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Challenge series hosted by ShKen. Challenges start on Fridays.
Have an itch for a new DSLR? Craving for a new lens? Dreaming about a latest cell phone? Do you suffer from GAS (gear acquisition syndrome)? Well you came to the right place, here you can share photos taken with your last gadgets. Just tell us what you hoped to gain. Note, this is a technology oriented challenges so please provide all technical details: Camera, lens, EXIF … Don't solicit for a specific brand, just the effect you were looking for and means to get it.
Announced (1 challenge)
Submissions start day: 6th February, 2015 GMT
Share with us photos of the above were the main subject(s) in the scene are the player(s). Focusing on the players should require in most case a zoom lens, so focal length used to capture the photo should be 150 mm (equivalent to FF sensor) or higher.
Open for submissions (1 challenge)
Entries: 33
Voting starts: 6th February, 2015 GMT
Thus us a fun one I hiope, share with us photos of Neon Signs. Times square garden great, Hong kong awsome, your home town center even better, just stun us with dazzling colorful lights.
Open for voting (1 challenge)
Entries: 50
Votes: 263
Winners announced: 6th February, 2015 GMT
Share with us photos of pairs in nature
Finished (32 challenges)
32. Elevators
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 30th January, 2015 GMT
Winner: Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
Share with us photos of elevators, find a way to show the beauty of these functional objects
Entries: 74
Winners announced: 23rd January, 2015 GMT
Winner: Perfect Timing
The decisive moment refers to capturing an event that is ephemeral and spontaneous, where the image represents the essence of the event itself. So... share with us great photos showing a decisive moment.**** I'd like to revisit this subject and go back to the classics – decisive moments captured in the STREET. NOT in the nature or in your backyard. This challenge is for street photographers....
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 16th January, 2015 GMT
Winner: After the Rain
Share photos showing reflection of object from puddles. Object shouldn't appear in the image just the reflection. Water shouldn't cover the entire image. Please check sample entry.
Entries: 18
Winners announced: 9th January, 2015 GMT
Winner: Igor's winning ball
Petanque is a sport often played in streets of the city center. Photographers have the opportunity to get very close to their subjects, I see it as a combination of street and sport photography. So, share with us photos depicting the unique spirit of Petanque. Check google for some examples.
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 2nd January, 2015 GMT
Winner: Electric pole Volcano and Northern lights
They are almost everywhere, blocking our sky line can you find some esthetics in utility poles? If so share it with us. Photo must be in black and white.
Entries: 27
Winners announced: 26th December, 2014 GMT
Winner: The joy of shopping with your wife
We just recovered from black Friday shopping madness and Christmas shopping are around the corner. Share with us photos depicting shopping madness.
26. Gaudi
Entries: 44
Winners announced: 19th December, 2014 GMT
Winner: Sagrada Familia
Show us some picture of the work of the great artist Antoni Gaudí
Entries: 102
Winners announced: 12th December, 2014 GMT
Winner: Plaza Mayor
Share with us photos were most of the scene is illuminated with a monochromatic light. Check sample entry.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 5th December, 2014 GMT
Share with us great panoramic photos taken during day time
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 28th November, 2014 GMT
Winner: The Little Boats
Show us how water and light can mix, check sample entries.
Entries: 54
Winners announced: 21st November, 2014 GMT
Winner: Pumpkins - Clumber Park Nottingham
It is Halloween time, share with is your best pumpkin photos
Entries: 109
Winners announced: 14th November, 2014 GMT
Winner: Alesund, Norway
Share photos showing reflection of object from water. Water shouldn't be still. Object shouldn't appear in the image just the reflection. Please check sample entry
Entries: 37
Winners announced: 7th November, 2014 GMT
Winner: Laury
Share with us photos taken during a concert emphasizing the stage lights. See sample entry
Entries: 48
Winners announced: 31st October, 2014 GMT
Winner: Paper Flowers
Share with us photos take with cameras that were announced after Oct. 1st 2013. Subject is open
Entries: 109
Winners announced: 24th October, 2014 GMT
Winner: little kid and her dog
Show us picture you took with a digital camera which announced before 2005. Subject is open
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 17th October, 2014 GMT
Winner: When I grow up ...
