Things That Make You Go Hmmmm....

Challenge series hosted by gidgetto. Challenges start on Sundays.
This series will challenge entrants to experiment with new techniques, ideas, or concepts in their photography
Announced (1 challenge)
Submissions start day: 4th January, 2015 GMT
submit a photograph of an emergency worker (police, firefighter, paramedic, nurse, doctor, search and rescue, ski patrol or other front line workers) doing what they do best. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Open for submissions (1 challenge)
Entries: 10
Voting starts: 4th January, 2015 GMT
submit a photo of christmas lights. this can be decorating a tree, on the house wrapped around a couple or a kid, or used as a prop for some background bokeh use your imagination and come up with something special. should have a christmas theme though. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Open for voting (1 challenge)
Entries: 4
Votes: 4
Winners announced: 4th January, 2015 GMT
submit a photograph of children's reactions to a Santa. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Finished (45 challenges)
Entries: 92
Winners announced: 28th December, 2014 GMT
Winner: Rest in peace
Combine elements in photoshop or other pp software to create a interesting, funny, or captivating composite image. a composite image is the combination of 2 or more photos. some example are given below. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Entries: 17
Winners announced: 21st December, 2014 GMT
Winner: no winner
create a collage or montage of a person, animal, thing or environment aging over time. this should be created by composing 3 or more photos into 1 image file. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Entries: 62
Winners announced: 14th December, 2014 GMT
Winner: Cinderella
have a favorite fairy tale? recreate it with a modern photograph. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Entries: 65
Winners announced: 7th December, 2014 GMT
Winner: Feathers of frost in my window
Take a photograph of frost. On a window, on a garden, on a chilled glass of beer or in the freezer frost can decorate many things here is your chance to capture it's beauty. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Entries: 39
Winners announced: 30th November, 2014 GMT
Winner: the dream of the wanderer
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. this challenge is about bringing attention to your favorite photographer(s) by imitating their style while comprising your own masterpiece. include the artist you admire's name in the title or description. you may also include a link to some of their work but that is optional. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
40. fall fair
Entries: 54
Winners announced: 23rd November, 2014 GMT
Winner: The First Turn
Submit a photo of a fair. may include rides, fair food, contests and shows. A fair or carnival is a temporary gathering of people to display or trade produce or other goods, to parade or display animals and often to enjoy associated traveling carnival or travelling funfair entertainment. BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN. p.s. does not have to take place during the fall
Entries: 19
Winners announced: 16th November, 2014 GMT
Winner: Jack-o-lantern
take a photo of a jack-o-lantern(s). a Jack-O-Lantern in the case of this challenge, will be any pumpkin, squash, melon or gourd that has been carved. may or may not include internal light. sorry no painted on faces just carvings this time. BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN.
Entries: 32
Winners announced: 9th November, 2014 GMT
Winner: hands
depict an act of kindness and start a movement. when we see others perform a kind act we are more likely to do so ourselves. simple phenomenons like the free hugs campaign and paying for the next persons coffee can bring out the best in society. This is a challenge to document and share these acts in a way that is photographically pleasing. BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN.
Entries: 33
Winners announced: 2nd November, 2014 GMT
Winner: Holi for Visually impared
Bring attention to a good cause. highlight a social issue, promote a charity, display somebody taking action (i.e charity run, shaving hair for cancer), or encourage a call to action. If available please include a way to help (donation site, volunteer center, ect..). BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN.
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 26th October, 2014 GMT
Winner: In the Sea of Galilee - 2
The next 3 challenges will be in the style of Photo Essay. entries will consist of 2-5 photographs (please enter only enough to tell your story). Entries will be judged on the basis of effectiveness in conveying the story through composition, technique, content, and originality of a well-edited image. The 3rd challenge is Maritime Life entries should depict what maritime life is. successful...
Entries: 66
Winners announced: 19th October, 2014 GMT
Winner: Mt Hood at night - McNeil Point
The next 3 challenges will be in the style of Photo Essay. entries will consist of 2-5 photographs (please enter only enough to tell your story). Entries will be judged on the basis of effectiveness in conveying the story through composition, technique, content, and originality of a well-edited image. The 2nd challenge is Mountain Life entries should depict what mountain life is. successful...
