The option paralysis of the dream assignment

Microsoft is putting its money where its mouth is with the recent offer of $50,000 for the best “dream photo assignment” idea

This is a great thought exercise if nothing else and it has caused my wheels to turn a little. What would the dream assignment be? I should be able to come up with three dream assignments between sips of my coffee but I’m really having trouble with this.

The biggest problem I’m having is whether the dream assignment means the assignment that’s the most fun to shoot or the assignment that is most likely to produce great pictures. I mean, a dream assignment implies that it’s a dream experience, right but if it’s a dream there should be amazing photos, too. There should also be universal appeal because most of the time our purpose in photographing is so we can show others how we see.

Sometimes it’s a little scary to be alone in the room with your own imagination.



~ by keithphilpott on March 11, 2009.

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