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14th April is the big day. And our 4th Birthday! Put it in your diary. Set your alarm clock!

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4am Project Opportunity

Hi everyone,

I know a lots of you have been waiting for this month’s announcement about the 4am Project and the next event.

I’m REALLY sorry to have kept you waiting. I’ve been deliberating for a while about what to do next.

You see, my career has changed since I launch the project 5 years ago. I’m not longer a photographer professionally, and the 4am Project doesn’t fit in with my career plans.

I’ve made a decision to either sell or retire the project.

It’s been a very hard decision to make. I wish I could do everything!

To EVERY SINGLE PERSON who has taken part in the wee small hours, shared their view of the world at 4am, got together with friends and made some new ones, had adventures with their camera’s, and experienced that special time of 4am, THANK YOU for being part of it. Thank you!

You have made the 4am Project into one of the largest community collaborations in the world and it has a digital archive of over 7000 AMAZING images of 4am from over 50 countries!

Thank you to everyone who has supported the project; written about it, talked about it, tweeted about it and shared the project with their friends and family.

Thanks to all the sponsors over too! Nikon, Channel 4, Screen WM, Moo, Photocreator, Rewired PR, and to Mark for building the site right at the beginning!

The project has received some amazing press; from BBC TV & Radio, to national and international press in magazines and newspapers. Thank you for all the interview opportunities. I’ve stopped keeping track but when I last counted the project had received over £1m in publicity!

It is with a lot of sadness that I am saying goodbye to my much treasured project that has caught the imagination of 1000s of photographers around the world.

To retire the project or to sell the project… It’s really up to you.

I am open to the possibility of handing over the reigns to the right person or company.

There is an amazing opportunity here for someone who has the time, energy, vision, passion and finances to continue the project and grow it.

On a personal level, it’s an amazing experience and a great way to own an established and popular photography project. Plus, it will raise your profile as a photographer.

The potential is really limited to your imagination.

The project would also suit a photography company, camera or mobile phone brand (want to show how great you cameras work at low level lighting?!), or even a food or beverage brand (one that contain caffeine!).

It’s an established project; 5 years old this month!

If you or your company are considering the opportunity to buy the 4am Project, you would be free to direct the project the way you would like, but I thought I would let you know some of the options and opportunities available as the 4am Project owner.

Financial Opportunities

  • As well as it being a profile raiser, there are opportunities to receive sponsorship for events you run, or for the project overall.
  • You could host events in different cities, as I have done. This is such a global project, if you want to combine travel and photography, or reach into other cities and countries, you could have a 4am Project ‘tour’.
  • Book publishing.
  • You could collaborate with with arts/photography festivals. They can buy a 4am Project ‘package’, your terms/rules/licence & they run the events.
  • The project provides a great vehicle for partnerships and collaboration too, and it’s always favourably received in the press and the photography community.
  • Owning the 4am Project will give you instant access to a new, global and artistic community.

I could say so much more but I know I don’t have to sell all the benefits to you.

If you would like the opportunity to buy the 4am Project, please email karenstrunks@gmail.com to register your interest.

Again, THANK YOU to every single person who has taken part! It’s been a privilege running the project and getting to know you. Thank you for sharing your view of the world at 4am with the world.

Karen x

4am Project 14th April 2013

Hi Everyone! :)

Our 4th Birthday has come and gone and we celebrated the only way we know how….with lots of amazing 4am photography!

Here’s a snapshot of some of the groups that gave their sleep to capture the world before dawn.

4am Project at Bullring Birmingham April 2013

Birmingham, UK

Dubai

4am project - Willenhall

Willenhall, UK

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Japan

Of course it’s not just groups that go out in the wee small hours, some keen 4am photographers like to go it alone.

Take a look at all the beautiful 4am Photographs taken on 14th April

And not forgetting (get comfortable!) ALL  7,802 photographs taken over the last 4 years from 50 countries!

THANK YOU to everyone who has picked up their camera, taken part, spread the word, set their alarms, lost out on sleep and contributed to the 4am Project over the last 4 years! The project cannot happen without you!

Until next time…..

Karen :)

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Join photographers around the world on 14th April at 4am for our 4th Birthday global photography event!

Put the date in your diary! Set your alarm clock! Grab your camera! (And your birthday party hat!)

For…..

Sunday 14th April 2013 at…….4am!

What is the 4am Project?

The 4am Project is a ground-breaking global photography project that aims to encourage worldwide social collaboration to capture a view of the world at the often unseen time of 4am.

Since it’s launch in April 2009, the project has attracted participants from nearly 50 countries, and there is a digital archive of over 7000 images and is one of the biggest world-wide photography collaborations.

Take a browse of some of the amazing images that 4am Project photographers have captured so far!

Why not flex your photography muscles with other photographers around the world at 4am (in your local time) on Sunday 14th April?

It’s a thought provoking project that inspires and challenges! Experience an often unseen time of the day and be part of a world wide community collaboration!

Who can take part?

Any one at all.  All you need is a camera!

How do I take part?

It’s very easy! Simply upload your 4am Photos to flickr, tag them 4amproject, and geotag them too. You can find some instructions here.

You can submit photos that are taken between 4am-5am, so you have a whole hour to get your shots!

Tell your friends!

Why not get together with your friends for a 4am Project photo walk!

Help spread the word and share the news about the next 4am Project event by embedding this great count down clock on your blog or website!