34. Farm life
Entries: 109
Winners announced: 12th October, 2014 GMT
Winner: Shearing Down Under 1
The next 3 challenges will be in the style of Photo Essay. entries will consist of 2-5 photographs (please enter only enough to tell your story). Entries will be judged on the basis of effectiveness in conveying the story through composition, technique, content, and originality of a well-edited image. The 1st challenge is Farm Life entries should depict what farm life is. (successful...
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 5th October, 2014 GMT
Winner: Mystic foggy autumn
In this weeks challenge we will try to express a certain mood. it can be any mood you choose and you can create that mood by manipulating the color, exposure, composition, ect. on your camera. i.e. if you want to create a happy summer picture you may have the photo 1-2 stops overexposed and add sunflare. an underexposed photo with fog may convey mystery, sadness, or fear. please vote on how...
32. wind
Entries: 77
Winners announced: 28th September, 2014 GMT
Winner: Windy cruise deck
how do you capture something that has no form? that is the subject of this weeks challenge. submit your best representation of wind. it tussles hair, it blows up dresses, it carries the bubbles we blow and it spins the windmills we watch. watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mTLO2F_ERY for a laugh. BE CREATIVE HAVE FUN.
31. The Lake
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 21st September, 2014 GMT
Winner: Into The Lake
take a picture of life at the lake. This is to be in the style of a photo journalistic look at life at the lake. no staged shots for this one try to tell a story with one photo about your time at a lake. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
30. Hats
Entries: 74
Winners announced: 14th September, 2014 GMT
Winner: Hats
Hats. hats can represent different cultures, covey different moods, or express different situations. A toque for the ski hill, a sun hat for the beach, a ball cap in the U.S.A. or a fedora in Spain. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
29. Concert
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 7th September, 2014 GMT
Winner: Beyonce
Take a photo during a concert, capture the energy and mood of the concert anything from rock and roll to classical orchestras, to a school recital. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 31st August, 2014 GMT
Winner: Lloyds of London
changing the angle we shoot at can offer a more dramatic shot. In this challenge either shoot the subject from a higher point than the subject (looking down on the subject), or from a lower point (looking up at the subject). BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Entries: 5
Winners announced: 24th August, 2014 GMT
Winner: Lights, Action
show off your best meteor shower pictures. perseids peak for north america August 12 but it can be from any shower, any year. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Entries: 4
Winners announced: 17th August, 2014 GMT
Winner: I Can Fly
Capture an Action Sport (climbing, surfing, skiing, NASCAR, Motocross, ect...) using off camera flash to freeze the moment. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN
Entries: 35
Winners announced: 10th August, 2014 GMT
Winner: .
take pictures of a water fight. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
24. camping
Entries: 43
Winners announced: 3rd August, 2014 GMT
Winner: Arctic Lights
show off how you camp. do you spend the night in a RV, a tent, or under the stars? do you toast up some smores or catch some fish for dinner? BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Entries: 27
Winners announced: 27th July, 2014 GMT
Winner: IMGP7113
lets see those proud photos of your graduate, whether it be from kindergarten, high school, college or university. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Entries: 35
Winners announced: 20th July, 2014 GMT
Winner: Independence Day Fireworks
In honor of Canada Day coming up for us Canadians, show your national pride by photos of your national holiday. independence day, Canada day, Australia day, or any nationality, show your colors. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
21. sunflare
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 13th July, 2014 GMT
Winner: Lofall_Sunset-4
take a photo with sunflare. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
20. birthday
Entries: 34
Winners announced: 6th July, 2014 GMT
Winner: I love candles
Take a photo with a birthday theme can be anything from event/party pictures, objects like the cake or a birthday balloon, but it should represent the theme. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Entries: 54
Winners announced: 29th June, 2014 GMT
Winner: Wedding Bands
take a picture of the ring, the cake, or anything else at the wedding that showcases the event. no people this time. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Entries: 57
Winners announced: 22nd June, 2014 GMT
Winner: Cold-n-Wet Wedding Day
showcase an image of the bridal party getting ready, during the ceremony, at the reception or at a photoshoot. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
17. signage
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 15th June, 2014 GMT
Winner: Signage Overload
pictures of signs. can be road signs, signage on buildings or any other signage you can find and capture . BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
