Jump to content

This weeks Photography Challenge - Portrait!


  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

#1 Sentient Puddle

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!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/67678223@N04/8041212117/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/67678223@N04/8105396780/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/67678223@N04/8195947108/

Cheers :-)

The rules:
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


#2 Mama8

Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:01 PM

Beginner original.gif


#3 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)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28286225@N02/.../in/photostream

Edited by mummy26, 27 November 2012 - 11:46 PM.


#4 raven74

Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:24 PM

Gosh, I haven't been able to get an entry in for ages!  This is my old girl, Lily.

lilly by raven:74, on Flickr

#5 ~Kee~In~Hawaii~

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.

Portrait

ETA: Mummy26, that photo is so beautiful! original.gif

Edited by ~Kee~In~Hawaii~, 28 November 2012 - 06:29 PM.


#6 mummy26

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:50 PM

Thanks ~Kee~In~Hawaii~ original.gif

#7 Mercurial

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.

#8 mummy26

Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:55 PM

Thanks Mercurial, there's another of him picking his nose ha ha

#9 *Ev

Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:52 PM

I was babysitting on Saturday.... Not the best quality as I had to use high ISO setting.




#10 eM_Mille

Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:50 PM

Hi all,

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  biggrin.gif

http://www.flickr.com/photos/86079849@N04/...stream/lightbox

#11 winkwink

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 grin.gif ) but  here is one I took of DS yesterday when we were out for a walk.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21908477@N05/8239741277/

#12 Sentient Puddle

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.

#13 Bec .

Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:01 PM

Grrr iPad keeps tossing me out of EB!

Re-post:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/42049292@N08/...tream/lightbox/

Edited by rbat, 03 December 2012 - 09:23 PM.


#14 MegMogandFiestyCat

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

Hi Everyone

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.

Miss R.

Fiesty Cat

Sarah

#15 rogue-shadow

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:42 PM

My entry for the week - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rogueeleven/8241147514/

#16 flipped out

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!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28563758@N00/8241168596/

#17 Sentient Puddle

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!!  cool.gif  )

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!! original.gif

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!  biggrin.gif

#18 ~Kee~In~Hawaii~

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 original.gif

#19 eM_Mille

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 original.gif

Off to think of a new topic...

#20 MegMogandFiestyCat

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:22 PM

Congratulations Elle-M, looking forward to the next challenge.

Thanks for the comments




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'I will defend my son's right to wear a tutu'

Three-year-old boy Roo likes to wear tutus and, until now, it hasn't been a problem.

Chinese sign up toddlers for chief executive classes

CHILDREN as young as three are being enrolled in "chief executive courses" in China as pushy parents become obsessed with giving their offspring an advantage over their young peers.

Free ticket offer

Pinky Mckay joins us again at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show presented by Blackmores with her expert baby settling advice. Register now for your free ticket.

The 'best little baby' and the police officer who rescued him

"And just in my head, I'm a father myself, and I couldn't sit there and let him ... I couldn't let him sit in that."

Olympian sells medal to pay for child's cancer treatment

An Olympian has sold his medal to help fund cancer treatment for a 3-year-old boy.

Family of mum who took her own life speak out about PND

From the outside it looked like Allison Goldstein was blissfully happy. She had a new baby, a loving husband, and was part of a close knit-family.

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

BuggyCart solves the dilemma of shopping with a pram

Ducking to the shops for some groceries is a whole other ballgame once you have a baby.

Viral photo shows powerful moment before second baby's arrival

While our second baby was very much wanted, I wondered if I could love another baby as much as I loved my first.

What does a baby with whooping cough sound like? Sometimes like this

It's a heartbreaking video that's difficult to watch, but that's just what Sydney mum of two Sandra wants people to do.

Cheers! Why we're all happy to be bad mothers now

A new generation of mums is resisting the pressure to be "perfect" - and revelling in their naughty side?

Dealing with mealtime fussiness: mums share their tips

It can be frustrating, worrying, and turn into a battle of wills - but it doesn't have to be like that

Why having a puppy is like parenting a child

Despite being a dog owner and a parent, I've never been able to relate to the idea that the two have many similarities – until now.

