I joined Kenneth Wajda and a small group of photographers in a weekly photo game a while ago. Kenneth wrote a prompt each week and tasked us with creating a photograph that met the prompt. Unfortunately, Kenneth's photo game is taking a break.
Since I'm not prepared to give up the game, my wife graciously agreed to provide me with a surprise prompt each week so that I can continue.
The rules are still the same:
- All submissions must be scans of film; no photos from digital cameras
- Images must be captured, processed, and submitted by 8 AM each Saturday
- Miss a week, and you're out
My goal in playing is simple. Get out and shoot film.
I almost failed this week. On Friday, I had only shot a handful of pictures on a 36-frame roll of 35mm film, and I was thinking about quitting the Photo Game. My daughter was sick, I was sick, and I wasn't in the mood to "do the work."
I started writing this post, explaining that I was taking a week off but couldn't. I didn't want to give up and admit defeat. So, instead, I took the camera out and made some photographs. They could be better, but I made them and submitted one before the deadline, which is what counts.
This photo shows a glass half full, a metaphor for optimism.
Other Photos from the Roll