Challenge series hosted by CharlesB58. Challenges start on Thursdays.
WARNING: DO NOT ENTER OOC OR "ORDINARY" IMAGES!!! This series is specifically for those photographers who like to break the rules, defy convention and otherwise hold to their own artistic/stylistic/technical vision whether it proves popular or not. "Breaking Glass" is the name of a 1980 movie about a young woman determined to become a music star on her own terms, despite all those who told her she couldn't succeed doing things her way. NOTE:It's important to realize that the titles of these challenges are song or movie titles/qoutes, and as such may not directly present the theme, so read the description carefully.
Finished (42 challenges)
Winners announced: 13th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Through the light
Show a detail of a much larger object that is an exquisite work of art.
Winners announced: 6th October, 2011 GMT
It seems nearly everyone who fancies him/her self a photographer takes a self portrait with camera held to face. Enter yours.
Winners announced: 29th September, 2011 GMT
Simple: enter photos of marbles. The more creative the better.
39. Above the Eyes
Winners announced: 22nd September, 2011 GMT
Eyebrows. They come in all types, sizes, colors and some people only have ONE! LOL Enter photos which show how unique this part of the human body can be.
Winners announced: 8th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: Henley Beach Jetty
Scintillating-animated; vivacious; effervescent. Use your imagination and enter a photo which you feel exemplifies this word. Remember, this series is all about thinking outside the box and "Breaking Class". So be as creative as possible and avoid entering "standard" photos.
Winners announced: 7th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: If I Could be a King
The process of converting photos for use in newspapers would create a certain look. This was the result of the "halftone" process in which an the illusion of continuous contrast range was created by varying density of black dots. For this challenge, take a strong photo and duplicate the look of newspaper photos from the 40's or 50's,
Winners announced: 31st March, 2011 GMT
Long before digital editors, photographers used filters to create special effects during capture. Before HDR and layer adjustments, photographers used Split Neutral Density filters to capture areas of wide dynamic range in the same image or to create the classic "Dramatic Sky" effect. This technique is still used by many landscape photographers. Enter images in which a Split Neutral Density...
Winners announced: 24th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: Clear Water
Long before digital editors, photographers used filters to create special effects during capture. While not really a special effect, a polizer can be used to intensify blue skys, increase color saturation and eliminate reflections. For this challenge, enter images in which the use of a polarizer gives the image a "Wow" factor that would not occur without using polarizer. PLEASE: ENTER SHOTS...
Winners announced: 17th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: Soft Focus
Long before digital editors, photographers used filters to create special effects during capture. One of the most common was the Soft Focus effect. This could range from subtle to the extremes of "Fog" or "Misty" type filters. As in the film era, the effect works best if a solid image is used as a start.
Winners announced: 10th March, 2011 GMT
Despite the desire of many digital photographers to reduce noise to the point of invisibility, there are times when films known for large grain (such as Kodak Hi Speed Recording Film or Anscochrome 500) were preferd because of how the large grain contributed to the image. As always with effects, large grain should compliment a solid image, not try to make up for a poor photo.
Winners announced: 3rd March, 2011 GMT
Winner: posterised rld 01
Posterization is a film effect designed to emulate hand drawn/painted posters from the 40's, 50's and 60's. As with any effect, it works best if the image is strong to begin with. Using the effect for the sake of the effect-or overdoing it- usually results in people dismissing the image because of the effect.
Winners announced: 24th February, 2011 GMT
Solarization is an old darkroom technique made quite easy by many photo editors. As in the "Film Era", Solarization was most effective if the starting image was already a good photo. Special effects don't make a bad image good. Start with a good image and use Solarization effects to make it more effective.
Winners announced: 10th February, 2011 GMT
Enter an image which evokes the concept of Transcendental Meditation
29. Into the Future
Winners announced: 3rd February, 2011 GMT
Winner: Willis Building & Lloyd's
Enter an image which you feel shows what the future will be like.
