August 22-28, 2010

August 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

021 – This week, I’m focusing solely on sites that are encouraging photographers (from novice to pro) with even more reason to break the rules.


The Lomo Kompakt Automat is a Russian camera with wonderful different effects than other cameras offer. Two students were traveling in Vienna where they discovered the wonders of Lomo.

And, with that, they started LOMOGRAPHY where you can SHOWCASE YOUR VERY OWN LOMOGRAPHS in the gallery of the “biggest ever-growing and ongoing snapshot portrait of the planet consisting of the wackiest, most exciting and most impossible little sights and moments of our time.”

There are only TEN LOMOGRAPHY GOLDEN RULES.
Learn them. Live Them. Love Them:
1. Take your camera everywhere you go
2. Use it any time – day and night
3. Lomography is not an interference in your life, but part of it
4. Try the shot from the hip
5. Approach the objects of your lomographic desire as close as possible
6. Don’t think
7. Be fast
8. You don’t have to know beforehand what you captured on film
9. Afterwards either
10. Don’t worry about any rules

(via @lomography)


Fashion photographer Gavin Bond is offering himself as a reward. Wait – I need to rephrase that.

“Fashion photographer Gavin Bond invites photographers to submit a photo that best evokes the theme of his upcoming shoot – PASSION – for the chance to assist him on the set.”

So, in short, this is your chance to WORK WITH PHOTOGRAPHER GAVIN BOND ON A CELEBRITY SHOOT.

This invite event is cohosted by JPG MAGAZINE and you can click over to TALENT HOUSE for all the details on how to submit your 1 best photo that embodies Gavin’s theme of “PASSION.”

Deadline: September 9, 2010
(via @talenthouse)


National Geographic and Energizer team up to sponsor the 2010 ENERGIZER ULTIMATE PHOTO CONTEST

Submissions have ended, so head on over to the natgeosociety where you can cast your vote for one of the 12 finalist in each of the six different categories: Animals/Wildlife; Nature; People/Cultures; Travel; Weather; Action/Energy (one vote per category)

The FIRE BREATHER here is my fav (by Maggie Winters). The coloring and technique fit the topic perfectly – and makes me oh so curious. What possessed her to toss on her torn fishnets and head to the alley to practice? I want to know more.

Voting Deadline: September 15, 2010
(via @natgeosociety)
(via @energizer)


You may have noticed from previous posts that I’m in love with GIZMODO’S WEEKLY SHOOTING CHALLENGE. I haven’t personally entered the weekly challenge but I love how they regularly ‘up the ante’ and push pros and newbies alike. The challenge pushes one to become a better photographer, learn new techniques and think outside the box.

369 ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE PET WALLPAPERS showcases last week’s Challenge winners. I adore Dazie and am also wondering why little Betty finds that spot so comfy.

This week’s challenge is that of Velocity… “THE CHALLENGE – Take a photo of something in motion, capturing it completely sharp with the background in a blur. But we’re not looking for soft bokeh effects. We specifically want you to imply velocity through the background.”

Okay, okay… after this glowing Gizmodo summary, I suppose it’s high time I try and enter one of their challenges.

Photo by: Joseph Mikos
(via @gizmodo)


Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens;
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens;
Brown paper packages tied up with strings;
These are a few of my favorite things

And, what are a few of your favorite things? Well, whatever that answer may be, now’s the time to show them off because THE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL‘s fun and creative WEEKEND PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE is (drum roll, please)… YOUR FAVORITE SUBJECT!

Now, come on, how easy peasy is that?!

Find the how-to online – but, basically, you go back to that one subject that you just can’t stop taking photos of — and take one more. Upload, share, and enjoy.

I’ll be back next week – I need to go charge my battery and cook me some schnitzel with noodles.

Photo by: Éole
(via @digitalps)


Have a great week…
~ Jennifer

QUOTE OF THE WEEK ::
“Photography has the capacity to provide images of man and his environment that are both works of art and moments in history.”
~ Cornell Capa

TAGS: #photography #photos #camera #contest #shootingchallenge #dpsfavorite

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