Mirror Self Portrait: Weekly Photography Challenge

Mirror Self Portrait: Weekly Photography Challenge

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Tonite. Self-portrait on the lift mirrorThis week your photographic challenge is to take and share a Mirror Self Portrait.

If you’re looking for some inspiration check out this post from the last week – 19 More Creative Mirror Self Portraits as well as our original post with 13 examples of Mirror Self Portraits.

Feel free to take any approach to this that you like and to be as creative as you wish. The mirror could be anywhere – your bathroom, a security mirror in a car park or shopping centre, in a lift, in your bedroom, a mirror in your car… anywhere you like!

This is always a fun challenge as we not only get to see some creative shooting but we get a quick snapshot of who is reading dPS as we see some of your wonderful faces!

If you’re looking for some inspiration – check out our Self Portrait eBook by renowned self portrait photographer Anna Gay.

Once you’ve taken and selected the ‘Mirror Self Portrait’ image that you’d like to share – upload it to your favourite photo sharing site or blog and either share a link to it or – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSMIRRORSP 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.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks challenge – Mobile Photography challenge where there were some great shots submitted.

I can’t wait to see your mirror self portraits!

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • Julija January 15, 2013 10:24 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/julija_art/6175662900/in/photostream/

    love your page, thank you for all the ideas and inspiration!

  • sharmaB December 22, 2012 01:28 am

    Better late than never...

    http://sharmab.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/self-portrait-mirror/

  • Tony September 21, 2012 07:53 am

    Tried this before & it didn't work - my contribution (had to invert the image!);

    http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/415455_10151190706767868_632642678_o.jpg

  • raluca September 20, 2012 05:49 pm

    hi everyone! :)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/40253398@N02/8005526111/

  • Jim September 20, 2012 01:44 am

    In the car at the work parking lot.
    Not in employee spot
    please don't tell anyone.
    Used my manly pink camera
    Was gonna set up a tripod in back seat but too much work and not enough room

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/61388024@N08/8003346436/

    Dates

    Taken on September 19, 2012 at 10.44am EDT (edit)
    Posted to Flickr September 19, 2012 at 11.37AM EDT (edit)
    Exif data

    Camera Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS
    Exposure 0.008 sec (1/125)
    Aperture f/3.5
    Focal Length 8 mm
    ISO Speed 100
    Exposure Bias 0 EV
    Flash Auto, Did not fire

  • Jaime September 18, 2012 10:00 am

    A day after reading the article on mirror self-portraits, I just happened to look away from the view at this beach near Ha Tien, Vietnam, and saw myself in the mirror, snap!
    http://t.co/tPyDl8XS

  • Kishan September 17, 2012 01:32 pm

    Sorry to post again .. Didnt work last time ..

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/76601665@N00/7994628371/

  • Kishan September 17, 2012 01:29 pm

    My first Mirror Portrait ... Not a very closeup though..

  • Shashikant Gund September 16, 2012 06:59 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=411315298928699&set=a.411315255595370.97425.151165634943668&type=1&theater

  • mottitta September 14, 2012 10:15 pm

    Hi...I'v been following DPs since 2009 and finaly I've got a camera....I'm a bit nervus to post and share some of the pictures I've been taking this days cuse I'm insecrure about them...but i figured that if I wait until i get "good" i will never do it rigth?? Hahaha... so any comments or tips will be more than welcome....
    sorry if it appears 2 times..
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/86002066@N02/7879892018/' title='selfportrait4' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8430/7879892018_4295d484e5.jpg']

  • Pranav Bhatnagar September 14, 2012 10:03 pm

    Mirror self portrait featuring 55 - 250mm lens and canon 430EX II speedlite

    Specs:

    ISO 1600 / f 3.5 / 1/30 sec

    "NO EDITS TO THE IMAGE"

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pranavbhatnagar/7985221973/in/photostream/

  • Alex Ho September 14, 2012 08:03 pm

    [eimg url='http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4126/5191497879_d6e4c2bdbf_b.jpg' title='5191497879_d6e4c2bdbf_b.jpg']

  • Randy Archibald September 14, 2012 01:45 pm

    "City Slickers", Burns Cowboy Shop, Park City, Utah

    Sorry for the repeat- my first post was the incorrect size. First time posting.

  • Dom September 14, 2012 12:33 pm

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8019/7512190308_4dcc70bf06.jpg

  • Heather September 14, 2012 10:15 am

    My first ever mirror self portrait.

  • Christopher Methven September 14, 2012 10:11 am

    One close
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cgmethven/5379208492/in/set-72157628519914013/

    and one not so close
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cgmethven/6645412351/in/set-72157628519914013/

  • Diego Azzi September 14, 2012 09:14 am

    mine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/diazzi/7982950790/

  • blueb3ll September 14, 2012 08:08 am

    Back at the car after a nice & refreshing walk in the woods

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-oP8qgDkg_Zo/UFJYtsODHfI/AAAAAAAAJEs/UNCmwIQUZ3Y/s720/P1030732.JPG

  • Nicole September 12, 2012 09:01 am

    Here is mine

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/87103605@N03/7977904453/in/photostream

  • Randy Archibald September 12, 2012 04:03 am

    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8298/7976980241_15f30521dc_s.jpg' title='7976980241_15f30521dc_s.jpg']

  • epd20 September 12, 2012 12:03 am

    Here is mine:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/epd23/7976299637

    Cheers and keep up the good work, thanks for the great photograph ideas!!!

