Shoot A Miner 2012

‘Shoot a Miner’ (or SAM as we’ve come to know it) is the Melbourne Silver Mine’s annual portraiture event.

SAM asks our members to get together and shoot one another.

You can get to know your fellow members by organising a traditional portrait sitting. Use SAM as a convenient excuse to approach members whose work (or face) you’ve admired. Make arrangements to work on a collaboration. Or simply shoot some candid captures of our members at an event.

We aren’t going to dictate what a portrait is. We invite you to push the envelope. Use SAM as an opportunity to be inventive, to step out of your usual photographic style or to try your hand at a different technique.

The images that are submitted to SAM2012 will be put together into a presentation which we call The Night Of SAM.

Here comes the detail

Participation in Shoot a Miner 2012 is free for MSM members.

Copyright of the images submitted remains yours at all times – your participation and submission of images simply gives the Melbourne Silver Mine the right to use your images to create the material used to present the work. We may want to use the odd image to promote the event in the future, but we will ask permission for that anyway.

There are no restrictions on the number of members you can shoot (we have 93 today, so go nuts). But we ask that you submit no more than 3 shots of each member you shoot. Even that rule has some flexibility, if you only get to shoot a few members, then submit more, just don’t submit “too many”.

To participate

Images to be included in the SAM2012 screening will need to be submitted to us in digitised form by June 30th 2012. The easiest way to submit your images is by adding them to the SAM Flickr group.

Any images that weren’t in last year’s SAM and taken some time since June 30, 2011 are OK by us.

Out-of-towner? SAM hasn’t forgotten about you. As you may not have another miner to shoot please feel free to submit some self portraits. If there is anything we can do to help you get in touch with local Miners, then please, do ask.

But surely there are prizes?!

Apart from the pleasure of being part of something? Well, yes actually, there are.

Various prizes will be awarded on the screening night. These will not necessarily be based on ‘quality’ of submitted work. Participate and you could win.

The Night of SAM!

Shoot a miner will culminate in a gala screening at LOOP, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne on Thursday 26 July 2012. (facebook event)

We will leave you with some shots of the 2010 Night Of Sam, courtesy of Scott and his trusty Canon EOS5. You may also derive pleasure from perusing the pool of images that made up SAM2011 via its very own flickr group.

just arrived @ the bar
waiting having a drink

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