12, 2011 01:49 am

    I tried to get this in in time for the props entry, but failed!, I shot it using 2 flashes, one directly on me from camera left, and the other from behind me on the right side.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrdrury/5709808978/in/photostream

  • Meghan D

    May 12, 2011 01:49 am

    7 mos pregnant & on bedrest. Rain's not the only thing keeping me in these days...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/71451379@N00/5710356342/in/photostream

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/71451379@N00/5710356342/' title='Self Portrait' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2497/5710356342_310bc59846_z.jpg']

  • Ksenija

    May 12, 2011 01:46 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuhur/5709914149/in/photostream/

  • Ksenija

    May 12, 2011 01:46 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuhur/5709983871/in/pool-760741@N23/

  • Ksenija

    May 12, 2011 01:32 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuhur/5709914149/' title='Day ' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3560/5709914149_37a4c05c20_b.jpg']

    I hope i do good, if not sorry.
    One day when day light going away i make this photo, just near window, and that is my first self portrait, and now i see this page, very nice. Thanks for all

  • stepy

    May 12, 2011 01:31 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/32848203@N08/5704540515/
    this is so hard

  • Simon

    May 12, 2011 01:31 am

    This is the picture I took the other day when I was playing with the light in my livingroom... http://eldoras.deviantart.com/art/Latest-208336447

  • AJ

    May 12, 2011 01:28 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajpodlaski/5554038493/

  • Cecile Bruxelles

    May 12, 2011 01:22 am

  • Neeha

    May 12, 2011 01:22 am

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6217447&l=7f2d9d27b2&id=741278389

  • saraht

    May 12, 2011 01:22 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahtowers/5430097794/

  • francisc

    May 12, 2011 01:20 am

    http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/225591_108545732565898_100002314147166_89077_6367777_n.jpg

  • Diane Colquhoun

    May 12, 2011 01:13 am

    touch.facebook.com/index.php?eu=kzQvn9lyzIQTWreLGLq03w#/photo.php?pid=32334494&id=1382996818&aid=2118758&__metablock__=12 long exposure butterfly :)

  • Diane Colquhoun

    May 12, 2011 01:12 am

    touch.facebook.com/index.php?eu=kzQvn9lyzIQTWreLGLq03w#/photo.php?pid=32334494&id=1382996818&aid=2118758&__metablock__=12 long exposure butterfly :)

  • Annette h

    May 12, 2011 01:09 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nettphotography/5707924800/

  • shovona

    May 12, 2011 01:08 am

    soft evening light falling over my face striking the window grill

  • ARivalStar

    May 12, 2011 01:04 am

    [eimg url='http://g2.img-dpreview.com/C239BDC409734C279F1192664DD98AE2.jpg' title='C239BDC409734C279F1192664DD98AE2.jpg']

  • shovona

    May 12, 2011 01:02 am

    its a part of my 'body part strip' series I used a front soft diffused day light with dark in the background...

  • Martyn Holden

    May 12, 2011 12:58 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyphotos/5709850307/' title='016' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2694/5709850307_c169e78476.jpg']

  • karina

    May 12, 2011 12:41 am

    [eimg url='https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/228023_10150180017154736_140159209735_6632733_5495000_n.jpg' title='228023_10150180017154736_140159209735_6632733_5495000_n.jpg']

  • stepy

    May 12, 2011 12:32 am


    this is so hard to do,lol

  • Rick Bartrand

    May 12, 2011 12:27 am

  • saraht

    May 12, 2011 12:24 am

  • Reinhard Latzke

    May 12, 2011 12:15 am

    [eimg url='http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/131/7/e/self_no_2_by_geckogr-d3g3d6c.jpg' title='self_no_2_by_geckogr-d3g3d6c.jpg']

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