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06/06/2003 01:01:09 PM · #51
Sculpture Portrait

Find a piece of physical public art and photograph it as if it were a human. Take its portrait. Tell us about it with your lens.
06/06/2003 01:50:52 PM · #52
I know it's just a brainstorm, but I'd be worried about the "Sculpture portrait" one, that more emphasis would be placed on the original work of art than on the photograph of it. I believe sometimes things are disqualified (or at least difficult to score) if the photo can only be judged on the basis of the subject, and the subject is someone else's artwork. Just a thought. :)
06/06/2003 02:57:13 PM · #53
Originally posted by carolee:

I know it's just a brainstorm, but I'd be worried about the "Sculpture portrait" one, that more emphasis would be placed on the original work of art than on the photograph of it. I believe sometimes things are disqualified (or at least difficult to score) if the photo can only be judged on the basis of the subject, and the subject is someone else's artwork. Just a thought. :)


I must admit, sculpture portraits are an especial obsession of mine, particularly ones of people. You move around it, you find a way to look up at it, as if it were a human just sitting there (only in bronze or marble or plaster), and wham, powerful portrait image. There's a lot of 'good sculptures' out there, and a lot of 'bad sculptures' with good facial expressions.
06/06/2003 03:19:07 PM · #54
Originally posted by e301:

Proverbs: Illustrate any phrase or saying.


I've always wanted to try and get a shot of Mick Jagger trying to pick up a supermodel and getting rejected....
06/06/2003 03:27:29 PM · #55
Make it or Break it:

Take a photo of either the process of making something, or breaking something.
06/06/2003 03:27:50 PM · #56
Originally posted by Gordon:

Originally posted by e301:

Proverbs: Illustrate any phrase or saying.


I've always wanted to try and get a shot of Mick Jagger trying to pick up a supermodel and getting rejected....


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Message edited by author 2003-06-06 15:33:24.
06/06/2003 04:09:35 PM · #57
Title: The business jungle

Details: a photo describing an aspect of business life in your neck of the world.
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Title: Sting

Details: Your main subject must be string, thread, wire, rope....
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Title: Lips (or other specific body parts could be done as well)

Details: Photograph your interpretation of this body part's fonction.

Yanik
06/07/2003 08:52:56 AM · #58
Originally posted by eloise:

Strung Along

Photograph a connected sequence of similar objects - beads on a string, ducklings trailing behind their mother, cabs at a cabstand, girls in a can-can line. :->


Like in a triptych style?
06/07/2003 09:56:11 AM · #59
How about -

Topic: Repetition

Description - Take a photograph of objects or patterns that repeat themselves that provide a provocative or unusual visual effect

This might lend itself to be similar to the rhythm challenge, but totally different

Bob
06/07/2003 10:17:16 AM · #60
Another shout for the 'Abstract' challenge here : )

Flight: Photograph something not in contact with the ground.

In Water: Photograph something on or in water. Prolly needs a better title

Anything else that involves going outside because I'm stuck with two studio ideas this week and the weather is beautiful!
06/07/2003 10:26:41 AM · #61
How about:

-Juxtapose

Put the subject in an environment it wouldn't naturally be in.

Message edited by author 2003-06-07 10:30:19.
06/07/2003 11:00:53 AM · #62
This thread is full of great ideas. I hope a lot of them are used. They sound like fun!

Some other suggestions:

Humanimal: Take a photo of an animal & a photo of a human and morph them together. (Obviously this one would have to go under the editable challenges.)

Opposites Attract: Photograph two items that are the exact opposite of each other, but make them relate within the photograph. (hard & soft, light & dark, old & new, etc.)

Sticky: Photograph something sticky. (tape, honey, velcro, etc.)

Old-Age without Elders: This challenge would be like the Childhood without Children challenge.

I'll post more as I think of them.
06/07/2003 11:06:35 AM · #63
Ode to the Pros : Shoot a photo in the style of one of the classic professionals, use the artists name as part of the title...

Food: present and shoot food in a way that you might see it on a menu or in a magazine.

