Assignments - Usual people in unusual situations


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May 30, 2016
Accidentally walked into the wrong bathroom, or fall into a hall in the middle of the street? It can happen to all of us. Painfully awkward moments or just unusual situations, here's your chance to snap people's genuine reactions and expressions in our new assignment and win $300 for the first place, $200 for the second and $100 for the third place, and a nice Dreamstime tee for all the winners.

Set up your camera and chase those moments that can make each one of us laugh, cry, or sigh. You have so many situations you can choose from, ranging from really amusing to serious ones.

Randomly awkward situations
Show us how would one react when they stumble upon a border, run into a tree while walking and reading a book in the same time, or have the skirt stuck in the elevator door. Snap that guy trying to act casual when THE girl comes his way. It happens to the best of us to forget someone's name you've just learned seconds ago, but there are solutions to get your reputation clean out of it.

Being on the first date is probably the most awkward situation of them all. Beat those studies and scientists with real expressions. Do you have friends that sometimes make you feel uncomfortable when they're out in the club with you? Aaaaand, if you have friends with kids, try to capture their faces when they talk to their kids about THOSE subjects, such as where babies come from. That should be priceless and we don't want to miss that.

Extreme sports
People doing extreme sports are also rare to see, so how about showing us how would one prepare before jumping from a cliff into the sea, skydiving, wingsuiting, or running a whole race through the mud, or maybe through snow and ice. Show us their expressions, the fear, the excitement, the desire and the exhilaration.

You either find those situations on the streets or you can stage them to look natural.

Upload both Royalty Free and Editorial files as follows and mark them as "assignment files":

1. upload the image via FTP or via upload page.
The image is now in your unfinished files, please do not edit the image from the unfinished files folder at all, instead go to the next step.
2. go to assignment page, choose escalate to level 5 or sell the rights option and hit submit.
3. choose the file you will be submitting to the assignment from the row of already uploaded images under the assignment text.
4. continue upload as usual.

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