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Selphyfotophobia - I'm outta here!
Selphyfotophobia - I'm outta here!

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Challenge: Self Portrait VIII (Expert Editing)
Collection: Expert Editing Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Date: Aug 26, 2013
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2013

I don' like doing self portraits and wouldn't have normally enter this challenge however the expert editing rule got me in, I like the freedom to create something. I had a few ideas but they mainly involved distorting features or on the other end of the scale creating a real fantasy photo (but that was a bit out of my depth and the DPC timeframe it would take me to get it done). So when I thought about it I decided a self portrait should reflect something about you, an interest or an emotion. The only emotion I feel at the mention of self portrait is fear and I just want to sneak away and hide. I don't do selfy's! Once I recognised that, this idea came straight to me. Im not sure the expression is quite right its supposed to say 'Im trying to sneak away and oops Ive been caught' Anyhow I enjoyed the experience, it took me out of my comfort zone and I survived.

I tried to google the word for a fear of being photographed and there isn't an actual listed phobia, so I made up my own.

Selphyfotophobia - the fear of self portraits.

Place: 9 out of 81
Avg (all users): 6.6623
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 6.5417
Avg (non-participants): 6.7184
Views since voting: 1293
Views during voting: 453
Votes: 151
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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09/05/2013 08:14:44 PM
Congrats on the tt!
09/05/2013 10:40:50 AM
Was my favorite!
09/04/2013 02:32:30 PM
Nicely constructed and amusing. Congrats on TT!
09/04/2013 12:35:09 PM
Congrats on the top ten.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/03/2013 12:24:47 PM
I would like the background to fit with the foreground if I was being picky. It would work better in my mind anyhow.Nice image.
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09/03/2013 01:02:54 AM
Having yourself crawl out of the camera is a good idea and well rendered. Having yourself again in the background is distracting.
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09/02/2013 11:53:30 PM
Cute concept and excellent execution!
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08/31/2013 07:12:17 PM
9 just for creativity alone. Very cool shot.
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08/31/2013 11:16:25 AM
Now that is unique. Excellent idea and great job. 10
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08/30/2013 02:31:55 PM
HA, that is funny stuff.
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08/30/2013 05:52:45 AM
good idea, turned out pretty good too.
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08/28/2013 02:48:28 PM
1 point extra for the new word invention :)
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08/28/2013 01:12:27 PM
Personally i think this is well done, but given the fact you're already in this level of editing put in, a picture of yourself reaching through the camera to hit the shutter button would have added another layer of self-portrait and humor.
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08/28/2013 12:17:50 PM
good idea well executed. bound to do well.
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08/28/2013 03:19:24 AM
That's what happens when you use cheap memory cards. :P Well done!
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08/28/2013 02:08:08 AM
Wonderful concept, and well executed
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08/28/2013 12:07:47 AM
Worthy of a smile. Very fun!
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