The Nude: shoot a photo of a person's body catch... make the person appear to be nude, but don't actually show anything (you know what I mean!)

In the Bathroom: Use your or a bathroom as the subject or the backdrop for this photo.

All but one color: Shoot something and use the desaturation trick to get rid of all but one color

Ok... those are my ideas for now... let me know what you think! Thanks :-)
06/07/2003 11:29:41 AM · #64
Originally posted by RiderGal:

The Nude: shoot a photo of a person's body catch... make the person appear to be nude, but don't actually show anything (you know what I mean!)

No, can't imagine what you mean, please do explain <innocent look>

; )
06/07/2003 11:48:17 AM · #65
Originally posted by bod:

Originally posted by RiderGal:

The Nude: shoot a photo of a person's body catch... make the person appear to be nude, but don't actually show anything (you know what I mean!)

No, can't imagine what you mean, please do explain <innocent look>

; )


Hey Bod... if you replace the o with an a in your name you get Bad... Bad Bod Bad!
06/07/2003 12:49:17 PM · #66
Originally posted by RiderGal:

Hey Bod... if you replace the o with an a in your name you get Bad... Bad Bod Bad!

LOL! I need to go practice that innocent look some more, it's not working like it used to.

Challenge suggestion:
Innocence: Take a photograph representing innocence - and be creative doing it!
06/07/2003 07:36:39 PM · #67
I hope this is not taken wrong. I am not trying to be disrespectful or exploitave, but

People With Disabilities -- Capture the inspiration of a child or adult with disabilities overcoming obstacles of life.
06/07/2003 10:23:47 PM · #68
I think a fun challenge would be something like
"A Play on Words" : In this challenge you would photograph something with something else that has the same name. For an example see Redfig's "Am I Nuts" photo below.
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Also, I think a fun challenge would be
Compound Words: Take a picture of multiple elements whose combination would make a compound word. And have the Compound word be your title. For example: Butterfly is a compound word. So you could photography a fly sitting on a stick of butter. Or for instance: Cardboard: you could photograph an Ace of Spades nailed to a piece of wood.

Understand? Or did I thoroughly confuse everyone?
06/07/2003 11:29:50 PM · #69
Rites of Passage -- Each culture/society has its own benchmarks that signify going from one "age" to the next. Creatively capture a "rite of passage" important to your culture or area.
06/07/2003 11:46:35 PM · #70
I just saw these today, what about surrational images. Would have to be a challenge though with editing premitted though. The photographer that I saw some of his works today was Scott Mutter. It would be a definate challenge to see how creative we really are...

//www.photographymuseum.com/scottmutter.html
06/08/2003 12:52:17 AM · #71
How about a "no studio" and a "studio only" challenge.
Descriptions: Anything not taken in a studio setting.
Anything taken in studio setting.


This will encourage those of us stuck in one mode to try the other.

BTW--lots of great suggestions.
06/09/2003 04:45:14 AM · #72
Im all for having some more open challenges... Its hard when you work full time and have other responsiblilties to fit in trying to find the right shot for the right topic within a week, having said that I do like seeing a new challenge each week!!

Brent
06/09/2003 04:48:45 AM · #73
Let's have a "Take Your Worst Shot" challenge... The better the photo is, the lower you score it...
06/09/2003 05:45:43 AM · #74
Some of these ideas are great - particularly love 'Take Your Worst Shot' (lol) and 'Compound Words'. There were some other fantastic ideas, but of course these were two I read very recently before posting this... ;)

How about:

Temptation - we face temptation every day. Try to capture this creatively!

or perhaps:

Religion - simply, shoot your interpretation of the word 'religion'.

Greg
06/09/2003 06:25:19 AM · #75
Originally posted by jmsetzler:

Let's have a "Take Your Worst Shot" challenge... The better the photo is, the lower you score it...


Quote from jmsetzler 05/30/2003 07:52:32 PM: I agree with Tim. Why have a challenge where the images can't be as good as possible? Digital photography is all about post processing. I have heard the argument over and over again about how this would 'teach people how to get the most out of their camera.' I don't buy it.


A bit of a flip flop there John or were you just being sarcastic?
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