Food

Challenge series hosted by T bird. Challenges start on Sundays.
All about Food
Finished (81 challenges)
Entries: 0
Winners announced: 29th July, 2018 GMT
Winner: no winner
Submit one or two photos of anything inflatable. This could be a ballon, a kayak, a hot tub (I have one), or a bouncy castle, almost anything is available these days as an inflatable.
Entries: 56
Winners announced: 22nd July, 2018 GMT
Winner: Nightgown
Please submit 1 or 2 two photos that represent one or more of either cotton, linen, wool, silk, leather, or rubber.
79. Plastic
Entries: 48
Winners announced: 15th July, 2018 GMT
Winner: Plastic
Please submit one or two photos that either feature or represent the word plastic.
78. Stone
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 8th July, 2018 GMT
Winner: Nature's Window
Please submit anything made of stone or just plain stones or rocks.
77. Wood
Entries: 98
Winners announced: 1st July, 2018 GMT
Winner: Trestle bridge
Please submit one or two photos where wood is featured.
76. Metal
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 24th June, 2018 GMT
Winner: HOT METAL COLORING
Please submit one or two photos that feature any type of metal from Lithium to Livermorium.
75. Hair
Entries: 61
Winners announced: 17th June, 2018 GMT
Winner: Hair (1 of 1)
Please submit 1 or 2 photos that represent the word hair. The photo can be of a human or any other animal.
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 10th June, 2018 GMT
Winner: IMG_2555-1
For some people retirement can mean loneliness, or emptiness and for others, pure joy. Please submit 1 or 2 photos that represent retirement to you.
Entries: 98
Winners announced: 3rd June, 2018 GMT
Winner: Chlorophyll and light
Where would we be without chlorophyll? Please submit 1 or 2 photos that in some way is representative of the word chlorophyll. So...there should be some green in your photo.
Entries: 51
Winners announced: 27th May, 2018 GMT
Winner: Food Trip
In this challenge please submit any 1 or 2 photos that are in someway related to food even if only in an abstract way.
Entries: 31
Winners announced: 20th May, 2018 GMT
Winner: fresh bread
Please submit one or two intriguing food shots that features pasta, grains, rice noodles, bread, or cheese and have fun!
70. Drinks
Entries: 59
Winners announced: 13th May, 2018 GMT
Winner: Leffe Beer
Any liquid intended for human consumption. A few examples to choose from - cocktails, juice, beer, wine, kool aid, water, tea, coffee, lemon aid, milk, pop, kombucha, lassi, kefir, cider, kvass, mate, kava, gatorade...
Entries: 55
Winners announced: 6th May, 2018 GMT
Winner: Fruits
Please submit 1 or 2 shots of either fruit, berries, nuts, or seeds intended to be eaten by humans. So many things to choose from, maybe some you haven't thought of like like coffee beans or olives (both drupes). Or the more common pears, apples, strawberries, walnuts, sun flower seeds, bananas, mangos, the list is endless.
Entries: 44
Winners announced: 29th April, 2018 GMT
Winner: Fourteen year old Chase delivers another delicious wild pheasant dinner to me
Before making a meal we must somehow procure the food. You might be a hunter, fisherman (or woman), forager, gardener, or simply purchase food at the market for your creation. Please submit one or two photos of food procurement. Purchasing ready to eat food at a restaurant or anywhere else is not the intent of this challenge and will be disqualified.
Entries: 73
Winners announced: 22nd April, 2018 GMT
Winner: Green peas
Please submit 1 or 2 shots of either vegetables or edible mushrooms. Have fun and bring out your inner Edward Weston.
66. Meat
Entries: 63
Winners announced: 15th April, 2018 GMT
Winner: Chorizo
For better or worse most people eat meat at least occasionally. Please submit one or two photos of meat intended for consumption either cooked or raw. This could be from the common animals like chickens, cows, pigs, sheep, turkey, or goats. It could also be from something less common like rabbits, squirrels, horses, bears, snakes, or even meat grown in the lab. Fish are not allowed and will...