16. Dirt
Entries: 43
Winners announced: 8th June, 2014 GMT
Winner: Eating dirt
go on get dirty. have a mud fight, take a picture of your car after a day on the back-roads, show off the dirty cowboy boots. it is time for some spring cleaning in the northern hemisphere but before you get clean show the dirt off. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Entries: 29
Winners announced: 1st June, 2014 GMT
Winner: Don't Worry, Be Happy
send a message through the photo, baby announcement, engagement save the date, happy birthday, or happy graduation just to name a few. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Entries: 11
Winners announced: 25th May, 2014 GMT
Winner: True Manliness
Some images only work well with women and some only with men. Take an image that works well with one sex but not so much with the other and create a fun image. i.e. a pillow fight, pin up on the hood of a car, woman smoking a cigar. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Entries: 51
Winners announced: 18th May, 2014 GMT
Winner: Fallen Leaves Back On Tree
create an image that shows people, animals, or objects with a part of the subject cropped off or unseen. that cropped part of the image or unseen part should be reflected in water, ice, a mirror, ect... (see example). BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
12. pastels
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 11th May, 2014 GMT
Winner: Rose
Create an image with a pastel pallet in honor of Easter time. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
11. props
Entries: 36
Winners announced: 4th May, 2014 GMT
Winner: TV
Take a photography of a person using a prop in the photo. the prop should enhance the photo but not be the subject. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
10. Memories
Entries: 8
Winners announced: 27th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: The child is the father of the man
Recreate an old photograph and put them side by side. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
9. Spoof
Entries: 18
Winners announced: 20th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: marilyn tribute
Recreate an iconic image, from the front page of time magazine to a famous scene from a movie, or an album cover. Happy April fools. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 13th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: Speed
convey the energy of an object by providing blur to the motion. it may be achieved by panning with the object in motion (freezing the object blurring the background), slowing down the shutter adding blur to the object in motion, or zooming. if you have other techniques to create motion blur please share in the techniques section when submitting so we can all learn. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Entries: 33
Winners announced: 6th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: The Woodsman
create an image that show an action in sequence by shooting a series of images in where the subject is captured in successive motion. eg. as a snowboarder takes a jump capturing 5-6 images of him/her in different stages of the jump and combine into one image. see examples below. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Entries: 27
Winners announced: 30th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: Bus Tilt
a technique often used to create a miniature effect. It can be done with a tilt shift lens, or in pp (also some cameras have this in their effects wheel). BE CREATIVE HAVE FUN.
Entries: 36
Winners announced: 23rd March, 2014 GMT
Winner: Drop
get destructive, capture a high speed moment with a high shutter speed and flash. burst a water balloon, break a glass, freeze the rippling of flesh as a boxer takes a punch.The capture should be something that cannot be appreciated with the naked eye because it occurs to quickly. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Entries: 52
Winners announced: 16th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: Mellifont Steel Wool
use light to draw and create. using a flashlight or a glowstick (or another source of light) capture a long exposure image and paint a picture with that light source (can be abstract, a picture, or words). BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Entries: 51
Winners announced: 9th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: Naughty Shadows
Inspired by Hans Reich's The Laughing Camera, interact with the world around you to create a funny scene, a statue looking at you or an object, a playful juxtaposition, ect... BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN. "Life is grave, art is humerous" - Uncle Otto
Entries: 98
Winners announced: 2nd March, 2014 GMT
Winner: soft on the edges
Take a picture of someone special (yes this can be a pet as well), with a nice Bokeh (the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light) featured in the photo. you may choose to create bokeh naturally or add a shape as seen in the example. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Entries: 29
Winners announced: 23rd February, 2014 GMT
Winner: Kissing the moon
Have you ever held the sun in your hands, stood on your friends fingertip, climbed a building batman style? Try your hand using forced perspective to create a compelling or fun photograph. You can google Forced Perspective for ideas of what to shoot. No photoshoping (PP) of the effect. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.