Friday, June 10, 2011

Going Big, Going LONG, Going 24 Hours with LONG SHOT


Delicate_1575, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.
When photographers “go big” they often “go long” too and I would be no exception. I’ve signed up to participate in this year’s LONG SHOT, a project offered by the wonderful non-profit Photo Center NW organization. What is LONG SHOT? You might be asking, and I’d be here to explain.

LONG SHOT is a 24 hour marathon “shoot out” of photographers from all around the world who get together (not physically, mind you, just over the computer) to take photos at the same time. It’s a wonderful project offered as a fund raiser for the non-profit.

The way it works is we photographers shoot for a 24 hour period (you don’t have to shoot all 24 hours if you really don’t want to) and then we send our 10 best images off to Photo Center. The good folks at Photo Center pick an image for exhibition and, sometime in July, the work is presented at Photo Center and sold to raise money for the non-profit. It’s a wonderful way to help finance educational programs for aspiring photographers and also a great way to show off some of our work too. (Those of you out there looking to build a record of shows, this is a great way to add to your photographic resume. Just think! You too could have “an upcoming exhibition in Seattle!”)

There is a minimum donation of $24 to participate which you can either raise by collecting pledges (or you can just pay it yourself when you submit the work) so the Photo Center raises at least $24 for each photographer plus the proceeds from the sale of the finished artwork. It’s a great way to raise money for a great cause and so I hope you’ll either consider participating in it as well or, if you aren’t up to doing it as a photographer, at least consider donating for the cause. (You can pledge on my sheet by shooting me an email providing me with your Name, Phone, E-mail, and Donation/Pledge per Hour, which is either a flat rate donation--like say $24--or a donation per hour of shooting, which could be something like: $1, working out to be $1 for every hour I shoot over the 24-hour period.)

If you're interested in signing up for the project, you can click here for more information.

Best of luck to all of my fellow LONG SHOOTERS and I'll see you on the exhibition floor come July!

Until next time...

2 comments:

Stickup Artist said...

Hi Carol, that's a great idea! My mind reels with all the possibilities for a 24 hour photo shoot. I can't wait to see what you and all the others come up with.

PS. I can't see your followers. I'm using Google Chrome. Mine has gone missing too. It's a known issue, a spreading problem effecting anyone using Google Friend Connect, not just blogger blogs, in all browsers, but nothing has been done or really even attended to on the help forums or google. Have you reported it on the forums? Let me know if you hear anything and I'll do the same.

Have a good weekend!

Carol said...

Thanks, Stickup Artist! It's not too late to sign-up for the project yourself. I am going to try to have fun with it and I'm hoping the heat will hold out on me. It's just been too hot to shoot lately.

As far as the followers, I'm ok with that. They seem to go away and then come back later. I can't make any reason from it, other than maybe Google is just being sticky.