The theme for September is Black & White Film.
This month’s Instagram Contest takes us back to our photographic roots. Your submission can be of any subject but has to have been shot on black and white film. We don’t care if it was shot on a Minox, Nikon, Brownie, Rolleiflex, Holga or Deardorff. Any camera or format will do. To celebrate the positive/negative aspect of film photography you’ll have to post both the final positive image along with a shot of the negative itself being held up against the light.
Judge: Our judge for this month’s contest is DCP Director Peter Poulides. Peter’s interest in photography started while attending an international high school in Athens, Greece where he often cut classes to spend time in the darkroom. Peter has over 30 years of experience shooting assignments for national magazines and producing top-selling images for the stock photo business.
Prizes: There will be two prizes awarded: the Judge’s Choice winner will receive a Beseler Dichro67. This is a dichroic color head enlarger for film sizes up to 6x7cm. Built-in color head allows for poly contrast control. This would be the foundation for a great home darkroom set up. The People’s Choice winner will receive $25 worth of B&W film from Don’s Photo Equipment. Don’s is the best used camera store in the region and stocks all of your film needs. Finalists for the People’s Choice will be selected by the judge and will be posted on DCP’s Instagram for voting. The photo with the most likes will be the People’s Choice winner.
- Post a photo of a black and white photograph taken with a film camera (we’ll need the negative as proof)
- Follow us on Instagram @dallascenterforphotography
- Caption or comment on the photo #DCPbwFILM and @dallascenterforphotography
Images can come from any type of camera but must be shared on Instagram. Winner may be required to show proof of native capture. This means we may ask you to submit the original camera file. Copyright will remain with the photographer. DCP reserves the right to post the photo on the DCP website and social media platforms. No other rights are transferred to DCP by photographer. Remember, if your Instagram account is set to private we can’t see your photo.
Here comes the legal stuff: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use. Visit our Policies page for complete contest rules.
Contest begins September 12, 2018 and ends September 24, 2018.
For help entering your photos into the contest, please click here to read our brief Instagram how-to.
August 2018 – Shadows
The theme for this contest was SHADOWS. It’s hot and bright out, so we’re going to look to the darkness for photographic inspiration. As the song title goes “The shadow proves the sunshine”. Show us your shadows, your light inspired shapes and shade. It will be fun and it will keep you out of the heat for a few minutes!
June/July 2017 – Macro
The theme for this contest was MACRO: Close-ups of tiny details and small things can be hugely satisfying and enormously beautiful. We want to see your best shots of what you find when you dive way in to the macro world. You can shoot with a macro lens, a magnifying glass or any doodad or gizmo that lets you get close.
December 2016 – Lights
The theme for December was LIGHTS. Photography means “light writing” and this is the season of lights, so get out there and start taking notes with your camera. We’d like to see your best photos on the theme of light. Holiday lights for sure, but anything that glows, glitters or shines is fair game.
September 2016 – Reflection
The theme for September was REFLECTION. You can shoot it literally or figuratively, looking into glass or into someone’s soul. The image has to be unmanipulated except for normal contrast and exposure tweaks. No Photoshop, layers or post production special effects allowed.
August 2016 – Environmental Portrait
The theme for August was ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAIT. An environmental portrait shows a person or people in the context of their surroundings. It can be home, work, with family or floating in a pool. The idea is to stay away from a tight head and shoulders image and tell a little more about the subject by including surrounding environment, objects or backgrounds.