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LONG SHOT
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Answers to your most pressing questions…

What is Photo Center NW?
Photo Center NW is a non-profit center for photography working to advance the study, practice, and appreciation of fine art and documentary photography through education, exhibitions, access to photographic facilities and public programs.

What is Long Shot?
Long Shot is an event that celebrates photography, creativity, and our greater community, while raising funds for education and outreach programs at Photo Center NW. It is a fun, community fundraising event where photographers hit the streets to capture a theme, community, or subject of their choice. The event is open to everyone, using any camera, anywhere. At least one image from each participant will be featured in the Long Shot exhibition at Photo Center NW on July 28, 2012.

Do I have to shoot for the full 24-hours?
No, you are not required to shoot for the full 24-Hours, but you should keep track of how many hours you do shoot if someone is pledging support for you by the hour.

Do I have to be in Seattle to participate?
Absolutely not! You can shoot anywhere you may reside at the time of the event.

When is Long Shot 2012?
The 24-Hour Long Shot period will run from 6pm June 1, 2012 to 6pm June 2, 2012. The 2012 Long Shot Exhibition & Celebration will be hosted at Photo Center NW on July 28, 2012 beginning at 6pm.

Browse the FAQs or jump to a section below:
Pledges & Donations
24 hours with your camera
What’s next?
The Long Shot Exhibition & Celebration
E-mail communications (in case you missed or deleted one!)

(Banner image from LONG SHOT 2010: Keeara Rhoades, 30FPSzipline, 8:10pm)

Pledges & Donations

What do the pledges and donations from Long Shot support?
Pledges and donations from Long Shot support education and outreach programs at Photo Center NW. Just a few dollars per hour can help us bring new tools to the Photo Center, keep our doors open 7-days-a-week all year, and support public programs, outreach, and exhibitions. (Photo Center NW is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible as permitted by law; federal tax no. 91-1561025).

Is there a minimum amount I have to raise in order to participate?
Yes, Long Shot participants are asked to raise at least $24.00 total to participate in the shoot and exhibition.

Who should I ask to pledge/donate?
Anyone who will support you – family, friends, co-workers, your employer, individuals you may meet during the shoot, there are endless possibilities. Past participants have received donations from all of the above in creative ways; see “How do I ask for pledges/donations” for some ideas.

How do I ask for pledges/donations?
Photo Center NW is helping to make it easy! Take a look at the Seek Pledges PDF for helpful materials about who to ask, how to share information about the event, and a sample letter that you can send to your potential supporters to ask for pledges/donations. Some creative ideas: ask for a minimum of $1 from 24 people, offer to give a print to any individual who pledges $100+, plan portrait shoots for your supporters (for people or pets) as part of your 24-Hour experience, send out your best photo from the last year along with your pledge/donation requests, and let your supporters know it’s a tax-deductible donation (Photo Center NW is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible as permitted by law; federal tax no. 91-1561025).

How can people pledge or make a donation on my behalf?
To pledge or make a donation on your behalf, your supporters can:

OR
You can facilitate the collection of donations using the Pledge and Donation Forms available through the Seek Pledges link/pdf on the Long Shot website and submit your collected donations to Photo Center NW.

When do I have to have my pledges/donations turned in?
The minimum $24 donation needs to be turned in by June 20, 2012, but donations after this date and up until the exhibition on July 28 are welcome and encouraged!


24 Hours With Your Camera!

 

When and where does the Long Shot event kick-off?
LONG SHOT will kick-off at 6pm on June 1, 2012 wherever you are in the world! For those of you who are in the Seattle area, Photo Center NW will be hosting a launch party on June 1 from 5-6pm – all participants who can are encouraged to attend the launch party to kick-off the event and connect with other Long Shot participants.

Who can participate?
Anyone! All you need is at least $24 in donations to partake in the festivities.

What do I need to participate?
Not much! Just you, a camera of any kind (no experience required), a pledge form (pdf found at www.pcnw.org/longshot/), and your enthusiasm!

