Archive for April, 2010

4am Project Prize Winners!

This year the 4am Project was able to offer prizes to participants! 

I had 24 prizes in total and selected my favourite 24 4am photographs out of over 1500 that were submitted from around the world! Everyone was invited to vote for the photo they liked the best. You can view the poll results here. And if you would like to know a bit of background on the prizes and my selection process, I have written about it over on my personal blog

Here are the fab prizes that were on offer: 

1st Prize: from Nikon D90 Camera with 18-105mm lens (worth £1029.99) 

2nd Prize: 30″ x 36″ photo canvas 

3rd Prize: 50 page 30cm x 30cm photo book 

4th Prize: 24″ x10″ photo canvas (2nd, 3rd, 4th prizes from Photocreator) 

5th through to 24th Prizes: Packet of 20 postcard for you to put your images on from Moo 

Thank you to Nikon, Photocreator and Moo for the prizes! 

And a big thank you to everyone who took part in the 4am Project! The project is growing all round the year and is a date for the diary for photographers from around the world. 

I’m already being asked when the next 4am Project date is, which is a wonderful compliment.  Please watch this space, or follow the project on Twitter or Facebook for 4am photo highlights and the lastest 4am news. 

So, without further ado, here are the prize winning photos! :)  

1st Prize – Nikon D90 Camera with 18-105mm lens 

First train in the morning

Photo 10 By Nandor Hargita, Budapest

 

2nd Prize – 30″ x 36″ photo canvas from Photocreator 

4am Donuts

Photo 14 By Matt Allen, Ipswich, USA

 

3rd Prize – 50 page 30cm x 30cm photo book from Photocreator. 

Photo 2 by Fran, Birmingham UK

 

4th Prize – 24″ x10″ photo canvas from Photocreator 

Photo 21 By Yashwanth Madhusudan, Bangalore, India

 

And, in no particular order, the following 20 photographers will win a pack of 20 customizable postcards from Moo! 

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Photo 1 By Sal Olivas, West Covina, USA

 

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Photo 3 By Rene Segura, Santa Maria, USA

 

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Photo 4 By Creepeh Sue, Hongdae, South Korea

 

Photo 5 By Gaurav Patel, London, UK

 

Photo 6 by Dale Shephard, Wolverhampton, UK

 

4:04 Study 1

Photo 7 By Derek Shanks, Toronto, Canada

 

Boudin Baker: Scoring

Photo 8 By Jeanne Brophy, San Francisco, USA

 

4am Dubai by Jean Marie Jenanji

Phot 9 by Jean Marie Jenanji, Dubai, UAE

 

I always end up thinking of you

Photo 11 By Cerealboxstar, Manila, Philippines

 

most beautiful

Photo 12 By Luis Amaral, Lisbon, Portugal

 

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Photo 13 By Andrew Stuart, Llandudno, Wales

 

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Photo 15 By Egneg, Birmingham UK

 

4am Portrait (04:29)

Photo 16 By Andy Toots, Warwickshire, UK

 

Photo 17 By Steve Anderson, Sweden

 

Photo 18 By Strawbleu, Leeds, UK

 

Photo 19 By Miki Ballard, Fairview, USA

 

Photo 20 By Kat De'Vries, San Diego, USA

 

Photo 22 By Adrian Burrows, Frankley Beeches, UK

 

Photo 23 By Vladimir Morozov, Birmingham, UK

 

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Photo 24 by hanung665, Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Save the 4am Project on your favourites or subscribe to the blog’s RSS Feed. I’ve got lots of blog posts coming up, including the most recent 4am Project event that was held on 24th April in my home city of Birmingham UK which formed part of Birmingham’s City Of Culture bid for 2013

Karen :)

Special Birmingham UK 4am event 24th April!

NEWS JUST IN! Birmingham UK 4am event!

The 4am Project will be hosting a special 4am event this Saturday 24th April (at 4am!) on behalf of the Birmingham City of Culture bid!

The event will take place at Birmingham Museum Collections Centre. This is a rare opportunity to photograph the wealth of archived articals and artifacts that are not on show to the public at the Birmingham Museum. From classic motor vehicals, to stuffed animals and interesting curiosities! It’s a huge place, with plenty to see and photograph. The Museums Collection centre usually only lets the public in 2 or 3 times a year, and have been kind enough to open it’s doors to the 4am Project this Saturday!