  • Sheryl Bergman September 11, 2012 11:34 pm

    This was a total accident. Using my macro lens on my daughter’s eye. Didn’t notice the reflection until it was uploaded to the computer.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3422294930066&set=a.2812488005274.133054.1651010959&type=3&theater

  • Johanna September 11, 2012 07:08 pm

    [eimg url='https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/302323_158818367588281_584933638_n.jpg' title='302323_158818367588281_584933638_n.jpg']

  • Serdar Ercan September 11, 2012 05:36 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/serdar_ercan/7975596849/

  • checot September 11, 2012 03:44 am

    balcony door

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/79147197@N07/7969262206/in/photostream/

  • Jeff E Jensen September 10, 2012 10:37 pm

    Here's mine:

    http://blog.jeffejensenphotography.com/2012/09/self-portrait.html

  • checot September 10, 2012 05:33 pm

    balcony door

  • Moumita September 10, 2012 04:38 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dearmoumita/7969050156/in/photostream

  • Jay September 10, 2012 03:59 pm

    Man in the mirror

  • Robert September 10, 2012 10:18 am

    Here's mine, mirror self portrait.

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/20/self2f.jpg/

  • Pooja M (Optimisme) September 10, 2012 09:26 am

    Here is my first self portrait shot. Thank you for having this as the weekly challenge. It is really exciting. Njoy!

  • Rudolf September 10, 2012 04:43 am

    can i do one more?

    https://m.ak.fbcdn.net/a2.sphotos.ak/hphotos-ak-ash4/381114_10150478098900698_991293978_n.jpg

  • Rudolf September 10, 2012 04:39 am

    i've tried to post some yesterday, but seems it never appears :-( tried to post it once again now :-)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150635858350698&set=a.10150910365655698.408819.724340697&type=3

  • Alex Barr September 10, 2012 03:43 am

    https://twitter.com/abarr93/status/244853270118551552/photo/1

  • Bridget September 10, 2012 01:48 am

    My favorite one of me:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bmj22/7926694072/in/photostream

    One I find interesting:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bmj22/7963153206/in/photostream

  • Colin Cronin September 10, 2012 01:40 am

    Here is my self-portrait. Done in my living room. http://www.vantagepoints.org/mirror-self-portrait/

  • Mark Taubert September 9, 2012 04:45 pm

    http://flic.kr/ps/k3TFV

    Taken today @ the Sydney Art Gallery

  • Chithra September 9, 2012 04:15 pm

    This is my version of a self portrait :) done in sombre mood :D
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/56105925@N05/7371630848/

  • AZ Shooter September 9, 2012 11:11 am

    Stole one of the suggested ideas:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/81566348@N05/7958926832/

  • themeron September 9, 2012 06:23 am

    mine

    http://digiforum.com.br/pic_13337.jpg

  • Antonio Trincone September 9, 2012 06:18 am

    me reflected and distorted - deTROTsID DNA detcElfER Em

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CUM1qoc93Gs/UEunAcQy3hI/AAAAAAAAKYM/RD6MEJZbG4Q/s800/20110311_072333_v2.JPG

  • Fábio Petry September 9, 2012 05:54 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabio_petry/7339854236

  • Annabel September 9, 2012 05:48 am

    Getting ready for work...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shimmyshimmybb/7957322172/

  • Beingpeople September 9, 2012 03:11 am

    http://flic.kr/p/d7RSLN

  • Barbro September 9, 2012 03:09 am

    A modest contribution

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/28924253@N00/7787548564/in/photostream

  • STAN September 9, 2012 02:40 am

    Here's mine, from a few months ago:
    http://stanleydankoski.com/2012/03/18/through-the-looking-glass/self-portrait/

  • Christyne September 9, 2012 01:04 am

    I was actually thinking about the last mirror post when I took this picture...too bad this mirror wasn't in the best shape.

    http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh22/alien4jesus/meinmirror.jpg

  • Guitar Builder September 9, 2012 12:48 am

    This isn't EXACTLY a mirror shot, but it sorta is:

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=40198150099&l=b7567311ac

  • Elemmaciltur September 8, 2012 11:13 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/elemmaciltur/7955169290/

  • Antony September 8, 2012 10:26 pm

    http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/9185/selfshotimg0382copy2.jpg

  • Michael Velardo September 8, 2012 09:47 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/crashtestaddict/7954787868/in/photostream

  • Marta Orlowska September 8, 2012 09:43 pm

    See mine accidental strobe shot. can you tell is a mirror image? :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/marciaorl/7954749340/in/photostream

  • -aimslo- September 8, 2012 09:19 pm

    Here is Me
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/aimslo/7953351310/

  • Red September 8, 2012 08:44 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/elbeardo/129821995/

  • Red September 8, 2012 08:38 pm

  • Gordon McKinlay September 8, 2012 07:53 pm

    Here is mine ...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gordon_mckinlay/7954416662/

  • Jeetendra September 8, 2012 07:14 pm

    My Entry...

    http://jeetendra.co.in/dreams4desires/?p=34

  • badflea September 8, 2012 06:23 pm

    Here my entry

    http://pdf34.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/lamwsm02.jpg

  • Hasan Almasi September 8, 2012 03:50 pm

    http://bokeh.hasanalmasi.ir/index.php?showimage=149

  • -aimslo- September 8, 2012 02:34 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/aimslo/7953351310/in/photostream

  • Cory September 8, 2012 12:57 pm

    Not quite sure what I was going for here, but a mirror self portrait at least.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/redtakephotography/7953052096

  • joshi daniel September 8, 2012 12:40 pm

    Mine: http://bit.ly/l43F7K

  • Edward Esaga September 8, 2012 12:04 pm

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8170/7952794424_e6d40453f9_z.jpg

  • Jean-Pierre September 8, 2012 07:51 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/45517597@N07/7939984908/