YourShot: Self Portrait

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So many of you rose to the occasion of crafting a beautiful self-portrait. Thank you for sharing them with us and with the National Geographic Your Shot community. Some of your submissions were simple, straightforward images that we couldn’t stop looking at. Some were stories in and of themselves. They were revealing and poignant. Many of you really took time to think about your caption, giving us yet another way to access who you are as photographers. 

Until we viewed our selects in their entirety, we didn't realize how many black-and-white images we gravitated toward. Many of the black-and-whites are successful because the portrait is reduced to its simplest elements of shape and form. 

The most compelling images you sent us were minimally post-processed. They stood on their own, without needing filters or frames to make them seem interesting.