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Self Assignment

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 FujiFilm Professional.

This Month - Capture the Essence of Fall

This month's self assignment is about capturing the essence of the fall season.

Whether it's a landscape of brilliant fall colors, a stack of ripe pumpkins, or kids dressed for Halloween, there are numerous icons that just say "fall". 

So go for a drive in the country, roam around your neighborhood, and find unique fall images.  You can use any focal length lens and images can be color or black and white. 

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

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

Rules
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 one week before publication of the next issue (listed on the front page). Submission of a photo will be considered a defacto release for publication. 

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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