Photograph by Lex Schulte, National Geographic Your Shot
With a camera taped to the front of his scooter, Your Shot photographer Lex Schulte captured a self-portrait as he drove to work.
Schulte's photo was chosen by National Geographic staff photographers Becky Hale and Mark Thiessen for the recently published Self-Portrait story on Your Shot.
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"Great camera placement and creative use of your everyday environment," wrote Hale about this picture.
Photograph by Taylor Chan, National Geographic Your Shot
With a long exposure, Your Shot photographer Taylor Chan took this self-portrait. "This photo was inspired by my own lack of confidence," said Chan in the picture's caption.
"Making photographs about your vulnerabilities and things you struggle with is an important exercise," wrote editing photographer Becky Hale in an editor's note.
Photograph by Kevin Prodin, National Geographic Your Shot
Your Shot photographer Kevin Prodin made this self-portrait with the idea of showing insomnia, according to his caption. "I never get eight hours of sleep," he said.
"I'm intrigued by photos that require a second look to figure [them] out," said editing photographer Mark Thiessen. Thiessen and Hale chose this picture as one of 23 published in the Your Shot story.
In a comment, Prodin added, "Honestly, I think everyone that submitted photos is a winner. It takes a lot to go out on that limb."
Mother and Son
Photograph by Amanda Dawn O'Donoughue, National Geographic Your Shot
In a photograph that she titled "Growing Up," Your Shot member Amanda Dawn O'Donoughue captured an afternoon moment with her young son by using a self-timer.
"The gauziness of the light and connection between parent and child is really wonderful. A really natural, quiet moment," wrote editing photographer Becky Hale.
Hale and fellow National Geographic staff photographer Mark Thiessen explained the assignment's motive in its introduction: "We're often asked how difficult it is to photograph people and make the pictures interesting. If you're among those curious to learn more, why not practice on yourself?"
Then and Now
Photograph by Darcie Naylor, National Geographic Your Shot
Your Shot member Darcie Naylor rephotographed a picture of her younger self outside of her childhood apartment in Phoenix, Arizona. This picture was one of 23 chosen to be featured in the Self-Portrait Your Shot story.
"What a creative use of the self-portrait assignment!" wrote Thiessen in an editor's note.
Assignments on Your Shot seek photo submissions from Your Shot members. Editors choose a few of the very best images for final stories published on Your Shot. Photographs submitted to Your Shot are also eligible for our Daily Dozen and may be published in National Geographic magazine.
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