One Day Tampa Bay community photography project returns this weekend

Amatuers, pros and cell phone photographers are all welcome.

click to enlarge Lisa Presnail's One Day Tampa Bay submission. - Lisa Presnail
Lisa Presnail
Lisa Presnail's One Day Tampa Bay submission.

If you see a bunch of photographers running around Tampa Bay this Saturday, don’t be surprised. It’s just One Day Tampa Bay returning for its sixth year. I’ve been participating in this annual community photography project ever since I found out about it in 2019.

The rules are simple: you have 24 hours this Saturday, Sept. 18, to document life in the Tampa Bay area. Then you have about a week to choose your 10 favorites and send those JPGs to the Morean Arts Center. All photos taken that day make it into the Morean’s One Day Tampa Bay Flickr album, but some are selected to be in a photo book and a gallery exhibition as well (Dunedin Fine Art Center hosts the gallery exhibition this year).

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to play; amateurs and cell phone photographers are welcome to join. So don’t watch from the sidelines again this year. Sign up and participate.

First time? Check out this YouTube video from The Morean, which explains the project in more detail.

One Day Tampa Bay. Sat. Sept. 18 (Register by Fri. Sept. 17, $30 registration fee supports the Morean Arts Center's photography & digital imaging program.)

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Jennifer Ring

Jen began her storytelling journey in 2017, writing and taking photographs for Creative Loafing Tampa. Since then, she’s told the story of art in Tampa Bay through more than 200 art reviews, artist profiles, and art features. She believes that everyone can and should make art, whether they’re good at it or not...
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