Challenge series hosted by AlexBakerPhotoz. Challenges start on Sundays.
What is your point of view? How do you see things? Do you see things differently from others - or not? Do you notice things that others do not? Do you see the ordinary in an extraordinary light? Do you see things in a political, social, comical or artistic context? Everyone has a poit of view, what is yours?
Finished (14 challenges)
14. Window Shopping
Winners announced: 23rd May, 2010 GMT
Winner: no winner
Let's see pictures of interesting window displays. The can be funny, clever, beautiful or odd. Whatever you can add as a photographer to the original window display is your artistic contribution.
Winners announced: 28th February, 2010 GMT
Winner: Coach build
For awhile in the early days of photography it was popular to make collages from photographs, drawings and paintings. There is currently an exibition of them at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The samples are from an article in the New York times on that exhibit. http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/02/04/arts/20100205-VICTORIAN_index.html You don't need to make it look victorian...
12. Picture Postcard
Winners announced: 7th February, 2010 GMT
Winner: Kuredu Atoll - Maldives
Make a postcard with a frame and the name of the Place on it. The postcard must be emblematic of the place. Your goal is to make people want to go there. It's an assignment - HAVE FUN WITH IT!
11. Beautiful Barns
Winners announced: 24th January, 2010 GMT
Winner: Barn with Tree
Show us your best barn.
10. Wiiiiiide Angle
Winners announced: 10th January, 2010 GMT
Winner: Thread Leaf Japanese Maple Panorama
Photo must be shot under 20mm with a APS-C DSLR lens or 28MM in Full Frame and it has to show in the EXIF data on the shot.
Winners announced: 3rd January, 2010 GMT
In the study of "method" acting, there is an exercise called a provate moment, where the actor does something that they do while alone than no one sees. This is intended to free the actor from inhibitions that prohibit the full expression of his art. So let's see a photograph of a private moment. Great photographers have always done this, so go for it. I want to see expressions of true human...
Winners announced: 27th December, 2009 GMT
Winner: The Persistence of Time
The theme of this series is POV, so think about the Point of View of a great photographer like Cartier-Bresson and see what you can come up with. Cartier-Bresson was able to catch the 'immediacy of life' in this decisive moment- a singular photograph that releases great excitement and enthusiasm. The following quotation sums up Bresson's feelings: "I had just discovered the Leica. It became...
Winners announced: 20th December, 2009 GMT
Winner: Photographing the Dune
Shot from behind, tell something about people with no faces showing.
Winners announced: 13th December, 2009 GMT
Winner: Alderely Edge Dawn
Did you start on film? Do you still have a great film library that you are trying to move to digital media? Show us the oldest shot you can find that you are still proud of and did a nice recovery of with a film or print scan or even copied a print with your digital camera and good software. Tell us about the shot and what it means to you. Tell us what you did to scan and fix it up. ...
Winners announced: 6th December, 2009 GMT
Winner: Radio City Music Hall b Night
Great or simple neon signs in the lonely night. Go for the desolate mood of a great 40's noir movie. The dominant light source must be neon.
Winners announced: 29th November, 2009 GMT
Winner: My beloved son....
Show us a picture that haunts you, that you never forget. A shot that means more to you personally that you can express in words. A Picture that, for you, is worth far more than a 1000 words. Anything goes, no disqualifications except for offensive images.
Winners announced: 22nd November, 2009 GMT
Winner: Desert Mannequin
In the southern US, the term for tasteless, kitchy things is tacky. My mother would say: "Lord have mercy, would you just look at that tacky thing!" So to honor my mother's good taste, let's see some pictures of really tacky stuff you see from the highway. It's not quite the same as the cloying sentimentality of Kitsch but still related. If it's both tacky and kitchy, even better. I...
Winners announced: 15th November, 2009 GMT
Look at the work of the great Magnum photographer, Elliot Erwitt for his wonderful way of catching a quietly poignant, humerous or ironic moment. I don't mean his excellent photojournalism, but his personal work that shows his great sense of the comedy of life. Be rigorous, the subject and composition should be really arresting and amusing. Erwitt's work never looks planned but seems...
Winners announced: 8th November, 2009 GMT
Extraordinary pictures of ordinary events or things in a moment of quiet repose.