Wired.com’s photo department wants to help you

Raw File, the photo blog of Wired magazine, has just launched a series of posts called “Assignment Wired,” in which Wired.com’s photo department will be giving out assignments and posting and critiquing selected submissions at the blog.

“You’ll learn firsthand what it’s like to be on assignment for Wired.com,” according to Raw File, which describes “Assignment Wired” as “your chance to tap the skills and experience of the Wired.com photo department to become better photographers, reporters and storytellers.”

But entering will not be as easy as taking a picture. Photographers will also have to think like storytellers (shouldn’t they anyway?) and do some actual reporting and writing. “We want gritty, real and human stories. We want to throw you into new situations and give you a chance to sink or swim.”

Assignment one? “Corner Store.” Find out more here.

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One Comment

  1. Posted 06/30/2011 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    I’m rather surprised that you’ve posted about this. Basically, Wired has spun spec into an “opportunity” (ahem). Actually, it is worse than spec–there is NO mention of getting paid if they run your image!

    This sort of “deal” isn’t good for photographers.


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