Being Thursday and with weekend soon upon us, we thought we'd give all of you a little something to conceptualize, execute and deliver in the next few days. In other words, it's time for another Weekend Project!
Now, we're all well aware of the power of the moving image. Whether it's guys dropping in on thirty foot waves, a family's first trip to Disney World or a plastic bag floating aimlessly against a brick wall, moving images have excited or comforted all of us at some point.
What we're perhaps less accustomed to is the power of still images. More specifically, series of photographs set to sound, used to tell a story. We frequently see this used in online journalism. I suppose you could call these "slideshows," but this time around, we're asking you to leave the corny transitions at the door. That said, it would be more appropriate to call these "photo essays."
Check out these two photo essays if you're looking for some inspiration:
Your photo essay should be non-fiction no longer than 3 minutes and made up entirely of photographs that you take specifically for this project. All submissions are due on Tuesday, August 2nd at 11:59 PM (EST). Also, don't forget to submit your video to the Weekend Project Group.
The winner of this contest will get a free Plus account, or if you're already a Plus member, we're going to let you gift the Plus to whomever you choose (along with an extra 2.5 GB of upload space)! The runner-up will receive an extra 1 GB of upload capacity whether Plus or not.
Have a great weekend everyone!
**UPDATE** Congratulations to our winner, Ricard Zapata for his video Paraic King and to our runner-up, Danilo Sierra for his video El Chorrillo, Panamá.! The entries overall were outstanding and we received a really good turnout! Hopefully we'll do another Photo Essay Weekend Project in the future. Thanks to all who submitted!+ More from the Staff Blog Archive