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: 31st August, 2014 GMT
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.
Open for submissions (1 challenge)
Voting starts: 31st August, 2014 GMT
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.
Open for voting (1 challenge)
Winners announced: 31st August, 2014 GMT
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.
Finished (27 challenges)
27. meteor shower
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.
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
25. water fight
Winners announced: 10th August, 2014 GMT
take pictures of a water fight. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
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.
Winners announced: 27th July, 2014 GMT
lets see those proud photos of your graduate, whether it be from kindergarten, high school, college or university. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
22. national holiday
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.
Winners announced: 13th July, 2014 GMT
take a photo with sunflare. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
15. send a message
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.
14. role reversal
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.
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.
Winners announced: 11th May, 2014 GMT
Create an image with a pastel pallet in honor of Easter time. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Winners announced: 4th May, 2014 GMT
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.
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.
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.
8. Motion blur
Winners announced: 13th April, 2014 GMT
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.
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.
6. Tilt Shift
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.
Winners announced: 23rd March, 2014 GMT
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.
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.
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
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.
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.