Winners announced: 27th January, 2011 GMT
This is the oddball way of presenting the title to the Sly and the Family Stone hit song. It's all about how good it is when someone you love lets you be who you really are. For this challenge, enter photos that portray this theme:HOW GOOD IT FEELS WHEN SOMEONE LETS YOU BE YOURSELF.
Winners announced: 20th January, 2011 GMT
Winner: One Cornetto
Whichever holiday you observe during this time of year enter an abstract image of decorations or events or important elements of your preferred holiday.
Winners announced: 13th January, 2011 GMT
READ CAREFULLY: Research the lyrics to this Billy Joel song. Using your choice of the people, places or events in the song, create a COMPOSITE IMAGE which you feel emobies the lyrics.
Winners announced: 6th January, 2011 GMT
Winner: Which One is the Real Me?
Alice fell through the looking glass into Wonderland. For this challenge, what is required is a mirror-and your imagination. Enter a photo of a mirror reflecting something unusual or extraordinary. Use whatever post processing works but remember, the best such photos leave the viewer wondering whether it's just "a trick of the mirror" or did the original scene look that way.
Winners announced: 30th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: Cracker Elation
Salvador Dali had a unique style of surrealist painting. In this challenge, you will need to put some of your post processing skills to work producing images which reflect Dali's style. NOTE: Photographs of Dali's works will be disqualified. This is not a challenge for people who want to try to do things the quick and easy way.
Winners announced: 23rd December, 2010 GMT
Put your photographic and post processing skills to work and enter images of dragons. Any color, any size, and dispositiion.
Winners announced: 16th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: Its coming
Elementals are magical beings made up of the basic elements of creation. For this challenge, put your creativity and PP skills to work producing an image which embodies the idea of a Wind Elemental.
Winners announced: 9th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: Rainbow Cocktails
Elementals are magical beings made up of the basic elements of creation. For this challenge, put your creativity and PP skills to work producing an image which embodies the idea of a Water Elemental.
Winners announced: 2nd December, 2010 GMT
Winner: Pink Tunnel
Elementals are magical beings made up of the basic elements of creation. For this challenge, put your creativity and PP skills to work producing an image which embodies the idea of an Earth Elemental.
19. Elementals: Fire
Winners announced: 25th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: no winner
Elementals are magical beings made up of the basic elements of creation. For this challenge, put your creativity and PP skills to work producing an image which embodies the idea of a Fire Elemental.
18. Pennywise is IT!
Winners announced: 18th November, 2010 GMT
In Stephen King's novel "It" a malevalent being manifests as an evil clown. For halloween, enter shots of scary, disturbing, unnerving, TERRIFYING CLOWNS!
Winners announced: 11th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: I'm l33t
Online gaming has given rise to its own subculture. Within that subculture, there are those who stand out above the crowd-or at least think they do! For this challenge, enter photos of people who are really into online gaming. Really into it.
Winners announced: 4th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: Pay Here !
Modern day male heroes. He's gotta be strong...he's gotta be fast...and he's gotta be larger than life! Whether real life heroes, or a fantasy created just for the image, enter your images of heroic looking men. NOTE:It's important to realize that the titles of these challenges are song or movie titles/qoutes, and as such may not directly present the theme, so read the description carefully.
Winners announced: 28th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: echo beach...
Enter photos of warrior women, amazons, goddesses, or any other females that can KICK YOUR BUTT! This series encourages creativity and post processing skills so don't hold back-other than to abide by DPReview's nudity rules, thanks.
Winners announced: 21st October, 2010 GMT
Winner: X Marks the Spot
Pinball that is. You can enter photos of TWO types. First, photos of pinball machines (or their equivalent in your country). Second, photos that you think would make good artwork for a pinball machine. Remember, you can do as much PP in this series as you want so be creative. NOTE:It's important to realize that the titles of these challenges are song or movie titles/qoutes, and as such may not...