Baby Joey is sleeping star in adorable photos

When photographer mum Laura Izumikawa puts her baby daughter down to sleep, the last thing on her mind is rest.

The necessity of 'Do not disturb' signs for napping babies

Needless to say, the last thing any mum wants is for someone to loudly knock on the door and wake their sleeping cherub.

Mum's brutal truth about c-section: 'This is not the easy way out'

A new mum has shared photos of her caesarean section scar to prove she did not "take the easy way out" when giving birth to her son.

Twins give birth in same hospital just hours apart

Leanne went into labour on July 28, and remarkably, her twin sister Natalie soon followed.

Goki Ride-On cars for toddlers

Toddlers just love to ride on anything with wheels but will often reject the pram once they can walk.

Letting your health slide as you look after the kids? Here's how to get out of the trap

It's time to start prioritising our own health, as well as the health of our children, to avoid longer lasting health challenges.

How to child-proof every room in your house

A guide to making your home a safer place for little ones.

Portable pool safety reminder after toddler's death

The drowning of a Hobart toddler has prompted a coroner to remind the community that even inflatable and portable pools must be fenced.

I have a clingy toddler - help!

"Nothing stops the clinginess - he cries when I put him down, no matter how long I hold him."

Woman sues after botched termination leads to motherhood

A 23-year-old mother is suing her GP and the public health system for thousands of dollars to support her son after her termination went wrong.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

Ex-Perth model stuck with 12kg leg after limb doubles in size during pregnancy

"I often have strangers coming over to me when I'm out asking bluntly what's wrong with my leg. I often just laugh now and tell them I've been attacked by a shark and walk off, it definitely stumps people."

Same sex couple 'blessed' with triplets via surrogacy

They feared they would never get to be parents, but a same sex couple is now adjusting to life with newborn triplets.

Should children be given antibiotics in their first year?

Here are the the pros and cons of giving antibiotics to young babies.

Baby born on mum AND dad's birthday

The birth of a baby is always a special occasion, but one couple who welcomed their first child earlier this week had more reason to celebrate than most.

The joys (and benefits) of show and tell

Show and tell has been around for donkey's years. Well, at least since I was a kid, and according to my own children, I'm pretty old.

Loyal dog dies saving baby's life during fire

A baby was rescued from a house fire after her family's loyal dog used his body to shield the little girl from the flames.

How having a young baby or toddler changes your home decor

What to expect when living with an older baby or toddler - and how to manage the chaos.

I'm trying to keep my child-free friends in my life, but it's tough

I tried to prove to my single friends that I was the same I'd always been. But marriage did change me - and motherhood has, too

'There's a giant picture of BOOBS but I can not feed my child'

A mum was ushered out of an US department store's underwear section after discreetly breastfeeding her baby.

How baby Evelie was saved after being born without a heartbeat

Bethanie Millar didn't believe in miracles - until baby Evelie was born, that is.

How an Aldi staff member made one exhausted mum's day

It was a simple act of kindness, but one that made an exhausted mother's day.

OvuSense: the new internal monitor helping predict ovulation

When a couple is trying to conceive it is easy for a woman to become obsessed about when she ovulates.

Mum-to-be surprises husband with big news in joy-filled photoshoot

When Bri Dow learnt that she was expecting, she immediately knew she wanted to break the news to her husband Brandon in a special way.

How a homemade wheelchair is giving baby Evelyn freedom

Like all one-year-olds, Evelyn Moore is keen to get moving and explore the world around her. But a battle with aggressive cancer left the little girl paralysed from the waist down.

Adorable: App captures special moments of pregnancy and motherhood

There's something about motherhood that turns even the most reluctant photographer into a keen shutterbug as they strive to capture all the best moments of life with a baby.

Dad shares horror tale after Roomba's run-in with dog poop

It's the poop story that's been shared hundreds of thousands of times around the world.

 

SYDNEY SHOW - 23-25 Sept

Essential Baby & Toddler Show - Sydney

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores, will be held in Sydney on 23-25 September. Register for your free ticket now to save $20!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.