Shooting Challenge: Gravity

Shooting Challenge: Gravity

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: Gravity. It’s the force we can’t escape — but representing it in image form opens up lots of possibilities.

Gravity is a fundamental force that you can’t see, which might make it a bit on the tricky side to photograph directly. But that’s not what we’re after. Gravity makes things fall and changes our appreciation of perspective and depth. It could be a falling apple, a jumping child or things that seemingly defy gravity. That’s the theme for this week’s shooting challenge; find something that’s shows gravity at work and take the best photo you can of it.

Please note that we’ve changed the submission rules a bit this week, so make sure you read through them carefully. Oh, and try to avoid falling off tall things. We might want you to photograph gravity at work, but we don’t want you to hurt yourself doing so.

Image: Flickr users Ella’s Dad Gloire Creative Commons some rights reserved.

So that’s a pretty open-ended brief guys, looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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 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, November 22nd at 10am AEDT through the feedback form (select “Gizmodo Shooting Challenge” in the dropdown box). Save your files as JPGs, and use a FirstnameLastnameGRAVITY.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 this 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.