Category: Challenges & Contests

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Water Reflections Photo Contest Winners!

Wow you guys really knocked it out of the park on this challenge. Scott and I did not have an easy time choosing winners from all of these awesome entrants. The whole gallery was filled with great work throughout. Thanks so much to everyone who participated and huge congrats to our winners.

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Water Reflections Challenge (Win Cash and Filters)

Lets see some water reflection images for this challenge. My friends at Hoya have been kind enough to sponsor this challenge by providing HD3 Circular Polarizers to the first and second place winners. First place will also receive $200 in cash. We’re fortunate to have the water photography master Scott Davenport guest coaching this month and he’ll help me select the winning images as well as some runners up to showcase in a Reflection Challenge video we produce at the end of the month. Below are the rules, how to enter and some tips on working with reflections from both Scott and me.

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Part II: Editing the Reverse Backyard Challenge Shoot

Hi all! I’ve put together a couple of videos for my Backyard Photo Challenge. This was the one where the ON1 Plus Community challenged Hudson and I to go out in our own backyards and look at it in a different way. Watch me edit the photos I took from this shoot!

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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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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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