NS Photo Contest, Week 23
FIRST AND FOREMOST – THIS IS AN ACTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST AND YOU ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE YOUR PHOTO WITHIN THE SUBMISSION TIMEFRAME. You have two weeks.
Congrats to the Top 5 that we had with the ‘Decay’ topic.
And congrats to the winner, Aenigma, with his photo:
As a result of winning, he got to choose this week’s topic:
I want everyone to start thinking about the solids and voids that surround us. Although we readily identify most objects with a word, I want to stray from this and photograph in a way that emphasizes and celebrates the form of the subject. This can be achieved through an abstraction of the subject that places priority on its essential shape--rather than a building, you photograph modularity and materiality, instead of a portrait, you have pattern and texture. Think of color, texture, and light, and how you can use these to redefine the identity of what you are photographing.
You can approach this formally:
Or you can take other paths....think painting!
I want people to take a break from normal photographing--focus on your subject, click the shutter, etc, and deconstruct what we are really doing with our cameras. Photography is a way of flattening a 3-dimensional world, so it is already incredibly abstract in nature. Use this to your advantage, and try to leave the traditional ruts we all get stuck in for a bit--I hope that by doing this, you can all benefit tremendously by learning to approach photography from a slightly different angle. Good luck!
-you may post 1 PHOTO ONLY
-you have TWO WEEKS to capture your photo
-no hating on photos, constructive criticism only
-we will have a voting thread to determine the top 5, then we will vote again to find the winner
-post your own photos (no stealing! You will be banned from the contest)
-click on embedded photos before judging, NS sucks the life out of them
-winner chooses the next topic
-you cannot win 2 times in a row, you can win twice, just not in a row
-PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go out and shoot! Do your best to not pull any files because it goes with the topic. We’re looking to have this be an active photography contest.
SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 11:59PM PST ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19th