Before I became a professional photographer, I found that the best way to improve my skills was by doing. Books and theory were all great but self-assignments gave me a chance to push my limits and stretch my imagination. We thought that bringing self-assignments to Outdoor Adventure Canada would be fun.
To make it fair there will be two divisions—one for hobbyists and one for professionals. No prizes… just bragging rights and a chance to show off your work.
The Assignment – Spring
Now that winter is nearing the end and spring will be upon us, your photographic self-assignment is to take a creative outdoor photo that illustrates the renewal of spring. Think outside the box a little and have fun with it.
1.) you must have taken the photo yourself
2.) you may submit more than one entry
3.) the photo must be sent in jpeg format (see below)
4.) the photo cannot be larger than 700 x 700 pixels and 1.4 MB
5.) Panoramic photos must not exceed 700 pixels on the longest side
6.) do not place any text or watermark on the photo
7.) by submitting your photo and entering the contest you are giving outdooradventurecanada.com permission to publish your photo on our website with credit to you as the photographer. You retain all rights to the photos you submit.
8.) the photos must be related to the outdoors or outdoor adventure in some way
Submit the information below to firstname.lastname@example.org with your photograph attached. Please send one email per photograph.
Website URL (if you have one)
Hobbyist or Professional
Camera Make and Model
Lens make and focal length
If and how the photograph was manipulated digitally
The location of the shot
The outdoor activity were you participating in
The story behind the photograph (if there is one)
We will show images from each category that we feel are exceptional. Images will be accepted until June 30, 2011.