“From The Hip” Film Photography Contest

Scrap your tripods, studio, and lights.  Forget composition and throw perfectionism to wind.  We want your candids, your spur of the moment captures.  We’re challenging you to “Shoot from the Hip” and it doesn’t necessarily need to be your physical hip, it’s more so a spontaneous, unplanned style or philosophy of shooting.  Sometimes the best image on the roll is the one you didn’t plan for – it may be slightly off focus, not precisely exposed but somehow perfectly captured the moment!

This contest will run November 9th through December 30, 2017 and is open to U.S. only.

For chance to win one of the many great film cameras from our Camera Bar all you have to do is post one of your film photo on our Facebook wall or on your Instagram.  Be sure to tag us, use the #TheDarkroomLab_HIP, explain the photo well in the caption, and tell us the film type, camera used, and where you got it developed (hopefully The Darkroom!). *You are limited to one submission.  If multiple photos are posted we will only consider the first submission.

Good luck!!!


1. Upload your FILM photographs to our Facebook wall or post to your Instagram page.  Be sure to tag us and use the #TheDarkroomLab_HIP hashtag.
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**Please note that our Facebook wall is private so you wont see your post on our wall but you can see it in the “Visitor Posts” section.**

2. Caption it – In the caption, tell us about the photo, where you’re from, the film and camera that captured it, and tag #TheDarkroomLab_HIP.
Contest Ends – December 30, 2017


See what you can win at our camera bar


Judging Criteria

Our staff will pick up to 12 images from photo submissions and those finalists will be posted on Facebook and Instagram for all to like. The photo that receives the most combined likes will be the contest winner. Contest is for film images only. Judging criteria will be based on subject matter, descriptive caption/photo details, composition and overall quality in adherence with the theme. Photos submission can be used on The Darkroom website or contest promotions, and credit will be given to photographers where appropriate. By entering, you are warranting that you own full rights to the photo, and you indemnify and hold The Darkroom harmless from any claims to the contrary. The Darkroom reserves the right to modify the rules of this contest should it be deemed necessary for clarification or other purposes. By submitting your photo to the contest, you are agreeing to these terms.