Entries: 42
Winners announced: 8th April, 2018 GMT
Winner: Strawberry surprise
Please submit 1 or 2 captivating shots of a desert or candy.
64. Eggs
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 1st April, 2018 GMT
Winner: Eggs
Eggs are a versatile food and very photogenic. Please submit 1 or two egg related photos and have fun!
Entries: 17
Winners announced: 25th March, 2018 GMT
Winner: anti-8x10-72
Tapas, antipasta, mezes, and salads set the mood for the meal or can be the meal themselves. Please submit a delicious shot of one of these and have fun!
Entries: 36
Winners announced: 18th March, 2018 GMT
Winner: Tomatillos and Red Jalepeno Peppers
Properly used spices, herbs, sauces, and condiments can change food from good to sublime. Submit a photo that prominently features herbs, spices, sauces, or condiments. If these are not obvious please describe in the description or details.
Entries: 15
Winners announced: 11th March, 2018 GMT
Winner: Street Food
Action adds an element of interest so let's see your action food photography. This could mean, pouring, stirring, splashing, drizzle, muddle, mixing, grinding, rolling, kneading, basting, piping, cutting, lifting, biting, it could also mean steaming, flaming, boiling, simmering, smoking or cooking food. Have fun!
Entries: 12
Winners announced: 4th March, 2018 GMT
Winner: classic burger
We owe much to John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich who invented the now ubiquitous food. Please submit a tasty shot of a sandwich. So many examples from the classic perfect burger, the po boy, grilled cheese, dagwood, pastrami, cheese steak, meatball, soft-shell crab, egg salad, tuna, meatloaf, fish, cuban, blt, chicken, open face, submarines, grinders, etc.
59. Flat Food
Entries: 20
Winners announced: 25th February, 2018 GMT
Winner: Pizza
Please submit a photo that includes flat food. Every culture has something, tortillas, nan, pancakes, waffles, blinis, injera, crackers, pizza, etc. Make it tasty.
58. Soup
Entries: 18
Winners announced: 18th February, 2018 GMT
Winner: Soup
Soup can be difficult to photograph. Please submit a soup photo be it chili, clam chowder, borscht, tomato, french onion, slit pea, minestrone, hot and sour, any you like, or even a soup abstract.
Entries: 0
Winners announced: 12th March, 2017 GMT
Winner: no winner
This Challenge has been Suspended.
Entries: 32
Winners announced: 5th March, 2017 GMT
Winner: Arthur's Pass, New Zealand
Please submit a nature photo taken in the SOUTHERN hemisphere, yes the top half of the earth as it is defined here in Uruguay. You MUST include the location or at least the country where it was taken. Bird photos are not allowed as there are currently wonderful existing bird challenges. Host is the sole arbitrator determining if submissions meet the intent of the challenge. No photos that...
Entries: 48
Winners announced: 26th February, 2017 GMT
Winner: 100m OVRO Antenna-5721
Please submit a photo in honor of Science. This can be astrophotography, chemistry, physics, geology, biology, or engineering related as a few examples. Abstract representations and macro photography are also welcome. If your image is too abstract you might want to describe your vision, otherwise I might disqualify it. No photos that have finished in the top three of any previous challenge...
54. Wall
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 19th February, 2017 GMT
Winner: "Hole in the Wall"
Please submit a photo of your representation of a wall. This can be a famous wall like the great wall of China, or an infamous wall like the Berlin wall. Abstract walls are welcome, like a wall of silence or wall of sound. It can be a wall in the news like the wailing wall or the wall across Mexico or even Canada. As long as it meets dpreview rules I won't disqualify anything this time. If...
