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Photo Challenge

July 22, 2014
by Jonathan


Thanks to Kirsty for looking after the Photo Challenge while I was away. I hope everyone enjoyed the temporary change in management :) This week’s challenge was suggested by Ally.

A picture that indicates something or someone is lost.

Please send your entries in by noon on Tuesday 29th July. Have fun!

July 15, 2014
by Kirsty

Everyday Innovation

So, this week I thought I’d try to set a more technical challenge. Now, I’m no professional, so there aren’t really any new techniques I could explain and teach you. On that basis, I’m leaving the cool technicalities to you- the challenge this week is to take a photo, but to use your camera and then any household object to create an effect, be it lighting, focus, colour or something else! Hopefully this is making sense, but to give you more of an idea, I’ll put in the pictures that inspired me.

Household object

Photos in for next Tuesday 22nd July!  And when emailing them in/ sending the link, please comment describing how you gained the effect so we can all learn how to replicate it :) Looking forward to seeing some cool tricks :D

Of Sins and Horsemen – Results

July 15, 2014 by Kirsty | 1 Comment

All varied entries today! Can definitely see the themes running through them :)


July 8, 2014
by Kirsty

Of Sins and Horsemen

Oooh, how poetic :) To start my two week domina- ehem, stand in for the Photo Challenge, the challenge this week is ‘Of Sins and Horsemen’, where I’ll ask you to choose one of the seven deadly sins or the four horsemen of the apocalypse. It’ll *hopefully* work in a similar fashion to the numbers challenge, but instead of the order of comments corresponding to the number, comment below with the sin or horseman you would like to do :)

Here are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to choose from:

  • Death – (Jen)
  • Famine – (Ollie B)
  • War – (Rob)
  • Conquest – (Kirsty)

And the Seven deadly sins:

  • Lust- (Dinos)
  • Sloth – (Tomm)
  • Wrath – (Dave)
  • Greed
  • Pride – (Ally)
  • Gluttony – (Hannah)
  • Envy – (Emanuel)

Okay, so we’ve reached loads of entries, so I’ll add these- they still kinda link to the theme, but are slightly different! Will also try to find a plan C if possible!

SORRY- IGNORE THE GHOSTS! Have found some more – the 7 sins of Memory, although some aren’t relevant, so here are the ones to choose from:

  • Absent- mindedness
  • Suggestibility – (Adam)
  • Bias
  • Persistence – (Colin)

Further explainations of those in this link-

If more than 11 people comment below, I do have a back-up plan, which I shall get to if needs be :) Again as well, if you upload to Flickr, please make sure the photo is downloadable, as I do not have the hack skills of Jonathan! If you can’t/ don’t want to, please email entries to

As always, entries due at noon next Tuesday 15th July! Hopefully you’ve understood, and enjoy the challenge!


July 1, 2014
by Jonathan


This week your challenge is to create a storyboard. We did a similar storyboard challenge in 2009 but I can’t find it on this website, so I assume we covered it when Stu was running the challenge on his own website (now gone).

Your storyboard should consist of a sequence of between three and nine pictures that tell a story. If I recall correctly, most people chose six pictures. To give an idea of what we’re looking for, this is Edmund’s excellent entry from last time.

Edmund's storyboard

Edmund’s storyboard

After you’ve taken your pictures, ideally I’d like everyone to edit them together in a grid or strip. If you can’t do that, just send the individual pictures in and we’ll try and sort them out.

If you upload your picture using Flickr, please make sure that you have allowed the ability to download the photo. Jen and Rob, I had to get round Flickr’s download protection to download your entries. As I’m away and Kirsty is publishing next week, if she can’t download the pictures then they won’t make it into the results! If you’re not happy granting download permission on Flickr, you can of course email your entry in instead.

Please send your storyboards in by noon on Tuesday 8th July. Have fun with this one!

Patterns in nature – Results

July 1, 2014 by Jonathan | 5 Comments

Bumper week this week, with thirteen great entries! It’s great to see such a variety of subjects.

June 24, 2014
by Jonathan

Patterns in nature

This week the challenge was suggested by Dinos, who wants everyone to go outdoors and find patterns in nature.

Patterns in Nature…could be woodgrain, a shadow or fur pattern etc etc.

Have fun exploring, and please send your entries in by noon on Tuesday 1st July. Good luck!

Heat – Results

June 24, 2014 by Jonathan | 7 Comments

It’s heating up at the Photo Challenge today! Well done to everyone who sent in a toasty-warm entry :)