Monday, October 25, 2010


So there you have it folks. Orange. A ginormous thank you to all who submitted photos during our first call for entries. It was a tough job choosing which ones to post; I ended up selecting 11 because I just couldn't stop at 10. I hope you like what you see. We'll do this again sometime soon!

I must give my sincerest thanks to our regular contributors as well. I am just so pleased with the path this little project is taking and I hope you are too. We've welcomed five lovely new contributors to the project in the last month, a few I announced two weeks ago, but they deserve another mention: Ari Muir, Azuree Wiitala, Brooke Schmidt, Elisabelle, and Jelena Ardila. Welcome, ladies!

Monday, October 11, 2010

shadow + a call for entries







A few quick notes... First, a heartfelt thanks to a few contributors who've recently left Words: Anna, Brian, Jen W., Liz, and Susannah, thank you so much for bringing your creativity and beautiful photography to this project. You're always welcome to come back!

Second, please welcome the lovely Brooke Schmidt, Azuree Wiitala, and Ari Muir to Words! We're excited to have you join us.

And now, the CALL FOR ENTRIES!

I've received so many requests from so many people asking to join Words to Shoot By, and although I would love to welcome all of you with open arms, unfortunately I just can't. So, in order to get more of you involved, every so often I'll be posting our word ahead of time and asking YOU to shoot it! I'll post our regular contributors' photos, and I'll post 10 of your photos as well.

So what we shooting next? ORANGE.

THE RULES: You MUST submit 3 individual photos of the current theme (orange), interpreted however you'd like. We accept all forms of photography: film, Polaroid, digital, pinhole, toy, b/w, color, square, rectangular, horizontal, vertical, etc. Your photos MUST be sized for the web: 72 dpi, and around 500 pixels wide. I will put them together in a triptych, just like what you see here on the blog. I also stress that you shoot something NEW! This project was born from a desire to get out and waste some film (or pixels if that's your thing)! I can't require you to go out and shoot, but I strongly urge you to.

*Three individual, appropriately-sized photos e-mailed to wordstoshootby AT gmail DOT com
*Your name/internet handle
*Your blog or website or Flickr link (just one please)
*The order in which you'd like the photos to appear

Deadline is Saturday, October 23, 11:59pm, West Coast time. Questions? wordstoshootby AT gmail DOT com. Deadline has now passed. Thank you to all who answered the call!

Remember, not all of the entries will be selected. There are no prizes or awards, but your photos will be posted here on the blog with proper credit given, and a link to your site. And please, just three photos per person per word. Good luck! Now get shooting!