Entries: 74
Winners announced: 12th February, 2017 GMT
Winner: Abandoned Tractor
Please submit a photo with lots of Rust (Iron oxide). This can be of a car, boat, old can or whatever you like. The photo can include people if you like. Host is the sole arbitrator determining if submissions meet the intent of the challenge. No photos that have finished in the top three of any previous challenge are allowed. Please try and keep maximum dimensions to 1600 pixels and please vote.
Entries: 65
Winners announced: 5th February, 2017 GMT
Winner: Robin
Anything you like as long as the main subject would fit inside a breadbox, but please no images that previously finished in the top three of a challenge. Also, please try and keep image size to 1600 in the maximum dimension and please vote.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 29th January, 2017 GMT
Winner: The Dozer
Please submit a photo of a bulldozer, road grader, steam roller, back hoe, dump truck, skid loader, crane, earth mover, cement mixer, or similar heavy construction equipment that can be driven. The photo can include people if you like. Host is the sole arbitrator determining if submissions meet the intent of the challenge. No photos that have finished in the top three of any previous challenge...
Entries: 27
Winners announced: 22nd January, 2017 GMT
Winner: INFERNO
Power tools are a wonderful thing. Please submit a photo of a drill, grinder, jack hammer, table saw, router, nail gun, planner, welder, saws all, cutting torch, rivet gun, pneumatic tool, or similar powered tool. The tool should not be a large riding tool like a bulldozer (maybe a later challenge). The photo can include people if you like. Host is the sole arbitrator determining if...
Entries: 59
Winners announced: 15th January, 2017 GMT
Winner: American white pelicans in the marsh
The swamp is a wonderful place. Please submit a photo of a swamp, marsh, bog, or slough. The photo may be a landscape of said feature, a plant or plants, or wildlife within the swamp. Host is the sole arbitrator determining if submissions meet the intent of the challenge. No photos that have finished in the top three of any previous challenge are allowed. Please try and keep maximum dimensions...
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 8th January, 2017 GMT
Winner: Conifers have flowers too
Please submit a photo that contains a flowering tree or trees or a closeup of a tree flower. If submitting a closeup you MUST state the type of tree. Host is the sole arbitrator determining if submissions meet the intent of the challenge. Please try and keep maximum dimensions to 1600 pixels and please vote.
Entries: 63
Winners announced: 1st January, 2017 GMT
Winner: Fishing Pond
Anything you like as long as you have voted at least 1,000 times but please no images that previously finished in the top three of a challenge. Also, please try and keep image size to 1600 in the maximum dimension and please vote.
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 25th December, 2016 GMT
Winner: 50 Shades Of Gray On The Paris Metro
Submit an interesting photo that includes a person or persons of at least 50 years of age but the photo must not be a portrait. Portraits as defined by the host will be disqualified (I don't like them). Entries from the previous life experience I challenge are not allowed and will be disqualified. Host is the sole arbitrator determining if submissions meet the intent of the challenge. Please...
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 18th December, 2016 GMT
Winner: London All About Time
People often use Neutral Density Filters (ND) to slow water in photos for that surreal look. For this challenge please submit a photo taken using a ND Filter but... water must NOT be a significant part of the image. Lets see your creative terrestrial use of a ND filter. You MUST also include either the type of filter used or the reduction in stops due to your filter. Host is the sole...
Entries: 77
Winners announced: 11th December, 2016 GMT
Winner: Wine
Many people are employed as Product Photographers. Would you like to be a shill for corporate America (or anywhere else)? Or maybe just sell your things on ebay? Please submit what you think is an interesting photo that shows an object in it's best light. Host is the sole arbitrator determining if submissions meet the intent of the challenge. Please try and keep maximum dimensions to 1600...
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 4th December, 2016 GMT
Winner: In the Big Girl Chair
Everyone thinks their baby is the most beautiful in the world, here is your chance to prove it or at least prove your baby photography skills. Please submit what you think is an interesting photo of a human baby. Host is the sole arbitrator determining if submissions meet the intent of the challenge. Please try and keep maximum dimensions to 1600 pixels.
