Round-the-Clock Rumble: Cable Release - Self-Portraits Edition


For this rumble, we’re asking you for your best self-portraits using a cable release.

Hello once again, our dear rumble fanatics! We hope everyone’s recovered from our first ever round-the-clock rumble week – here comes the second installment and it’s all about you and your cable release.

A few months ago, we had our feature on an extraordinary self-portraitist, Nadirah/Colormered – mastering the lo-fi art of using a cable release in her photographs. For this rumble, we’re asking you for your best self-portraits using a cable release. Show your most creative poses for your favourite analog beauties and be rewarded!


Deadline: 24 hours

Allowed Cameras: Any analog camera photo not digitally enhanced. An addition for this rumble is the use of a cable release in composing the photo.


  • Winner – 10 Piggy points
  • Two Runners-Up – 5 Piggy Points

Upload Limit: 5 Photos

Minimum Dimensions: At least 768px either width or height

Please note that sample photos are theme suggestions only. Feel free to be creative with your interpretation of the theme!

By submitting photos to this rumble, you agree that photos may appear for promotional materials for Lomography.

For contest rules and further info on rewards, uploading issues etc., please consult our Rumble F.A.Q.

written by kazarareta on 2008-10-16 #news #competition #rumble #challenge #round-the-clock


  1. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    i need a cable release :(

  2. cyanwater
    cyanwater ·

    this rumble is definitely NOT for me. haha...

  3. dogma
    dogma ·

    :) i think Round-the-Clock Rumble: Self-timer – Self-Portraits Edition foud be a great rumble to ore maybe pictures of Self-timer – Self-Portraits would fit this competition to??????

  4. grad
    grad ·

    not for me too

  5. melanie_skriabine
    melanie_skriabine ·

    Hmmm...and what about self-portraits without using a cable release?
    Allowed or Not Allowed?
    That is the question...

  6. anglemort
    anglemort ·

    I just discover what is a cable release... ahah ! Not for me, good luck all !

  7. lucasjakobsson
    lucasjakobsson ·

    @ dogma

    self portraits are allowed in the competitions, as long as they are taken with a cable release :)

    @ melanie_skriabine

    sorry, only images taken eith a cable relesase are allowed

  8. u-t-e
    u-t-e ·

    I love Nadirah's work; her shots even made me buy that 10m cable release on ebay but when I got it I realized that it doesn't go with any of my cameras. So I've got to wait until I'll have a camera that works with it. But I'm looking forward to the submisions!
    And I'd also be interested in the answer to Melanie's question!!

  9. wynwyn
    wynwyn ·

    how did the girl manage to lure the crow to sit on her in the second picture...

  10. agrimony
    agrimony ·

    i guess it's a dead one.

  11. agrimony
    agrimony ·

    where is my submitted pic? can't see it.

  12. daniwahlers
    daniwahlers ·

    my portraits were made with cable release, a short cable, but then I double exposed that valid?

  13. warhola69
    warhola69 ·

    same here.
    i got a 12-inch cable release and it's quite short
    to be included on my self portraits.

  14. lucasjakobsson
    lucasjakobsson ·

    @ daniwahlers

    all pictures made with a cable realze are allowed, no matter how long the cable is or if it was double exposed or not :)

  15. lolfox
    lolfox ·

    Well i have submitted 2 pics using a cable release with my lubitel..... the cable release is only about 15cm long but still is technically a cable release no?

  16. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    @agrimony & lolfox... I don't think the rumble has started just yet... Check the timestamp: 22 hours left as I write this.

  17. agrimony
    agrimony ·

    hm, i thought 22 hours left until the rumble ends.

  18. dogma
    dogma ·

    But still Round-the-Clock Rumble: Self-timer – Self-Portraits would be cool :D

  19. lucasjakobsson
    lucasjakobsson ·

    Sorry guys, we forgot to allow the uploaded pictures to be accepted. Sorry!

    And yes, the 22 hours means that you can still submit for this amount of time,

  20. weechonghooi
    weechonghooi ·

    it is strange, I can't find the 10m cable release anymore in LSI shop.
    I did send an email to LSI and got a promise that it will be in stock again in this year September 2008, but it's October now, where is the 10m cable release???

    I cant even find the Holga135BC too... Hmmmm.. can anyone let me know more about these 2 items?

  21. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Oh, my bad... I just assumed it was the starting time and not the ending time when I didn't see any submissions and also no upload-button (which is a bug on my end btw, damn firewall)...

  22. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    ok! just found and uploaded my holga135bc self portrait, made with a 50cm cable release.

  23. userno6
    userno6 ·

    yess!! haaa..

  24. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    I don't see my entry in the gallery, some problems with my face? :))

  25. yoharryo
    yoharryo ·

    Found one. Though, this has just bought back memories of how I wish I had bought that 30ft cable release back when it was being sold here.

  26. spela
    spela ·


  27. drudolph
    drudolph ·

    I just took a couple. I wonder if I can get this roll developed in time.

    LSI should bring back the 30ft Cable Release!

  28. grenoouille
    grenoouille ·


    Aleeeeeeeeeeeex!!!! Alex Z., I'm out to get you!!!!
    and I'm gonna hang you high and short with my old 15cm cable!!!!

  29. agrimony
    agrimony ·

    i just submitted some shots but they are not in the gallery. why? there are still 11 hours left! :(

  30. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    hi everyone,

    because a lot of people's having problems with the shot uploads we increased the upload limit to 5. hope that helps and sorry for that :D

  31. strangerous
    strangerous ·

    i use my cable release mostly to do long exposure self portraits- the one from the LSI had a nifty screw that holds the shutter so i can use my B setting like a T setting! unfortunately you don't see the cable in the picture because i'm running around and the cable is on the camera on the tripod! hahaa!

  32. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    i mostly take care that you can NOT see the cable release in the shots...! :D so a tough competition

  33. watermelon_sugar
    watermelon_sugar ·

    im confused, there loads of entries that clearly don't feature any kind of cable release....more so than ones that do, have i missed something? x

  34. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    i only see three of my five entries... did all arrive?
    and ja.... there are lots of shots without visible cablerelease (or where you can see it was taken without one)

  35. lucywu
    lucywu ·

    why can`t i see my submitted pics? coooool rumble:)

  36. krusty1980
    krusty1980 ·

    I also can t add picture!

  37. adzfar
    adzfar ·

    me too :(

  38. lucywu
    lucywu ·

    it is so irritating that my submitted pics does not show... it says they heve been submitted and they show in recent uploads on the top of the page, but they are still not in the competition.... where do they go? and why?

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