Posts Tagged ‘challenge’

Photo Throwdown Reality Show Pits Photog Against Photog in Fun Photo Challenges with a Twist

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Last week we got an email from photographer Damian Battinelli that really piqued our interest. He told us that he and five of his friends had, in a moment of drunken brilliance in a Las Vegas casino, come up with a fantastic idea for a new online reality show that would pit photographer against photographer in a series of fun photo challenges with a twist.

Thus was born Photo Throwdown, a photography show that just aired the very entertaining and exciting ‘part one’ of its first episode today! Read more…

Cheap Camera Challenge: Harold de Puymorin Makes the Most of a 3.1MP Vivitar P&S

The Cheap Camera Challenge is back, showing us once more that it takes creativity, not expensive gear, to create an interesting photograph. Pairing a cheap camera with a professional photographer, this episode puts a modest Vivitar camera into the hands of commercial and fine art photographer Harold de Puymorin. Read more…

Photographer Shares The Heartbreaking Realities of Living With ALS and Takes the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Over the past week, the #ALSIceBucketChallenge has gone above and beyond viral, bringing people from all over the world together to support and raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

And one of the individuals who has gotten in on the ice-cold action while defending the movement from detractors is photographer Anthony Carbajal, whose tragic story we’ve shared before. Read more…

Are You Up For a Challenge? Try ‘The 6 Minute Dirty Edit’

The video above is called The 6 Minute Dirty Edit Challenge, and it’s an interesting project/dare by photographer Jeff Rojas. The goal is simple: how much retouching can you possibly get done in just six minutes time. Read more…

Behind the Scenes: A Photo Shoot with the World’s Largest Land Mammal

If you think working with models in a standard studio environment is difficult, you might want to take a look at this. Zurich-based photographer Peter Hebeisen and Circus Director Franco Knie teamed up to plan out and photograph a shoot with the newest addition to the elephant crew, Kalaya. Read more…

Photographer Does a Portrait Shoot with Fatboy Slim in Less than 30 Seconds

When you’re tasked with taking a famous person’s photo, you often don’t have much time with the actual person to go through a trial and error process and figure stuff out. Photographer Philippe Echaroux wanted to take things to the extreme and see if he could photograph a celebrity in less than a minute total. Read more…

Nikon Facebook App Encourages Friendly Competition With Fellow Photogs

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We received a new press release out of the Nikon camp this morning, and although it didn’t announce any fresh cameras or lenses, it was eager to share a different creation with us: My Nikon World. My Nikon World is a brand new Facebook app that seeks to “Challenge photographers to shoot, share and learn,” mostly through friendly competition. Read more…

GPP2013 Shoot-Out: Taking a Portrait of One of the World’s Greatest Portraitists

One of the most entertaining events that photographers get to enjoy each year is the annual Gulf Photo Plus shootout, in which 3 photographers each get 20 minutes to take a photo from concept to completion. In 2012, the shootout pinned David Hobby, Martin Prihoda, and Greg Heisler against each other. This year, John Keatley, Lindsay Adler and Zack Arias are the victims participants, and one of last year’s contestants is actually the subject. Read more…

Professional-Looking Portrait Taken With an iPhone and a $10 Lamp

French photographer Philippe Echaroux is known, among other things, as a great portrait photographer. You might remember his work taking studio quality “celebrity” portraits of random strangers on the street.

For his most recent portraiture project, however, he eschewed even the limited studio gear he brought out on the street with him, and issued himself a challenge: take a high-quality, professional portrait, using nothing more than an iPhone and a €10 lighting budget. Read more…

A 2-Megapixel Buzz Lightyear Camera in the Hands of a Pro Photographer

Give James Bond, Jack Bauer or Chuck Norris a spork, and they’ll figure out a way to overpower bad guys wielding guns. What happens when you give a seasoned photographer a cheap digital camera designed for toddlers?

That’s what Kai Wong and DigitalRev did recently. They flew in David Hobby of Strobist and gave him a 2-megapixel Buzz Lightyear camera and three cheapo flash units. Hobby was then tasked with shooting 5 challenges in 5 locations of 5 subjects, using his resourcefulness to make the best images he could with the uber-low-end gear.
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