Insights

Challenge series hosted by SigmaChrome. Challenges start on Saturdays.
In this series I want photographers to concentrate on the off-beat and unusual. Let's see the way you look at things differently. Put your individually on show. But don't neglect the technical aspects of composition and accurate exposure. The focus is on 'Difference'.
Finished (9 challenges)
Entries: 110
Winners announced: 18th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: portarit
Cameras equipped with the Foveon sensor are renown for producing stunning colour images because of their unique three layer technology. But how good are they at black and white? There are a lot of people who think the monochrome output from these cameras is at least as good their colour. Make a powerful statement in monochrome with your Sigma-Foveon images. Subjects can be anything, so long as...
Entries: 63
Winners announced: 24th April, 2010 GMT
Winner: Morning Water
The Sigma SD9 was the first digital SLR camera to use the unique Foveon sensor. It was slow - and some said - clunky, but it did produce astounding film-like colour photographs that are often compared with the venerable Kodachrome slide films. The challenge is to show us your best examples of what made the images produced by this camera so special. Subject Matter: Landscapes, People, Wildlife,...
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 28th November, 2009 GMT
Winner: In the Studio
Show us your best portrait taken on a camera with a Foveon sensor. There are no restrictions on the type of portrait - male, female, kids, old people - anyone. The shot can be indoors, outdoors, in the studio. Formal or informal. Please read the Additional Rules. ::Most digital cameras use a Bayer sensor, which captures red, green and blue light (RGB) using a Colour Filter Array -- one colour...
Entries: 120
Winners announced: 14th November, 2009 GMT
Winner: Extincion es por siempre
:: An Insight into the Natural World III :: The challenge here is to post your best picture of an Amphibian, either tailless, e.g.: Frog or Toad - or tailed, e.g.: Newt, Salamander and Mudpuppy - or legless, e.g.: Caecilian (very unusual and hard-to-find creatures. More information here: http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-caecilian.html). The Amphibian should be the main subject but it...
Entries: 61
Winners announced: 10th October, 2009 GMT
Winner: Pai
Show us your best 'Intimate Places' photographs taken with a camera that uses a Foveon sensor. The challenge is to engage the viewer in your reasonably tight composition; make them feel emersed in the mood of your picture. Framing is everything! It could be a garden, a pond, a river, wild flowers, mushrooms or an isolated gully in the forest, park, garden or desert -- anywhere that is, or...
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 3rd October, 2009 GMT
Winner: santorini oia
Show us your very best Panorama taken with a Sigma-Foveon camera. The challenge is to depict your mastery of the art of the photo-panorama. The 'Insight' aspect of the challenge is to demonstrate your understanding and mastery of this sometimes demanding technology. For those who aren’t technically minded about these matters: Most digital cameras use a Bayer sensor, which captures red, green...
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 26th September, 2009 GMT
Winner: no winner
:: An Insight into the Natural World II :: Lets see the Invertebrate Wild Creatures that visit, or live in your backyard, front yard or just come onto your property (farm, etc.). Any type of Invertebrate animal is okay, e.g. Insects (butterflies, moths, bees, wasps, etc), Spiders, Scorpions, Centipedes, Millipedes, Snails, etc. You may like to view this as an ad-hoc survey of the bugs and other...
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 19th September, 2009 GMT
Winner: Kernow Forever
Show us your very best Landscape -- and Seascape -- photographs taken with a camera that uses a Foveon sensor. The challenge is to depict 'Realism' and the natural 'mood' of the scene. The 'Insight' aspect of the challenge is to demonstrate your understanding and mastery of this sometimes demanding technology. For those who aren’t technically minded about these matters: Most digital cameras use...
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 12th September, 2009 GMT
Winner: Fishing
:: An Insight into the Natural World :: Lets see the Wild Creatures that visit your backyard, front yard or just come onto your property (farm, etc.). Any type of vertebrate animal is okay, e.g. Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds or Mammals. You may like to view this as an ad-hoc survey of the wild animals that you live with (sometimes unwittingly).