Richard's Series

Challenge series hosted by Richard Butler. Challenges start on Wednesdays.
Richard's Series
Finished (5 challenges)
Entries: 250
Winners announced: 15th April, 2009 GMT
Winner: Early morning at Capri.
Ok, sand may not be too good for your lenses but the seashore can be a great place to take photos. This challenge is about day trips to the seaside, so no sunsets, surfers or sea-based sports. And no-one said the weather has to be good.
Entries: 249
Winners announced: 8th April, 2009 GMT
Winner: Vessel
Modernist architecture isn't always a popular style, so here's a challenge to show the style at its best. If you're in London you can look for inspiration at the Le Courbusier exhibition - if you're anywhere else, you might be able to find examples of his work, or perhaps a Mies van der Rohe to get you going. Nothing too abstract though - once you can no longer tell it's a building, it's...
Entries: 249
Winners announced: 16th February, 2009 GMT
Winner: Coulé!
It's sometimes too easy to take the 'obvious' photo, and this is even more true when you're shooting a famous landmark or place. A standard, archetypal image of that location or feature becomes popular and these inspiring buildings and places of wonder become the stuff of postcards. This challenge is about pictures of buildings and places that people know, captured in an way they're not used...
Entries: 250
Winners announced: 12th February, 2009 GMT
Winner: Riding on the Sky Trails
Belief in Peter Pan, Superman or Frankenstein is entirely optional. What isn't, however, is an understanding of sense of freedom and exhilaration that self-powered propulsion can bring. Alternatively, try to show an appreciation of the precision engineering that goes into a modern bike.
1. Panning
Entries: 105
Winners announced: 20th January, 2009 GMT
Winner: Rolling fun
No, it's not an invitation for you to critically savage one another, but some encouragement to practise your technique. As winter draws in (for some of us), and the light gets worse, panning lets you use low ISOs and still get a good picture - it should also level the playing field for compact camera owners. So get out there and shoot something fast (or make it look fast).