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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.

Read more from our Tips & Tutorials category

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,550×550,075,f.self-portrait-lighting-challenge.jpg’ title=’work.7169372.1.flat,550×550,075,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,550×550,075,f.self-portrait-lighting-challenge.jpg’ title=’work.7189230.4.flat,550×550,075,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

    From Self Portrait Challenge: Lighting

  • 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

    http://www.23hq.com/doppiavu/photo/6723613</a

  • 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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