NOTE: this challenge is a bit different than other challenges in the past year - so please read the instructions carefully. :)
Update as of 7pm, July 26 - I've changed the name of the event to STREET STORIES per our discussion to change the name. See more in comments below. :)
As a take-off of our lovely and heart-warming Written Word Challenge back in April, and inspired by the wonderful "Humans of New York" weblog - the point of this new challenge is to shoot a candid picture of something happening (on the street), and IN THE CAPTION, tell a story about what is or might be happening in the picture. You can choose to write an amusing quote, a newsy headline, or any of the other themes provided. Your choice.
The words you write in the caption to explain the photo can be completely imagined, or you can tell the truth if you know it - but extra points for taking a photo of someone with their permission and quoting something they actually said to you that compliments the photo in an interesting "human story" sort of way. :)
To join in, sign up anytime between now and the start time of 7am on Wednesday, July 31st.
As with previous challenges, if you RSVP to attend this event, you are making a personal commitment to take at least ONE photo according to your interpretation of the themes provided, and post at least ONE image in the Designated Album for this challenge.
The difference between our last challenges and this one is this:
1. You can shoot your photos and prepare your images and words ANYTIME after you sign up for the challenge. Yes, even before the start date of the challenge.
2. But, you must wait for the start date of the challenge to POST your images and caption to the Album.
Have fun! :)
By signing up you commit to take at least ONE photo representing your choice of the themes provided.
You may take as many photos as you like (in your camera), but post a maximum of 5 images only, using one or more of the following themes:
STREET STORIES I
1. Amusing quote
2. Newsy headline
3. What could s/he be saying?
4. I'm happy/sad because....
5. My story is...
HOW IT WORKS
To participate, you must sign up before the start date of this challenge. And for this challenge, you can start taking photos and planning your caption as soon as you sign up.
Your own personal challenge starts when you RSVP to join us on the challenge. You commit to taking at least ONE photo, based on your interpretation of your choice of the themes provided.
You must post at least ONE image to the Designated Photo Album for this Challenge, and you MUST use the Caption to tell your story about the image. For this challenge, you don't need to tell which "theme" you're using, as long as you use one of them and provide words that compliment the photo in the caption for each image.
NOTE: any image posted to the album for this challenge that seems to be out of place and doesn't have a caption will be automatically moved to the Members' Monthly Miscellaneous album without notice.
No other photos are allowed. Your photos must be taken with your camera between the date you signed up and end dates of this challenge. If you cannot post your images between the start and end date of the challenge, you can post later; there is no time limit for posting your images to the Album once the challenge begins.
Use of all of your cameras are welcome, such as SLR, phone, toy, and point & shoots. Computer post-processing techniques (crop, colour correction, etc.) are allowed. To make it more challenging, we encourage use of "in-camera" settings and framing and minimal computer post-processing.
All group members are encouraged to enjoy the photos that are posted by the participants of this challenge and add comments of encouragement and appreciation.
REMEMBER: we will NOT meet in person because this is a VIRTUAL challenge. There will be no judging and no prizes. If you sign up for the challenge, you are making a personal agreement with yourself to take photos and then post your best photos as laid out in the instructions.
Note: If you miss the start date and cannot RSVP, then you must wait for the next challenge... :)