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
This Month - Fun with Flatbeds!
Most of us own a great photographic tool
that we never use. It's called a flatbed scanner. Check out Gary's Digital
column in this month's issue for some ideas of what you can do with your
flatbed. Then do some experimentation. Anything you can get on the flatbed
is fair game.
Extra points for imagination and originality!
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 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
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