(Can’t see the clock? You may need to update your flash settings)

You can find out more about the project here and how it started, and the press release it located here. If you have any questions, you can get in touch with Karen Strunks, the creative director of the project by email/twitter/phone.

And you can keep in touch with the 4am Project on twitter! @4amproject

Come on over to our Facebook page

Join our flickr group.

Are you going to organise your own 4am Project walk in your town or city? Let me know and I can give it a shout out, plus feel free to let people know about it on our Facebook page and Flickr Group. There are just a few simple guidelines for organising your 4am Project walk.

Roll on 14th April! Happy 4am photographing! :)

4am Project event – November 2012

For this latest 4am Project event I teamed up with the Lakeside Arts which is part of Nottingham University who are holding an exhibition,  Saturday Night Sunday Morning. Well, that’s just the right time for 4am photographers, so I put a call out to all the 4am Project peeps and asked them to get up and get involved!

The UK weather wasn’t being very photography friendly come the time. In fact, I wondered if anyone would venture outside at all!

I made this little video as the Nottingham 4am walk approached.

I needn’t have worried after all as about 40 4am Photographers showed up for the event! Wow!!

4am Project Photographers in Nottingham November 2012

Some of the water proof 4am Photographers in Nottingham!

The wonderful 4am photographs of Nottingham are coming in over on flickr.

Check out this slideshow of the photos so far!!

Of course it wasn’t just Nottingham photographers who ventured away from the cozy confines of their beds, photographers from all over the world took part; Italy, El Salvador, Belgium, Portugal, UK, USA, and Venezuela to name a few!

Some photographers ventured out on solo expeditions, and some gathered together for photo walks.

Sit back, relax and take a 4am tour of all the wonderful photographs that were taken at this event!

Thank you to all the photographers who took part!

The next 4am Project date will be in April 2013, and of course, if you would like to hire me to organise a 4am Project walk in your town or city, in the UK or further afield, or sponsor the next global event, just get in touch!

Come and say Hi over on our Facebook Page and on Twitter!

Set your alarm and grab your camera on Sunday 25th November!

And we are back for our second event of 2012!

You are invited to take part in the 4am Project on Sunday 25th November at 4am and capture of view of your world!

What’s the 4am Project about?

It’s about photography! And community and global collaboration, doing something different, taking on a photography challenge and of course experiencing the beauty of 4am which is a wonderful and contrasting time of day!

Who takes part?

The 4am Project is open to anyone, anywhere to take part. All you need is a camera. Since it’s launch in 2009 photographers in 50 countries have taken part and showcased over 6000 photographs of their view of the world at 4am.

How to take part?

It’s really easy to take part. Simply sign up for a free flickr account and tag your best 4am photos ’4amproject’ and geotag them too. Visit our guide for more details.

Where?

Everywhere! We want to see your unique view of the world and build a global photography of the magical time of 4am.

AND!

As a very special event,  I’ll be hosting at 4am Project photo walk in Nottingham city centre!

I have teamed up with Lakeside Arts Centre and their amazing Saturday Night Sunday Morning exhibition and I’m inviting photographers in and around Nottingham to join me in experiencing and capturing the city centre at 4am!

We will be meeting outside the Council House in the Old Market Square. Places are limited and you can reserve your place on Eventbrite.

Eventbrite - 4am Project in Nottingham!

This is a great opportunity to get together with friends and local photographers and flex your photography skills in unison!

If you are organising an event for your area, let me know and I’ll give a shout out on twitter and Facebook.

Obviously take care when you are going out, and remember that you are taking part in the project at your own risk.  If you are going out on your own tell friends/family where you are going and what time you will be home.

Have fun! If you have any questions please get in touch.

Follow us on twitter @4amproject and Facebook and join the 4am Project group on Flickr! :)

Grab some 4am Project photography inspiration!

Set your alarms clocks for 4am on Sunday 15th April!

Put the date in your diary! Set your alarm clock! Grab your camera!

For…..

Sunday 15th April 2012 at…….4am!

What is the 4am Project?

The 4am Project is a ground-breaking global photography project that aims to encourage worldwide social collaboration to capture a view of the world at the often unseen time of 4am.

Since it’s launch in April 2009, the project has attracted participants from nearly 50 countries, and there is a digital archive of over 6000 images and is one of the biggest world-wide photography collaborations.

Take a browse of some of the amazing images that 4am Project photographers have captured so far!

Why not flex your photography muscles with other photographers around the world at 4am (in your local time) on Sunday 15th April?

It’s a thought provoking project that inspires and challenges! Experience an often unseen time of the day and be part of a world wide community collaboration!

Who can take part?

Any one at all.  All you need is a camera!

How do I take part?

It’s very easy! Simply upload your 4am Photos to flickr, tag them 4amproject, and geotag them too. You can find some instructions here.

You can submit photos that are taken between 4am-5am, so you have a whole hour to get your shots!

Tell your friends!

Why not get together with your friends for a 4am Project photo walk!

Help spread the word and share the news about the next 4am Project event by embedding this great count down clock on your blog or website!

(Can’t see the clock? You may need to update your flash settings)

You can find out more about the project here and how it started, and the press release it located here. If you have any questions, you can get in touch with Karen Strunks, the founder of the project by email/twitter/phone.

And you can keep in touch with the 4am Project on twitter! @4amproject :)

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