Round 5: Self-Portraits closes in

Caroline Tran’s Self-Portrait Challenge

Apply Caroline’s mood-focused methodology to a photo of your own and you could win a FUJIFILM X-S10 with XF16-55mm lens!

Creator & X-photographer

Caroline Tran

Inspiring, creative, and fun, Caroline Tran documents life with her easygoing and vivacious personality. The trust and lifelong bond she builds with her clients has allowed her the honor of documenting their many life’s milestones and stories. Her mission is to inspire and help others succeed with their creative businesses too.

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As a professional creative, it didn’t take Caroline Tran long to discover the value of the personal touch. Connecting with prospective clients is an absolute essential – and that doesn’t just apply to first meetings. Artists who show their faces alongside their work facilitate a direct and authentic connection with viewers.

Outside of business, Caroline is an enthusiastic fan of the fun and risk-free nature of self-portraits. When there’s no model available, you can still practice exciting, new techniques by stepping in front of the lens yourself. Even if you never share the images, you’ll have skills honed and ready to use when it matters.

In creating refined self-portraits, she keeps three important factors in mind. Watch Caroline’s video above to discover more about her approach – including careful consideration of story, the value of conjuring a palpable mood, and the surprising results that experimentation garners.

After you’ve soaked up her insight, put it to good use. Create an image that impresses Caroline enough and you could be the proud owner of a FUJIFILM X-S10 and XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR. Once you’ve finalized a potential winner, upload it using the ‘Enter Now’ button below by 11:59PM (EST) on August 31, 2022. You can also download a PDF with a summary of Caroline’s advice, which is as follows:

1) Tell a story
2) Set a mood
3) Experiment

Good luck!

This month’s prize

If your photo is declared a winner, you’ll bag yourself a FUJIFILM X-S10 body and XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR lens. It’s a powerful camera, with a portable 465g design. Dependable autofocus is a must when not behind the camera, while gorgeous colors and a suite of Film Simulations will leave you looking superb. XF16-55mm offers a highly versatile focal length range, for all manner of scenes. Weather resistance means no condition is off limits.

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Creator & X-photographer

Caroline Tran

Inspiring, creative, and fun, Caroline Tran documents life with her easygoing and vivacious personality. The trust and lifelong bond she builds with her clients has allowed her the honor of documenting their many life’s milestones and stories. Her mission is to inspire and help others succeed ...

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Want to get a copy of Caroline’s key style points to print out or read offline? Open it here

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