2009 Challenge, Day 244: B&W SELF

Today is Tuesday, September 1st, 2009. Today’s theme for the 2009 Challenge is B&W SELF.

"THE SELF", by kwerfeldein

In honor of the September Challenge, today you need to make a wonderful self portrait, in black and white. Now, a good tip for a decent black and white is to target some nice contrast. So, find a nice background that will contrast with your face well. If you’re darker, go for a nice light background. If you’re pasty white like me, maybe seek out a darker background.

"Kylee B&W", by Lisa Bettany {Mostly Lisa}

Once you’re ready to submit your work to Flickr, you’ve got to do two important things. First, make sure you tag your photos correctly; “2009challenge″ and “2009challenge244“. Also, if you haven’t already, join the PhotoChallenge group on Flickr. Then, submit each day’s photo to the group’s pool.

"St. Patrick's Day Self Portrait, Washington Square Bar and Grill", by Thomas Hawk

To see all of the shots for today’s challenge, click here:

http://www.flickr.com/search/?ss=2&w=all&q=2009Challenge244&m=tags

About Steve Troletti

I’m a Location Scout, Editorial, Nature, Wildlife and Environmental Photographer based in Malibu, California. I specialize in Nature and Urban Nature photography including Infrared Landscapes. The Bulk of my work takes place in the Los Angeles, California area, Greater Montreal Region, Canada, Switzerland, France and Varese in Northern Italy.

Ethical wildlife photography is the main priority and focus of my work. A minimum disturbance of the animals, their habitat and the environment is my top priority. This applies as much to total wilderness areas as it does to urban nature environments.

Ongoing education of environmental issues and building awareness for the protection of wildlife and wilderness areas around the world is what drives me to document the beauty that surrounds us.

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