#picbod self-portrait / by Nigel Rumsey

I entered my, very unflattering portrait (I feel I need to say that so as you don't think I'm quite as unattractive as I've made myself appear), shot for my #picbod submission into thePrintSpace self-portrait competition. Sadly I didn't win, however I did get shortlisted and one of the judges, Ben Evans said  'Personally felt self-portrait and well executed. This was my favourite.'. What this has reminded me, and I shouldn't be surprised, is that getting off your backside and making the effort to get out and shoot, or taking part in a workshop, can open up new opportunities. OK so I was only shortlisted on this occasion, but it put my photography in front of people who hadn't seen it before and next time you never know!