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Assignments - Rainy situation


Every month our agency has an assignment contest. Photographers have the option to either escalate the file to level 5 pricing, or sell the rights of the image for an instant bonus. Each concept submitted must be sold EXCLUSIVELY.


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September 5, 2018
Inclement weather is a great opportunity for photographers. So take a raincoat for you and your camera and head out to send us stunning images for our new assignment: Rainy situation.

It's pretty clear what you can shoot in the rain, but not all of the shots make for great submissions, so don't overlook the reflections in puddles or the water on the streets that can turn into great concepts. Make the best out of the raindrops whether you catch them in motion or stuck on a flower or on a plant's leaves after the rain. Shoot the water flowing from roofs, pipes, drains. One of the best time to photograph waterfalls or rivers is after the rain as they will be in full flow. It's also interesting to see how people react when it starts to rain. You can catch their expressions, how they're trying to protect themselves, how kids are enjoying it or lovers kissing in the rain. Give a moody feel to your images by shooting the mist that forms afterwards. Everything related to natural phenomena that comes with the rain is worth shooting: thunders, lightning storms, red rainfall, raining with stones.

Heavy rain can bring natural disasters and many of us have unfortunately witnessed these as well. Sharing photos with this may be emotional but awareness is important so we want to see them in this assignment as well. Images with torrential rainfalls, flood, landslides, people evacuated from their houses, homes swept away by waters or covered by waters will also be acceptable. Rescue operations, people helping each other, boats on the street, rescuers carrying supplies, submerged vehicles are instances commonly seen and would make good editorial topics.

You can win $300 (first place), $200 (second place) and $100 (the third place) and a real Dreamstime t-shirt.

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

1. upload the image via FTP or upload page, leave the image unedited in your Unfinished files section;
2. go to assignment page, choose escalate or sell the rights and hit submit;
3. select the file from the row of already uploaded images under the assignment text;
4. continue upload as usual.

Good luck!