January’s Assignment – A Fresh Look

Matt, Allison, & Sophie Sprouse photographed in bt studio, September 6, 2007With the flip of a new calendar year – and perhaps a perceived apocalyptic world paradigm along with it – it can naturally occur to people to refresh their own lives with updated lists of resolutions designed to clean house of the old and make room for the new. So what better month than January to pry your camera out of its hiding place and enlist it to do your bidding with visualizing and capturing A Fresh Look at life.

LurgioJeremy_Disco7967-1Maybe this journey starts with adopting the point of view of a newborn where literally EVERYTHING in line of sight, sound, and touch is wondrous and new in the world. What would your images look like if you approached your subject with that same sense of unfiltered wonder? I’m guessing your heart would end up in the final product as much as the subject itself. Use every bit of conscious and unconscious skill you possess as a photographer to be present in the very instant you press that shutter button. All we ask is that you do so with your eyes wide open. Much like this inspiring guy, so to speak.

White_Jimmy-2-1The subject matter you choose is entirely up to you, it’s more how you see  – or feel –  it rather than what it actually is. Bugs, buildings, beds, blueberries, babies, books, flower bunches, backyards, beaches, blue skies, big mountains, or blue moons – look at the ordinary in extraordinary ways. Get creative with your composition. Point up instead of down, or vice versa. Be curious of what’s behind you during that gorgeous sunset rather than the eye-catching-lit-up-in-golden-light iconic mountain landscape. Shoot with senses other than sight alone. Even if it exists in the same familiar surroundings you see every waking moment, we encourage you to take a Fresh Look at it and share what you create with fellow admirers of this same big, beautiful world!


All images should be:

• jpeg format
• 72 ppi
• 600 pixels on the longest side
• If possible, we’d love it if the images you submit have your name in the file name and include a watermark (that’s the “© John Doe” at the bottom of the pic). Please submit three to five images.


February 5, 2013

Email all images to Bob McGowan at bobm@rmsp.com. Submitted images will appear in an online gallery on Paper Airplanes, RMSP’s blog on or about February 8 2013. All images will be used in the online gallery for this specific assignment only and will be copyrighted to the photographer. An email confirmation will be sent once your submission is received.  If you do not receive the email confirmation, please contact bobm@rmsp.com.



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