Pari's Series

Challenge series hosted by Parinita Salian. Challenges start on Sundays.
Pari's Series
Finished (15 challenges)
15. Unplugged
Entries: 242
Winners announced: 12th April, 2009 GMT
Winner: Patent Pending at the Blender Theater
Acoustic or the original version, watching live performances is an experience in itself. But photographing it can be tricky as the setup generally includes low or mixed lighting conditions. Other hindrances could be the distance between the performer and photographer, the crowd etc. Submit the best pictures you have captured.
14. Postcard
Entries: 498
Winners announced: 5th April, 2009 GMT
Winner: Valencia
Go back through your travel pictures and hunt for an image that reflects the personality of a city or town you visited. If you had to send one image as a postcard to your loved one which one would it be? Every picture must accompany the name of the place as the title and a short description of why you think it represents the place.
Entries: 120
Winners announced: 19th March, 2009 GMT
Winner: Vegas Sunset
With PMA hosted in the entertainment capital of the world, we think its a perfect time to submit your Vegas photos. Inspired by the bleak beauty of Death Valley (where our team took a refreshing Pre-PMA break) or by its famous nightlife... show us Vegas at its best.
Entries: 379
Winners announced: 17th March, 2009 GMT
Winner: Pigeon Point State Historic Park, CA
A Lighthouse makes an interesting photograph with its towering structure and strategic location. It helps in composing interesting coastline pictures whether in color or black and white, with stormy or calm waters. Submit interesting images of lighthouses you have photographed.
Entries: 102
Winners announced: 15th March, 2009 GMT
Winner: Hands & Feet
This one's for all Daddy's Girls...For the daughters who have been the light of their father's life. Whether helping her take the first step or walking her down the aisle, upload images that bring across that special bond a father and daughter share.
Entries: 500
Winners announced: 13th March, 2009 GMT
Winner: Focus on sound
Larger apertures, macro lenses, TS lenses lets you play around with depth of field creatively. You can create stunning images out of nothing by focusing on a particular part of your frame. Shoot from different angles to change the plane of focus and achieve different results using the same subject.
Entries: 459
Winners announced: 2nd March, 2009 GMT
Winner: Road to eternity...
Nothing can beat the effect of film grain on a Black and White image. It coverts the photograph into a timeless piece of art. Film had a distinct advantage over digital when it came to grain, as digital noise didnt give the same effect. But with advanced image-editing softwares and plug-ins its possible to replicate the effect.
Entries: 303
Winners announced: 1st March, 2009 GMT
Winner: Twins?
Winter makes dogs lazier than ever (Well, most of us too!). They almost hibernate in our cosy homes. Take pictures of their disinterested and sluggish looks. Dont forget to shoot from creative angles. Its not just about funny pictures here.
7. Spooky
Entries: 500
Winners announced: 27th February, 2009 GMT
Winner: Going Under The Knife
Submit images that have an eerie feeling to it. Moonlit haunted castles, wild trees, wrecked ships....but definitely not pictures taken during a Halloween costume party.
Entries: 312
Winners announced: 23rd February, 2009 GMT
Winner: Watch out your step!
Shoot the world from an ant's point of view. You will need to go flat on the ground or take the photograph from a a very low angle.
Entries: 500
Winners announced: 20th February, 2009 GMT
Winner: Vapor Cone
Leaping, Dancing, Jumping..take pictures of subjects in mid-air,freezing their movement. Its all about timing...
Entries: 199
Winners announced: 14th February, 2009 GMT
Winner: Imprisoned Sky
Try and find a natural photo frame around you in any shape or design. You can break rules of the perfect composition and place your subject in any area of the photograph as the frame automatically adds interest and impact to your main subject.
Entries: 172
Winners announced: 6th February, 2009 GMT
Winner: Oscar - Bored of Posing
Capturing the warm glow of candlelight in photographs can be quite challenging. Faster lenses, using tripods and slower shutter speeds is the trick here. Try using reflectors to throw in some extra light. But to throw a spanner in the works, we're going to disqualify the most obvious subject - children (big and small) blowing out their birthday cake candles.
Entries: 415
Winners announced: 1st February, 2009 GMT
Winner: Fading
This challenge is to elevate a fruit from being just another snacking option to the centerpiece of a photograph. Whether you place a single fruit or a whole bowlful is up to you. Lighting and setup should bring out the feel of a Portrait and not that of a Stock image.
Entries: 450
Winners announced: 12th January, 2009 GMT
Winner: Wrapped up & Yummy
Cosy or Yummy....Get the message across