Due: Thursday 23 April, 2015.
You may enter up to three photos.
You must take new photos to complete the challenge.
Everyone is welcome!
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A Masked Portrait
Due: Thursday 23 April, 2015, 8pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time. (Click here for a countdown clock!)
(Challenge set 8 March, 2015. Which means photos must be taken on or after March 8 to be eligible.)
Our first challenge is set by one of my favourite photographers and good friends, Naomi Frost of naomi takes photos. Naomi has won countless awards for both her landscape and portrait photography and, in addition to her photography, is presently studying law. Naomi’s style has always been unique and quirky. The challenge she has set is perfectly fitting.
For V3 Challenge #01, you are to take a portrait including a mask. The portrait may either be a portrait of someone else or a self-portrait. The mask — any style of mask you wish, as long as it covers at least part of the face — must feature ON at least one person within your portrait.
Portrait photography is all about capturing a moment in time, whatever moment that is, and expressing the significance of that moment, that thought, that idea with a creative license. If you add a mask to the mix, you unleash a whole new creative side to your photography. You get to just let go. Have some fun with your shoot. You might find these shoots quite inspirational as there are no limitations to how weird or wacky you can go and it will allow your subject to step outside the square and into the picture.
Remember, new photos only. Make sure your EXIF data is viewable for us to check. Don’t forget to read the rules!
Here are a few photos from Naomi to inspire and get you in the mood!
(Word of warning, the following images may be considered NSFW.)
All photographs (C) Naomi Frost. Used with permission.