Photographers share their experiences from 15 hours of picture-taking. And
the images are pouring in.
This contest is now closed.
Photography is hard work. Just ask the photographers who took part in Popular Photography & Imaging's International Shooting All The Time Day. But chances are, these photographers also will tell you that there's not a better way to spend a day.
On Sunday, January 21, Pop Photo's editors challenged the world's photographers to a day-long shootout. The idea was for photographers of all stripes and all skill levels to shoot, shoot, shoot. The ground rules called for 15 hours of photography with at least one shot every five minutes, for a minimum of 225 photos.
What did the photographers have to shoot? Anything at all. There were no guidelines as to subject matter. Instead, each photographer was encouraged to pick a range of topics and force him or herself to capture them on film or digitally. The goal wasn't merely to fire indiscriminately, but to take a hands-on approach to learning with each shot. As the editors of Pop Photo pointed out, the more you photograph, the better photographer you will become. And 15 hours of intense shooting certainly can teach you a lot.
Here are some photos submitted by photographers who took part in the project, along with some of anecdotes from their day behind the camera.
Anyone submitting up to five photos from this shootout is eligible to win a 6.1MP Pentax K100D digital SLR with two lenses and a 4GB SanDisk Ultra II SD card. This prize package is worth about $1,100. (For complete rules, click here.)
To submit your five photos, e-mail JPEGs, along with your name, address, and phone number, to shooting@PopPhoto.com. The deadline for submissions is noon Feb. 21.
The complete entries can be found here.