The Strict Rules of Shooting Raw
1) The setup:
Each photographer will have 30 minutes with a nude model in a location, chosen by the organizers of Shooting Raw, in which to take up to 12 exposures1 from which to provide 3 finished images for judging.
2) The Equipment:
Each photographer is permitted to use:
* 1 Camera (film or digital)
* 1 Lens (prime or zoom)
* 1 Camera supporting device (tripod, monopod, bean-bag, etc)
* 1 Light meter or grey card for metering purposes.
* 1 Filter which may either be used for all or none of the images taken.
3) Shooting Restrictions:
a) Each photographer will randomly be assigned a time-slot during the day.
b) Each photographer will have 10 minutes to walk the location and then 20 minutes to direct the model through the shots they wish to take.
c) The model will be instructed not to pose themselves, all poses will be solely at the direction of the photographer.
d) All lighting fixtures are to be considered fixed and may not be moved from their location.
e) Powered lights in the location may be turned on and off, otherwise shooting is available light only – no flash or reflectors may be used.
f) One roll of film or one Digital ISO rating may be used for all shots by each photographer. This may be decided during the photographer’s walk-thru of the location.
g) Photographer will provide a copy of original, ‘as shot’, images upon completion of shooting. If shooting film each photographer will provide a contact sheet of images.
4) Processing restrictions:
a) All images submitted must be black and white.
b) Each photograper will nominate their chosen black and white conversion method up to 5 minutes before their walk-thru of the location. This must be freely available in or for their nominated software. The same method will be used for all submitted images.
c) Images may be pushed/pulled up to 2 stops, but all images must be adjusted in the same fashion. Such intent must be declared upon completion of shooting.
d) Images may be merged by addition method in digital processing if the photographer declares intent to do so, and nominates the images to be so combined, upon completion of shooting.
e) Image may be sharpened by a method nominated by the photographer upon completion of shooting.
Fn1: Exposure in this case is any opening of the shutter of your camera. It is permissible to multiply expose a frame of film or to merge by addition two adjacent images in sequence in digital processing.