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06/05/2003 02:13:15 PM · #26
Originally posted by ClubJuggle:

Originally posted by e301:

Proverbs: Illustrate any phrase or saying.


You were reading my mind, or I was reading yours. I was adding this to the database as you were typing it.

-Terry


I've suggested it before somewhere - previous brainstorming thread maybe
06/05/2003 02:19:09 PM · #27
how about abstract

take a photo of an object that makes the viewer think for a minute what it might be.
06/05/2003 02:20:00 PM · #28
I would think there's a lot of mileage to be got out of adverbs too -

Hopefully
Shoot something that expresses this

Carefully
ditto

Surely
Honestly
viciously

etc. etc.

Less specific ideas, but they'd stretch people's imaginitive skills, and probably move us away from the deisner images towards real communication a little.
06/05/2003 02:20:54 PM · #29
Urban landscapes

Shoot anything with buildings - from cities to villages
06/05/2003 02:35:20 PM · #30
Outside After Dark

Exterior night shots have their own challenge: find something when the sun's down and shoot it!

(this is a resuggestion of a previous one that wasn't worded well)

Life on the Edge

There are many boundaries in our world. Shoot something that speaks to these transitions, borders, edges.
06/05/2003 02:43:18 PM · #31
Oops!

Photograph something gone wrong.
06/05/2003 02:53:58 PM · #32
TOPIC IDEAS:

- Sports
- Photograph a game of some kind
- Time periods (film something from the 60's or 50's or 80's, etc.) <-- just saw that someone posted that.


Message edited by author 2003-06-05 14:56:17.
06/05/2003 03:07:07 PM · #33
Challenge: Cylinder

Description: photograph something cylindrical that you would normally find around the house

or

Challenge: Communication

Description: photograph something used to convey an idea or information from one person or group of people to another person or group of people (excluding PC's)
06/05/2003 04:50:18 PM · #34
How about an opposite challenge where you shoot something completely different for you - like if you always shoot a technically perfect photo, try something a little blurry and off center, if you always shoot flowers, try some old rusty junk, etc...
06/05/2003 04:55:45 PM · #35
Speed: Shoot something they conveys the feeling of speed.
06/05/2003 05:02:57 PM · #36
Originally posted by eloise:

Life on the Edge

There are many boundaries in our world. Shoot something that speaks to these transitions, borders, edges.


Totally made me think of the ladybug on the rim of the glass. :)

Ahem, back to topic.

I "third" the idea of Magazine Covers again with full editing. Would be interesting, and I'd certainly take a different approach so it's not exactly a repeat.

One that we had to do in photography class 1.5 million years ago was "make something ugly beautiful." You could call it Ugly -> Beautiful.

Description: take something that would generally be considered ugly and show it off in its best light -- make us see beauty there!

Something like that. An example: my photo for that project was some mold that I let grow in the fridge till it was nice and furry, then I placed the dish on a linen tablecloth and added flowers etc. to make it look like a dining magazine cover. The prof thought it looked appetizing, till I told him what it was. :)
06/05/2003 05:03:45 PM · #37
I've been pushing for an abstracts challenge practically forever. So here it is

Abstract.

Shoot a picture of anything you like as long as the final result is abstract. (not easily discernable)
06/05/2003 05:07:47 PM · #38
Originally posted by e301:

Originally posted by ClubJuggle:

Originally posted by e301:

Proverbs: Illustrate any phrase or saying.


You were reading my mind, or I was reading yours. I was adding this to the database as you were typing it.

-Terry


I've suggested it before somewhere - previous brainstorming thread maybe


I'm with e301. I was thinking Adages ie. Penny wise...Pound foolish, Once a man...Twice a child...Ok enough already...don't wanna spoil it for anyone.
06/05/2003 05:13:20 PM · #39
More brainstorms, sorry if they've been done in the past:

Round -- Show us roundness, however you want to express it.

All Smiles -- Get em to say cheese and shoot a smile or two!

What the Heck? -- Make us say "I don't know what the heck that is, but I like it." (I've commented that a few times in recent challenges, could be similar to abstract but doesn't need to be)

Natural Logos -- Find a shape in nature that looks just like a real company's logo. Name the company as your title. (Example: a cloud looks like a Nike swoosh, so you title the photo "Nike")

Light -- No need to argue in the forums, just interpret the word however you want.
06/05/2003 05:34:09 PM · #40
challenge: "a"
description: take a photo of anything that begins with the letter "a"...

and so on and so forth....
06/05/2003 06:17:18 PM · #41
Originally posted by photogirl66:

How about an opposite challenge where you shoot something completely different for you - like if you always shoot a technically perfect photo, try something a little blurry and off center, if you always shoot flowers, try some old rusty junk, etc...


