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New assignment: Your own personal Apocalypse

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Ready for an apocalyptic assignment? Here it comes, right in time for December 21st, a date which means everything to some, maybe something or absolutely nothing to others.

You may be busy stocking up on bean cans and digging up bunkers but have you ever considered that the lately debated Mayan end of the world may be your chance for the perfect shot? What better moment to capture if not the very end of the world? Say apocalyptic scenarios do come true, then we may just not be able to see these images. So let's just picture doomsday and see how the world ends for you in both illustrations and photos.

With no exact idea of what this end of the world may mean, we're leaving it to your imagination for interpretation and re-interpretation. If you're expecting a sudden termination, just think of the Earth colliding with the Sun or a nuclear war. More painful variations on the world's end theme will be extermination by fierce aliens or a hoard of blood thirsty zombies. Some may find it painful to adjust to an unexpected exhaustion of all natural resources so you can imagine the world without hairdryers or espresso machines. Milder visions show us the end of the world as transformation and transition so imagine the entire humankind abandoning Earth to teleport onto other planets or galaxies. Or, picture Dreamstime making a transition to a limit of 666 online images for all users. Of course, you can always side with the optimistic and see the predicted end as the beginning of a new age, as re-birth. Maybe we'll just have a spiritual revolution that will make us transcend to a superior state of being. Will we all be better, will we all eat vegan, will we grow wings? Whichever of these apocalyptic scenarios you choose, creativity is the key. Use clichés cautiously as we're not easily impressed by menacing meteorites traveling towards the Earth or by fiery explosions. We may nonetheless be frightened by people chased by ugly robots and rendered sullen by humankind driven to live in caves. We may also be touched by children rebuilding a bright new world or people having learned to live past technology. Remember, this end of the world is all in your imagination.

We're truly hoping to be around to see not only whose image-inary predictions are more accurate but also most worthy of our prizes. If we survive, best apocalyptic images will receive $300 for the first place, $200 for the second place and $100 for the third place. If not, tough luck. We're also throwing in our Dreamstime branded t-shirts, you can wear them on the next predicted doomsdays. As usual, there will be plenty of these in the future.

The countdown has started. Just don't cancel your New Year's Eve plans though.
Good luck!
Edited: 12/18/2012, 03:56:24 AM by Admin
There will be a lot of personal Apocalypse when editors rejected our submitted assignment :p
Posted: 12/18/2012, 04:23:06 AM
Look forward to seeing some great works of apocalyptic art. I can see grungy burnt out cities, burnt, discarded toy dolls, grungy Hazmat style shots. I now have a newly acquired love for assignments and will no longer moan about them being an attack on your AR ratio
:) Good luck to all
180mm macro, Canon L 28-300, Canon L 24-70, 50mm prime f/1.4, 2 x Can...
Posted: 12/18/2012, 09:14:15 AM
Who comes up with these assignment ideas?!
Posted: 12/18/2012, 09:59:08 AM
Every smart person keeps a record track of what people are searching... and compare the demand with the offer... so here we have assignments.
Photography I use Nikon 105mm F2.8G, Nikon 35mm F1.8G, Nikon crop body...
Posted: 12/18/2012, 15:15:01 PM
This could either be hellishly difficult or just crazy fun.....hhhmmmmm....thinking thinking.
f3.5-5.6 Sigma 17-50 f2.8 Canon 24-70L f2.8 Canon 70-200L f4 43...
Posted: 12/18/2012, 15:37:01 PM
HEY.....and after the end of the world who will vote ? ;))

This will be hard to photograph ....
Nikon D7000 , Multiblitz studio light, Bowens studio light,
Posted: 12/18/2012, 15:42:22 PM
This will be the end of all challenges.:)
Nikon 80-200mm, Nikon18-200VR, Nikon 18-55mm, SB600 flash, Z96 light,...
Posted: 12/18/2012, 17:19:49 PM
Well, I have an image submitted for the assignment. This could be a disaster in itself...
Nikon D800, D100, Canon G15
Posted: 12/18/2012, 22:40:25 PM
Just submitted this afternoon. Hope it will not be a disaster.:)
Nikon 80-200mm, Nikon18-200VR, Nikon 18-55mm, SB600 flash, Z96 light,...
Posted: 12/19/2012, 04:12:29 AM
Can we submit images already in our portfolio?
Metz flash, 170-500 Sigma zoom. I still use a variety of 35mm Nikon f...
Posted: 12/19/2012, 05:50:10 AM
you have been allowed to do so on all previous assignments, if it's accepted then disable the older online version :)
180mm macro, Canon L 28-300, Canon L 24-70, 50mm prime f/1.4, 2 x Can...
Posted: 12/19/2012, 05:54:49 AM
Thanks for that Brett.
Metz flash, 170-500 Sigma zoom. I still use a variety of 35mm Nikon f...
Posted: 12/19/2012, 05:58:31 AM
Oh no! Gotta make it to 50 SOON! :'(
55-250mm standard lenses. Dual tube macro flash and external speedlit...
Posted: 12/20/2012, 02:24:37 AM
I have some photos from end of the world 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Can I participate? :))

Also, for tomorrow preparations, a question for advanced photographer: what shutter speed do you think is good to capture a 25 levels building movement on a 10 scale earthquake?
Posted: 12/20/2012, 02:40:04 AM

Originally posted by Bobbrooky:
Quoted Message: Can we submit images already in our portfolio?

Yes. After image approved for assignment, you must disable the old image. Good luck!
Posted: 12/20/2012, 02:45:07 AM
Igor, where are you my friend?! I need a huge storm and a Tungust meteor 10x bigger than original. Can you send to my studio for a photo session today?! Please. Thanks.
Posted: 12/20/2012, 03:57:53 AM
Wow, Who has a steamer ticket?
Canon PowerShot S95, Nikon D7000 AF-S DX 18-105 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Posted: 12/20/2012, 04:22:23 AM
Anyone off to shoot the last sunset or sunrise? It will be very nice to have a date on 21 December 2012 titled : The last sunrise or sunset. Although the date can be edited but an original one will be more meaningful and valued.
Posted: 12/20/2012, 04:58:01 AM
Am I losing my mind? I've done this before (maybe it's the impending apocalypse that has me frazzled). No Assignments tab is showing up anywhere. I submitted through the Assignments page, checked the right boxes to escalate to Level 5 and clicked the I understand the terms and conditions box and got all the way to the unfinished files/editing process where you add the info but there isn't a tab anywhere to be seen that says Assignments. I deleted my upload several times and tried again. I only see the options to choose commercial RF, RF (no keywords) and Editorial. I checked every screen in the process for an Assignments option. Has anything changed?
Posted: 12/20/2012, 07:31:35 AM
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