Basically - take TWO shots of a subject at different distances but similar fields-of-view.
Not different-but-sort-of-the-same photos you once took, we want two new pics of the same scenario at different distances but similar framing.
The dolly-zoom is one of the rarely used (thankfullly) styles in cinema whereby the camera gets closer or farther away from the subject, but the subject remains in the same focus and field of view. It's a very dramatic effect when used properly - it's most likely going to be associated with one of those realisation moments in a film where the blood drains from the face of the main character as they finally understand the gravity of the situation.
For more reading just google dolly zoom
, there's probably plenty of examples on youtube.
What we're interested in for this challenge though - is the best and most dramatic capture of the effect between two otherwise identical photographs.
For us amatuer photogs this is a fantastic opportunity to really test and get an understanding of perspective in the real world under the focus of a lens.
Feel free to banter about the challenge AND post entries in this thread, when it's all done I'll go through and put the entries alone in their own admiration and voting thread for the masses.
Deadline: Pumpkin o'clock - 31th October '09
The photo must be 100% your own work, and willing to be published site-wide.
If photo is larger than 800 pixels please link to it via a thumbnail or medium-res pic, or upload it as an attachment to your post
Photo should be taken in October '09 - honor system in place, if you have recent work which covers this it may be accepted
You are only allowed to submit one entry. You can however change your entry at any time up to the deadline.
You are free to do post processing provided it doesn't relate specifically to manipulation of the challenge - we're looking for photography skills in this one, not photoshop
This competition is simply about photography - but the audience and voters will be subjective so keep the site demographic in mind if you must
Prize this month is simply that for the next month'ish you get top billing on the front page of AE
(~140,000 visitors a month ATM) with a spiele and URL link to your site/portfolio PLUS a link at the top of the sidebar of every article view (3-6k per day) and a 728x90 banner at the top of the forum/site worth ~1,000 impressions a day, not to mention the requisite glory it claims to be AE photographer of the month (of course it means everyone knows you have no success with women but that's another story).
In future months I have some fantastic ideas for prizes with sponsors that hobby and semi-pro photographers will love, so stay tuned!