Cool idea, but completely unjudgeable.
06/05/2003 06:18:31 PM · #42
Originally posted by BigSmiles:

challenge: "a"
description: take a photo of anything that begins with the letter "a"...

and so on and so forth....


or Natural Letters, like the Natural Numbers challenge. Go out and find letters in the world (though not necessarily limited to, say, plants and animals and rocks and such). Maybe 'Accidental Letters', to more explicitly allow urban interpretation?
06/05/2003 10:53:46 PM · #43
Just thought of another Challenge topic. Urban Legends. Portray your favorite urban legend in the form of an image. And as always title it to give the voters a hint as to the subject matter.
06/05/2003 11:42:14 PM · #44
Originally posted by orussell:

Just thought of another Challenge topic. Urban Legends. Portray your favorite urban legend in the form of an image. And as always title it to give the voters a hint as to the subject matter.


We had a challenge called "superstitions and urban legends" awhile back. I did not enter it as my camera was being repaired. I did however make an appearance in my wife's photo.

BB
06/06/2003 12:01:33 AM · #45
Note -- any italics are personal commentary, not part of the description.

I wouldn't mind seeing any of the first several challenges revisited.

Sacred Places -- Churches, Synagogue, Temples, Nature. Photograph a place sacred to you.

Holidays -- Make a photographical representation of your favorite holiday.

Flags -- They represent people, places, and things. Using your camera, "represent" a flag. (Hey, if nothing else, it would keep the forums active all week!)

Country Life -- Take your best shot at depicting life in the country. (Don't wanna hear any, "I live in the city, stuff" I participated in the "City Life" challenge, you can handle the country one!)

Relaxation -- Take a picture representing relaxation.

Soft Focus -- Use this technique in an effective way to convey a message to your viewer.

White on white -- (No description, lets just see what happens!)

Grace -- A swan's appearance, a relgious tenet; photograph something that personifies or represents grace.

Literary Adventure -- Photograph a scene, title, characterization, or quote from a book.

History Alive -- Make an event in history become real again.

School Days -- Take us back to the "good ole golden rule" days! Photograph something that represents education.




06/06/2003 12:47:07 AM · #46
Well, let's do this a second time! Power went out; no UPS :-(

I saw it a bit further down the thread, but I second the idea of a Water challenge.

Other suggestions:
Money -- Capture an image representing money.
In the garden -- Compose a photograph related to the garden. May have to wait until fall/spring to offer similar opportunities to both hemispheres.
Flight -- Photograph something in flight, either man-made or natural.


And while we're entertaining the thought of an unlimited editing challenge, how about this:
Panoramas -- Take your best shot at creating a panorama using an aspect ratio of 1:3 (height:width) or greater. Feel free to modify the description and requirements. My thoughts are that not only could the print be cropped from a larger image, this challenge would also open the ability to use image stitching software. For those that aren't aware, there are several free trials out there that would get anyone through the challenge. In fact, one came with the last PopPhotography.
06/06/2003 01:09:11 AM · #47
The sense of touch/feeling. For instance a picture of someone's finger getting poked by a needle. Or the sense of smell?
06/06/2003 11:03:01 AM · #48
Wanted to bump this so that people in other time zones would see it at a convenient time. The ideas here are great!

Oh, and since I'm here, I guess I better add another... how about:

Busy -- Interpret the word however you want (a busy bee, a "busy" pattern, people who are busy)
06/06/2003 11:12:10 AM · #49
Here's another one: Gargoyles, Gnomes, and other "outdoor" busts and statuettes. Nothing over 4 ft. say.
06/06/2003 12:16:13 PM · #50
Paper

Take a picture that is dependent on paper in some way.

Heat

Take a photograph that invokes a feeling of warmth or high temperature.

Games

Toys, computer games, board games - create an image based on games.

Darkness

What does darkness mean to you? Show us with an image.

Love

Hearts and flowers? A wedding? Family? Show in an image what love means to you.

Books

Take a picture with a suitable title that is also a title of a book.
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