What are Self
Assignments and Why Do Them?
We all tend to get in creative ruts sometimes.
We start assuming too much about what we can and can't photograph, and
about the limits of our equipment, our film, and ourselves. These
assignments (hopefully) take you out of your comfort zone and get you
photographing things you might not normally shoot.
The only way to really learn is to do, and the
more film you put through your camera the better you'll get. Plus
you get the chance to win a bunch of film. This months winners
will get 20 rolls of the Professional film of their choice courtesy of
|This Month - Hands
may be the window to the soul, but hands are the roadmap of our life
experiences. Scarred knuckles, calluses, and deep lines all speak of our past.
Cropping out everything else and focusing on the hands allows you to tell a story in a single image. It can be the tension in the hand of an
athlete on the sidelines, the quiet power in the hands of a cabinet maker working
wood, or this uniquely Caribbean story told by the hands of old men anxiously
poised above a domino table worn by countless years. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Negative, slide, or digital are all
OK. Images can be color or black and white.
Lens Types (35mm format used as a reference)
Each month we pick several photos from the previous month's contest that
we think are worthy of publication. Photos should be submitted by email
in JPEG format, and should be no larger than 1400x1400 pixels, 24 bit
color (1.4MB). Overly large images will not be reviewed. Panoramic
images may exceed 700 pixels in one direction but should not exceed
1.4MB in total file size. Photos should be submitted no later than
the end of the month.
Submission of a photo will be considered a defacto release for
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