Before we get to the this week’s winner, we have a special request to contributors to our Flickr site. With the AT&T Performing Arts Center set to open soon, we’re looking for some great pictures of the Dallas Arts District to use for some projects we’re working on for Art&Seek. So in addition to the Wyly Theatre and Winspear Opera House, we’re looking for photos of the Dallas Museum of Art, the Crow Collection of Asian Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Meyerson Symphony Center, Annette Strauss Artist Square and Booker T. Washington. We’ll be compiling these photos in a special section of Art&Seek, and they will also be strongly considered in the weekly Flickr Contest. Speaking of which …
Congratulations to Wade Griffith of Dallas, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! Wade is a photo-taking machine, contributing more photos to the Art&Seek pool than anyone. He’s also a previous winner with this photo from last year’s State Fair of Texas. He follows last week’s winner, Jacob Rasmussen.
If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to to our Flickr group page. It’s fine to submit a photo you took previous to the current week, but we are hoping that the contest will inspire you to go out and shoot something fantastic this week to share with Art&Seek users. If the picture you take involves another facet of the arts, even better. The contest week will run from Monday to Sunday, and the Art&Seek staff will pick a winner on Monday afternoon. We’ll notify the winner through FlickrMail (so be sure to check those inboxes) and ask you to fill out a short survey to tell us a little more about yourself and the photo you took. We’ll post the winners’ photo on Wednesday.
Now, here’s more from Wade:
Title: Polyphonic Spree
Equipment: Nikon D90 and 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor lens and 55-200mm f/4 Nikon lens
Tell us more about your photo: I shot this image as an assignment for Envy magazine. They sent me to the concert to capture images of the band in concert at Palladium Ballroom. This was my first paid concert assignment, and I had a blast. I was given a press pass and allowed to shoot in the pit, right in front of the stage, for the first three songs. When shooting concerts, you need a fast lens, preferably a telephoto with a very large aperture (like f/1.4) but a fast 50mm lens will work too, if you can get close to the stage.