New Photo Challenge: “Lines”

 

street lines – photographer: alexander h. schulz

Our new Photo Challenge sets a focus on any kind of lines, single or multiple in a photo, vertical or horizontal, curvy or straight.

Sometimes we meet such situations by chance or we look for them intentionally: the straight horizon over the sea, the curvy, hilly landscapes of Tuscany, buildings or any other structures offer great opportunities to create an eye-catching photo.

Grab your camera and watch for lines around you!

Send in your picture of any lines captured.

Participate in our Photo Challenge. All photos will be voted by members to find the best.

The first three winning photos will win a premium membership (valued at 15 Euro, either voucher or extension of term)

Structure and stages of the Photo Challenge:

Upload & Voting Phase until 14. August 2022

Extended Voting Only Phase until 21. August 2022

Announcement of the Results: 22. August 2022

How to participate:

  1. All registered photographers of fotocommunity are eligible to participate. (Register now)
  2. Each account may participate in the Photo Challenge with 3 different pictures.
  3. All premium members of fotocommunity are eligible to vote.
  4. Please no copyright notice in the photo and in the title!
  5. Photos that do not fit into the competition will be removed.
  6. The photos are anonymous during the upload and voting phase.
  7. Failure to comply to the rules will result in administrative removal of the photo.

Our Photo Challenge: “Reflections”

 

White mosque – photographer: Andrei Efimov

Our new Photo Challenge sets a focus on reflections.

Sometimes we meet situations by chance or we look for them intentionally: reflections.

Objects might be reflected in the still water of a lake, a puddle or by windows.

Reflections can add a special, eye-catching effect to the photo, making it more unique.

Revive your creativity and add some reflections to your next photos!

Send in your picture of any reflection captured.

Participate in our Photo Challenge. All photos will be voted by members to find the best.

The first three winning photos will win a premium membership (valued at 15 Euro, either voucher or extension of term)

Structure and stages of the Photo Challenge:

Upload & Voting Phase until 25. March 2022

Extended Voting Only Phase until 31. March 2022

Announcement of the Results: 02. April 2022

How to participate:

  1. All registered photographers of fotocommunity are eligible to participate. (Register now)
  2. Each account may participate in the Photo Challenge with 3 different pictures.
  3. All premium members of fotocommunity are eligible to vote.
  4. Please no copyright notice in the photo and in the title!
  5. Photos that do not fit into the competition will be removed.
  6. The photos are anonymous during the upload and voting phase.
  7. Failure to comply to the rules will result in administrative removal of the photo.

New Photo Challenge: “Moments of Lights”

a candle for the ones that have left us – photographer: Roger Hallman

 

Our new Photo Challenge sets a focus on moments determined by special light.

“May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.” 

(J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring)

“How far that little candle throws his beams!”

(Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice)

Light is always important to us. It brightens our mood, it helps plants to grow and it colors our world. Just imagine a world without light, a world determined by darkness! Its scary, isn`t it?

Our eyes catch the light as well as our camera lenses.

Let us focus on everything that has to do with these special moments of lights. It may be a sunrise, sunset or stars in the sky, a candle in a room, an object in spotlight or a bonfire that gives warmth. Grab your camera and catch your special moment of light!

Send in your picture of any moment that depicts light.

Participate in our Photo Challenge. All photos will be voted by members to find the best.

The first three winning photos will win a 3 month Basic membership (either voucher or extension of term)

Structure and stages of the Photo Challenge:

Upload & Voting Phase until 24. January 2022

Extended Voting Only Phase until 31. January 2022

Announcement of the Results: 01. February 2022

How to participate:

  1. All registered photographers of fotocommunity are eligible to participate. (Register now)
  2. Each account may participate in the Photo Challenge with 3 different pictures.
  3. All premium members of fotocommunity are eligible to vote.
  4. Please no copyright notice in the photo and in the title!
  5. Photos that do not fit into the competition will be removed.
  6. The photos are anonymous during the upload and voting phase.
  7. Failure to comply to the rules will result in administrative removal of the photo.

 

One photo – different formats

Some time ago, reading in a photo magazine* an article about using image formats to compose a photo caught my eyes.

As a summary: by choosing the aspect ratio, the photographer can significantly influence the mood of his pictures.

One example, introduced in the article, was the ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio, which is mainly used in comsumer electronics that captured my interest.

city street scene at traffic lights

city street scene 3:2

Mostly we publish or print our photos in common aspect ratios. Like 3:2 or 4:3. We are used to it. But what impact will a change have on the photo? I took the same photo and cropped it to the CinemaScope format 21:9

street scene 21:9

See the difference!

So, how about checking your photos? Too ordinary to show it? Try the ultra-wide format and see, wether it adds a new touch to the photo!

Upload your result in our section 21:9 Format

 

*The article has been published in Colorfoto 11/2020