2013 Photo Contest & explaining Rephotography

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This year Vaughn Cottage is sponsoring a photo contest and you should all participate!  We have two groups of contestants who will be judged separately for the same three categories- Staff/Pelicans will be judged in one pool and Conferee/Guests will be judged in another.  You can enter for any of the following three subject areas, or enter them all!:




*So what’s rephotography anyway?  It is when you take an old photo and you try to recreate it exactly.  You stand in the same place the original was taken from, which is actually harder than you think it might be to get everything in the same place.  Some people make sure it’s the same time of year and the same lighting, but the main point is to see the differences of an area over time.  On Star we see buildings disappear and appear, we see rock turn to shrubs and all kinds of cool differences.  Above you see the chapel tower turn from wood to the one Oscar Laighton built of stone and you see more plants and shrubs cropping up over time.  Some people do cool things like merging old and new photos, and lots of other things, but we’re not looking for fancy stuff here, just the straight two photos are great!  If you choose to enter the rephotography category you can use any photo, but must submit both the old photo and the new photo, you can send a link to the photo, or a file.

If you’re looking for old photographs to use as inspiration for your rephotography, look at past blog posts or here:

Portsmouth Athenaeum

Library of Congress

New York Public Library

So though we focus a lot in this post on rephotography, you can enter any picture in the people or landscape categories- they don’t have to be related to any past photos!

All submissions go to: vaughn@starisland.

Fame and fortune (okay, just fame) could be yours!:

  • The winning photographs will be posted September 3, 2013 right here on the Vaughn blog.
  • We’ll also print and archive to winning photos into our museum collection!

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