Laura submitted this image taken with her cellphone as a self portrait. What works here is the colors of the image, the unusual perspective and the very shallow depth of field. The eye looks sharp but the file is pretty small. Not your usual self portrait but definitely grabs your attention. The body cutting across the diagonal of the frame adds interest. —Melissa Macatee
__This photo gets three and a half stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.
The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!