Know the rules to break them right
Challenge series hosted by Manuaalitarkennus. Challenges start on Wednesdays.
My series is as versatile as I want, but creativity and surprising interpretations are always encouraged (as long as they are understandable).
Finished (7 challenges)
7. Under Water
Winners announced: 17th March, 2010 GMT
Show us photos where the subject is under water - taken with the camera in water, through a glass (of an aquarium, maybe) or from above the water. Reflections are allowed as a part of the composition, but the main subject must be under water - NOT floating or behind water. Use your creativity - cool fish / diver photos fit this challenge very well, but they are not the only option.
Winners announced: 10th March, 2010 GMT
Winner: no winner
In the 70's, Marcus Keef shot many great record covers - weird and moody, often IR. Many of the covers have little details that change the story of the cover when you notice them. The objective of this challenge is NOT to copy any of the covers, but to reach the mood and multidimensional stories of those covers. See the examples! NOTE! The image ratio MUST be 1*2 or 1*1, preferably 1*2, as if...
Winners announced: 3rd March, 2010 GMT
Winner: Is it... is it him really?
Enter photos where the main subject seems to be something totally else than it really is – see the example and use your imagination! Still, it must be possible for the viewer to recognize or at least to realize it’s not really what it looks like. Creativity encouraged!
Winners announced: 24th February, 2010 GMT
Show us great photos of all kinds of musical instruments - not the player, but the instrument. Preferably no people in the shot, but I'll allow something like a guitarists hands on a guitar or a drummers foot on the pedal. Even face is ok if you're entering a flute, for example. The main subject must still be clearly the instrument. It doesn't have to be fully visible, close-ups and even macro...
Winners announced: 17th February, 2010 GMT
Winner: Mirror effect
Let's get over these - this is a challenge for the photos that got disqualified from the Dpreview Challenges, for any reason (other than "too much nudity/porn"). You HAVE to explain where and why was your photo disqualified, otherwise it'll get disqualified once more. Also, you CAN'T insult the host or quarrel about the rules - laughing at oneself is much better and should be favored when voting.
Winners announced: 10th February, 2010 GMT
Winner: Rebellion Of Nature
Enter something (usually considered) ”ugly” photographed in an interesting way, so that the result is beautiful. I am highly aware these terms have different meanings to different people – do your best and let the voters decide (and don’t take the votes too personally). Still, I’ll surely disqualify photos of pretty young ladies, blooming roses etc. Creativity encouraged - if you can surprise...
Winners announced: 3rd February, 2010 GMT
Winner: Nandin leave covered with frost
Macro or other detail shots taken in the winter - some winter elements (e.g. snow, ice, frost) must be visible, either the main subject or a part of the background or composition. If your photo is taken in an area where it never snows (or where it snows even during the summer), please explain how can we tell it's a winter detail. NO landscapes, only details. Creativity encouraged. Questions and...