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New 4am Project Date! 4th April 2010

I am so excited to be able to announce the new 4am Project date! 

Put the 4th April in your diary, start charging your camera batteries and join in the global photographic project! 

What’s your view of the world at 4am? 

4AM - TOA PAYOH

Toa Payoh, Singapore by Mo Zhuang Ze

 

This next 4am event will mark  the 4am Project’s 1st birthday! Here’s how it all started……. 

My name’s Karen Strunks, and my curiosity about 4am began in 2008 

I live in Birmingham – the UK’s second largest city – and after a night out, I was driving from one side of the city to the other. It was around 4am and I was really struck by the cityscape. Streets and roads normally teeming with people and traffic were deserted. The city was asleep and it felt like I had it all to myself. I liked it. 

In 2008, I went out to take my first pictures at 4am in Birmingham. I’ve made some of them available on my blog. I’ve been asking readers of my blog for their suggestions of places they’d like to see at 4am. They decide where to go, and I take the photos, so it’s become a collaboration. 

When I started to think about how the idea could be extended, the 4amproject was born. 

I’d like to involve you in this project. What will YOU be doing at 4am on 4th April 2010? 

Put the date in your diary, set your alarm, and take a picture of your world at 4am. 

I’m going to get some friends together and go out and have a 4am party. Why not do the same? Get some of your friends and family involved too. Or simply set the alarm, take a picture, and go back to the land of nod. 

Whatever you’re doing, it’d be great if you could get involved and play a part in building up a big picture of the world at 4am. 

Crabs On Ice – 4am Project, 21 June 2009

Crabs On Ice by Bruce Kerridge, Sydney, Australia

 

In the last year over 2,000 photographs have been taken by 4am project photographers from over 20 countries! People have blogged about their 4am experience, newspapers and magazines have written about it, there has even been radio and tv coverage

 

Anyone can take part, all you need is a camera, whether that be an dslr, a camera phone or anything in between! Just sign up for a free flickr account,  and tag your photos ’4amproject’. The  Get Involved page has a few more details which you may find helpful. 

This year I am opening the door to sponsorship, advertising, and will be trying to source some prizes for ’4am-ers’ so the project can grow and reach a wide audience, so if that’s something you are interested in, then please get in touch. 

lonely shooter

Lonely Shooter by Luis Amaral, Portugal

 

If you have any questions or suggestions, you will find the 4am project on twitter, or you can send me an email hello@4amproject.org, and you can join the 4am Project group on Flickr too. I’d love to hear from you! 

There are a few little blips on the website at the moment, please bear with me whilst I get them fixed. 

 

Roll on the 4th April! :)

A Little Pink

A little pink

By Mitch Lahey, Kings Beach, Caloundra, Australia

 
If you would like to see more of Mitch’s photos, please visit his photostream on flickr.
 
Mitch says:
 
“First time doing a sunrise shoot over a beach, so I was on holidays last week and for four days I woke up at 4am to catch the ‘before sunrise, and sunrise’. Before sunrise sometimes you get a pink horizon as in this picture and to create the mist effect with the water I needed to use a long exposure, thus using a polarize filter to get lower light.”
 
I went out recently on a 4am shoot.  It was a particularly foggy morning which was quite a challenge! If you would like to see the pictures and see a video, please visit my blog.
 
Not long to go now until 4th April! :)
 
 
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