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Challenge series hosted by rjr020. Challenges start on Saturdays.
I had a theme, got bored of it, now we're just doing nuts and bolts of interesting everything.
Finished (30 challenges)
Winners announced: 24th March, 2012 GMT
Show us a picture that is overexposed but still turned out nicely or in a way that can be used. Chances are that these pictures turned out how they did by mistake (we've all done it) but some can be pretty nice regardless. These probably aren't going to be your best achievements in photography but give your lesser appreciated pictures a chance here!
Winners announced: 17th March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Palmers - Vienna 2006
Simple challenge: Show us a picture of advertising where the focus is one recognizable brand. This means that you are capturing THEIR advertising in a cool or interesting way, not that you are creating an image which could be used as advertising for them.
Winners announced: 21st January, 2012 GMT
Winner: The child is father to the man
Let's see a picture of you! It's time to be vain, don't be shy here as we're talking self portraits. You can do this by using a mirror, holding the camera and taking a picture of yourself myspace style, or even using a countdown timer, or remote shutter control. I'll fully admit that there's not much of a way I can check to make sure it's actually you in the photo so please just be...
Winners announced: 31st December, 2011 GMT
Winner: Venticular Two
Let's see a picture of the clouds. Could be singular or many but they must be natural clouds in the sky, not smoke, not man made steam, and not fog, just your stereotypical cloud up in the air in any fashion.
Winners announced: 24th December, 2011 GMT
Let's see your best photo of fans. We're talking about event fans, sports fans, concert fans, etc. not the type that keep you cool or that you put in a window. Sorry, cheerleaders or dance team members don't count. Also, In the title or description say the event or at least type of event that the photo was taken at.
Winners announced: 17th December, 2011 GMT
Winner: A Chair in Titian's Birth House, Pieve di Cadore, Italy
Let's see a photo of some antique furniture. Think old old couches, worn leather, family heirlooms, and that sort of thing. I've seen some great shots of such things in sepia and HDR so for the first time in the series we're allowing all the pp you want with only a couple restrictions, see below.
Winners announced: 10th December, 2011 GMT
Winner: multiple winners
Let's see a picture of somebody else's art. Most of us can relate to going someplace and wanting to capture a piece of art someone else has created, it's often surprisingly difficult to do so in an artistic way though. Give it a try. If you can, name the piece and maybe say something about it to give some background.
Winners announced: 3rd December, 2011 GMT
Let's see a shallow depth of field photo of something in the city. This means the background MUST be blurred but keep in mind that it should still be apparent that the photo is taken in a city or urban context. Have fun with this little balance.
Winners announced: 26th November, 2011 GMT
Let's see a picture that displays chaos. Feel free to be creative with this, it could be anything from a riot to an artistic shot of rubble even to a picture that is aesthetically taken with camera shake Please come back and vote especially if you submit a picture.
21. HDR only
Winners announced: 6th August, 2011 GMT
Winner: The Fallen
Your best picture or two with HDR post processing
Winners announced: 23rd July, 2011 GMT
Winner: multiple winners
Let's see your best pictures taken with a fisheye lens. They can be of anything in any color.
19. City in Sepia
Winners announced: 16th July, 2011 GMT
Winner: City in Sepia
Show us a picture that represents the city that's taken in sepia.
18. Tear jerkers
Winners announced: 11th June, 2011 GMT
Winner: Together Forever
Let's see a picture that espouses or displays an emotion of sadness.
Winners announced: 4th June, 2011 GMT
They gotta look manly as implied by the title
Winners announced: 28th May, 2011 GMT
This subject can be open to interpretation but smoke or smoke-like stuff must be connotated in the picture. Therefore, you could have a picture of a fire with smoke, or a car belching out "smoke", or even a factory spitting out smog/water vapor. Shots of the mist will not count however and will be DQed.
Winners announced: 21st May, 2011 GMT
Winner: Proud Family
Show us a picture that represents your interpretation of Latin America. This could be the cultural highlights, the economic growth or strife, changes you think are important, or simply people or subjects that clearly convey the feeling of the region. YOU MUST HAVE A DESCRIPTION which includes the nation the picture represents and context of the picture so we all know what's going on.
Winners announced: 14th May, 2011 GMT
Let's see your best sports photo. The photo must be an action/motion shot, no stills. This means, for example, that if you're taking a golf picture the ball must be visible and moving or the golfer must be in the process of swinging.
