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Group Description

"Capture the Word" is a weekly photography project meant to see the world differently... one word at a time.

The inspiration of the project came while listening to the talented and inspirational Penny De Los Santos. Penny is a respected and award-winning photographer who contributes to Saveur Magazine and National Geographic Magazine. She explained how she and other photographers that she worked with in LA would pick one word a week (such as "blue" or "blurry") and focus on seeing that word around them and shooting it however they saw fit. Just like athletes need to stretch, photographers (professionals or beginners) need and can use this exercise to help stretch their mind in how they see things through the lens. Our goal in creating this project is for the "Word" will hopefully force you to open your eyes and mind while expanding your comfort zone and look at the world around all of us in a new light.

This group is open to anyone and everyone who'd like to join and stretch their photographic mind. There is no right or wrong camera to use, whether it is a DSLR, point & shoot, iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Polaroid, disposable or whatever else you want to use. The medium does not matter as much as the vision of the photographer.

So join us every Wednesday morning on Twitter for the new "Word" using the hashtag #CaptureTheWord. From there, you have until the following Monday to see the word, capture it and upload it to the "Capture The Word" Flickr group with a description of your interpretation of the word. Once it's uploaded, tweet it with the link and the hashtag #capturetheword so we can all learn from each others vision. Brian Samuels (@MyFoodThoughts) and Ethan Adeland (@EthanAdeland) will host the group, along with a variety of weekly co-hosts.

It's a chance to grow individually and collectively as photographers but also to share with one another our collective view of how we see the world one word at a time.

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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