Our photo challenge for the months of November and December is Still Life. Each photo challenge has a set of guidelines, which are listed below. Please be sure to read everything below, before submitting your image.
CHALLENGE: Still Life
Wikipedia defines still life as "a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on)."
Still life photography give the artist more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition.
A still life photographer makes pictures rather than takes them. And that my fellow photographers is the theme for our November & December Member Challenge.
RULES: Find or create a still life image. The subjects are up to you as long as it meets the requirements of still life. With the holidays upon us, there should be ample opportunity around you. Be creative and most of all, have fun!
IMAGE: Only ONE image per member may be submitted. Additional entries will be deleted.
JUDGING: The top three images from the submissions will be judged and critiqued. Points will be awarded for every submission as well as additional points for winners. See Challenge Points below for more info.
SUBMISSION FORM AVAILABLE:
November 21, 2011 until December 20, 2011. Click here
to submit your photo now!
NOTE: Our monthly member challenges are designed to keep you shooting on a regular basis. To that end, all images submitted, must be images created specifically for this member challenge. Please do not submit past work.
Your image must have been taken between
November 1, 2011 and December 20, 2011.
SUBMITTING YOUR IMAGE: After processing your image, please set the resolution of the image at 72 dpi and size it so that the longest dimension of the image is no smaller than 1000 pixels and no larger than 1024 pixels. Save your image as a jpg. Please name your file using your first name initial and full last name, and title of image. Example: KKyle_Answers.jpg.
PRIZES: Top three images will be awarded! Prizes include a Backyard Shots guide, Tamron eco-friendly bag and Tamron lens cleaner cloth.
CHALLENGE POINTS: Each entry submitted will earn 5 points. Points awarded for each place are as follows: First Place - 5 points; Second Place - 3 points, and Third Place - 1 point.
...The Fine Print...
Contest is open to all photographers at least 18 years of age.
Image must have been taking between November 1, 2011 and December 20, 2011
You must be a member of BackyardShots.com AND
page (click on LIKE). Membership is free at BackyardShots.com.