**** Challenge 110 - Straight Photography****

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**** Challenge 110 - Straight Photography****
Oct 10, 2010

Many thanks to Paul (I Beam) for hosting of the previous challenge and for giving me the opportunity to host this one.

The previous challenge may be found here:


Links to Challenges 1 to 103 can be found here (in the first four posts):

The topic for this challenge is: STRAIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY.

Straight photography is among the hardest types of photography. In principle, it is when you pick up your camera and shoot at what happens to be in front of you. In brief, I would like to see photographs of the world around you people. This might, or not, include people, objects, interiors, details (macro) or landscapes. The subject can basically be anything, but to be a "winner" the photo must transmit a sense of simplicity, of familiarity, of belonging. In a way it is easier to say what straight photography is NOT: it is not tourism or travel photography, it is far from "wedding" or special event photography (including 'my son football match', but it could be 'my son everyday school'), and it is definetely not studio photography.

There is no reason here to give limits to PP, but mind you, keep it "straight", to suit the Challenge.

Here some inspiring reflections by Oleg Novikov:


Here some (bad) examples:

(taken with a Nikon F80 and 28-80mm/3.5-5.6)


• This challenge ends Wednesday 20th October 2010 at 23:59 GMT.

• Reply to the FIRST (ORIGINAL) post if you are submitting an entry and RENAME THE SUBJECT TO INDICATE THE TITLE OF YOUR ENTRY.

• Please embed your image in the thread. Try to resize your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (800 pixels on the longest side works best.)

• If you want someone to leave you a piece of constructive criticism, put a (CC) next to the title of your image [e.g. Sunset with Penguin (CC)].

• Sharing EXIF data is always welcome (embedded, linked, or summarized in your post) as it enables others to see how your image was exposed.

• You post ONE image (if you post more than one image, the first will be your entry in the challenge).

• The host chooses a winner after closing.

• The decision of the judge (the Host) is final.

• The judge (the Host) is not eligible.

• The winner then chooses the next topic, runs the challenge, judges the winner, and passes on the baton to that person.

• If the winner fails to post a new challenge within 72 hours of being declared the winner then the runner-up should post the new challenge within a further 24 hours.


Have fun and good luck to all!



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