NOVEMBER 21ST 2008 MIDNIGHT GMT: THE POLL FOR OCTOBER'S ASSIGNMENT IS NOW CLOSED!
92 votes have been cast and we have a winner! Congratulations to shallowlife on a win with 13% of the votes! Shallowlife now has until the end of November to name the theme for December's Assignment, plus any conditions like allowing post processing, montages etc. Shallowlife, please let us know your theme and rules in the October 2008 comments thread by midnight GMT on 30th November - preferrably a bit earlier so we can get our thinking caps on!
As always, thanks to everyone who entered, especially the first-timers - and congratulations also to Tomis who came second with 6% of the votes, and Khol, katiebug0376, Bjorn van Sinttruije, supervillain, Maxxxheat and Camut who all came joint third with 5% of the votes.
MIDNIGHT GMT 31ST OCTOBER 2008 - SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!
Congratulations to everyone who entered, especially as always our first-time entrants...
NOW VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE!
THE POLL CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT GMT ON 21ST NOVEMBER - THE WINNER WILL GET TO CHOOSE NEXT MONTH'S ASSIGNMENT!
Hello everyone, welcome to October’s Assignment!
The theme for this month is “Self-portraiture”, as suggested by Zorro who won the August 2008 competition. In Zorro’s own words:
...with a difference. I'm personally not too comfortable with photographing myself and I'm guessing I'm not alone. So this assignment allows a more lateral approach. Present an image which represents you. It could be a straight-forward portrait shot or it could be anything you like. As long as it represents what you believe to be your true self. Any and all editing is acceptable, go at it!
Maybe not what some were expecting but it's a subject I'm not good at myself so it'll be a test for us all. Remember, the voting here is purely subjective and with this topic who's to say how it could have been done better?
So there you have it, the theme for October is Self-portraiture, and as always the image you submit has to be taken during the month of entry – that is, taken during October 2008. Photos taken on an earlier date do not qualify! And remember, all images submitted here MUST be no more than 500 pixels on their longest side.
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 October 2008.
2: You're only allowed to submit one image, and you can't change your 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 31st October 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 side. If you'd like to comment on any of the submissions or ask any questions, please do so in the October 2008 comments
Thanks and good luck!