Don's Series

Challenge series hosted by Don Wan. Challenges start on Tuesdays.
Don's Series
Finished (14 challenges)
Entries: 71
Winners announced: 12th May, 2009 GMT
Winner: Lost
The second of the regular reportage series. This is a series that encourages entrants to take photos in their daily lives and be reporters of their personal stories. Photos must be taken after the announcement date of this challenge, and any photo that does not contain a caption will be disqualified. Try to use the caption to explain more about the background story of the photo, and not just...
Entries: 62
Winners announced: 21st April, 2009 GMT
Winner: Juicy Fruit
Ever gotten half way through a piece of fruit and though, hay this would make a great photograph? Well here is your chance. Take a picture of a piece or pieces of fruit that have been half eaten, or cut up ready to eat.
Entries: 232
Winners announced: 1st April, 2009 GMT
Winner: Mid-air disaster: farewell flight gone terribly wrong
One of the most essential skills of a photojournalist is captioning to relate a photo to give more information or put a photo into context. In what is to be a once a month regular challenge, go out during the week and take a photo set in your normal life and tell the viewer what is interesting about it for you. Be a photojournalist within your own life.
Entries: 313
Winners announced: 25th March, 2009 GMT
Winner: man and blizzard
Invisible and yet powerful winds are an essential part of nature. In this challenge, show how winds effects nature, people or animals and how it can have both a gentle caress and be a unstoppable force.
Entries: 400
Winners announced: 23rd March, 2009 GMT
Winner: thrilled
In cities we are all in a world of our own to some extent, especially in public, be it talking on a mobile phone walking down a street, listening to music on a bus or reading a book on a park bench. In this challenge show images of people who appear to be in their own world not noticing what is going on around them.
Entries: 407
Winners announced: 20th March, 2009 GMT
Winner: Loneliness
All images in this challenge must be either shot in a square format or cropped to a square format. Think about the uniformity of a square and show images that reflect this feature or opposes it. Images which are simply cropped to a square format without any thought about the actual theme may be disqualified at the challenge's hosts discretion. This includes portraits which are simply shot using...
Entries: 352
Winners announced: 18th March, 2009 GMT
Winner: Selection of the fitest
In this challenge you need to show images of cities or landscapes that contains a river. Try and show how the river has effected the surrounding area, or how people or animals interact with the river.
Entries: 486
Winners announced: 16th March, 2009 GMT
Winner: Ornament
This is a challenge where you are asked to shoot into the sun, making it a feature or just a component of any image to be submited. Images do not have to be shot during sunset or sunrise. Also think about how lens flare can be a feature in an image
Entries: 72
Winners announced: 28th February, 2009 GMT
Winner: Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet
It is Valentine’s Day, and so take a photo of your loved one, or just images or people professing love or displays of affection. This is a special one. So let’s keep it to images taken on the 14th of Feb 2009.
Entries: 292
Winners announced: 18th February, 2009 GMT
Winner: no winner
Images to show all the ways that we communicate in this interconnected world. Be it mobile phones, instant messaging, or a letter. Get the message across of how each medium of communication brings people closer together.
Entries: 113
Winners announced: 3rd February, 2009 GMT
Winner: weekend cottage
This is just what it sounds like. Take the best picture of your front door (or part of) of where you live. It does not need to be of the complete door (it can be only a small part of it), nor does it have to include only the door. What are your feelings about the entrance to your home, and how are you going to convey them photographically. This is one that all of you who have a camera can...
Entries: 290
Winners announced: 27th January, 2009 GMT
Winner: tree in fog
With the recent blast of cold weather here in England and most of Europe, it would be interesting to go out and take photos of the weather. Show views images that invoke the cold. This might be pictures of snow or rain, or maybe just people with colds, rugged up and looking miserable.
Entries: 147
Winners announced: 15th January, 2009 GMT
Winner: Sai Wan Bridge
This is a very specific challenge; to get the best possible shot of a bridge at some point between dusk and dawn - the only rule is that it has to be taken after the sun has set and before it has risen.
Entries: 493
Winners announced: 12th January, 2009 GMT
Winner: Rain, Rain, Go Away
Pare things down and concentrate on the light with the ultimate 'simple portrait' setup. Can be one window or more, but must be shot inside a room using only daylight.