Tuesday, April 19, 2016

++Photo Challenge: Send me your pictures of Spring +++


SPRING 2016?

Ok, I'm ready to try something really different now, and have some fun participation from everyone.   Now that most everyone is enjoying spring (except Australia, sorry about that, and South Africa, and South America, and, well those on the south end of the equator), I thought it would be fun to put out a photo challenge and share some of your favourite photos of SPRING!

Now, I realize that spring in 2016 can mean different things to different people.  Are they good memories?  Are they crazy fun memories.  Are you enjoying the beauty of nature as it comes to life?  That is what most people are enjoying about Spring throughout the world, I hope, but, as I look at the news, I realize that there are people that are not having such a good time this spring.  So, I want to have those 
kind of photos too!  There are the terrible earthquakes in Japan and elsewhere.  And I don't know how many are following my blog who have original photos they can share of these earthquakes, but, we would love to see some original photos of your awful experiences of those earthquakes as that is the awful part of spring 2016.

And for some in other parts of the world, they are experiencing the awful floods of 2016.  There always seems to be floods somewhere in the world every year, and it is caused by either heavy snow run-off, or torrential rain storms.   Which ever is the case, spring seems to be the time for this as well. 

But, for the most part, I hope to see the real beauty of the world come out and see the true meaning of spring.  The new flowers, the blossoms of the trees, and you know, from the old Disney movie, when everyone seems to get a bit "twitterpated".  Sorry, I know that word is not in the dictionary.  

There are more weddings in the spring than any other time.  So, this is a good time to show these photos too!  Couples in love.  
(just a quick note:  if you include people in your photos and you show their faces, you must include a "model release" to have their face be shown on the internet.  Because this is a public website, you would need to have their permission to have any faces shown)

Now the details:
1-  Take as many photos as you wish.  Ha, limit them to no more than 5.  That way there can be others that we can show.  I have no idea how many my blog can show. 
2-  Send your photos to my special email address:  123photogo@gmail.com
3-  Submission of photos can begin now through May 14th, 2016.  This is not a contest.  But a chance to show your best photos of spring for you in 2016.  Do not show photos of any previous year.  How can I be sure you are not sending old photos?  I can't.  I just want you to be honest about it.  
4- On May 20th, 2016, I will post these photos in my "special Edition" blog.   If you have special notes about the photos, please attach them too.  Make sure your name is included with each photo so you can receive credit for taking these photos.  
5-  This will be especially fun if you share this with your photography friends and relatives.  Share, share share.  The more people that get involved the more spring will be enjoyable. 
6-  How many people will see this, you may ask?  Millions !  I am kidding, but, maybe, who knows.  I am going to work to have this special edition exhibit be posted in many great places, with magazines, on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, and some Photo magazines who I am already affiliated with.  You might just become famous, but, then, maybe not.  But, let's just have fun doing this.
7-  If you can, as you submit your photos, give us details of the type of equipment you used to take these photos.  It might be interesting to know how many photos were taken with cell phones, vs. an actual camera, or professional cameras etc.  If you used any computer enhancements, I would like to know that as well.  It might be an incentive for people to get involved in that type of work as well.  

So, that's it for now.  Take this photo challenge serious.  If you have any further questions, email me at my special email at:  

Happy Spring shooting