As much as we love Instagram and Facebook and the rest of social media, we can’t help but feel a bit nostalgic for the days when photography had the sweet taste of anticipation. There was the act of taking the photo, the act of waiting for the photo to develop, the act of holding on to that tangible memory for years to come: it made every photograph that much more valuable. In these days of immediate gratification–taking the photo again because someone blinked, instantly editing the colors and the crop, posting it online within moments of capturing it–we don’t always appreciate the photos we take and the moments they capture to the same degree.
This month, we’re giving away a three-month subscription to Timeshel: an awesome new app that transforms your iPhone photos into beautiful prints and delivers them in a wonderful little box to your door each month. Cue the joy of taking the photo, the sweet taste of anticipation and the lingering happiness of being able to look back on that moment. It’s a way to remember those everyday moments that might get lost in your Instagram feed: that perfect light in a coffee shop, a quiet morning with your child, another beautiful sunset on an evening walk.
We’ll also be featuring some of our favorite film photographers on the blog this month: photographers who urge us to buy film, not megapixels and who understand that the art of photography might just begin and end in the darkroom.
Share your favorite everyday #ONAmoments with us–something that would usually get lost in the world of social media, but perhaps, deserves a printed photograph and a tangible memory to look back on 20 years from now–and be entered to win the ONA bag of your choice and a Timeshel three-month subscription. We can’t wait to see what your days of May 2014 look like!
The ONA Instagram Contest begins May 6, 2014 and ends May 29, 2014 11:59:00 p.m. US Eastern Time. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these official rules (“Official Rules”). By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules and allows the entry to be shared on ONA social media channels with proper photo credit. Multiple entries allowed. The winning entry will be chosen by ONA judges and will be announced on May 30, 2014. One person will win the ONA bag of their choice and a Timeshel three-month subscription. Prizes can only be shipped to the continental United States and will not be shipped to P.O. boxes. Only online entries will be eligible.
The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. Only NEW Instagram photos will be considered: i.e. posted on or after May 6, 2014. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph.