Hong Kong photographers are getting a chance to take part in a nerve-wracking photography contest. Phottix and PASM Workshop have announce the PHOTTIX PASM One Shot Portrait Shoot Competition.
Starting November 2010, twenty-four (24) photographers will be dueling in three monthly competitions for a seat in the final eight (8) spots in the Ultimate round. For each round, the organizers will come up with a fixed set and model(s). Photographers will have 15 minutes on the shooting lane, figuring out their lighting, communicating with the model(s) and coaching them into the right pose for that ONE shot. After taking that ONE shot, photographers will have 15 minutes to select one picture, re-touch and submit.
All scores for the first three-rounds will be tallied up and the eight (8) contestants with the highest scores will enter into the Ultimate round – the grand finale! Contestants are tested for preparation and execution on lighting, composition and communication. Judges will be scoring each contestant’s final ONE shot live at the studio together with a live audience.
Judges include Felix So, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers 2006-2008, Robert Tran, Professional Member, Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers and Martin Lam, Alain Yip Photography Tutors leading instructor.
- First round: 7 November 2010 (local stage model)
- Second round: 27 November 2010 (local fashion runway model)
- Third round: 11 December 2010 (Swedish model)
- Grand finale: January 2011 (date to be announced)(TVC model/seasoned diver)
In order to win a seat at the competition, applicants need to send in ONE portrait shot (studio or outdoor) done in the past six months (determined by file EXIF). Judges will determine which twenty-four (24) amongst all applicants can win a seat for the competition. Judges will look for elements such as composition, posing, lighting control and lens selection.
For more information see the PASM ONE Shot Page.