Photo Challenge: Midcentury Magic

Attention photographers! I’m the guest curator on a monthly photo challenge held by the fine folks at Phoot Camp!

About the challenge:
“Midcentury Magic” is the theme and photographers all around the world are encouraged to enter. What does “Midcentury Magic” mean to me? Overwhelming optimism associated with the era and how everyone and everything was poised towards a brighter future. It makes me feel nostalgic everytime I think of it. Your challenge is to capture the feel of the midcentury, be it objects or emotions. Here are some example images to get you in the mood! See more examples here!

To enter:
Follow the Phoot Camp blog and submit your image online there. Photos are due by December 4.

About Phoot Camp:
Phoot Camp is an invite-only creative retreat and photography workshop hosted by Laura Brunow Miner, founder of Pictory and former editor in chief of JPG Magazine. (Yes, thats P-H-O-O-T, a nod to O’Reilly’s Foo Camp, a retreat for the best and brightest in the tech industry.) Picture a long weekend of photo walks, portrait challenges, slideshows, s’more making, and general creative collaboration. Phoot Camp started in October of 2009 at a campground in the bay area. Virb sponsored the 2010, 2011, and 2012 events and we were able to upgrade to an estate in the hills outside Los Angeles and then an RV park in Marfa, Texas, and then a summer camp in upstate New York, and also to this lovely website built on the Virb platform. Why Phoot Camp? Life is about doing great work with our friends, if we make it happen. Creatives can tend to be independent folks, but you can’t achieve your wildest dreams on your own. While we don’t always know who these important people in life are going to be or how we’re going to do the best work of our careers, getting a bunch of talented strangers in the same place seems like a good start to finding out.

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