JULY 21ST 2008 MIDNIGHT GMT: THE POLL FOR JUNE'S ASSIGNMENT IS NOW CLOSED!
86 votes have been cast and we have a winner! Congratulations to richcaw on a win with no fewer than 15 votes! richcaw now has until the end of July to name the theme for August's Assignment, plus any conditions like allowing post processing, montages etc. richcaw. please let us know your theme and rules in the June 2008 comments thread.
As always, thanks to everyone who entered - and congratulations also to Jaymz, who came a close second.
1ST JULY 2008 - SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED FOR JUNE’S ASSIGNMENT
Congratulations to everyone who entered, especially all the first-timers in this section - it's great to have you on-board. So the huge poll above contains no fewer than 68 entries to choose from, and as always it's tough with only one vote each - so make yours count!
As always, the poll closes in three weeks at midnight GMT 21st July 2008. The winner will then have one week to set the theme for the following month, August’s Assignment.
Now get voting!
Hello everyone, welcome to June's Assignment!
The theme for this month is suggested by JC who won the April 2008 competition. In JC's own words:
"For the June assignment I will go with one of the great ideas from the 'Suggestions for themes' thread. Although there a many good suggestions JakeOConnell's "Power of Light" stands out. Since photography is the art of drawing with light, this suggestion is more than brilliant and therefore I will appoint it for the June assignment.
So the contesters are to illustrate the power of light in their capture. I will also go with a rule, which makes it a bit more challenging. For the June assignment post processing is not allowed.
The intent with the no-post-processing-rule is to challenge the photographer to get the capture right on site - not by making it perfect through "magic" software. No post processing of any kind is allowed - including cropping."
So that's the challenge for June, and in answer to those who asked about RAW files, I would say it is ok to shoot in RAW, but please do not make any adjustments to the colour, brightness, contrast, crop etc. Stick with the default 'as camera' settings for all parameters. To comply with JC's theme, this assignment is all about staying pure and attempting to capture the complete final image at the time you press the button.
1: The photo you submit should be taken during the month of the actual assignment - so for this month's contest, it must be taken during June 2008.
2: You're only allowed to submit one image, and you can't change you mind once it's posted!
3: Images should be no larger than 500 pixels on their longest side.
As always, please exercise good judgement on what is suitable for the forum.
Please include a sentence or two with your photo describing what you were trying to achieve and if there were any particular challenges in doing so.
We're all enthusiasts here, so it's also great to see what equipment you used and the settings too. So please also include the following:
Lens and focal length:
Submissions will close at midnight GMT on 30th June 2008. The final poll will follow.
Please remember this thread is for submissions only and that posted images should be around 500 pixels on their longest dimension. If you'd like to comment on any of the submissions or ask any questions, please do so in the June 2008 comments
Thanks and good luck!