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Self Assignment Contest

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 some cool stuff.  This months winner will get 20 rolls of the Professional film courtesy of FujiFilm Professional.

Runners up will receive 10 rolls of the Professional film of their choice courtesy of FujiFilm Professional.

Winners please allow six to eight weeks to receive your prizes.

This Month - Transportation

This month it's planes, trains and automobiles! For that matter you can even shoot bicycles! 

The subject of this month's contest is transportation, the goal is to capture interesting shots of modes of transportation. Whether it be cars, boats, planes or skateboards. 

You can include them in sweeping landscapes such as Gary Stanley's shot of a train shown here, or you can focus on details such as the shot of a single winch aboard a sailboat (below). 

But the shot should focus on the mode of transportation. In other words you can shoot cars and trains, but not lonely roads, bridges or train tracks. 

October 18th

Film Types
Film or digital, color only.

Lens Types

Each month we pick several photos from the previous month's contest that we think are worthy of publication. Feel free to enter more than one photo. 

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. 

By entering the contest you are giving us permission to publish the your photo in the magazine, our back issues section, and any reprints of back issues.

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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