Gail Pomare of Aroha Photography is the talent behind the creative challenges on The Bloom Forum.
This month’s theme is one of my favorites … can’t wait to see the gorgeous images. There are also really awesome prizes involved for the top three photos.
Here’s the contest … thanks Gail!
The theme for April’s creative contest is ‘STREET PHOTOGRAPHY’ – how cool is that?!
This from Wikipedia “Street photography is a type of documentary photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls, political conventions and other settings”
There are many camps in street photography, some may capture a single poignant moment of one single subject, some prefer to capture a slice of a scene with many people.. and there are captures in between. You capture what speaks to YOU in your hood.
One of my favourite street photographers is a recent discovery for the world. Vivien Maier
Some of her recently discovered work can be seen here. http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/
I also admire the work of http://www.jaymaisel.com/recent-work/
For this challenge you need to get CREATIVE – it is a creative challenge after all. Push yourself, think outside the box, “bring it”, get your game on. Take to your streets and capture a moment that you fall in love with and show us!
*No words of explaination. – tell your story with your image. Of course there can be words in the image if it’s part of the background.
* The image must be taken between today and the closure of the contest
*Submit your image by April 20th 11.59pm PDT.
We have the most amazing vendors here on BLOOM and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their talents, skillz, willingness to share and their generosity. They have hit it out of the park with an amazing set of prizes for us and YOU
Contest challenge winner will receive
*the uber awesome and coveted “creative challenge winner” badge
*a seat on a May class with Andee Tate and CRAVE Mentoring (up to a $300 value) http://cravemyphotography.com/blog/,
* Illumination texture pack from Jessica Drossin ($30 value) http://jessicadrossintextures.blogspot.com/
*Florabella $100 gift certificate ($100 value) http://florabellacollection.com/
*$50.00 gift certificate to LCH Design https://www.lchdesignstore.com/
Total Value (up to) $480.00
Second prize will receive:
A Wordsmith guide of your choice (up to $125 value) http://joycesmithphotography.typepad.com/wordsmith/
*$30.00 gift certificate to ErinLeigh Studios. http://www.erinleighstudiodesignshop.blogspot.com/
Total Value (up to) $155.00
Third Prize will receive
* $25.00 itunes card from Kelly Ridgell Designs http://kellyridgelldesigns.com/
* $50.00 gift certificate to Simplicity Design http://www.simplicityphotography.com/design/
Total Value $85.00
I don’t have any street photography to share … it’s now on my to-do list … so I’m adding one of my new favorite images from last weekend!