The Medium of Photography
Challenge has finished
Photographers usually attempt to produce images that are representations of subjects out in the real world. This kind of representation is not unique, for skilled artists can make pleasing representations using the media of painting, drawing, mosaics, and others. But the photographic medium offers specific possibilities and problems not found in the older art forms. For this challenge, produce images that take advantage of the specific properties of cameras: for example, shallow depth of field, motion blur, wide-angle distortion, or perspective control. Perhaps you have specialty soft-focus, star-filters, diffraction grating, or split-tone filters. Perhaps extreme digital noise is more to your liking, or freezing motion using strobes. Experiment with over or underexposure. If you have a Lensbaby, pinhole, infrared, or a Holga camera, use it!
Show full rules
Tuesday, 22nd March, 2011 (GMT)
Tuesday, 29th March, 2011 – Monday, 4th April, 2011 (GMT)
Tuesday, 5th April, 2011 – Monday, 11th April, 2011 (GMT)
Capture date rules:
Maximum number of entries per user:
Maximum number of entries in challenge:
A tiny fungi forest. Rotated/cropped, saturation and contrast enhanced a bit.
|Submitted:||Wednesday, 30th March, 2011 20:41 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Tuesday, 8th March, 2011|
|Focal length:||35 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/400 sec|
p previous n next c challenge f full size r retract vote # vote
|_MG_5100 by tim and jan|
from Welcome to the Saloon!
|The Grimm 11 year old by Ryan Gardner|
from Trick or Treat
|Heron with fish by APenza|
from A Big Year - birds
Most popular cameras
Beginner's GuidesGetting StartedIn-depth testingLatest Camera ReviewsBeyond the studio testsFeature Articles and Videossee how we seeSample GalleriesChoose the best camera for you2017 Product Roundupsreal world performanceField Test VideosThrowback ThursdayClassic Cameras from Days PastWhat's that Noise?Shedding some light on the sources of noise