The Creative Light Painter!

Challenge series hosted by nikonboi. Challenges start on Fridays.
My challenges are meant to showcase how well you play with light as well as your creativity.
Finished (27 challenges)
27. Me Five
Entries: 9
Winners announced: 25th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: Geographically Challenged
Let's get a little creative and have fun. Submit a photo with five of you in the frame (i.e. use multiple exposure/ layers to capture five of yourself in the photo). You can shoot indoors (e.g. have one of you sitting on a couch, the other standing by the TV etc) or outdoors (e.g. in the parks, shopping etc). Since all the photos in this challenge will have five of the photographer, the...
26. Three
Entries: 74
Winners announced: 18th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: Three
Let's see your most creative shots with 3 of the subject- 3 trees, 3 rocks etc. No people or animals though.
Entries: 11
Winners announced: 11th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: Rodeo
Alright you photo enthusiasts. Here's something fun to do (well, fun for me to see your results). Take a shot of a kid/ adult on a playground equipment (swing, slide, rotating dish etc)- the condition is that you must pan for the shot. So the child/ adult would look static, but the background etc would be blurred due to the motion. Or you could shoot a child/ adult coming down the slide but...
Entries: 9
Winners announced: 26th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: Riding the Daddy-Go-Round
Alright you photo enthusiasts. Here's something fun to do (well, fun for me to see your results). Take a shot of a kid/ adult on a playground equipment (swing, slide, rotating dish etc)- the condition is that you must pan for the shot. So the child/ adult would look static, but the background etc would be blurred due to the motion. Or you could shoot a child/ adult coming down the slide but...
23. Bubbles
Entries: 37
Winners announced: 19th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: Fragile beauty
Jello fellow shutterbugs! For this challenge, you need to take a shot of bubbles- no, no, not the 'Bubbles' that belonged to Michael Jackson. Rather bubbles created using soap/ soapy water. You can show one bubble or many (those that show many will get, umm, nothing, but a smile from others and myself). Try and get creative with your shots. Think of the background, lighting, adding people...
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 12th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: Chariots of Fire
Hi guys 'n gals! For this challenge, you need to take a shot of a person against some backdrop (landscape, cityscape etc- the only thing is that it should not be a plain background like a wall etc.) frozen in mid air. You can achieve this by using a high shutter speed. Get creative by using a flash to freeze the motion while exposing for the background (the choice is yours- you don't have to...
Entries: 7
Winners announced: 13th August, 2010 GMT
Winner: Approaching the crime scene
Ok guys, let's experiment a bit. For this challenge, you need to take a self-portrait, hand holding a flash at twilight. So you will expose for the ambient light, capture yourself with a nice background outdoors, and then trigger the flash during the exposure to light yourself correctly. The idea is to be creative- maybe you can use tungsten WB for the camera while using a tungsten gel on the...
Entries: 10
Winners announced: 23rd July, 2010 GMT
Winner: BarberShop
Let's get a little creative and have fun. Submit a photo with six of you in the frame (i.e. use multiple exposure/ layers to capture six of yourself in the photo). You can shoot indoors (e.g. have one of you sitting on a couch, the other standing by the TV etc) or outdoors (e.g. in the parks, shopping etc). Since all the photos in this challenge will have six of the photographer, the...
Entries: 24
Winners announced: 21st May, 2010 GMT
Winner: Storm Clouds Approaching Mesh-covered Orange Grove
Let's see you take some really creative shots with a fisheye lens. You can use a circular or rectilinear fisheye lens. Try and make your shot stand out in terms of composition, lighting, subject.
18. Avatar!
Entries: 16
Winners announced: 26th February, 2010 GMT
Winner: “I See You”
Take a picture of someone that you think could be your avatar. You are allowed to use photoshop to alter the image to depict what you truly think your alter ego might look like. Do you see yourself as a deity? Go crazy with the theme. Having said that, you don't have to alter the image digitally if you don't want to. Be adventurous and innovative. For this challenge, the image must be taken...
17. Noise
Entries: 19
Winners announced: 16th October, 2009 GMT
Winner: Moment of Impact
Submit an image where there is noise involved- e.g. plate breaking, gun firing, balloon popping. Please avoid submitting images with noisy implements (drills, vacuum cleaner) or noisy things (like cars, airplanes). We don't want to see things that make noise. Rather the image should capture the moment the noise is being created and convey this noise. Please do not include any people or animals...
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 9th October, 2009 GMT
Winner: IFC 2 tower
Post a shot with the camera tilted upwards- you could show us a cluster of trees, buildings or whatever strikes your fancy. The only condition is that the camera must be looking upwards (not level and not down). Please do not include any people or animals in the image. For this challenge, the image must be taken AFTER the announcement date of the challenge. Note: Any complaints about the...
15. Scale
Entries: 34
Winners announced: 2nd October, 2009 GMT
Winner: The Giant Shall Not Harm Our People!
Submit an image that shows scale. So you could submit an image of a small tree against a mountain or a boat against a waterfall. Try and get creative with your subjects- the idea is to show us something we would not think is big/ small and then with the secondary subject surprise us as to how big/ small the primary subject really is. Please do not include any people or animals in the image. For...
