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, with an added twist: bake!
I'm sitting here chomping down on some shortbread -- simplest recipe ever, by the way -- that Lifehacker editor Gus brought into the office today, trying to think of a shooting challenge theme that'll really fill the bellies of our always-hungry photography community...
Aha! I think you know what I'm cooking up....
This week's theme is baking; baked goods, whether you shoot them while merrily bubbling in the oven or as a finished good, steaming and ready to eat. Bonus points* if you bake something yourself and then photograph it.
Image: Kelly Sue
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 15, 2012, at 10am AEDT through the feedback form (select "Gizmodo Shooting Challenge" in the dropdown box). Save your files as JPGs, and use a FirstnameLastnameBake.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.
*Points are, technically speaking, worthless, but if you do bake something, you'll have a tasty treat to fuel your photographic efforts with.