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- Stockholm Photo Marathon is both a digital and analogue event.
You can participate with any camera, digital camera, small-format analogue, and mobile phone. For the digital camera – remember to bring the associated memory card. If you are shooting analogously, bring the film you choose to use (see list below). The memory card/analogue film casket must be blank when the competition starts. A mobile phone does not have to be empty of pictures but make sure you have room for them in the memory.
Approved films for the analogue class:
Color 135 film:
Optional film type developed using the C41 method
Black and white 135 film:
Tri-x, TMax-100, TMax-400, Ilford HP5, Ilford Delta 100 and 400
- Pictures in the correct order
2.1. You must photograph eight (8) or twenty-four (24) themes, with one image per theme, in the correct order. You can delete pictures on the memory card or on the phone, but all themes must be photographed in the correct order. This means that you can not go back and photograph an old theme after you have finished the theme after.
2.2. If you shoot analogously, you can only take one image per theme, eight (8) or twenty-four (24) images in the correct order. To simplify the finishing work: the first three exposures on the roll must be “shiny”, ie exposed with the lens cap on. After these first three glossy exposures, the image will count as your image on theme number 1.
- When can photos be taken?
3.1. All photos must be taken during the time you participate in the Stockholm Photo Marathon, i.e. during the eight or 24 hours between start and finish. You do not have to take every theme exactly every hour, but everything must be photographed during the competition time and in the correct order. Make sure your clock on the camera is set correctly.
- All photos must be taken with the same camera.
- Format of images
5.1. All images must be in JPEG format, RAW files are not accepted. iPhone users need to switch to “most compatible” in the camera settings (settings-> Camera-> Format -> “Most compatible”). Android users also need to make sure their photos are saved as “Most Compatible”. You can read how to do this here.
5.2. If you shoot analogously, and expose according to the film’s ASA, it is not possible to get the films pressed during development.
- You may use flashes, tripods, analog filters and other accessories.
- You may not edit any image in any way. You may not change the Exif data, rename or the like. Any manipulation of an image or its metadata will result in disqualification. This is checked by a specially built program for the Stockholm Photo Marathon.
- You must not use any applications on the camera or mobile phone, which, for example, allow you to change the images before taking them. Settings such as black and white, sharpness and other changes in the Jpeg conversion are approved. Filters that you can apply to phones that create “creative effects” are also prohibited. The starting point is that everything you can do on an analogue camera is allowed for pictures taken with a digital camera or mobile phone. You are responsible for proving that special functions had worked on an analogue camera, for example, you could use black and white film, which is therefore acceptable if it is done in the settings before the picture was taken.
- Your memory card / film roll should only have eight (8) or twenty-four (24) images in the correct order when you finish and load the images / submit the roll. Submission of more or fewer photos leads to disqualification. Mobile phone users need to have mobile data to upload their pictures. Mobile users can keep their other pictures on the phone. However, you should have selected eight (8) or twenty-four (24) images when uploading them at the finish line.
- You must show up at the respective checkpoint at the right time to be able to continue the competition. When you are expected to be there is on the participant card that is handed out at the start.
- You must always wear your number plate visible.
- You must finish and submit your memory card / film roll no later than nine (9) or 25 hours after starting this year’s photo marathon. However, the pictures must be taken no later than eight (8) or 24 hours from the start.
- You must follow the ethical rules that apply to photography.
- After the competition, you may not share the photos publicly (apart from the designated group in our community at Stockholmfotomaraton.se) before you have been informed by email by the competition management that it is okay to share (after the jury meeting has taken place).
- In the case of questions or the like, that fall outside the rules or different interpretations of the rules, the competition management and/or jury have a veto right that can not be appealed.