Friday, June 10, 2011
Going Big, Going LONG, Going 24 Hours with LONG SHOT
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...