From the Birmingham Museum Collections Centre website:

The 1.5 hectare site, close to Duddeston Station, holds hundreds of thousands of objects. Among the collections are steam engines, sculptures, an entire collection of Austin, Rover and MG motor cars, a red phone box and even a Sinclair C5

THERE ARE ONLY 30 TICKETS AVAILABLE on this occasion. Get your tickets now, first come, first served, and don’t forget to set your alarm clocks!

NOTE: Please upload your photographs to flickr and tag them 4amproject and for this occasion, please also use the tag bmag as the City Of Culture bid team would like to showcase some of the photos from the event. For more instructions about flickr and tagging, please visit the 4am Project website.

There is a car park on the site, but please be on time as the car park will close and be locked for the duration of the event.

Please visit Eventbrite to register for you free ticket!

I hope you can come along, experience the 4am Project and meet other photographers! :)

Follow the 4am Project on twitter!

Karen :)

4am Project prize winners! Which is your favourite?

Wow…! All your wonderful 4am Project photos made selecting just 24 very hard! I’ve been viewing, deliberating and agonizing all week. I hope you like my final choices :)

And now it’s over to you!

Which is your favourite 4am photograph?

There are 24 photos and 24 prizes, so every photographer will win a prize.

Here is what is on offer:

1st Prize: from Nikon D90 Camera with 18-105mm lens (worth £1029.99)

2nd Prize: 30″ x 36″ photo canvas

3rd Prize: 50 page 30cm x 30cm photo book

4th Prize: 24″ x10″ photo canvas (2nd, 3rd, 4th prizes from Photocreator)

5th through to 24th Prizes: Packet of 20 postcard for you to put your images on from Moo

Big thank you to Nikon, Photocreator and Moo for the prizes!

Pop over to this page to see more details and pictures of the prizes.

SO! What do you have to do now?

Have a look at all the great 4am images below, chose your favourite and give it your vote!

Voting will be open until Midnight (Greenwich Mean Time)  on Monday 19th April. The photograph with the most votes at the end of the voting period will win first prize, and so forth.

You can only vote once from your computer, this is to avoid multiple votes from the same computer. However, you can of course rally round support from your friends and family and all your friends on flickr, twitter, facebook etc! :)

Thanks again to everybody who has ventured out to photography their world at 4am. I wish I had enough prizes for everybody!

Photo 2 by Fran, Birmingham UK

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Photo 3 By Rene Segura, Santa Maria, USA

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Photo 4 By Creepeh Sue, Hongdae, South Korea

Photo 5 By Gaurav Patel, London, UK

Photo 6 by Dale Shephard, Wolverhampton, UK

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Photo 7 By Derek Shanks, Toronto, Canada

Boudin Baker: Scoring

Photo 8 By Jeanne Brophy, San Francisco, USA

4am Dubai by Jean Marie Jenanji

Phot 9 by Jean Marie Jenanji, Dubai, UAE

First train in the morning

Photo 10 By Nandor Hargita, Budapest

I always end up thinking of you

Photo 11 By Cerealboxstar, Manila, Philippines

most beautiful

Photo 12 By Luis Amaral, Lisbon, Portugal

4am - 04:00:39

Photo 13 By Andrew Stuart, Llandudno, Wales

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Photo 15 By Egneg, Birmingham UK

4am Portrait (04:29)

Photo 16 By Andy Toots, Warwickshire, UK

Photo 17 By Steve Anderson, Sweden

Photo 18 By Strawbleu, Leeds, UK

Photo 19 By Miki Ballard, Fairview, USA

Photo 20 By Kat De'Vries, San Diego, USA

Photo 21 By Yashwanth Madhusudan, Bangalore, India

Photo 22 By Adrian Burrows, Frankley Beeches, UK

Photo 23 By Vladimir Morozov, Birmingham, UK

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Photo 24 by hanung665, Jakarta, Indonesia

Enjoy the photos & happy voting!

Karen :)

4am Project photo walks – Birmingham UK

Can you believe it was this time last week when we were all getting ready to take photographs of our world at 4am?! Time sure does fly by!

What was fantastic this year was that even more photographers wanted to get together and meet up with other people in their areas and take part in a 4am photo walk! I did my best to try and help orchestrate that and put people in touch with eachother, but I’m hoping to have a dedicated page put on the website so people can add their towns/cities and add their names, which I think will really help everyone to get in touch with eachother for next time.