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 25th September, 2009 GMT
Winner: Under the Milky Way
Let's see your favorite shot of the stars. For the purpose of this challenge you can submit shots of stars and longer star trails- however, the star trails/ stars must be clearly visible. Please don't submit an image where you have moonlight or daylight/ twilight washing out the stars. We don't want to see just a little smattering of stars, but a whole lot of great stars against a dark night...
13. In 'n Out
Entries: 33
Winners announced: 18th September, 2009 GMT
Winner: golden times
Post an image that consists of two images (merge them into one, either side by side or top/ bottom in Photoshop or another software). So the submitted photo will consist of two images. Both these images will be taken from the EXACT same spot- one of them will be taken at the wide end of your zoom lens and the other taken at the telephoto end of your zoom lens. The idea is to see how well you...
Entries: 22
Winners announced: 11th September, 2009 GMT
Winner: Moving In Circles
Let's see your best shot of a star trail. The longer the trail the better. Also you MUST have some earthly point of interest in the photo (eg a tree, building or some landscape) to increase the impact- submissions without an earthly point of interest will be DQ'd. Very short trails will be DQ'd - the stars must have sufficiently long trails (see the sample images- the trails should be atleast...
Entries: 55
Winners announced: 4th September, 2009 GMT
Winner: Circle and Squares Bridge
Let's see an image where you have two geometric patterns- Circle and Square/ Rectangle - clearly visible. So you could have an image containing a door and a circular window to conform to the theme. Please do not include any people or animals in the image. For this challenge, the image must be taken AFTER the announcement date of the challenge. Note: Any complaints about the entries, must be...
Entries: 58
Winners announced: 28th August, 2009 GMT
Winner: Too late for you, Dude
Post a shot of an object in 'TWO' different forms- e.g. water and ice, hard boiled and fried eggs. Both these forms/ subjects must be in the SAME photo- do not submit two separate photos (merged into one). Go wild with your imagination and think about a subject that exists in two forms. Please do not include any people or animals in the image. For this challenge, the image must be taken AFTER...
9. Old
Entries: 149
Winners announced: 21st August, 2009 GMT
Winner: Old Man
Post your favorite image that depicts old age. The photo must be of a person. Let's see some great shots! Note: Any complaints about the entries, must be submitted ONLY during the submission phase. Once the submission phase ends and voting starts, complaints will not be entertained.
Entries: 87
Winners announced: 14th August, 2009 GMT
Winner: Under an Alien Bug
Post your best shot of a 'Vanishing Point' (a point at which receding parallel lines seem to meet when represented in linear perspective)- could be a road, train tracks, pier etc. The major condition is that we must see the vanishing point in the image (to clarify, we don't have to see an exact point- please don't complain about images that don't have an exact point). Please do not include any...
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 7th August, 2009 GMT
Winner: Sunrise at Marina Piccola
Post your best ultra wide image of a seascape. For the purposes of this challenge, please submit images with a focal length of 24mm or below. Please do not submit any panos and photos with people or animals. The image can contain a lighthouse or a ship/ boat should you feel that adds to the composition Note: Any complaints about the entries, must be submitted ONLY during the submission...
6. Three!
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 31st July, 2009 GMT
Winner: Rainbow Marbles
Let's see your most creative shots with 3 of the subject- 3 trees, 3 rocks etc. No people or animals though.
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 24th July, 2009 GMT
Winner: Cakes of Bread
Let's see your best UWA lens landscape shot. For the purpose of this challenge, please submit entries with a focal length less than/ equal to 24mm. You must have a foreground element of interest and the image must be taken during early morning or late evening. Please do not submit images taken at noon etc. with flat lighting and washed out colors as they will get disqualified. Please READ...
Entries: 149
Winners announced: 17th July, 2009 GMT
Winner: Red Eyed Tree Frog
Post your best macro shot, where the ENTIRE subject is in focus- blow us away! You can use techniques like 'Focus Stacking' etc to get the desired DoF. Please READ the rules before submission. Any photo not conforming to the rules, will be disqualified!
Entries: 250
Winners announced: 10th July, 2009 GMT
Winner: Pathways of Light
Let's see your most creative shot of a tree or a tree's roots. This means, not two trees, not three trees, but one tree (or one tree's roots). The tree should dominate the photograph. You can post a shot of a tree with it's shadow. Shoot up, down, wide angle, close up (does not mean that you just show a leaf or a branch), however you wish. Just remember- the tree MUST dominate the photograph....
Entries: 67
Winners announced: 3rd July, 2009 GMT
Winner: white sands, new mexico
Post your best shot taken in a desert. The only restriction is that the shot must have been taken at Dawn/ Dusk/ Sunrise/ Sunset.
Entries: 78
Winners announced: 26th June, 2009 GMT
Winner: Matrix
Post one of your best shots, where the subject is lit by strobes/ flash outdoors (i.e. not in a house or indoor setting). I am looking to see shots where the background (could be a scenic lake, mountain, building etc) is a couple of stops underexposed (not necessary) while the subject is well lit by the artificial light.