jump to navigation

Fotomission ~ Photography December 27, 2011

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

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)

Comments»

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

Hey…
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:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/weekly-photo-challenge-celebration/

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.


What Say YOU?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: