Compact Power

Challenge series hosted by Pavel Kudrys. Challenges start on Mondays.
Challenges in this series will be mainly dedicated to Ricoh cameras but there will be also challenges open to compact cameras of all brands. No heavy DSLR gear in this series ;)
Finished (4 challenges)
Entries: 29
Winners announced: 26th July, 2010 GMT
Winner: Going home...
As many of you probably know, small sensor cameras are not great in producing shallow out of focus rendering (outside the Macro distance). The camera panning is an effective technique how to blur the background and make the main subject of interest sharp. So even with small sensor, there is a way to achieve some interesting results with sense of depth and motion. Your task in this...
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 19th July, 2010 GMT
Winner: Chillin
Compact cameras are often capable of very good Macro performance. Often significantly better than many DSLR kit and non-Macro lenses. I'm sure many compact camera owners here have one-two insect macros? Show us the best one you took with your trustworthy (small sensor) compact camera!
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 5th July, 2010 GMT
Winner: Having a Guest For Lunch
This theme is about showing us photos that would be impossible to take without the camera in your pocket. Photos, where the DSLR would take too much attention or distract the photographed subject. Photos, where the huge DoF is rather an advantage than otherwise ;)
Entries: 39
Winners announced: 28th June, 2010 GMT
Winner: you are beautiful
Ricoh cameras are known for their unobtrusive design, excellent lens and serious photographic features. All this makes them perfect for street and candid photography, where the DSLR would make the photographer too exposed. Your task in this challenge is to show us your BEST street and/or candid photo taken with Ricoh. Please, be self-critical and post only the photo you consider to be the...