Share with us a photo depicting two (or more) contradicting elements in a single photo. Check sample entry. ***** Must say what are the contradictions ****
Entries: 42
Winners announced: 10th October, 2014 GMT
Winner: The Net
There is an ongoing debate about how many pixels do we really need. In this challenge I'd like to show that the more the better. Share with us photos that are dull in their original composition but by cropping a small portion of the photo the end result is interesting yet quality is good enough. Check sample image.
Entries: 8
Winners announced: 3rd October, 2014 GMT
Winner: I will wait for you in the fields of anemones
Very simple: share with us a picture of a field of red anemone coronaria.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 26th September, 2014 GMT
Winner: Stear wrestling
The decisive moment refers to capturing an event that is ephemeral and spontaneous, where the image represents the essence of the event itself. So... share with us great photos showing a decisive moment, I'll review the photos carefully, so you may add few words explaining why you think this is a decisive moment. Check the web for some great examples:...
13. Panning
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 19th September, 2014 GMT
Winner: _cableway-flight_
Very simple, shre with us great panning picture. Check for technical information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panning_(camera) Or better: http://digital-photography-school.com/the-art-of-panning/ The main object should be moving and the camera should follow its movement to capture it sharply while the background is blurred.
Entries: 78
Winners announced: 12th September, 2014 GMT
Winner: Sunset over the Lake
Share with us photos taken with a filter or polarizer. Any filter or polarizer will do as long as it is actually a physical one that was mounted on the lens. UV filter can be used provided that other type of filter or polarizer was used also. For sample photos check: http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/camera-lens-filters.htm
Entries: 42
Winners announced: 5th September, 2014 GMT
Winner: Close to the Edge
This challenge is about us photographers. Share with us photos depicting photographer's dedication to capture an exciting moment.
Entries: 79
Winners announced: 29th August, 2014 GMT
Winner: Bursting Baloon
Share with us photos of a fast moving object. Any object will do: splashes of water flying dust particles, lightning flame ... Just make sure shutter speed is 1/1000 or faster. Sample photos were taken using a tripod, natural lightning in my porch. This challenge is a tribute to chirptees, the winner of "Colour on Black- (Full Colours Only + Border)" with his great photo: Splash
Entries: 64
Winners announced: 22nd August, 2014 GMT
Winner: WRC World Rally Championship
Share with us photos of extreme sport of any kind. Must provide all technical detail. Don't have an example check the following links: http://www.extremesportsphoto.com/ http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/ http://www.exposureguide.com/extreme-sports-photography-tips.htm
Entries: 25
Winners announced: 15th August, 2014 GMT
Winner: Hyatt Regency Duesseldorf
We love taking photos of large buildings and monuments, but… Often the object is skewed, unless you have a drone you must PP the image to fully appreciate its beauty. Share with us a photo showing a monument, of any kind, before and after alignment. Be creative, have fun.
Entries: 12
Winners announced: 8th August, 2014 GMT
Winner: Laser Pointer
Very simple, take a photo laser beam. Add smoke or dust to get the drama.
Entries: 18
Winners announced: 1st August, 2014 GMT
Winner: Dropped
Love new gadgets? Cameras, lenses, cell phone tablets …? You love them! Share with us your latest unboxing experience.
Entries: 63
Winners announced: 25th July, 2014 GMT
Winner: Marine Fitzgerald Reserve, California
Love HDR? Great! Show us some of your creations with combunation of at least 5 pictures.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 18th July, 2014 GMT
Winner: Crowned Crane in Flight
Got a professional DSLR or SLR? Show us what it can (or could) do. Extra long exposure, low light photography, image quality, everything goes ...
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 11th July, 2014 GMT
Winner: antique clocks
Share with us your first sepia photo. Tell us what made you take a photo in a modern camera and PP to look old.
Entries: 66
Winners announced: 4th July, 2014 GMT
Winner: Sydney Opera House by moonlight
Finally got your FIRST DSLR or mirrorless This is the place to share some results you got with your new camera (any brand), just tell us what you looked for and what you actually gained.
Entries: 90
Winners announced: 27th June, 2014 GMT
Winner: Fiddler
Finally got your new ultra-wide lens? Big zoom lens? Large aperture? This is the place to share some results you got with your new lens (any kind or brand), just tell us what you looked for and what you actually gained.