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: Farewells. Entries close tomorrow — Tuesday 10am.
From last week: With the Australia Day Public Holiday tomorrow, today is my second last day (I'm back on Friday!) at the helm of Gizmodo before your world-travelling editor extraordinaire, Alex Kidman returns, (hopefully) refreshed and ready to take it to the next level. So for this week's challenge, I want you to find creative ways to say goodbye.
I'm NOT looking for cheesy photos of people waving. I'm after some spark of creativity. Think of things ending and the opportunities they create for new beginnings. Think about the feelings and emotions of farewells and try and find a way to capture that in a photo. It's a difficult challenge, but one I'm sure you guys are up to.
The pic above was taken a few years back at Port Douglas at the launch of Sony's first Alpha DSLR. ISO 400, f8, 1/60, with some post tweaking to try and bring that sense of sadness of goodbye to it.
Please note that we've changed the submission rules recently, so make sure you read through them carefully.
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, January 31, 2012, at 10am AEDT through the feedback form (select "Gizmodo Shooting Challenge" in the dropdown box). Save your files as JPGs, and use a FirstnameLastnameFAREWELL.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.