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09/23/2002 03:23:41 PM · #1
Please post any new challenge topic ideas that you may have in this thread :)


09/23/2002 03:30:40 PM · #2
How's bout:
Windows+doors
Age=Faces
Landscapes
Water
Hands+Feet
Speed
Anatomy=bones
09/23/2002 03:36:18 PM · #3
Song Titles

Shoes

Windows

Weather
09/23/2002 03:42:11 PM · #4
Patterns
Take a picture of a repetative structure or pattern. Use your skill to make
an interesting image from the repetitions within the scene

Blue
Sky, water, clothes, calm, relaxing, cold, ice, snow. Take a picture in the theme
of the colour 'Blue' Your picture may not even have anything blue within in
but should evoke the colour in the mind of a viewer.

Green
Grass, vegetables, landscapes, nature, moldy cheese. Take a picture inspired by the
colour 'green'. Your picture should make people feel the colour, even
if there is not a main 'green' subject in the image.

Sport
Show us some action! Capture the excitment or challenge of your favourite,
visually interesting sport.

Macro
Get in close now - explore the world at less than normal scale. Anything that
is bigger in the picture than it would be life size is fair game - lets find the
wonder in the world of the small.

Out of proportions
Play with the angles - create a picture that uses perspective or proportion tricks
to create a stunning image. Giants towering over buildings, midgets holding
up mountains.

After Dark
A steady hand or a tripod will help you here. Take a picture after the sun goes down.


* This message has been edited by the author on 9/23/2002 4:16:31 PM.
09/23/2002 03:42:48 PM · #5
Metaphor / allegory
Emotion
The surreal / subconscious
Routine
Idol / icon
Winter
Sin
Stability
Empty / absence
Noise
Smell
The unknown / death





* This message has been edited by the author on 10/8/2002 12:15:50 PM.
09/23/2002 04:02:21 PM · #6
These sound like some good ideas :) Would anyone care to expand on some of these? What are your ideas for how to word the challenges on some of these topics?

09/23/2002 04:07:12 PM · #7
Industry
Faith
Abandoned places:
neighbours: everything living, or standing next to each other



* This message has been edited by the author on 9/23/2002 4:14:18 PM.
09/23/2002 04:09:33 PM · #8
Each challenge topic is posted with a brief comment to help describe the idea of the challenge... Any additional information to go along with these ideas would be appreciated :)
09/23/2002 04:10:40 PM · #9
Originally posted by justine: and yet again!! <lol>
How's bout:
Windows+doors* Unusual windows or doors. Maybe windows with colors/doors with color.
Age=Faces* This would be easy and interesting...maybe all women or all men. Aged faces. Could be a lesson in wisdom..? Maybe just wrinkles.
Landscapes* But with a twist....no trees or water in the shot--or--must include a building or anaimals.
Water* Moving, flowing or rushing water? Still water?
Hands+Feet* Human or animal
Speed* Birds, cars, dogs, ships, trains...motion frozen.
Anatomy=bones* Structure of a body, arm, leg back.....something along thoes lines??




* This message has been edited by the author on 9/23/2002 4:09:12 PM.
09/23/2002 04:15:10 PM · #10
False Perspective
Repetition
Symmetry
Lights
Patterns
Trees
Minimalistic
09/23/2002 04:15:40 PM · #11
Song Titles: Pick a song, any song, and illustrate the title of the song with your photograph.

Shoes: The primary subject of your photograph must be a shoe or shoes. Slippers, sandals, flip-flops, galoshes, whatever -- any type of outer footwear is acceptable.

Windows: Windows are important features of many cultures. Not only are they a vital architectural element, but they also convey meaning through myth and symbolism. Sometimes they are simply interesting.

Weather: Take a photograph that illustrates the effect of weather.

09/23/2002 04:24:19 PM · #12
Jak,

On a challenge like the song title challenge, would you suggest titling the photo with the name of the song and the author?
09/23/2002 04:25:27 PM · #13
Great list so far!

The only one I don't like so far is winter; remember this is a worldwide userbase, and we don't all experience the same seasons at the same time.

In the interest of being constructive, here are a couple more suggestions:

Food and Beverage: Photograph a food and/or beverage. If it's edible, it's fair game.

Making a Living: Photograph a person or people doing whatever they do to earn their money.

-Terry
09/23/2002 04:28:32 PM · #14
Originally posted by jmsetzler:
Jak,

On a challenge like the song title challenge, would you suggest titling the photo with the name of the song and the author?


I would love the song title challenge, and I would like to title it with the title of the song. I think it would be cooool. HOWEVER, lots of different music, lots of different contries. I think people would either get lots of "I don't get it", or people cold just make up something, give it a cool title and SAY it was a song.
However, I would really like this challenge.
09/23/2002 04:36:19 PM · #15
Kitchen wares: Photograph something you use in a kitchen for preparation/serving/presentation of food or drinks.
09/23/2002 04:37:03 PM · #16
Gordon, excellent suggestions! Just one minor suggestion for change:

Originally posted by GordonMcGregor:
Blue
Sky, water, clothes, calm, relaxing, cold, ice, snow. Take a picture in the theme
of the colour 'Blue' Your picture may not even have anything blue within in
but should evoke the colour in the mind of a viewer.


I would change the last sentence to begin "Your picture does not have to contain anything blue...." as this may be clearer to some.

-Terry
09/23/2002 04:39:59 PM · #17
Originally posted by jmsetzler:
Jak,

On a challenge like the song title challenge, would you suggest titling the photo with the name of the song and the author?


Yes, that was my original thought. It is true as a later commenter suggested that a shooter could simply make up a song title, but cheaters can never be stopped completely and I don't think we should avoid the topic because of them.

09/23/2002 04:41:25 PM · #18
Jak, maybe a theme of music in general?
09/23/2002 04:44:59 PM · #19
How about the Seven Deadly Sins? Pick one of the following and do a photo that depicts the Sin.

Sin - "Possible" Interpretation
Pride - a false pride or lack of humility perhaps?
Greed - wanting more that a fair share?
Envy - not quite sure how to do this one
Wrath - lack of kindness, impatience, etc?
Lust - overriding desire for money, power (not necessarily sex related)
Gluttony - excessive indulgence in almost any area of entertainment?
Slot - unwillingness to make a meaningful contribution?

Remember that these are not "my interpretations" but "possible" interpretation.

From what I've seen of this site so far I'm sure we could get some REAL interesting takes on these.
09/23/2002 04:45:07 PM · #20
Portrait
Onion (this would be an interesting one)
B
Philippe Halsman (famous photographer)
Man Ray (famous photographer)
Lonely
Underwear
Light (how the light outside is different in different parts of the day)
Abstract
09/23/2002 04:50:47 PM · #21
Arni, talk to me about the "B" suggestion... would this possibly be a challenge where a letter of the alphabet was selected and the photographer had to select a photographic interpretation of the letter or choose a subject that begins with that letter? :)
09/23/2002 04:52:09 PM · #22
Originally posted by arnit:
Man Ray (famous photographer)

Oh, the irony :)

Drew
09/23/2002 04:57:24 PM · #23
I'd like to second Arnit's nomination of "underwear" :)
09/23/2002 05:00:10 PM · #24
Would an apple count as underwear? ;)
09/23/2002 05:00:54 PM · #25
underwear followed by light.....O'my
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