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Fotomission ~ Photography December 27, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Travel & Leisure.

IMGP2049bLove the WP Weekly Photo Challenge?

What about participating in a Photo Marathon . . . in Miami’s South Beach?

On March 20, 2011, Fotomission held the 7th South Beach Photo Marathon, assigning six topics for 150 participants to photograph on South Beach over a period of five hours.

The organizers kept the topics secret until the day of the event, and selected vague topics to give the contestants plenty of room for self-expression:

Fantasy  Reality

Right   Wrong

Hard   Soft

For more on the mission of Fotomission:  About Us.  To see the winners:  Winners’ Photos.

Related post:  Marbles (Spilled Ink Guy)


1. Crowing Crone Joss - December 27, 2011

what a great idea. I love Fotomission statement of purpose.

nrhatch - December 27, 2011

I agree, Joss.

Photography is a powerful language . . . probably the most influential medium of the modern era.

2. kateshrewsday - December 27, 2011

Lovely post, and great change of gear now we’re all overstuffed with turkey and Christmas cheer 😀

nrhatch - December 27, 2011

I’m not sure registration is open for this year yet . . . but I love the idea of a photomarathon. Last year, 150 photographers entered with some intriguing results.

3. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide - December 27, 2011

What a cool event.

nrhatch - December 27, 2011

A scavenger hunt . . . designed to make us keep our eyes open to allow our creativity full rein. 😀

4. Tammy - December 27, 2011

What a great idea. I haven’t heard of fotomission and I think I was in South Beach just a few days after!

nrhatch - December 27, 2011

An innovative and creative event for photographers ~ from novice to professional.

5. Carl D'Agostino - December 27, 2011

Sobe just 10 miles south of me(I’m at 178th and Biscayne-Aventura) and I did not even know about it. Well nowhere to park anyway. Cops a little trigger happy down there, too, unfortunately. At one festival they fired 120 shots into a runaway vehicle and wounded 4 bystanders.

nrhatch - December 27, 2011

Wow! That is trigger happy. 😦

6. Ruth - December 27, 2011

What a great idea! And I love those topics – they give the photographer’s imagination room to manoeuver…

nrhatch - December 27, 2011

That’s what I thought . . . a chance to flex our creative muscles in a marathon against other time-crunched photographers.

7. souldipper - December 27, 2011

What fun! My past husband (he doesn’t like being called an “ex”) and I used to wake up, pick a theme and dash out with cameras. He developed film so it was like a small dress rehearsal for digital.

nrhatch - December 27, 2011

That’s very cool, Amy! A wonderful way to share your joint love of photography.

I enjoy the weekly photo prompts by WP as well as Sidey’s weekend themes ~ both allow me to think “outside the box” and see what “boxes” others create.

8. Andra Watkins - December 27, 2011

Hunting for treasure through photos. Awesome.

nrhatch - December 27, 2011

Photography prompts us to pay attention to nuances as the ambient light plays and interacts with sights . . . causing them to shift and change on a moment by moment basis.

Quite a ZEN hobby. _/!\_

9. Team Oyeniyi - December 27, 2011

I love the purple building!!!

nrhatch - December 27, 2011

Very cool night light! 😀

10. jannatwrites - December 27, 2011

Love this idea and the photos that were captured. I did have to laugh at the ‘wrong’ one, with the photo of the trash on the ground right next to the trash can….that IS wrong!

nrhatch - December 27, 2011

I loved that one too! Very intriguing contest with an interesting focus. 😉

11. granny1947 - December 28, 2011

what a great idea….maybe I should start something like that here.

nrhatch - December 28, 2011

That would be a great idea, Granny. Start with a few friends and grow from there.

12. thirdhandart - December 28, 2011

Beautiful photos! Sounds like a great group of people. 🙂

nrhatch - December 28, 2011

I loved the timed aspect of it . . . broad constraints help us to focus our creativity.

13. ceceliafutch - December 28, 2011

What a cool idea! I love a photo challenge. They often nudge me to look and think in different, more creative ways.

nrhatch - December 28, 2011

Exactly. This type of “scavenger hunt” gives our creativity W~I~D~E latitude, with parameters and time constraints. Quite conducive to making ourselves STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN.

14. sweetdaysundertheoaks - December 28, 2011

Very very interesting!

nrhatch - December 28, 2011

I love that the themes chosen are OPPOSITES . . . causing photographers to look “both ways.” 😉

15. spilledinkguy - December 28, 2011

I know that last weirdo…
(thank you so much, Nancy!)

nrhatch - December 28, 2011

You’re welcome. I love the shot of your marbles!

16. eof737 - December 29, 2011

Sounds fascinating and fun. Congratulations to the winners! 🙂

nrhatch - December 29, 2011

I don’t think that registration for this year’s event is open yet . . . soon. But it’s a cool idea to do in our own backyards. Grab our cameras and head out on a scavenger hunt.

17. adeeyoyo - December 29, 2011

Where do I find ‘the WP Weekly Photo Challenge’, Nancy?

nrhatch - December 29, 2011

Just subscribe to The Daily Post and they give a photo prompt every Friday. Here’s an example:


18. Naomi - December 29, 2011

How fabulous…if only we were a little closer!

nrhatch - December 29, 2011

This might be an idea for you and Dave to put together as an event in your neck of the world . . . a scavenger hunt / photo safari! 😀

19. bluebee - December 29, 2011

Others’ ways of seeing – opens our eyes.
‘Marbles’ is a sublime work of art.
Thanks, Nancy

nrhatch - December 29, 2011

Isn’t “Marbles” awesome?! I could see it hanging on a gallery wall. SIG does good work.

20. pix & kardz - December 29, 2011

is this ever cool! i could imagine it would have been a very enjoyable challenge. great winning photos.
thanks for sharing – hope your Christmas was memorable and all the very best to you for the New Year!

nrhatch - December 29, 2011

I’m excited about seeing what topics they choose this year. It’s a very cool challenge.

And thanks! Enjoy the tail end of 2011 as 2012 waits in the wings to be uncorked.

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