We challenged photographers to come up with images that conveyed coziness – and we discovered that for many, the companionship of a pet, particularly a dog, is the very essence of that warm and fuzzy concept.
To undertake our Decisive Movement challenge, photographers had to ensure their shutter speed was a 1/60th of a second or slower – and that some aspect of their subject was in motion.
Our ‘Seeing Red’ Challengers saw red in places expected and unexpected.
They may be plentiful, but birds are easily one of the most challenging and elusive photographic subjects.
Inspired by Margaret Brown’s article ‘Go Minimalist’ in our Mar-May 2014 issue, we asked photographers to strip out the excess and to distill their images down to the minimum.
As subjects go, there aren’t many more open than the soaring vault of the sky.
The My Nightworld challenge was inspired by Mark Kimber’s moody night locales, drawn from his Adelaide childhood. Featured in issue 54, Mark’s photographs inspired us to set a challenge that we hoped would encourage participating photographers to produce their own nocturnal studies. And encouraged they were. Indeed, such was the uniformly high standard of our entries, that we’ve dedicated extra space to the Challenge this issue.
Waves. They’re all around us. Sometimes they’re obvious and sometimes they’re very subtle indeed. And, once again, our loyal Photo Challengers tackled the topic with their usual enthusiasm and creativity.
The ‘One…’ challenge arose from an exercise photographer Paul Gummer (Photo Review, Issue #52) often sets for his students; namely to photograph a single object against a plain background.
For our Portals and Thresholds challenge, we asked photographers to capture an opening that might provoke a viewer to wonder where looking or even stepping through might lead.