Shooting Challenge: The Sun

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): The Sun

I don't want to alarm you, but there's a massive ball of fire, that, in universal terms, is snuggled up right close to the earth. What's more, it's been there a while. I think we should study it, and perhaps take some pictures. Just don't stare at it for too long.

Which is a roundabout way of saying that this week's shooting challenge is the sun. There's a lot of scope for shooting the way that the sun affects the earth, from the beauty of a dawn rising to the last few rays of light coming through a window. It can also be a nicely tricky subject to shoot well without blowing your shot out entirely.

Image: gr33n3gg

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, February 21, 2012, at 10am AEDT through the feedback form (select "Gizmodo Shooting Challenge" in the dropdown box). Save your files as JPGs, and use a FirstnameLastnameSUN.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.

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