Old School

Challenge series hosted by streetphoto. Challenges start on Thursdays.
This series will feature challenges based on old school learning techniques, such as using specific focal lengths, looking for contrast (both black and white as well as color), using shadows or silhouettes, and shooting specific scene features. I hope everyone will enjoy this challenge series. I look forward to seeing everyone's photos.
Finished (7 challenges)
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 3rd April, 2014 GMT
Winner: San Francisco Escalator
Big noses, big foreground, big, well, big whatever! let's see your wide angle shots. We're talking wide! 24mm or wider in full frame equivalent terms. Let's try to use the wide angle lens in all its glory, whether it is to exaggerate perspective, or as a close-up lens with big foreground, or create great distortion. Let's get WAY WIDE!
Entries: 42
Winners announced: 27th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: The Bulb
Let's go long! Isolate that subject... get tight, get big! This challenge is open to photos taken with a short telephoto lens. This means focal lengths between 75-135mm in full frame equivalent. Let's see that perspective compression and razor thin DOF... go TOTALLY TELE.... just don't get carpel tunnel holding those big lenses.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 20th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: :)
I always feel silhouettes have a secret to hide. What are they looking at? What are they thinking? Are they smiling? Crying? Frowning? Happy? Sad? Who the heck really knows? I think that's part of the power of silhouettes... they introduce mystery into the frame. Let's see your shots with no-name faces... shhhhh... go get some secret silhouettes.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 13th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: Zebras repetition
Repetition is an essential compositional tool that is fun to use, and adds strength to any shot, whether it is used as leading lines, to emphasize a subject, as a poetic refrain, or just cuz you darn well felt like it. Let's see your repetition shots... if one is good, more is better!
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 6th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: Golden Wheat
Color photography that utilizes colors of the same family throughout the shot. NOT Black and White photography. I.e. Blue car shot against a blue wall, or Orange house against an orange sunset sky are ok, as long as your subject is in the same color family as the background. Please do NOT use photoshop to replace colors. Let's all go for monochrome madness!
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 27th February, 2014 GMT
Winner: IMG_2020
Shots using strong color contrast, complementary colors are best. Red/Green, Blue/Orange are just some ideas. Let's see some creative craziness. One of my favorite photographers that use this technique is Harald Mante. Please see his work for some ideas.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 20th February, 2014 GMT
Winner: 8021606953_9f6be7ab9d_k
Photos taken with a 50mm lens in full frame equivalent. For example, a 50mm lens on full frame, 35mm lens on APS-C, 25mm on micro 43, etc are all fine. Although I would prefer that you use a prime lens, zooms set to a 50mm equivalent focal length are ok as well. Many outstanding photographers have shot with a 50mm lens. The best ones use the 50mm as either a short telephoto, or a long...