The odds are pretty good….

…that you could be a winner in the Let’s Do Lunch! photo contest!
There some solid entries, but we are looking for a lot more to not only give away some amazing prizes (HP laptop, printer Nikon DSLR, Adobe software, ThinkTank Camera bags, Color Munki calibration device, custom Blurb book, and much more), but to make sure that the 20% we donate to a food bank will be as large a check as possible.
We know that many of us photograph our meals, and it becomes a visual diary of our lives, both culturally, socially, and yep, dietary.
I know that after a month of shooting lunches, the review of the series made rabbit food a larger part of the next months lunches.( too many burgers)
It’s not just about the meal though.
It’s also about the situation.

That’s why we broke up the contest into 4 different categories: Strictly Business, Solo, On The Street and Family & Friends.
Hopefully, you can add a line or 2 about the meal and that may be what tips the scales in your favor.

Camera phone, pinhole, DSLR, point & shoot, Speed Graphic, Holga, you name it: we’ll take all comers.

You see, not only is this a way to visually share our meals, but we also want to help feed people that don’t have the luxury of 3 squares a day.
That is why 20% of your entry fee will be donated to the Grand Prize winners community food bank.
Plus, you have an opportunity to be published in a book “Lets Do Lunch!” that will be published through, and 20 % of the sale price of those will be donated to food banks. And you know we’ll be promoting it.
Maybe this is something you can share with your community Food Bank and you can get your photo group behind raising some money with your photography.
We kept the entry fees lower than most any other photo contest you’ve seen, with prize packages larger than many you’ve seen.
The panel of judges are prestigious with Lou Manna, professional food photographer, the editorial staff, and James Wood director of the photography dept at the Academy of Art.
These folks know their photography and food. It would a pretty good thing for these folks to see your work.
Take a look at some of the entries and see what we’ve seen. The work is terrific, but we want to see more.
Much more.
Don’t feel that your shot has to be pristine and perfect, either. There are photos that became more about the event than the glistening food, and that is very, very, cool.
An pretty open assignment brief, with a big win-win situation at the end of it.
You can win prizes, and help feed some people.

Not a bad way to start the decade.

And here is a word from Lou Manna, one of our judges.

By the way, Lou is teaching a food photography class in person and online in Feb.. Check it out and sign up up here.

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