Entries: 34
Winners announced: 27th November, 2016 GMT
Winner: Medus Kūka
Yes, that's right, Chocolate! Please submit any photo related to chocolate, processing, the plants, pods, beans, drinks, brownies, ice cream, cake, or food products containing chocolate. Host is the sole arbitrator determining if submissions meet the intent of the challenge. Please try and keep maximum dimensions to 1600 pixels.
Entries: 55
Winners announced: 20th November, 2016 GMT
Winner: Dicobobo, Phil.-8112
Images can be help bring about change. Please submit a photo that makes a cultural statement, perhaps something that you would like to see change in society. Host is the sole arbitrator determining if submissions meet the intent of the challenge. Please try and keep maximum dimensions to 1600 pixels and please vote.
Entries: 22
Winners announced: 13th November, 2016 GMT
Winner: Tillandsia
Please submit a photo of a epiphyte, or plant that grows above the ground without soil and is not parasitic to the structure it grows on. These are sometimes referred to as Air Ferns or Air Plants. Some orchids, cacti, bromeliads, mosses etc are epiphytes. Host is the sole arbitrator determining if submissions meet the intent of the challenge. Please try and keep maximum dimensions to 1600...
Entries: 41
Winners announced: 6th November, 2016 GMT
Winner: Reflection over the Water
Please submit a nice landscape photo taken at a shutter speed of 1/800 s or faster. Host is the sole arbitrator determining if submissions meet the intent of the challenge. Please try and keep maximum dimensions to 1600 pixels.
Entries: 38
Winners announced: 30th October, 2016 GMT
Winner: Red Fox
This challenge is only for those who have voted at least 1000 times. Please submit a nice photo of one or more mammals that live on the land and are wild (non captive), non domestic critters. Host is the sole arbitrator determining if submissions meet the intent of the challenge. Please try and keep maximum dimensions to 1600 pixels.
37. Orb
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 23rd October, 2016 GMT
Winner: Uplifting Colors
Please submit a nice photo of an orb or sphere shape. Examples of acceptable submissions are - Hot air balloons, party balloons, soap bubbles, alien orbs or ghosts, Christmas decorative bulbs, an orange, a basketball, the moon, etc. Host is the sole arbitrator determining if submissions meet the intent of the challenge. Please try and keep maximum dimensions to 1600 pixels.
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 16th October, 2016 GMT
Winner: VW camper in Durness, Scotland
Do you live in a trailer full time or part time (like I do)? Please submit your best photo of your trailer or someone else's. Motor homes, class A, class C, pickup campers, tent trailers, trailer park trailers, park models, flip tops, tear drops, van or school bus conversions are all allowed.
Entries: 59
Winners announced: 9th October, 2016 GMT
Winner: Jackdaw
Submit a photo of a non captive bird on a wire or a post, telephone pole etc. Host determines if submissions meet intent of challenge. Please remember to vote.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 2nd October, 2016 GMT
Winner: Egyptian mask
Please submit anything related to the element GOLD. This could be gold coins, gold panning, gold teeth, gold jewelry, golden idols, gold dinner ware, or anything else related to gold the timeless, universal measure of wealth.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 25th September, 2016 GMT
Winner: Sadiqur_Rahman
Farmscape - Please submit best landscape taken of a farm scape, silo's, barn's, fields, hay, farm equipment, combines etc.
Entries: 56
Winners announced: 18th September, 2016 GMT
Winner: holi
Having fun often means getting dirty, i.e. mountain biking, canyoneering, caving, 4 wheel driving as examples. Even real work usually means getting in the dirt of the garden, taking out the trash, cleaning out a septic tank. Please submit a photo with some people or animals getting down and getting dirty. Host determines if submissions fit the theme.
Entries: 44
Winners announced: 11th September, 2016 GMT
Winner: Wanted ?
Please submit any photo related to the word money. This can be abstract or anything else related to money. The host determines whether or not an entry qualifies.
