Category: Contests

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Backyard Reverse Photo Challenge

OK, this was so tricky of you guys. Ask me to create an image in my backyard during an Oregon winter, and a really wet and snowy Oregon winter at that? Everything is soggy, dead, dirty and gross looking. If I try and do a spring cleaning and landscaping for this challenge, then more February and March storms will just ruin my hard work.

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Reverse Photo Challenge: Vote to Choose Matt & Hudson’s Mission

Backyard Challenge Prevails

Results are in and Idea 2 The Backyard Challenge was a narrow winner.

Thanks everyone for registering your choice. We’ll set to work visualizing something near our doors in a different way and bring you videos about the process.

That’s right. We’re asking you, the Plus Community, to challenge us once again. This is where you give Matt and I a mission and we each set out to accomplish it while creating a video to show you the process.  Some of you may remember last year’s reverse Noonday Challenge. The one where you guys overwhelming voted to send Matt and I out creating images in the worst light of the day. It was a sort of uproarious revolt against our advice in critique sessions and the galleries for all of you to work in better light. (Matt’s High Noon Challenge video / my High Noon Challenge video). It’s a new year and we’re excited to have you challenge us again. Vote for your favorite mission below by February 2nd.

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Still Life Photo Challenge (Cash Prizes)

Challenge Winners Video Included

To get ON1 Plus 2017 off to a fun start, Blake and I decided to set this challenge for you guys. Each Plus community member was invited to prepare one new still life image to submit. We went through them and selected a winner, runner up and honorable mentions. First place won  $350. Second place received $150.

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Light Challenge Tips for Editing Your Photos

Since we’re still in the midst of the Lighting challenge, I thought I’d give you a few tips on editing photos where the light didn’t cooperate. Keep in mind, the lighting challenge is really about you finding good light, and not necessarily editing the photo to make it good. But in the future, hopefully these tips come in handy.

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It’s NOT All About the Light

If you’ve ever been frustrated by the saying “It’s all about the light”, you’re not alone. Or maybe I’m the only one :-)

But I wanted to do a quick video for you that talks a little about my journey with “light” in photography. How I really didn’t understand what good light and bad light meant when I first started. I really wish some one just gave me a recipe of things to look for, which is more of what I talk about in this video. Hope you enjoy! :-)

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Announcing the Mobile Photo Challenge Winners!

Hi everyone! Thanks again everyone that submitted a mobile photo for this contest. There were so many amazing photos, but only three people could win. Watch this video to find out who Matt and Hudson awarded the prizes. Congratulations to the three winners!

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High Noon Photo Challenge Video

Hello again everybody! If you’ve been paying attention to the Plus member site over the last couple of weeks, you know that Matt and I did a reverse photo challenge where you challenge us to something. By overwhelming vote, the challenge was for Matt and I to get out and shoot at high noon. I decided this would be a great opportunity for me to go scout the new Tilikum Crossing a pedestrian bridge here in Portland.

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High Noon Photo Challenge Videos

Hey there and happy Friday! If you’ve followed the Plus member site over the last couple of weeks, you’ll know that Hudson and I did a reverse photo challenge where you challenge us to something. By overwhelming vote, the challenge was for Hudson and I to get out and shoot at noon. It could have been landscape, portrait, street scenes, whatever we wanted – but it had to be at noon and with minimal gear.

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Vote! Your Favorite Photo Challenge for Matt and Hudson

(Note: Idea submissions have already happened. Now it’s time to vote. There’s an official poll with choices below)

Thanks so much for all of the fun and creative ideas for the reverse photo challenge I posted about the other day. In case you missed it, the idea is that you guys come up with a challenge for Hudson and I. Well, 150 of you answered. Thank you!!! I love the interaction that this community is bringing!

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Announcing the Photo Challenge 16 Winner

Hi everyone! First off I wanted to give a HUGE thanks to all that participated in the Photo Challenge this past week. We had over 350 entries which is amazing. It shows that this community is here to play (or at least here to win some free $$) :-) But I do hope that, in addition to having the chance to win some $$, it also gave you the opportunity to look through your photos from 2015, and see where you’ve been over the last year.

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