Focus on Oz – A photoLIFE Event

Focus on Oz – A photoLIFE Event

photoLIFE is pleased to announce “Focus on Oz”.  A photography contest themed on the cinematic feature “The Wizard of Oz”.

Wicked Witch of the West – ” And now, my beauties, something……….attractive to the eye, and soothing to the smell. Poppies… Poppies… Poppies”

Galleries will open on Director Victor Fleming’s Birthday February 23rd and remain open for submissions until either the contest venue is full or the entry deadline of March 23rd.

Contest prizes will be given for the following categories
1st Place – The Grandiose –
Excellence in – Subject Rendition – Lighting – Composition – Creativity – Overall Impression

2nd Place – Best Layout-
Excellence in scene composition and point of view.

3rd Place – Best Depiction –
The closest likeness to a scene from the 1939 motion picture.

4th Place – Modern Concept –
Recreates a scene from the motion picture but with modern character and scene elements.

5th Place – Judy’s Choice –
Capturing Judy Garland’s character Dorothy in the best likeness including scene composition.
-Photos must be obviously inspired from “The Wizard of Oz” movie.
-Photos should be 1024×1024 using high-resolution techniques –
-Photographs must be taken using the photoLIFE 3.0 photography system
-Post processing is allowed but should be used tastefully and not obviously over processed.
-No nudity – ( Artist portrayal may allow for nude breast but must be in the “Modern Concept” category only )
-Deadline – All entries must be submitted by March 23rd and midnight SLT.
-To enter you must be a member of the Team photoLIFE Group or the photoLIFE Pro Group

Further information about submissions and any contest updates will be available through the Team photoLIFE Group.
The Wizard of Oz – Interesting Facts

Judy Garland couldn’t stop giggling while filming the scene in which Dorothy slaps the Cowardly Lion. So the director, Victor Fleming, took her aside and slapped her. She returned to the set and filmed the scene in one take.

The oft-quoted line “Fly my pretties, fly” is a falsely remembered bit of dialogue – it’s actually “Fly, Fly, Fly.”

Louis B Mayer’s trigger for getting the film into production was to trump the critical and commercial success of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

MGM head Louis B Mayer had the idea of changing the colour of the slippers from silver to ruby.

Jell-O crystals were stuck over all the horses in the Emerald City palace to lend them their color. The scenes were shot speedily, before the horses began to lick them off.



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