Winners announced: 14th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: Sweet lips
Synesthesia is a neurologically-based condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. People with this condition may perceive numbers. letters or symbols in a particular color, or find that certain sounds also cause them to smell an odor. Do some research...
Winners announced: 7th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: Sarracenia -trap, DSC04093
Audrey 2, the carnivorous plant in "Little Shop of Horrors" commanded this of the hapless Seymour Krelborn. This challenge is about strange PLANTS. Frightening, odd, fanciful...especially human like. Enter photos of plants which are decidedly out of the ordinary.
Winners announced: 30th September, 2010 GMT
Winner: Grandpa's tractor wasn't...
This line is from the J. Geils Band song "Centerfold", about a man who finds out that his teenage crush is no longer the sweet, innocent angel he remembered. For this challenge, enter photos which evoke concept of shattered memories or disillusionment. The subject does NOT have to be a woman as in the song, simply any subject which portrays the idea that a memory or fantasy is destroyed by...
Winners announced: 23rd September, 2010 GMT
"Dawning is the Day" is an underappreciated song by The Moody Blues. It evokes the late '60's idealism of leaving behind the constraints and conventions of the "Rat Race" and seeking peace through an alternative way of life. For this challenge, enter photos which either portray people who have rejected conventional jobs and/or lifestyles, or symbolize "marching to the beat of a different drummer".
Winners announced: 16th September, 2010 GMT
Winner: Crush all humans!
I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave...replied the HAL 9000 computer. And so one begins a chilling exchange as man confronts machine gone out of control. For this challenge, enter photos which portray the idea of technology going out of control and developing a mind of its own, turning against its creators.
Winners announced: 9th September, 2010 GMT
Winner: Softly Blowing
Lauren Bacall's classic line from "To Have and Have Not" probably made millions of men fall in love with her. Humphrey Bogart was one of them! For this challenge, enter photos of people puckering, whistling...or just blowing.
Winners announced: 2nd September, 2010 GMT
Winner: Splash the Pot!
The challenge title is a line Pink Floyd's song "Money" For this challenge, enter images which relate to money, especially how it effects people or the lengths people will go to "Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash"
Winners announced: 26th August, 2010 GMT
Winner: Double Feature
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a cult classic that has gone far beyond cult classic status. For this challenge, show us your photos which display the spirit of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, or the people who make a Rocky Horror showing such a unique event. Remember DPR rules regarding nudity and offensive images please! This challenge is NOT ABOUT JUMPING! It's about THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE...
Winners announced: 19th August, 2010 GMT
Winner: Flora And Fauna
Queen's classic is about...nothing really. Freddie and company admitted they just sort of threw the lyrics together. But that doesn't matter to the millions of fans who love the song. The idea behind this challenge is to take a number of disparate or unrelated subjects and throw them together into a photo which works, the same way the song worked for Queen. Yes, we are talking composite...
Winners announced: 12th August, 2010 GMT
Winner: it's so beauuuuuutifulllll
Yeah sure, this song WASN'T about LSD. The Fab Four would NEVER have used an illegal drug.(At least the guys from The Moody Blues admitted to it! LOL) Show us your interpretation of an LSD trip.
3. Picasso ME!
Winners announced: 5th August, 2010 GMT
Pablo Picasso was a pioneer of the "cubist" style of abstract art. Do a little research, then enter a self-portrait manipulated to emulate Picasso's abstract style of portraiture.
Winners announced: 29th July, 2010 GMT
Winner: It's all over.
Nirvana and Evanescence both have songs by this title. The lyrics of each song offer different takes on how this drug "treats"manic depression by shutting down emotions, and how a person can respond to being "emotionally neutered". The theme here is manic behavior, depression and how suppressed emotions can sometimes do more harm to the person than the depression.
Winners announced: 22nd July, 2010 GMT
Dreams. Nightmares. Fantasies. Offer images which express whatever floods your mind when you sleep or simply daydream. See additional "anti-rules".
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