Welcome to The Gizmodo Shooting Challenge, where Giz readers get to pit their photographic skills against each other for the admiration of their editors on a dedicated theme each week. This week’s challenge, which closes tomorrow: Humour .
EB White famously said that analysing humour was like dissecting a frog; few people are interested and the frog dies of it. That’s quite probably true for analysis, but what about photography? That’s the basis of this week’s shooting challenge: Take a photo that exemplifies the concept of humour, whether that’s people laughing, clowns grimacing or the ever-present banana peel on the pavement. A very wide brief, but one that should be suitably challenging to convey.
Humour is subjective, but please keep it tasteful; we’ll digitally bin anything that leans towards the darker sides of comedy.
Image: Alexandre Berbe
There are just a few rules to be aware of:
1. The work must be your own.
2. Photos need to be taken the week of the contest. No portfolio shots please.
3. Explain (briefly) the photography equipment, settings, technique and story behind the shot.
4. Entries must be submitted via the feedback form here; choose “Gizmodo Shooting Challenge” as the contact reason.
5. Don’t forget to attach your image! (at least 800px wide)
6. One submission per person.
Submit your best photo by Tuesday, May 1st, 2012, at 10am AEDT through the feedback form (select “Gizmodo Shooting Challenge” in the dropdown box). Save your files as JPGs, and use a FirstnameLastnameHumour.jpg naming convention. Include your shooting summary (camera, lens, ISO, etc) in the body of the email along with a story of the shot in a few sentences.
And don’t skip the story part because it’s often the most enjoyable part for us all beyond the great photos!
Need Inspiration? Check out the previous Gizmodo Shooting Challenges.