30. WAR
Entries: 46
Winners announced: 4th September, 2016 GMT
Winner: Three Comrades
Please submit a photo that symbolizes the word war.
Entries: 94
Winners announced: 28th August, 2016 GMT
Winner: Sunset at Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Please submit your best holiday photo or photo of any type that was taken in any of the countries mentioned. I've visited each of these and like most places photo opportunities abound. You MUST state which country the photo was taken in or your entry will be disqualified.
28. Hot Water
Entries: 14
Winners announced: 21st August, 2016 GMT
Winner: Blue Lagoon
Natural hot springs have always been sought out for their healing properties and just plain relaxation. Please submit your best hot springs photo. These can be in a natural setting or commercial as long as the water comes naturally hot from the earth.
Entries: 18
Winners announced: 14th August, 2016 GMT
Winner: Darkest Africa - Uganda
Please submit your best holiday photo or photo of any type that was taken in any of the countries mentioned. I've visited each of these and like most places photo opportunities abound. You MUST state which country the photo was taken in or your entry will be disqualified.
Entries: 43
Winners announced: 7th August, 2016 GMT
Winner: Mee and my book hero
Please submit your best photo that uses ONLY candle light for lighting. A single candle or as many as you like are acceptable. Please remember to vote to ensure a meaningful result.
Entries: 20
Winners announced: 31st July, 2016 GMT
Winner: Gaucho
Please submit your best photo of any type that was taken in any of the four countries mentioned. I've visited each of these and like most places photo opportunities abound. You MUST state which country the photo was taken in or your entry will be disqualified.
Entries: 41
Winners announced: 24th July, 2016 GMT
Winner: Sunrise in Paradise
Have you entered a challenge and you finished in the bottom 25% of the vote and you thought you had a winner? If so, resubmit any photo that previously finished in the bottom 25% and good luck. Maybe this time your genius will be understood.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 17th July, 2016 GMT
Winner: Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish from west coast of USA
Some studies show that in the future, with over fishing and pollution, that the Jellyfish will be the sole large creature remaining in the ocean. Please submit your best jellyfish photo or other spineless saltwater animal photo. Star fish, lobsters, sea anemone, shrimp, octopus, squid, cuttlefish, urchins, sponges, are accepted as examples.
22. More Food
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 10th July, 2016 GMT
Winner: Early breakfast
Your best food photo without people and not taken in a restaurant.
21. Fish
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 3rd July, 2016 GMT
Winner: A Cold Slap in the Face
Fishermen like to have their photo taken with their catch. For this challenge submit any photo that includes a fish, people fishing, underwater fish photography, fish in a tank, eating fish, or surreal or abstract fish.
Entries: 43
Winners announced: 26th June, 2016 GMT
Winner: no winner
This challenge celebrates craftspeople. Please submit an artistic photo of one of the following: Thatched roof building or dwelling, hand whittled or carved wood, or hand woven basket using natural plant material.
19. Robot
Entries: 12
Winners announced: 19th June, 2016 GMT
Winner: I Robot
Robots are the future, from robots that take photos, drive cars, or vacuum floors to robots in the military. Please submit a robot related photo. Surreal, and abstract images are also welcome and encouraged. It's a brave new world and not a moment too soon.
18. Table Top
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 29th May, 2016 GMT
Winner: some glasses
Submit your best or most interesting table top shot.
17. Chrome
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 22nd May, 2016 GMT
Winner: CloudGate Chicago
Metal can be difficult to photograph but who doesn't like bright shiny things? Submit a photo that has a significant amount of chrome or other polished metal. Host determines if entries meet the rules of the challenge.
16. Original
Entries: 62
Winners announced: 15th May, 2016 GMT
Winner: multiple winners
Provide an original photo that does not include people or domestic pets. Include why you think no one else has taken a similar photo.
