The Arts

Challenge series hosted by Steven Blackwood. Challenges start on Tuesdays.
Imitation as sincerest form of flattery.
Finished (10 challenges)
Entries: 5
Winners announced: 21st August, 2012 GMT
Winner: Double Indemnity
Re-create a famous scene from a B/w movie. This means the movie will most lily be old but not necessarily (se "The Artist"). In your title, give the movie title. In the notes, reference the scene. Be aware that the movie should almost by definition be well-known or we would have no way of judging how well the scene is done. Voters please give higher votes to well-done re-creations more...
Entries: 39
Winners announced: 3rd January, 2012 GMT
Winner: Retrieving- english setter
In addition to being pets, dogs also are often put to work, if only to burn off their excess energy. Show your or someone else's canine companion doing his or her job. The possibilities are many but, please, no stick fetching! Color or monochrome is fine.
Entries: 146
Winners announced: 12th July, 2011 GMT
Winner: Moving House...Slowly
Open to a wide array of interpretations, obviously. I can't imagine what I would disqualify other than being the winning car at LeMans! Voters should look for creativity and imagination.
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 10th May, 2011 GMT
Winner: Heaven on Earth
****ALL shots must be taken with CANON DSLRs**** The theme here is night and all shots must be B&W, no other form of monochrome allowed! All shots must be night shots. Therefore, they must be taken out-of-doors. The sun must be below the horizon, but, otherwise, twilight or the darkness before the dawn is acceptable. You may turn color photos into B&W but, for my money, nothing beats...
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 22nd March, 2011 GMT
Winner: Splash
Now that winter is hopefully (sorry skiers and other snow enthusiasts) in the down slope in the Northern Hemisphere, lets see how winter is survived. Entries must have something obviously winter in it and living things dealing with it (thus animals as well as people allowed). Entries devoid of sentient beings will be DQ!
Entries: 22
Winners announced: 28th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: Exams and Xmas
A fairly broad category, open to many interpretations. Find creative ways to illustrate college and university life. A new wrinkle: since semesters are starting to wind down and things are more intense, the photos MUST be taken during the week of the challenge or the week that the challenge is upcoming. Thus you all have a two week window. Please: no high school or lower grades. Also,...
Entries: 11
Winners announced: 6th July, 2010 GMT
Winner: Milwaukee Art Museum
OK, if people can have challenges of their home towns or favorite city, so can I. Milwaukee, often derisively called a suburb of Chicago, has itself many interesting and unique features. Your job is to find photographically interesting features of Milwaukee. You are on your honor but be prepared to be challenged to say exactly where your photo was taken. The pictures must be from within the...
Entries: 88
Winners announced: 29th December, 2009 GMT
Winner: It's Electric
Of course, the discard still sits in your camera or ob your hard drive, right? Pick the one that, while not suitable for framing, is still interesting to you/ Something funny happens or a prop goes flying or junior's fly is open or .....
Entries: 300
Winners announced: 2nd June, 2009 GMT
Title says it all. Try to find your most unique or at least unusual shots while at a zoo or Wild Animal park. This challenge may be more challenging than you think but that shouldn't deter the brave photogs of DPR! One caveat: while it is not necessarily necessary that animals be the focus of the shot, it must be obvious that the shot was taken in a zoo or Wild Animal park. Safaris don't...
1. Pets
Entries: 300
Winners announced: 12th May, 2009 GMT
Winner: Delilah
An obvious theme but try to find the BEST photos of your pets that you can find, whether new or in your archives. The only real limitation is that it be actual pets that people would commonly have. (Sorry Texas lion and tiger owners!) Iguanas, yes; Komodo Dragons, no! I would hope that voters would pay attention to elements of surprise and not the all too common baby sitting on the dog's head.