Andreas Abb – Juror at the Münster Fotomarathon 2021

As already mentioned in a previous post, the jury for this year’s Münster Fotomarathon FMMS2021 includes a total of 4 members, who we would like to introduce to you here one by one. After Dietmar Rabich, today we introduce you to the filmmaker, photographer and [according to his own statements] nerd 😉 Andreas Abb. You might know Andi through his YouTube channel, which has about 40,000 subscribers by now.

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Dietmar Rabich – Juror at the Münster Fotomarathon 2021

At the 4th Münster Fotomarathon, participants can once again expect ambiguous photo titles that challenge the participating photographers’ ability to interpret and their creativity. Spontaneity, ingenuity and perseverance will once again be required for a successful photo series. Whoever manages to develop good ideas until the end and to combine the themes photographically and creatively in a coherent series will again win one of the non-cash prizes for the best photo series.

Which of the submitted photo series will be among the winning series will also be determined by an expert jury at FMMS2021. This year the jury consists of 4 members, who we would like to introduce to you here one by one. Today we start with Dietmar Rabich, photographer from Dülmen.

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Learn from the winners – examples for the implementation of photo titles at the Münster Fotomarathon

At a photomarathon, the participants have to complete photographic tasks. This is also the case for this year’s Münster Fotomarathon, or FMMS2021 for short.

The tasks are set in the form of photo titles, linked to an overriding theme, and must be photographically realised on the day of the marathon, 25 September 2021, in the specified order and time.

Using examples from previous years, we would like to show you in this article how the participants of that time solved their task. By the way, all examples come from the top finishers of the respective year.

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We support the outpatient hospice service Königskinder

As a non-profit association, the common good is close to our hearts. Based on our statutes, we are committed to promoting art, education and culture through appropriate artistic projects.

Thanks to the voluntary efforts of our association members as well as income from membership fees, ticket sales and donations in kind, we were already able to generate a small surplus in 2018 and 2019. This enabled us to make a donation of 500 euros each to the Cancer Counseling Center Krebsberatungsstelle Münster and the and to the Clinic Clowns of the University Hospital Münster. In 2020, this was unfortunately not possible due to Corona.

This year, however, we will again donate part of the expected surplus, especially from the Münster Fotomarathon, to a charitable organization. This time, the board of Fotofreunde Münsterland e.V. has chosen the outpatient hospice service Königskinder.

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FMMS2021 – Update on the status of our planning

Dear photo friend,
as announced, we would like to keep you regularly updated on the status of the planning of the 4th Münster Fotomarathon #FMMS2021. So here is the most important advance information on this year’s event:

Münster Fotomarathon online again in 2021

In January, the organising team of Fotofreunde Münsterland e.V. was still hoping that the event would take place again this year in the usual way as a presence event. In view of the tense Corona situation, our team decided at the last planning meeting to hold the Fotomarathon online as a photo half-marathon, just like last year.

This means that we will again be given a main theme and 6 photo titles, which are to be photographically realised within 6 hours on the day of the Fotomarathon (Saturday, September 25th, 2021) and then uploaded.

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Save The Date: FMMS2021 on September 25th, 2021

As in the last 3 years, the Münster Fotomarathon in 2021 is planned for the last Saturday in September – i.e. for September 25th, 2021.

We hope that our event can take place again this year in the usual way and that we do not have to hold it online as we did last year. Nevertheless, we cannot rule this out in view of the still very tense Corona situation.

However, you can already mark the date in your calendar. We will keep you up to date.

What’s a photomarathon?

We actually associate the term “marathon” more with a sporting event in which all participants are required to perform at their best. A photo marathon has less to do with sport, but it is also a competition under extreme conditions. Within 8 hours, the participants have to photographically realise a series of 12 themes. In times of digital photography, the memory card is the “result to be delivered” of the photo marathon. On the card, the predefined sequence of the 12 stored image files must correspond to the sequence of the individual themes. The individual themes will only be announced in the course of the photo marathon.

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