I am going to blog about those walks, and first up is the 4am photo walk that I organised in my home city of Birmingham, UK.

Birmingham is actually one of the finalists for the UK’s City Of Culture 2013 along side Derry/Londonderry, Norwich and Sheffield. Thanks go out to Birmingham City Of Culture bid team for helping to organise the opening of Birmingham’s Museum and Art Gallery.

It was quite a chilly morning but 23 hardly photographers turned up in time for 4am armed with their cameras and tripods.

 The first (and third) videos were made by the City Of Culture team & it was a video that went out to announce the ‘Night At The Museum’ The 2nd video is one I made and I asked participants how they had heard about the 4am Project and if they enjoyed themselves!

Sit back, relax and take a few minutes to watch all the beautiful images of 4am in Birmingham.

Thank you to everyone who supported the project and came out to take part in the Birmingham event! :)

Say hello on twitter! Email: hello@4amproject.org

4am on 4th April 2010

WOW!

I probably shouldn’t say much more than that at this point.

Just grab a drink, get comfortable and enjoy the view of the world at 4am on 4th April!

So, it’s the day after the morning before and I’m still catching up on the wonderful photo submissions from participants from countries such as Australia, UK, USA, Portugal, India, Philippines, Brazil, Canada, and Korea to name just a few! Over 1100 images of 4am have been submitted from 4th April alone!

THANK YOU to everyone who set their alarms or stayed up to meet 4am and took part in the project. Your support & enthusiasm has been amazing! I’ve had some great feedback from you, and it really means a lot.

This event marked the 4am Project’s first birthday and it is going from strength to strength. With the addition of help in the form of investment from 4ip and Screen West Midlands, the 4am Project has been able to reach out to even more people around the world!

Don’t forget there are some prizes on offer! Thank you to Nikon, Photocreator and Moo.

Come and say hello on twitter!

Karen :)

4am Project Photo Walks around the world…

  

I’m really delighted that there are 4am Project photo walks popping up with people wanting to get together at 4am on 4th April! It’s great because it means the online 4am Project community are also meeting offline and in person too!

I am hoping to get something in place to make this easier for people arrange for future 4am Project dates. First thought is a dedicated page on the website where people can add their towns/cities and photo walk details. Please bear with me on that!

In the meantime is a  list of towns and people that are holding, or want to get together with other 4am folks, along with their contact details. IF YOU WISH TO ADD TO THIS LIST GET IN TOUCH & I WILL UPDATE IT :) Tweet Me or email me hello@4amproject.org

UNITED KINGDOM

Birmingham - Karen Strunks Night at the Museum blog post & twitter

Wolverhampton – Lee Allen blog post & twitter

Gloucester - Kathryn Ashcroft, blog post, twitter & facebook

Cardiff – Nicky Getgood, twitter & Lee Smith, twitter

Surrey – Robster twitter

Devon/Exeter – Dan Bullock twitter

Staffordshire - Jamie Summerfield twitter  

Cambridge – Deiren Masterson twitter

Barnsley/Rotherham – Pete McFlurry twitter

IRELAND

Dublin – Cain Mac Mahon twitter

PORTUGAL

Lisbon – Pedro Moura Pinheiro twitter & googlemap of meeting place 

INDIA

Bangalore -  Anupama Kondayya twitter & Deepak Gupta twitter & tweet invite with lot of details about meet up!

Delhi – Mohak Prince twitter  

USA

Tallahassee – Paula Kiger twitter

Pasadena –  Donna Flores twitter

Raleigh/Durham – Scott twitter

HAWAII – Charlie Boy twitter

CANADA

Toronto – Derek Shanks twitter

You may have noticed that the 4am Project logo has had a bit of a make over! Big thank you to Steve from Debut Creative graphic design studio for coming up with a great design! Lovely to work with you Steve.

The 4am Project also has a twibbon! Thank you Mark! Add it to your twitter avatar & help spread the word about the 4am Project! Have  a play around with it, you can position it however you would like :)

To celebrate the 4am Project’s first birthday there are some great prizes that have been donated by Nikon, Photocreator and Moo!

Not long now until 4am on the 4th April. Get ready to join other photographers from around the world!

PRESS: You can find a copy of the press release here :)

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