We’d love to see people go out and shoot new portraits specifically for this project but if you’ve already shot a great portrait of someone that fits the theme of “a moment of reflection”, you’ll just need to ask the subject to send you their answer to the question and make sure you have their permission to share their image here.
If you’re shooting a portrait specifically for this project you should ask the subject think of their answer while you shoot the photo! This will help the subject have a natural expression on their face and also give you an opportunity to snap a photo or two with their guard down.
Please make sure you include the following things with your submission:
- Your photo (JPG format, 1200 px wide)
- Your full name
- Your subject’s first name
- Your subject’s answer to the question: “Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give to your younger self?”
- Your subject’s occupation
- The location of the photo
As with all of our Magic Hour photo projects, throughout the project we will be giving away some goodies to people just for participating. One person will also be given everything seen below (Magic Hour snapback, camera strap, Diamond logo t-shirt, stickers):
We will publish an online gallery of the photos and answers! You may submit more than once. Excited to see what comes in for this!
As an example, the first photo I’m submitting to this project is of my friend Dave, captured just as the sun was setting on the south shore on Oahu:
“Dear younger me, smoking is stupid. In addition I want you to know that stick n poke tattoos are the millennial’s tribal – use this information wisely and apply it to your decision making. Visit your grandparents more often and spend less time slacking off and chilling – but not too much less. “
Deadline for submissions: September 20, 2019