Winners announced: 7th May, 2011 GMT
Winner: March for Tibet
Let's see a picture that sends a political message. This message could be pro or against a certain party or candidate or it could be a message for a broader aim like "end poverty, drill here, or don't drill here, etc. Ideally we should understand the message from the picture alone BUT so that nobody is left scratching their heads you MUST include a brief synopsis of the message. This synopsis...
Winners announced: 30th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: Chaos In The Streets
Take a picture in a city, street, or sidewalk setting where there is visible digital noise. This doesn't mean sound but rather the grainy noise we sometimes get with high ISO or long exposures. Again, we need to be able to see evidence of the noise in the picture. If the picture is not taken i a street, sidewalk, or city setting, or if we can't see the noise, it will be DQed.
Winners announced: 16th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: Two Corners
Let's see a picture of somebody or a couple people (no more than 4) that appears as if they, the subjects, are looking around a corner (ex. of a building) or you, the photographer, are peaking around the corner. This must be an obvious feature of the picture so we need to see the corner in the picture. Other things such as a person leaning on a corner will be acceptable but the theme that...
Winners announced: 2nd April, 2011 GMT
Winner: Highway to heaven
Submit a picture of somebody in an urban or street/sidewalk setting. The key is that there can only be ONE person in the frame. If anybody else can be seen they MUST be far out of focus or only partially in view. This part is somewhat subjective so err on the side of safety or you will be DQed.
Winners announced: 26th March, 2011 GMT
Taking a break from the city theme of the series (though the city is a great place for this kind of material). This week we're sharing pictures of crowds. This could be a crowd at the crosswalk or a crowd at a sporting event or anything you want but there must be at minimum of 9 people in the picture OR if that's not the case then the people should fill the frame completely and convey a sense...
Winners announced: 19th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: Checkmate or Soulmate?
Let's see something unusual around or happening on the street. This is a very flexible subject open to interpretation but if the picture is not taken in a street or sidewalk setting (think asphalt and concrete) the picture will be DQed.
Winners announced: 12th March, 2011 GMT
We've all seen somebody down on their luck. Let's see a picture that captures the hardship of life on the streets. It should be apparent that the subject(s) is/are on the street or sidewalk, this includes dirt roads, if it is not made clear that this is the setting your picture will be DQed. These pictures should capture an emotion and tell a story
Winners announced: 5th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: HK looking up
Show me a building in an URBAN environment. People and other stuff can be in the picture but the subject should be the building or buildings themselves. "Building" does not mean statue. If you can frame or crop the picture so that it fills the frame and we can't tell that the picture was taken in the middle of a field, fine, but the photo should convey the feeling of a city or it will be...
Winners announced: 26th February, 2011 GMT
Let's see something that depicts the city lifestyle. HERE'S THE CATCH, you must not show the subject in its entirety. This means if your subject is a person it must be only a part of that person ex. their hands, legs, torso without the head, etc. Full portrait shots are NOT allowed, thus your subject may not be the full head and shoulders of a person, though you could do half or a potion of...
Winners announced: 19th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: Elina on street
Show me somebody looking glamorous in the city or on the street/sidewalk. This could be a person or a representation of a person, like a statue. Clothes must be on, all images must be appropriate, no lingerie, nudity, bathing suits, etc. This probably eliminates anybody modeling at Abercrombie & Fitch. The term "glamor" is open to interpretation but the matter that the subject must be in a...
Winners announced: 12th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: Safe return
Take a picture of the vehicles of those who work to protect us. This can be police, fire, medical, etc. but keeping with the series should show the vehicles on the road or in the parking lot, so no helicopters, planes, or boats unless they're on the pavement or whatever else the roads and parking lots are made of. People can be in the shots.
2. Look away!
Winners announced: 5th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: In her own world
Let's see a photo of somebody facing away from the camera. These will probably be candid but don't have to be. Facing away means we should see the back of their head and they can't see you. More than one person can be in the photo but the subject(s) must be turned away. Keeping with the series theme they should be in or near a street setting, ex. a picture of someone inside a city building...
Winners announced: 29th January, 2011 GMT
Winner: 104-170 Grafiti 2010
We all see graffiti and advertisements when we walk down the streets. Take a picture of something you see painted/drawn/posted along the sidewalk or street that's already there. This can be a form of art like graffiti or chalk drawings or you can make art out of things like posters and flyers. People and animals can be in your pictures but the subject should be the art on the wall, ground, etc.