Challenge series hosted by maboleth. Challenges start on Wednesdays.
These series vary in themes but all have in common minimal post processing. That means, no drastic usage of PP, no HDR, noise removal, stitching, oversaturated colours and other artificial flavourings. The goal is to have as natural-looking photograph as possible. Think more photographically and less digitally.
Finished (3 challenges)
Winners announced: 2nd March, 2011 GMT
Winner: Pigeon Perspective
Images must be shot from a VERY low angle on the ground. That means no higher than 1 metre from the ground (about 3 feet). The lower the better. Use wide lenses, telephoto, macro, whatever. Various subjects come to mind, but keep it ground level and NEVER use tables of any sort or arranged studio shooting. You need to use creativity and ideas to create interesting shots from that...
Winners announced: 26th January, 2011 GMT
I'm interested in available light portraits that have limited amount of DOF. Show that nice bokeh! Use NO flash lights, NO HDR imaging and NO studio. Be creative, use natural and available light accordingly to create beautiful portraits. :)
Winners announced: 3rd February, 2010 GMT
Anything that deals with the creation of life - be it human, plant or animal. Pregnancy, newborn baby, seedling, new leaf, baby animal, etc. Be creative and artistic. Do not submit the snapshots of your loved ones. Use low-angles, get closer, play with the light, backgrounds, macro, whatever you find interesting. Show the beauty of new life.