Do I have to be in Seattle to participate?
Absolutely not! You can shoot anywhere you may reside at the time of the event.

Do I have to be a “photographer”?
Nope. All experience levels are welcome.

Do I have to shoot for the full 24-hours?
No, you are not required to shoot for the full 24-Hours, but you will need to keep track of how many hours you do shoot for the sponsors who pledge by the hour.

What kind of camera do I need?
Any kind of camera! Be it a point and shoot, 4×5 film camera, digital SLR, iPhone, pinhole, Holga, etc… anything goes!

What should I photograph?
Anything, as long as it’s within the allotted time of June 1th 6pm to June 2th 6pm!

Will there be meet-up locations during the 24-hour shoot?
Photo Center NW will plan a few special meet-up opportunities during the 24-Hour shoot. More details to come!

Can pets participate?
Yes!


After LONG SHOT…

 

After the shoot on June 1 & 2, what happens next?
1) Submit your 10 favorite images to Photo Center NW by July 1 to be included in the Long Shot slide show and for the exhibition selection process

2)Print and frame your selected photograph for the Long Shot Exhibition and bring it to Photo Center NW by July 19, 2011

3) Celebrate by inviting all of your supporters, friends and family to the Long Shot Exhibition on July 23, 2011 beginning at 6pm

What is the deadline for submitting my images after the shoot?
Submissions must be turned in by July 1, 2011.

How do I submit my images after the shoot?
Follow the guidelines here: SUBMIT for submitting your images from the shoot.

Do I have to submit images from the shoot?
No, you are not required to submit images from the Long Shot shoot, but you are strongly encouraged! All of the submitted images will be included in a Long Shot slide show that will be featured during the exhibition on July 28. However, individuals who wish to participate in the exhibit by donating a framed piece must submit their images to Photo Center NW for selection by June 15.

Where can I process and print my images, or, where can I get my images processed and/or printed?
For individuals who are interested in processing and printing their own images, Photo Center NW will offer a free facilities use day to all Long Shot participants (free usage will only apply to hourly usage, individuals printing digitally will need to pay for ink at the rate of $0.05/square inch) – date TBD so stay tuned!

Capitol Hill 60 Minute Photo is a resource located on 14th Avenue in Seattle, that provides services for film processing, scanning, printing and digital printing. As an added bonus, they will be offering a discount on film processing for all Long Shot participants! For more information about Capitol Hill 60 Minute Photo visit: http://www.capitolhillphotoseattle.com/


The Long Shot Exhibition & Celebration

 

When and where is the Long Shot Exhibition & Celebration?
The Long Shot Exhibition and Celebration will be hosted at Photo Center NW on July 28, 2012 beginning at 6pm.

How does the Long Shot Exhibition work?
One donated and framed image from each participant will be featured in the exhibition on July 28. The photographs will be available for sale in a unique “reverse auction” – all of the pieces will be priced equally and the price will drop every hour; anyone who purchases a piece will be able to take it home that night. This is a great opportunity to add to your art collection without breaking the bank, so invite your friends, family and co-workers to the July 28 exhibition to join in the excitement!

Who can come to the Long Shot Exhibition and Celebration on July 28?
Everyone and anyone who wants to support you, the Photo Center, and the artists whose work is shown.

When will I be notified about which image has been selected for the exhibition?
Photo Center NW will contact you by June 20, 2012 to notify you about which image has been selected for the exhibition.

When do I have to have my framed, donated piece delivered to Photo Center NW?
The donated piece will need to be at the Photo Center by July 17, 2012.

Do I have to donate a print for the exhibition?
No, you are not required to donate a print for the exhibition, but it is a great way to have your work included in a show. You are welcome to participate in Long Shot to the extent that you want, whether that is just for the 24-Hour shoot, or submitting your images for the slide show, or donating a print, your participation will go a long way to help support the Photo Center.

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