Photography is like a box of chocolates...
Challenge series hosted by Phil Reese. Challenges start on Fridays.
...you never know what you're gonna get. That's pretty much how this series works. You're not likely to see remote location requirements, only concepts, themes, or creative requirements to make great photographs wherever you are. Some will be a place to showcase what you've done in the past, but most will challenge you to come up with something new and stay fresh. Happy shooting!
Finished (10 challenges)
Winners announced: 17th April, 2015 GMT
Winner: To work with a shovel
Show how you've made beautiful portraits in conditions you would deem less than ideal. If you're anything like me, you consider snow to be a wonderful opportunity, but dreary and 40 degrees is awful. No matter what you consider to be sub-optimal about the situation, you're welcome to post. Please clearly state in your description what was poor about the situation. Was it terrible light? Was it...
Winners announced: 27th March, 2015 GMT
Winner: Fibonacci Forest
It seems many of us A-mount shooters feel forgotten/neglected. Here's an open challenge (no them or subject restriction) to re-inspire ourselves and remember why we love our A-mount cameras. No capture date rule, no processing rules. The only requirement is that your image be captured with a Sony A-mount camera. E-mount (Nex, etc) submissions will be disqualified. Depending on turnout, I may...
8. Scenic Maine
Winners announced: 17th August, 2012 GMT
Winner: dawn at portland headlight
Here's a bit of a selfish challenge. I'm going to Maine next month and would love to get some inspiration. Let's see the best shots you've taken in Maine. The only rule is that you must mention where the photo was taken or you'll be disqualified.
Winners announced: 1st June, 2012 GMT
Winner: Traipsing the Lights Fantastic
This challenge is to show off the capabilities of an ultra-wide lens. Showcase your photos taken with an ultra-wide angle lens. On an APS-C camera, this is anything with the longest focal length under 24mm. On full frame this means anything with the longest focal length under 35mm. Don't hesitate to ask any questions. No capture date rule on this one! This replaces the previous challenge...
Winners announced: 18th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: no winner
This challenge is to show off the capabilities of an ultra-wide lens. Showcase your photos taken with an ultra-wide angle lens. On an APS-C camera, this is anything with the longest focal length under 24mm. On full frame this means anything with the longest focal length under 35mm. Don't hesitate to ask any questions. No capture date rule on this one!
Winners announced: 16th March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Central Synagogue, NYC (NY)
The point of this challenge is to get great photos close to home. Submit anything taken after the capture date and withing a 1 mile radius of your home. For those on the metric system, that's about 1.6km.
4. In the Woods
Winners announced: 9th March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Smokey treetops
Let's see some shots taken in forests or woods around the world. No capture date rule this time!
Winners announced: 2nd March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Windows to the Soul
How many times have we just overlooked a particular image or series after a long day of shooting? How often does procrastination get the best of us? Sometimes we just don't see the result we expected, while other times we aren't looking with the right eyes. Maybe we just didn't have the software or processing equipment at the time to realize our vision. Whatever the reason, it's time to pull...
Winners announced: 24th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: no winner
This one's pretty ambiguous - was the shot taken with your longest lens? Was it one that was difficult or a longshot that you didn't think you could catch? Leave this one open to your imagination, just pay attention to the capture date rule.
Winners announced: 3rd February, 2012 GMT
Winner: Want to break free!
Every camera system is different, but one thing they've all got is a tack-sharp, low cost 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. Here's your chance to show it off!
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Have Your Say: Best Product of 2016
- Fujifilm X-T223.6%
- Nikon D50025.4%
- Nikon AF-S 105mm F1.4E8.2%
- Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F47.5%
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-G857.2%
- Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art6.7%
- Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 Art5.1%
- Sony a63006.4%
- Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III3.7%
- Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V6.3%
Total voters: 3,528
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