Sunday, October 17, 2010

A challenge

Forces Broadcaster

A couple of months ago I was introduced to the Guardian newspaper's online camera club. Every month the camera club sets an assignment topic and you are invited to submit six photos for review and your best of the set for the competition, the prize for which happens to be the camera I am currently coveting.

This month the assignment topic is People At Work and I have decided to try and capture some of the faces of the forces community in Cyprus. The obvious place to start was in my own office with a good friend, but with that photo done there were still another five pictures to take... So I have spent the best part of last week persuading people to let me take their photos and I now have another three shoots lined up before Wednesday. Somewhere along the way the project became less about the prize and more about the personal challenge.

Tomorrow morning I will be imposing myself on our military Padre armed with a borrowed reflector, big ideas and a simmering fear that the end result will fall short of my high expectations... He leaves the island for several months on Tuesday, so they'll be no time for a reshoot. Keep your fingers crossed for me, if the results are any good I shall share them with you later in the week!


  1. Fingers are well and truly crossed. I look forward to seeing the results of your photo shoots.

  2. I certainly love the shot you used in this post! Good luck....I'm sure you will do a good job....I want you to have that camera, too!


  3. Hoping the best for you! Hope to see the photos you take throughout the week!

  4. such a grand idea to win THAT camera...only problem foe me is that I'm in Canada..oh well.


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