Reader Assignment: A Personal Project of Your Choosing

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photo technique and Photo Synesi ( have teamed up to offer subscribers a discount on an individual portfolio review by David H. Wells based on the assignment “A Personal Project”. Subscribers can get $9 off * a $19 Snap photo review. To get your $9 off look for the special code that begins with PTPS on your mailing label. Digital subscribers will find their code on the email that announces your dig- ital issue. Not a subscriber? Subscribe today at phototechmag. com !


Submit ten photos from ONE personal project via the Photo Synesi site. After registration, the site asks for information about the work. This is where to put the project proposal, the explanation of what the project is, what’s the main idea, your point of view, the potential audience and any pertinent information. Keep that to 300 words or less. The feedback you’ll receive will be a balance between looking at the photos simply as a set of images and looking at how well they address the theme described in the project proposal.

To Submit Your Images:
Visit > Community > Portfolio Reviews to participate in the review process. The code is only applicable to this particular assignment. Select reader reviews (written and audio) with the photographers permission, are featured on *Assignment submissions are accepted starting January 1, 2013. The final deadline for submitting this assignment is February 28, 2013.

FREE OFFER FOR ALL READERS! We also are giving away 10 FREE SNAP REVIEWS FOR THE ASSIGN- MENT! Open to Subscribers and Non-Subscribers! To enter, send an email to:, with the heading FREE REVIEW PERSONAL PROJECT.

About the Author

David H. Wells
David H. Wells is a freelance documentary photographer affiliated with Aurora Photos. See his work at: He specializes in intercultural communications and the use of light and shadow to enhance visual narratives. Twice awarded Fulbright fellowships for work in India, his photography regularly appears in leading international magazines. A frequent teacher of photography workshops, his blog, The Wells Point, appears at As an Olympus Visionary, Wells has been contracted by the camera company to produce images and provide feedback on new product lines.