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This weeks Photography Challenge - Portrait!
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:36 AM
This weeks challenge is "Portrait"! It can be a portrait of whatever you like - how ever you interpret taking a portrait of someone or something!
As always - the main thing is to have fun!
Here are some portraits of mine to get you going!
One photo per person which has been taken this week (starting TUESDAY). Everyone is welcome to join in. Competition will start Tuesday with submissions ending the following Monday.
If you wish, please note your rating after your image:
Rating 1 Beginner (just got my camera)
Rating 2 Amateur (learning about settings)
Rating 3 Hobbyist (have a good grasp of the theory)
Rating 4 Semi Pro (improved well beyond when I started)
Rating 5 Pro/serious hobbyist (I'm well experienced and have been doing this for quite a while)
All images must be up by next MONDAY at (9pm EDST, 8pm EST, 7.30pm CST, 6pm WST) for inclusion.
Remember the EB rules state images within posts must be smaller than 500 (wide) x 470 (high) pixels and 100kb.
Challenge history for the winner:
Macro/close up - ILBB
Rule of Thirds - mummy26
Vanishing point - rbat
Patterns in nature - Jupiter123
Fun - Silverwattle
Seven - mummy26
Texture - ILBB
At Home - elle-M
Nostalgia - rbat
Reflection - Bryden
Half - Nut
Spring - millie71
Antique - elle-M
Tells a story - Ev
Postcard - raven74
Favourite things - winkwink
Long exposure - rbat
Wings - silverwattle
Sweet - rbat
Light - Skepticaemia
Wild - Mecurial
Moody - BeagleBoy
In the eye of the beholder - cat
Symmetry - JamieLee85
Serenity - winkwink
Out Of Place - Peanut
Water Drop Shot - blue4me
One - Raven74
Black & White Portrait - rbat
Red - Luckyseven
Suggestive - Abbygirl
Mostly Black/Mostly white - PrincessPinkenIt
Autumn - Superman+4Sisters
Capturing Action - Peanut
Black and white perspective - Abbygirl
Shadows - winkwink
Props - Jalex
Numbers - apocketfull
Circle - mummy26
Coke - rbat
Abstract - mummy26
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:44 PM
My Baby Boy turns one today so I took some birthday photos of him (it was after the brief was announced - had to wait for it to get dark)
Edited by mummy26, 27 November 2012 - 11:46 PM.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:26 PM
I read this thread all the time and have never submitted anything. I have had my DSLR for a year and I just play around with it. I had a make up shoot today and then read this weeks challenge and thought, why not?! So here it is ...
I spent next to no time on it so I am hoping I will improve with some decent practice and the photography class I am starting in the new year. I am by no means planning to be a photographer, I just want to learn more so I can take great photos for my make up business and during my travels.
ETA: Mummy26, that photo is so beautiful!
Edited by ~Kee~In~Hawaii~, 28 November 2012 - 06:29 PM.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:08 PM
Again it has been a month or so since I've entered. I'm really struggling to get time to pick my camera up.
This one is a random shot that was unplanned but fits the brief. My beautiful baby girl. Complete with flyaway hair and a split lip.
portrait by Mercurial., on Flickr
I love your photo Mummy26.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:55 PM
Thanks Mercurial, there's another of him picking his nose ha ha
Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:52 PM
I was babysitting on Saturday.... Not the best quality as I had to use high ISO setting.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:50 PM
Here is my entry, taken last night at a Christmas Fair. My 2 year old DS about to have his first camel ride with his Dad. Complete with fly on his face
Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:18 PM
It's been so long since I've entered (I've been busy with a certain Elf on the Shelf this week ) but here is one I took of DS yesterday when we were out for a walk.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:58 PM
Lovely entries so far everyone. I have a Dance concert dress rehearsal to go to, so I will be late tonight, so I will pick the winner first thing tomorrow morning.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:01 PM
Grrr iPad keeps tossing me out of EB!
Edited by rbat, 03 December 2012 - 09:23 PM.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:08 PM
I have been stalking but not entering due to returning to full time work this year, as of today have gone part time and took these on the weekend. Good luck everyone, the photos here are amazing. So just creeping in as have had some computer trouble this evening. Somewhere between beginner and the next level and only just starting to play with settings although I didn't this time.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:42 PM
My entry for the week - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rogueeleven/8241147514/
Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:27 PM
My entry this week the only time I could get a shot this week was when she was strapped into the highchair or pram - cheeky kid!
Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:33 AM
Great entries everyone - lovely portraits that all fitted the brief so well!
Flipped Out - Lovely candid capture - really captures a fun emotion and love, love, love that hair! A little soft about the eyes though, which should be as sharp as possible in portrait photography. You could bump up the ISO on the 600D just a bit more to get it super sharp and shouldnt produce too much noise.
Rogue Shadow - Nice sharpness around the eye and connection to the little "Elf". Great light falling across the face although the background is a little on the distracting side. Great work handholding at that shutter speed too!
Feisty Cat - I take it your first shot is your entry? Really fun emotion portrayed in the portrait, the colours really pop and lovely connection to your subject.
Mercurial - Lovely focus on the those beautiful blue eye. She looks like she is almost talking to the camera!
Kee in Hawaii - Lovely focus and catchlight in the eyes and love how you have filled the frame with the face.
Raven 74 - Love the DOF and focus and clarity of the eyes! Fabulous black background - really makes the subject pop!!
Mummy 26 - Love your use of the silhouette against a muted background - really makes that candle stand out and pop! Great composition and set up.
rbat - Great detail Bec in this capture, love the clarity, composition and really nice processing here - really suits the subject well! Love the connection with the subject (and boy is he hot!! )
Wink Wink - Nice composition here - and interesting use of the location - it is almost part of the portrait - (even if your subject is looking a little underwhelmed!!
Elle - M - What a story this photo tells. Love the expression, the anticipation, the framing and love your processing (Silver Effex??).
Ev - what a lovely peaceful moment you captured and I really like the light falling across the face!
Cyndii - Great light falling across the babies face and love the catch lights in the open eye! Just a bit soft when viewed small - maybe clearer in the original?
Really hard going this week to pick a winner. I had a few front runners - I really like Raven 74, Elle M, rbat and Kee in Hawaii - all great portraits Ladies! But my favourite that really told a story and had me coming back to, time after time of looking at all the entries was Elle - M!
Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:52 AM
Congrats Elle-M, I love that shot. Every time I look at it I think he's a little opera singer about to break out in song, he just has that look and the hand position of someone about to sing in a panto - so cute!
ILBB - Thanks so much for the lovely feedback, it's been nerve racking submitting my first pic, I don't put my pics out there very often and I have really enjoyed having the chance. Perhaps I'll keep it up and try to submit more entries from now on
Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:54 AM
Oh wow, thank you ILBB!! And for you lovely feedback. It's REALLY hard to get portraits of my DS, being 2 he's impossible to photograph so I'm thrilled I got to capture him while he was still
Off to think of a new topic...
Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:22 PM
Congratulations Elle-M, looking forward to the next challenge.
Thanks for the comments
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