This contest is going to emphasize an often neglected aspect of photography, the background. Backgrounds can be used to compliment the entire result or to draw attention to certain aspects of the subject. Some backgrounds can even be distracting and lower viewers' opinions.
Your goal is to take a picture of a static object on an entirely black background. The only colors should be that of the subject, and the solid black background. The photo has to be taken with a real background (So no post-editing to remove the background and make it black!)
If you are looking for some inspiration, check out this contest we had on Pxleyes 3 years ago.
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