22: Shadow Projection
Unlike most magnet contests, the focus of the October contest will not be on the magnet sculpture itself, but instead on the shadow dropped by the sculpture. To make a distinct shadow, we recommend using a single, minimally diffused light source. You will also need to submit two pictures. The first will be the actual submission which focuses on the shadow, and doesn’t need to show the magnets themselves. The other required photo should be of your entire setup, with all magnets in view, so it’s obvious the magnets are indeed making the shadows.
There is no limit on how many magnet spheres you may use. Zen Magnets only for this contest. If you don’t have thousands of magnets, you’ll have to especially focus on the lighting, framing, and photographic integrity.
The above is the shadow created by GalaxyTraveler’s “Star Ball.”
As usual, the judges will be your peers. So don’t aim simply to make the most amazing sculpture, try to take the most beautiful photo. There will be at least four winners, and possibly more depending on participation. The prize for first place will be $100 Zen Credit. Zen Magnets only in this contest. Again, this is a photography contest as much as a magnet sphere contest. Everything you submit goes into the public domain. Having fun is the most important requirement. Submission deadline is the end of October.
To enter, load your two full resolution photos on to imgur.com, and fill out this submission form: