2020 WEEK 50: Movie Tribute

This week’s challenge is to pay tribute to any portion of a movie. There are a number of ways that you can pay tribute: You can try to recreate a particular scene or frame from a movie. (In the example image, I tried to recreate a famous scene from The Shining.) Another option is to try to re-create the movie’s poster, as I’ve done with the Ferris Bueller photo, below. Naturally, these are just some example ideas: You can do most anything that you like, as long as it pays tribute to a specific movie.

The movie itself can be most anything that you choose: Big budget or small, well known or lesser known. (Though, it would be nice if people have heard of the movie– it will help them appreciate your photo all the more.) Regardless of which movie you choose, please note the movie and/or movie scene as part of your write-up.

Note: While my example photos happen to have people in them, there is no requirement that your photos have people in them: As long as your photo is somehow related to a specific movie, the actual photo style (portrait, landscape, still life, etc) is up to you. Fun an creativity are welcomed 🙂

The Shining Tribute – Eric Minbiole
Ferris Bueller Movie Poster – Eric Minbiole

The Challenge

  • Take a photo that pays tribute to a (reasonably) well known movie or movie scene. Be sure to note in your write-up which movie you’ve chosen.
  • Post your newly taken photo during the week of Sunday, December 6 through Saturday, December 12.
  • Please remember to comment on at least FIVE photo submissions this week by answering the question “why?” in your comments. In other words, “why do I like (or not like) this photo?” or “why did this photo catch my eye?” Thank you!

The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:

  • Take a new photo for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
  • Post your photo each week to our active communities on Facebook or Flickr (or both). Tag the photo:  #2020photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2020 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.

About Eric Minbiole

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been absolutely fascinated with anything technical– electronics, computers, cameras, gadgets, etc. Growing up, I loved taking things apart to see what was inside. While I couldn’t always put things back together, I loved trying to figure out how things work. Because of my love for all things technical, I pursued a degree in Electrical Engineering, and currently work as a Software Engineer. I’ve been fascinated with photography ever since borrowing my parents 110 film camera when I was young. It’s been a great hobby ever since: I love experimenting with photos, and trying new things. I especially love technical and/or trick photography. (“Gimmicks!”, as my wife jokingly calls them 😉 ) While I’m comfortable with the technical side of how to shoot, I struggle more with the artistic side of what to shoot in the first place. This is one reason I quite enjoy this group: There are fun, interesting ideas each week. I joined PhotoChallenge as a participant in 2014, and am amazed at how much this group has helped me learn. Each week, I look forward to the fun, creative challenges that Steve, Trevor, Gary, and Jeremy put together. Most importantly, the weekly challenges give me the motivation to get out there and take photos each week. (Otherwise, I suspect my camera might be gathering dust on the shelf.) As well, interacting with the fantastic members of the group– discussing suggestions, techniques, what works, what doesn’t– has been an invaluable help. I am absolutely thrilled to join the PhotoChallenge team– I’ve learned so much from the group, and hope that I can give back a little bit. If you’d like to see some of my photos, please check out my flickr page.

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