Posts Tagged ‘participate’

Worldwide 4am Project Going on Tomorrow

4am Project is an ambitious project with a simple concept: have everyone take photographs at a particular time on a particular date, and pool them together on the Internet to share our unique perspectives on the world.

Here’s the description on the website:

The aim of the 4amproject is to gather a collection of photos from around the world at the magical time of 4am. Everyone can take part and join in! All you need is a camera.

The time was chosen because 4 to 5 in the morning is a time of the day when streets are usually deserted, and photographers can have the city to themselves.

The project started in 2008 as a personal project of Karen Strunks, a resident of Birmingham in the UK. Though small at first, it has slowly gained a following, and the tag “4amproject” now has over 2,000 photographs on Flickr.

On April 4th, 2010 (tomorrow), photographers around the world will be organizing photo walks and various gatherings at 4am to photograph together. One lucky participant in the project will be receiving a Nikon D90 DSLR with a 18-105mm lens, and there are additional prizes as well.

If you’d like to participate, shoot something between 4 and 5 in the morning tomorrow, and upload it to Flickr with the tag “4amproject”. Happy shooting!


Thanks for the tip, @me_vareen!

Participate in NASA Mars Photography

In January 2010, NASA and the University of Arizona launched HiWish, a way for the public to become involved in the effort to photograph the surface of Mars. The website allows anyone to suggest locations on Mars to photograph next, and the winning entries are photographed using the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera, also known as “the people’s camera”, aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Since the program began, over 1,000 suggestions have been received, and NASA has just released the first 8 images selected through the program.

Now eight ordinary people can tell their grandchildren, “I helped photograph Mars.”


Image credit: Photograph by NASA