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Challenge series hosted by ForrestGump. Challenges start on Mondays.
Challenges in this series regards all those pics containing no PP except for minor cropping or straightening. Obviously, no HDR or focus stacking allowed. Subjects can be different, varying from challenge to challenge, but in any case, very limited PP.
Finished (23 challenges)
Entries: 8
Winners announced: 31st August, 2015 GMT
Winner: Dean Mumm
Rugby is a very interesting sport if you're behind a camera, and Rugby World Cup is indeed approaching. So try to submit the best shot you took at a rugby match. Both action shot and player portrait are allowed, but in this case it must be clear the portrait was unposed and taken during a match. Entry only B&W shots.
Entries: 24
Winners announced: 24th August, 2015 GMT
Winner: Bangkok Rugby 7s, 2013
Rugby is a very interesting sport if you're behind a camera, and Rugby World Cup is indeed approaching. So try to submit the best shot you took at a rugby match. Please submit only action shot: I know rugby player portraits can be great but this is not the right place. So-called "set piece" (scrum, penalties, touche) are allowed, even if they're considered "static" Present only full color...
Entries: 6
Winners announced: 17th August, 2015 GMT
Winner: bottling day
Well, beer is one of the few things in life I can't say "No". I myself am a homebrewer who can boast some positive feedbacks. This week challenge regards shots concerning homebrewing or very small breweries. Shot must be submitted in full color, human can be present or not. Remember "homebrewing" is not "beer": shots must underline brewing process, not the final product. Therefore, shots of...
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 10th August, 2015 GMT
Winner: Mystery road
Submit a full color landscape where there's (also) one single road. With "road", I mean a place where a car can run. So, it can be unpaved but it must be wide enough and not too steep Humans and other human artifact are forbidden.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 3rd August, 2015 GMT
Winner: What the Mouse Saw
I've been recently shooting a pet...why they never stand still? I couldn't imagine it was so challenging, so let me see what you could do. A full color picture of a dog or a cat is required, with the whole (or nearly whole) pet within the frame. No human are allowed
Entries: 54
Winners announced: 27th July, 2015 GMT
Winner: At The Met
Wherever I go, I never miss to take a shot of public fountains. The combo of stone, metal and water always attracts my attention. Sometimes, as the evening approaches, they're lit with colorful lamps adding more and more interest. So, try to submit a night time shot of a fountain. Shot is requested in full colors, and the fountain must be working. Colorful lights, water and some (if not all)...
Entries: 25
Winners announced: 20th July, 2015 GMT
Winner: Stilll Going Strong
My nickname comes from my passion for marathon and ultramarathon. They're very intense moments, and emotional intensity is often reflected in runners face. Try to catch it, and submit it in color or B&W, as you prefer. The subject must be portrayed while running, allowed portrait formats range from headshot to waist-up. Sample image provides an example of the widest crop allowed. As usual, PP...
16. Tools
Entries: 56
Winners announced: 13th July, 2015 GMT
Winner: Calipers
Where I live, in NorthEast of Italy, work is very often seen (unfortunately) nearly like a religion, especially if you're older than 40. No surprise that working tools are considered rather holy than useful, they are loved instead of maintained...and this inspired me this challenge. Take a picture of one or more working tools, they must be as clean and in good shape as you can. Tools can be...
Entries: 12
Winners announced: 6th July, 2015 GMT
Winner: Lucky strike
When I was at school, 30 years ago, our art teacher used to give us three objects to compone them and portray in a possibly artistic way. He wasted a lot of time on me, but I always got bad marks. Just once I achieved a good mark, the composition involved a fruit, a couple of dice and a hammer. Try to do the same: a still life shot involving a fruit (it can be a banana, an apple, an...
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 29th June, 2015 GMT
Winner: Storm over Atitlan
Let's submit a landscape you took under the rain, while it was snowing, or in a foggy day. Usually these situations provide flat and poor light, which isn't always easy to use for a decent picture. Pay attention: landscapes after a bad weather event - i.e.: snow covered land under a bright sun or wet grassland after the rain has stopped - aren't allowed.
