Let your creativity run wild as you do your part with social distancing.
Since we’ll be spending a lot more time at home, we’ve decided to do a photo contest that encourages you to document everyday life at home or wherever you find yourself most.
Basically, give us a glimpse of your everyday life! Our hope is that this contest encourages everyone to get creative with where they are at. Great photos don’t only come from aesthetic locations or epic adventures—there are amazing things to be captured even in the most “mundane” moments. Let’s keep creativity alive while we practice #SocialDistancing!
- Post up to 3 film photos on Instagram with #TDR_DYL
- Tell the story in the caption, mention the film & camera used, and tell us where it was taken.
- March 18th through May 31, 2020 – This contest is open to U.S. only and photos must be submitted during the contest duration. Submitting ends May 31st at noon and we’ll select 12 finalists which will be posted here for the film community vote.
The top three winners will receive a film camera as well as some Matt Day “Document Your Life” gear! The 1st place winner will pick the camera they want first, then the 2nd place winner will pick from the last two and the 3rd place winner will receive the remaining of the three.
Canon A-1 + 50mm f/1.8
This 35mm SLR is one of our all-time favorite cameras. It can shoot in manual, shutter priority, and aperture priority which makes it ideal for beginners to highly experienced photographers.
FUJI GW 690 III
This fully mechanical 6×9 medium format rangefinder creates some of the sharpest images we’ve ever seen. Since it’s fully mechanical, meaning it has no build light meter, this camera has a higher learning curve is more ideal for experienced photographers.
Konica Hexar AF
With its’ fixed super-fast f/2 autofocus 35mm lens, this compact rangefinder is relatively rare and very unique. It’s ideal for street photography, especially in low light.
Caption – Briefly tell the story behind the film photo.
Hashtag – #TDR_DYL
Location of photo –
We will pick up to 12 images from photo submissions and those finalists will be posted on Instagram. The top finalist will be posted on this page to be voted on by the film community. The contest is for film images only. Judging criteria will be based on subject matter, descriptive caption/photo details, composition and overall quality in adherence to the theme, and this contest only allows U.S. submissions only. Photos submission can be used on The Darkroom website or contest promotions, and credit will be given to photographers where appropriate.