TWENTY FOUR FRAMES IN MAY
Last year the Project 52 folks were invited to a special project: shoot 24 frames of film in the month of May. The idea was to treat a single frame of film with the same deliberate attention we would give it if it were a sheet of 8×10. Carefully decide what you want in the frame, make an accurate exposure calculation and shoot the image. Not mad bursts or ‘shoot it till you get it” – the idea is to think enough about the image in your camera that you do indeed ‘get it’ with that single frame.
Not many rules, but a few guidelines:
- This is for film cameras only.
- Black and White or Color is fine, and there are no restrictions on the type of film you shoot.
- Polaroid is OK.
- 4×5 or sheet film cameras are OK.
- Tintype / alternate process is OK.
- Images must be on a contact sheet as well as individually presented (Use Photoshop’s excellent “Contact Sheet” tool if you have had your film scanned.)
- Only one roll of 35mm film (or the first 24 frames of a roll of 36)
- Two rolls + for 6×7 120/220.
- No more than three exposures taken on any single day, no more than two of any single subject.
- Images must be presented in order of exposure.
Uploading instructions will be posted on May 31. Upload from June 1 to June 15.
If you are planning on being involved, let us all know in the comments.
Submissions will include:
- Contact sheet
- Camera format / brand
- Lenses used
- Film type and name
- Lab used (with link please)
- 24 individual frames ready for web at 1000 pixels on the long side.
Here is a link to last year’s submissions. I am hoping for triple the involvement this year.
Considering an option for a contest… thinking more about it and will announce before May if you can choose to be in the optional contest.
Need a film camera? Here is a list of my favorite film cameras. Let me know if you think I missed any amazing cameras. (Yeah, I gotta ad the Olympus OM-1 soon…)