Photo Challenges Week 4
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Photo Challenges, Week 4

I’m completely satisfied to announce the fourth week of our picture images theme problem and Uncooked enhancing problem.

The challenges come each Friday, and you’ve got till Wednesday to submit your leads to the official threads on our discussion board. Earlier than I discuss a few of final week’s submissions, let’s see this week’s problem.

Week 4 Photography Theme Problem

This week’s theme is hidden within the shadows. Try to showcase an charisma introduced with the presence of shadows.

Do you need to submit a photograph for this theme? Submit it on this thread.

Week 4 Uncooked Modifying Problem

On this problem, you’re getting one thing particular. Spencer requested me to make use of certainly one of his tougher photographs. He advised me, “It was one of many trickiest uncooked edits I’ve performed”.

Having simply opened the file for a fast attempt, I agree with him! It received’t be straightforward to make this picture look pure. In the event you’re going to convey up the shadows, I counsel paying cautious consideration to the colours within the sky, ensuring they don’t turn into too unnatural.

As typical, any kind of processing is accepted, from typical edits to one thing extra uncommon!


NIKON D800E + 50mm f/1.4 @ 50mm, ISO 100, 1/25, f/11.0
Unique Uncooked File

Executed enhancing? Submit your edit on this thread.

Week 3’s Outcomes

We actually loved going by the submission for ‘eyes’. This theme isn’t straightforward, as a result of regardless that eyes are all over the place, there are sometimes many different issues that distract away from the eyes. A pleasant stability was struck in Photofan’s submission:

Photo Challenges Week 4

The type of the snake isn’t readily obvious, which actually makes its eye stand out. The mysteriousness of snakes makes this shot fairly good as properly. NickG additionally made one other nice submission:


The reflections within the glass make this shot look busy, and so the eyes stand out. I additionally discovered the same glances from the 2 ladies intriguing as properly. Properly composed and properly performed!

One other nice shot got here from Gary Fields:
Photo Challenges Week 4

Eyes are so central for displaying emotion and there’s loads right here. Because the textures of the face are so vital in expression, the black and white therapy appears very pure.

I’d additionally prefer to level out tinchobrogger’s Rockhopper Penguin:

Photo Challenges Week 4

Tis penguin’s eye is so detailed! This shot has good colours and composition with a properly chosen background, and offers the sensation of eyes whereas nonetheless having some context.

Now onto the Uncooked problem, which was to edit this:

DC-S1R + LUMIX S 24-105/F4 @ 26mm, ISO 100, 60 seconds, f/5.6
Unique Uncooked File

this shot and the unique Uncooked, there are two issues that come to thoughts: first, minor adjustments in crop can dramatically alter the impression of this shot. And second, mentioning the shadows too aggressively can usually lead to unnatural halos.

I noticed many good edits, however I have to level out Mike’s submission:
Photo Challenges Week 4

Though the white stability of this edit is completely different than the unique, I felt it to be not solely properly cropped, but in addition very pure, particularly on the transition between the perimeters of the mountain and the sky.

Concluding for this week, I’d prefer to say that each one of us at Photography Life admire everybody’s participation in these challenges. It’s been nice enjoyable to this point everybody’s work.

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