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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 winner will get 20 rolls of the Professional film of their choice courtesy of FujiFilm Professional.

This Month - Holiday Photos 
that go Beyond Snapshots

An amazing array of photo opportunities present themselves to us during the holidays. But something about the holiday hustle and bustle can reduce even veteran photographers to snap shooters. 

This year slow down a little. Take your camera along and notice the little details that go into images that say Christmas, Hanukah or Happy New Year. 

We've included two of last years winners as examples here. But images could be anything from a brightly decorated home to the light in a child's eyes as they open a present. 

For some further tips check out the article Holiday Photo Tips. But the most important thing is to be out there looking for those special images.

Film Types
Color or black and white, Negative, Slide, or digital are all OK.

Lens Types (35mm format used as a reference)
Any lens.

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 by the end of the month. By entering the contest you are giving us permission to publish the your photo in the magazine if you win or receive an honorable mention. 

Please include the following in your email:

  • Name
    email address
    Brand & model of camera
    Brand & focal length of lens
    Brand & speed of film used (or specify digital)
    Scanner and/or scanning method
    How/if the image was manipulated digitally
    The story behind the image
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