What is this all about?
PhotoCorps is a project funded by a People’s Liberty Fellowship for Chris Glass (Hi!). I've always loved photography—taking daily photos for over a decade. I find it is one of the most rewarding and powerful ways to document, communicate and reflect on life.
Thing is? My camera roll was starting to fill up with pictures of food, selfies, random stuff and my cat (that's Edie).
I wanted to get better, to find new challenges and elevate my photography skills.
That's how PhotoCorps was born: building basic photography principles, encouraging neighborhood exploration and expressing deeper meaning.
Who is this for?
Anyone! For young and old, professional or curious, it’s for those looking to find new ways of seeing. Whether you have a fancy camera or use your phone, PhotoScouting is for you.
I’m using my hometown as a test for this crazy idea to celebrate photography. Anyone can participate, and it is entirely free for folks living in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Outside of Cincinnati? The PhotoScouting Guidebook and rewards will be available at a reasonable cost. Sign up for updates to find out when they are available.
How can I participate?
- Come to a PhotoWalk. There are many upcoming events.
- Send in photos for an upcoming neighborhood edition. We're currently working on a Madisonville Edition!
- Organize a Photowalk in your neighborhood. No experience required. It can simply be a stroll along the sidewalks. Drop a line and let's make something happen! All participants receive a PhotoScouting Guidebook.
What are the rewards?
Each category has a corresponding patch. And these aren't just ordinary patches, you can specify if you'd like a sticker back or a traditional iron-on patch.
There are patches for each set of challenges:
There are 7 tasks in each category but you only have to submit 4 photos to get your patch!
What’s the Printed Edition?
Photos submitted were collected in a Printed Edition.
This publication organized the photographic challenges into themes and chapters. Imagine a chapter all about color, another about pattern and one dedicated to those we admire.
The goal was to showcase diverse perspectives across the Greater Cincinnati community.
And we're not done! Next up we're taking the idea and dedicating an edition to a specific neighborhood. Learn more about The Madisonville Edition.
What’s the deadline?
Deadline for The Madisonville Edition is August 5, 2017.
The printed edition will become available at the Cincinnati Jazz & BBQ Festival, September 9 2017.
How do I get a PhotoScouting Guide Book?
The fine print
In a nutshell: Photos submitted will be reviewed and rewards sent if eligible.
If you agree to publication for the printed edition, your photos will be considered.. See the official rules for complete details.