Entries: 7
Winners announced: 22nd June, 2015 GMT
Winner: Garbo
This is a portrait challenge. Shoot a portrait of a person, born in 1980 or later, who remind a famous actor/actress or singer in his/her younger days. Intended actor/actress may be still living or not, but he/she must be born in 1955 or earlier. Entitle the picture with the name of the actor/actress and, if you have in mind a particular film he/she played, explain it in the note. Both color...
Entries: 22
Winners announced: 15th June, 2015 GMT
Winner: no winner
Quite a tough challenge...Shoot a still life shot matching the challenge theme, convert it to B&W and submit it. Still life here means a composition of objects, fruit and vegetables. No animals neither part of them, no human.
Entries: 53
Winners announced: 8th June, 2015 GMT
Winner: Good Day Sunshine
For this challenge subject is free, but the title of any entry, which must fit the picture itself, must be the title of a Beatles or Rolling Stones song. Song must have been written no later than 1970. Try to be original and avoid tons of women portraits called Michelle or Angie unless they really fit the song. As usual, avoid PP
Entries: 83
Winners announced: 1st June, 2015 GMT
Winner: Sunlit Stoup
Submit a picture you took inside a church. Frame whatever you want to convey something peculiar: silence, greatness, eternity... in any case try to exclude humans (see additional rules). Please respect church rules: don't take photo or use flash if it's forbidden!!! If you use a high ISO speed don't PP to reduce noise.
Entries: 55
Winners announced: 25th May, 2015 GMT
Winner: winter people hill sliding
Let us see a shot of one (or more) person dealing with winter. A clerk running under the rain, children playing snowball, eyes lurking between scarf and cap...use your creativity! Shot must be taken outdoor and presented in B&W. I don't want to set a precise ratio between human dimensions and environment, but it must be clear there's a human and that it's wintertime.
Entries: 55
Winners announced: 18th May, 2015 GMT
Winner: A Rose
Every photographer has a favourite lens. Reasons are as many as the stars in the sky: technical, emotional...whatever you want. Sometimes (it's my case) our favourite lens isn't the most used but, in this case, take it out from its bag, mount it, and shoot something that lens is born to shoot. Don't forget to write a couple of lines to explain why you are in love with that lens
Entries: 32
Winners announced: 11th May, 2015 GMT
Winner: Bread and breakfast
Breakfast is the first meal of the day. People show different attitude to it, ranging from a one-minute coffee to a full meal. Try to submit a picture dealing with it. Obviously, a breakfast is OK, but also ingredients (a box of teabags, or a dish full of biscuits) or tools to prepare it (coffee machine or cup set, for example) are OK. Humans are allowed if they're related with breakfast, i.e....
Entries: 46
Winners announced: 4th May, 2015 GMT
Winner: E' la Belle Epoque
VIttorio Matteo Corcos was an Italian painter (1859 - 1933) who dedicated himself to portrait. He also had some experience with former cameras, in his late days. His portraits ranged from "headshot" to "environmental portrait", but all of them are recognizable - as he himself told - for his obsession for eyes and small details. Her women are usually young, innocent without looking naive,...
Entries: 59
Winners announced: 27th April, 2015 GMT
Winner: alireza
Submit a macro picture of one single flower. Picture with more than one flower or, on the opposite, just part of it, will be disqualified. If you haven't a macro lens, choose your best lens and try to go as close to your flower as you can. Please add the name of the flower and its real dimensions in the note.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 20th April, 2015 GMT
Winner: Lost in snow
Submit your own idea of minimal landscape. It can be minimal in color, in lines, or even in both of them. It can be a desert as well as a grass field or snow covered trees.
3. Shoes
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 13th April, 2015 GMT
Winner: no winner
Shoes accompany us most of the day. They really can drive women crazy. They are admired, hated, desired...they can even be a status - symbol! So, try to catch a good picture of them and submit it!
Entries: 44
Winners announced: 6th April, 2015 GMT
Winner: Dirty at Work
Show us the portrait of someone who's dirty. Your daughter playing with pencils, a miner just after work, a rugby player after a match in the mud, whatever your creativity suggests.
Entries: 54
Winners announced: 30th March, 2015 GMT
Winner: Red Leaf
Show us a daylight picture taken with a 50mm equivalent focal lenght. Choose any subject you want, but please add a couple of lines to explain why this focal lenght works in your image.