Challenge series hosted by Martin Ocando, Carlos U, Aleo Veuliah, Rick Sammon. Challenges start on Tuesdays.
This series is inspired by our Mentors of old, the likes of Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier Bresson, Richard Avedon, and many others that are still with us, like Eric Meola, Art Wolfe, Steven Meisel, etc. There is no specific theme for this series. Challenges will be selected and named after a specific mentor's particular style of photography.
Finished (9 challenges)
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 12th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: _MG_9028
Hosted by Aleo Veuliah

Steve McCurry is an American photojournalist best known for his photograph, "Afghan Girl" that originally appeared in National Geographic magazine. Lets pay tribute to Mr. McCurry with our best shot, worth to be in the cover of the big magazines.

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Entries: 27
Winners announced: 2nd October, 2012 GMT
Winner: My Girl with the Pearl
Hosted by Rick Sammon

Canon Explorer of Light, Rick Sammon loves simple lighting. In his workshops and seminars, he stressed that you can get beautiful portraits using just one light.

In this challenge, Rick would like to see your version of his image, "A Photograph of a Girl with a Pearl Earring," which was inspired by the Vermeer painting, "Girl with...

Entries: 139
Winners announced: 25th September, 2012 GMT
Winner: Chapel on Meglisalp (Appenzell, Swiss Alps)
Hosted by Rick Sammon

Canon Explorer of Light, instructor and lecturer has written more than 36 books and has produced 10 iPad and iPhone apps.

Among other specialties, Rick teaches HDR Photography. But HDR have lots of flavors. For some is a special effect, but for many others, myself included, is the way of making the image look like we saw it,...

Entries: 38
Winners announced: 11th September, 2012 GMT
Winner: Upper East Side NYC
Challenge by Aleo Veuliah

Berenice Abbott (July 17, 1898 – December 9, 1991), was an American photographer best known for her black and white photography of New York City architecture and urban design of the 1930's.

Abbott went to Europe in 1921, spending two years studying sculpture in Paris and Berlin. She first became involved with photography in...

Entries: 58
Winners announced: 4th September, 2012 GMT
Winner: Maco
Pete Turner is undoubtedly among the first masters of color photography. He is recognized as one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time, honored with the prestigious "Outstanding Achievement in Photography" award.

Americana is a collection of images that has moved photographers to explore their surroundings, by shooting simple objects in color, and cropping to transform a...

Entries: 24
Winners announced: 28th August, 2012 GMT
Winner: multiple winners
Between the mid 40's and 50's, Richard Avedon was inflluential in defining fashion photography, inspiring many photographers to approach this genre with a fresh, unique perspective. His images conveyed the American view of style, beauty, and culture at that time. Avedon defied the rigid "model in studio" paradigm by shooting his subjects mostly outdoors and/or in ordinary, daily life...
Entries: 67
Winners announced: 7th August, 2012 GMT
Winner: MountShastaAlpenglowMoonrise
Galen Rowell was a lover of light. Good light. Beautiful light. He might not be the creator of the term "Alpenglow", but definitively was the owner. "The warm light of early morning or late afternoon hitting the Alps" is the definition that most clearly described the kind of warm light that he cherished. Let's tribute Alpenglow with similar images.
Entries: 200
Winners announced: 24th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: Chesler Park
Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist, best known for his black-and-white photographs, with great composition and care about the light and tones. With Fred Archer, Adams developed the Zone System as a way to determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast. The resulting clarity and depth characterized his...
Entries: 73
Winners announced: 17th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: Mimic
Henri Cartier Bresson was the master of street photography. This challenge requires the same skills to spontaneity to catch the decisive moment in our daily lives.