The city has always allured people irresistibly and most of us are in love, nay addicted to, living in the city. So, all city passionates out there, here is your assignment: declare your love for the city and city life in real or imaginary pictures.
Show us the noise, the colors, the flavors, the entertainments, the streets and most importantly, the people of the city. We know that the city is often congested, bustling, impersonal but we want to see the beauty and fun of urban life. You can start early in the morning and witness the city waking up, the people grabbing coffees in the street, the sun peeping from behind skyscrapers, the casual conversation of your neighbors when walking the dogs, the steam at subway stops. The city is ever changing and constantly putting on new faces so by noon you'll have a completely different scenery. Definitely a busier one but not everyone is working so you can focus on urban activities: sightseeing, touring the museums, rollerblading in the parks, enjoying the mild sun at an outdoor restaurant, admiring the city from the top of its tallest building, window shopping, going to concerts. One is always active and on the move in the city so don't focus on still life architecture or landmarks. We want to see the swarm, the buzz, the excitement, the crowd and the night life will offer you plenty of these. Don't miss the glowing lights, the laughing friends going out, the street dancers, the flock waiting at a premiere when there's a new show in town.
Best city scenes and most ardent photographic love declarations will be rewarded with $300 (first place), $200 (second place) and $100 (third place) to spend around the beloved city. The winners will also receive Dreamstime branded t-shirts for a cool urban look.
I live in a city state. While I hate the noise and pollution, love the vibrancy, the hustle and bustle of city life. Totally support the idea of having editorials for this assignment. What's life in the city without the people?
It should be editorial -otherwise this is not possible to submit photographs for this contest--I think if you need so many good photographs on this assignment then you think about model release problem.
Nikon D800E,D200 camera with various prime lenses and equipment.
Although crowds of people would be nice but impossible to get mr's for everyone, you can still use the motion as your ally. long exposures may give great results visually, and also blur the moving crowd as far as the crowd is the problem. You can also bring your friends and family out and make your own little crowd.
You may find this link useful regarding the vast possibilities this assignment allows.
I've got a great image of a neon sign of the Bluebird Theater here in Denver (the band name and the theater name on the illuminated neon billboard being an issue) and a few punk rockers dressed for the show in line....it would be awesome but definitely an editorial image.
No worries - I may give it a shot trying to keep it commercial...but it's a tough assignment!
Coincidentally, I saw this video yesterday and it may be a good reference for those wishing to contribute....
I definately do not like living in the City but I do love the idea of this assignment and the variety of shots it could produce... Unfortunately DT is going to make me make the 350km round trip to my nearest city (Budapest) so I can play, thanks DT lol ;)
Karenfoleyphotography, I can only agree... and BCritchley's remark hits actually right in the bull's eye :) even though I can't even think right now what I could shoot non-editorial for this assignment.
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