Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Challenge: "High Photographic Modernism"

I AM NOW a Challenges host on the dpreview.com website. My first challenge is called High Photographic Modernism, which invites images made in the style of the famous Group f.64.

This is a challenge of straight photography: images ought to have great depth of field, extreme sharpness and detail, little over or under exposure, and generally speaking technically precise with a simple composition — and no special effects. The photos must be black and white, although some toning is acceptable.

Marais Temp Clair Conservation Area, in Portage des Sioux, Missouri, USA - mushroom 2 (black and white)

To enter this challenge, you need to sign up at dpreview. You may enter up to three images from Tuesday,  January 18th, 2011 through Monday, January 24th, 2011. Voting then occurs the week afterwards. When the challenge is finished, you will get an email with your results. Winners receive fame and glory!

For the following week, the theme will be the New Pictorialism. This is inspired by a style of photography popular a century ago, which used classic techniques from painting to make images that were beautiful with a dreamlike quality.

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