Entries: 20
Winners announced: 1st May, 2016 GMT
Winner: Before the Catastrophic 2014 Ice Storm
Provide a photograph of an outdoors landscape that no longer exists due to some significant change. Provide a scene that is impossible to reproduce today. Provide text to say why it is no longer possible to photograph. As an example, a photo of a canyon that has since been flooded, a house or building that no longer exists, a forest before a fire etc.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 17th April, 2016 GMT
Winner: Female Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)
It seems that birds are one of the most popular subjects at Dpreview. Here is another chance to indulge your passion for birds. Please enter a photo of a wild bird that is not flying and is not on a nest. Only entries that have not previously won a challenge please.
Entries: 54
Winners announced: 10th April, 2016 GMT
Winner: 141016-1216_5D306662
A slot canyon is a narrow canyon where at times you can touch both sides of the canyon walls at once. It can be difficult to photograph slot canyons due the the lack of light. Please submit your favorite slot canyon photo. The photo isn't required to be in the narrows as these canyons open up in places. Please list the general area where the canyon is located and/or it's name. The commercial,...
12. Surreal
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 20th March, 2016 GMT
Winner: Talk to the hands
Submit a Surreal Photograph - having the disorienting, hallucinatory quality of a dream; unreal; fantastic. Surreal photography is difficult to define but as the host I will disqualify anything that I don't feel qualifies. I apologize ahead of time as I suspect I will need to delete many of the entries.
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 6th March, 2016 GMT
Winner: Old Boys in their Big Toy
Submit an interesting photo that includes a person or persons of at least 50 years of age but the photo must not be a portrait. Portraits as defined by the host will be disqualified (I don't like them).
10. Vegetable
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 24th January, 2016 GMT
Winner: peas in a pod
Any photo of a vegetable as the focus. If a vegetable isn't prominent the entry will be disqualified.
Entries: 52
Winners announced: 3rd January, 2016 GMT
Winner: Hunt
At least 3 wild (no domestic) animals must be visible and there must be at least 2 different types. So..a zebra and two lions or maybe a robin, blue jay, and falcon would be perfect. Five elephants, a wolf, and a polar bear would also be great as examples.
8. Cabin
Entries: 116
Winners announced: 20th December, 2015 GMT
Winner: Dolomite Hut
Submit a photo of a cabin, tiny house, cob house, batch, straw bale, or cord house. House should be less than 2000 square feet.
7. Home
Entries: 36
Winners announced: 13th December, 2015 GMT
Winner: RELAXED
Submit a photo taken inside your home be it an apartment, standalone house, cardboard box, or palace. The photo can have people or no people, real estate photo or surreal or pretty much anything else. Only macros and portraits will be disqualified.
6. Desert
Entries: 82
Winners announced: 22nd November, 2015 GMT
Winner: Morocco
Any photo taken in a desert. Include the name of the desert.
5. Dismal
Entries: 68
Winners announced: 15th November, 2015 GMT
Winner: abandoned, eastern Oregon
Photos that provoke a dismal feeling -depressing; dreary
Entries: 28
Winners announced: 25th October, 2015 GMT
Winner: HRH Queen Máxima of The Netherlands
Well known personalities
Entries: 35
Winners announced: 20th September, 2015 GMT
Winner: Roasted Seafood
Photos of down home food, can be redneck food, white trash food, soul food, food you make at home is especially encouraged, fish sticks, hamburger helper, chili, tacos, mac-n-cheese, hotdogs, pizza, cajon, casseroles, kimchee, soup, pickles, grilled food, fried chicken, ice cream, curries, sardines, pad thai noodle, or food on a stick. Anything down home in your neck of the woods but no haute...
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 13th September, 2015 GMT
Winner: Icelandic Horse
Fun on the farm two. Any of the following animals, cows, horses, camels, lamas.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 6th September, 2015 GMT
Winner: Domestic Fowl
Fun on the farm, Goats, Sheep, Chickens, Ducks, Geese, and Pigs. Farm livestock only, no wild animals.