FILE Magazine Issues '36 Exposures Challenge'|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, January 11, 2008 - 21:13 EST)
Let's call it a return to the pre-editing days of film...
Dust off your SLR (we know you've got one). FILE Magazine (http://www.filemagazine.com) is asking you to use a film camera to shoot 36 images illustrating a single idea.
Film, the editors argue, "forced a discipline that is hard to imagine today. In the words of Stephen Shore, '[Today] there seems to be a greater freedom and lack of restraint ... as one considers one's pictures less, one produces fewer truly considered pictures.'"
Contest rules limit the emulsions to just four -- Kodak Portra 160VC, 400VC, 800 and Kodak BW400CN. And entrants will be screened to just five based on the idea, concept, theme or project submitted to the editors.
If you're among the lucky five, you'll have two weeks to complete the assignment (don't figure in print drying time; you send FILE the film). FILE will develop and scan the film, which will be presented as a slide show with the images in the order they appear on the film.
The fabulous prizes include a Jewel-boxing studio, a Lensbaby 3G, a copy of Soundslides PLus and a copy of Slide Show Pro Flash plug-in.
For more details visit http://www.filemagazine.com/36contest.html.