Outside The Box

Challenge series hosted by JamesWG. Challenges start on Tuesdays.
This series will challenge you to think about the images you submit. My intent is not to have you submit an existing image from your photo collection. We have all done this. I want you to stretch your photographic boundaries and have some fun in the process.
Finished (13 challenges)
Entries: 74
Winners announced: 10th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: The Wave
Your challenge is to create a photograph that relates to Group f/64. Black & White only. Include the name of the photographer whose work you are emulating. [History of Group f/64, from Wikipedia] - Group f/64 was a group of seven 20th century San Francisco photographers who shared a common photographic style characterized by sharp-focused and carefully framed images seen through a...
Entries: 25
Winners announced: 3rd July, 2012 GMT
Winner: lake
Your challenge is to create a landscape that looks like it might be a watercolor or oil painting. Although there are many "filters" and "textures" prepackaged with various applications, I would like you to create your own textures to enhance your entry and NOT use the "off the shelf textures". The texture should be consistent with the original image - some examples might be tree bark for a...
Entries: 25
Winners announced: 19th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: Our yard bounty
Here in the northern hemisphere, many people plant vegetables or fruits in their garden. It might be a large backyard or a terracotta pot. Show me a picture of your garden (with something growing) or your early harvest of goodies. If you're in the southern hemisphere, most likely you're harvesting your summer crop.
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 12th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: no winner
Nature has provided us with interesting and beautiful patterns. Photograph an object or objects, found in nature, that have repetitive patterns. No man-made objects. No humans. No animals.
Entries: 39
Winners announced: 29th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: Da-Vince
Select a well known painting or other Art work, then do your own photographic interpretation of the piece. Selected Art Work must be acknowledged as "art", shown in museums or art books. I will diqualfiy entries that do not adhear to this rule.
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 22nd May, 2012 GMT
Winner: Shades of Romance
Illustrate something that implies softness. Definition of "Soft" (adjective) - yielding readily to touch or pressure; easily penetrated, divided, or changed in shape; not hard or stiff. Example: a soft pillow.
Entries: 37
Winners announced: 15th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: Wine Aerator
Refraction is the bending of light as it passes from one substance to another. Your challenge is to produce an image that is refracted by glass (other than your lens). This can be cut glass, stained glass, a glass full of water (two refracting elements, glass and water), use your imagination. The image, as it is refracted, is what the challenge is about, NOT the refracting medium. Have fun.
6. Chrome
Entries: 47
Winners announced: 8th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: Exhilaration
We see chrome everywhere, automobiles, kitchen fixtures, utensils, medical instruments, industrial machines, architecture... Take a photograph of a chromed object. The reflections, distortions and colors are of your choice. The result might be abstract, photo-realism or somewhere in the middle. Approach this challenge as though the photograph you create could be displayed in the corporate...
Entries: 73
Winners announced: 1st May, 2012 GMT
Winner: Foggy Park Scene
Most of us, maybe all who participate in the dpreview challenges have a cell phone with a camera. Show me a good photo you took with your camera phone. ~ PLEASE READ ADDITIONAL RULES BELOW! ~
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 24th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: Fog and Trees, California.
DPR members are well aware of HDR and some of the very dramatic photographs created with this technique. HDR solves the issue of contrast beyond the limits of the camera's sensor. You can take a high contrast scene with bright highlights and deep shadows and create an image with details and definition across the entire spectrum of the photograph. In pre-digital days (film), you would...
Entries: 56
Winners announced: 17th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: Color ~ B&W Duo
It has been said that a good photograph works well in both Color and Black & White. This challenge is to take the same image and present it as a color and B&W photograph. You should combine them into one image (see example) no larger than 1800 px wide x 900 px tall. (so they may be viewed together). The point of this challenge is to show how good composition works in both color and B&W. Too...
Entries: 38
Winners announced: 10th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: DSC_3047
Self-portrait challenge, find something interesting with a reflective surface. Might be chrome on a car, a window, water or glass jar. Photograph your reflection to create your portrait. This can reveal something about yourself, your habitat or just an interesting photo of you.
Entries: 105
Winners announced: 3rd April, 2012 GMT
Winner: Walk in the woods-1
This challenge is to create three (3) images which are distinct from each other and within a two hour time frame. You should be moving around on foot not in a car, the idea is record different images, each distinct from the other, in a brief two (2) hour time period.