Creative Photography Challenge 2017

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CHALLENGE #10

Shoot a Silhouette

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The key to shooting a silhouette is all about lighting. Whether its studio lighting or natural, you need your subject backlit well in order to help your image truly pop. They’re clean, graphic and timeless — and their breadth across various types of photos from profiles to maternity images makes them incredibly versatile. In this challenge Lindsay shows you how to shoot a very simple silhouette using window lighting to get that timeless, classic look that only silhouettes can provide.
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Also, don’t forget to vote on Challenge #9 finalists right here!


CHALLENGE #9

Print on Alternative Surface

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Transferring your images to an alternative surface allows you to preserve your image in a unique and lasting way. The alternative surface also adds a layer of depth and uniqueness to an image that makes it timeless. In this Creative Photo Challenge, Lindsay will create a photo transfer on to stone, walking your through each step of the process.
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Also, don’t forget to vote on Challenge #8 finalists right here!


CHALLENGE #8

Paint with Light Portrait

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In this challenge, Lindsay plays with long exposures and the use of a flashlight to create the unexpected. The best part? To start playing around and experimenting the only things you really need are a dark room (and we don't mean a photo dark room - simply one where very little light can enter), your camera and any light source from a glow stick to a flashlight.
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Also, don’t forget to vote on Challenge #7 finalists right here!


CHALLENGE #7

Collage Portrait

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For this next round of the Creative Photo Challenge - we are pushing the envelope and asking you to do the same. By combining multiple images, angles and maybe even camera settings from multiple images you can create a collage that captures the intimacy of a normal portrait, but does so in a uniquely distinct way.
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Also, don’t forget to vote on Challenge #6 finalists right here!


CHALLENGE #6

Play with Shadow

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Inspiration comes from anywhere and its no different when it comes to shadows. Ultimately as photographers we use what is at our disposal on site. Whether its light slashing through the blinds, a unique geometric pattern cast from a fence or long cast shadows from things like buildings and trees — we are our best as photographers when we are able to recognize the myriad inspirations around us and use them to our advantage.
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Also, don’t forget to vote on Challenge #5 finalists right here!


CHALLENGE #5

Take Control of Color in Photoshop

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For this challenge, you will create an image where the use of color is essential to the impact of the image and you can use as many colors as you want! Here, however, you will utilize Photoshop as an important tool for helping to make your use of color purposeful and under your control!
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Also, don’t forget to vote on Challenge #4 finalists right here!


CHALLENGE #4

High-Key Portraits (w/ DIY Softbox!)

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Soft Boxes can create a beautiful glowing light, but you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get one! Achieve the same look with items you have laying around the house too. In this challenge, Lindsay will use two DIY soft boxes using a bed sheet and a shower curtain to create a high-key fashion portrait.
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Also, don’t forget to vote on Challenge #3 finalists right here!


CHALLENGE #3

Reflections

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Use reflections in your images! You can use reflections to tell a story or to create something a bit more abstract, like a visual riddle! You can also look for reflections in unusual places to create images that excite the eyes and intellect!
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Also, don’t forget to vote on Challenge #2 finalists right here!


CHALLENGE #2

Unusual Angle

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Ok everyone, it’s time to shoot from an unusual angle. Drastically altering your angle can completely change your perspective on your subject! Don’t just at shoot at eye level. Get up on a ladder! Lay down on the floor. Change your point of view and suddenly you’ll see exciting new imagery emerge.
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CHALLENGE #1

Make a Mess

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Let’s jump right in and get your hands dirty. By adding things like paint, flour or molasses to your portraits, you can add texture and color to create a photo that pops! In Challenge #1 - Make a Mess, Lindsay Adler will use one light and Holi Powder to create a portrait that exudes color and motion while making a mess on your set.

Watch how Lindsay makes a mess, and then create your own! Upload your photos to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using #creativephotochallenge.
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Take Your Best Shot

Feeling stuck and uninspired behind the lens? Stop scrambling for ideas on your next portrait.

Enter the Creative Photo Challenge

We teamed up with master portrait photographer, Lindsay Adler, for a bi-monthly series of FREE photography challenges designed to push you well beyond your comfort zone. Named one of the top 10 best fashion photographers in the world, Lindsay knows how vital it is to grow and explore to thrive as a photographer.

To spark your creativity, try a new (totally doable) challenge every other week to help you discover and harness new techniques. We’ll send you an email with a video (about five minutes long) outlining simple steps and ideas for a unique portrait. Take a moment to think about your point of view and deliver something outside of your norm.


How It Works

1. JOIN

Lindsay Adler's Creative Photo Challenge is entirely FREE.

JOIN THE CHALLENGE to start receiving challenges via email twice a month starting July 17.

2. SHARE

Upload your photos and tag it on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter using #creativephotochallenge.

Have questions or want to check in with fellow photographers? Join the Creative Photo Challenge Facebook group .

3. VOTE

Two winners will be selected for each challenge!

The Peoples' choice winner will be determined by your votes.

The Judges' choice will be handpicked by Lindsay Adler.

Prizes awarded for the two champions of each challenge!


Schedule

N0.ChallengeChallenge StartsVoting StartsVoting Ends
1Make a Mess7/17/177/31/178/14/17
2Unusual Angle7/31/178/14/178/28/17
3Reflections 8/14/178/28/179/11/17
4High Key Portrait with DIY Softbox8/28/179/11/179/25/17
5Take Control of Color in Photoshop 9/11/179/25/1710/9/17
6Play with Shadow 9/25/1710/9/1710/23/17
7Collage Portrait 10/9/1710/23/1711/6/17
8Paint with Light Portrait 10/23/1711/6/1711/20/17
9Print on Alternative Surface 11/6/1711/20/1712/4/17
10Shoot a Silhouette 11/20/1712/4/1712/18/17

FAQ

How many winners for each challenge?

• 2 winners for every challenge
• 1 community voted winner for every challenge. Make sure you vote!
• 1 winner hand picked by Lindsay Adler for every challenge.

Can I share my photo on any social platform?
No, please upload your photos to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest using the hashtag #creativephotochallenge

Will all photos in #creativephotochallenge hashtag be voted on? 
No. We encourage you to upload your best photos for every challenge. CreativeLive staff will handpick final photos for the community to vote on for the People's Choice champions. 

When does voting start?
Voting starts on every challenge release Monday.

When does voting end for each challenge?
4 weeks after the challenge start date. 2 weeks to shoot. 2 weeks to vote. So, if your challenge starts on Monday 7/17/17 it closes on 8/14/17.  

Can I upload more than one photo per challenge? 
Yes, you can share & hashtag as many photos as you’d like

Can I vote on multiple photos per challenge?
Yes, vote away!

What days do the challenges get released?

  1. Make a Mess 7/17/17
  2. Unusual Angle 7/31/17
  3. Reflections 8/14/17
  4. High Key Portrait with DIY Softbox 8/28/17
  5. Take Control of Color in Photoshop 9/11/17
  6. Play with Shadow 9/25/17
  7. Collage Portrait 10/9/17
  8. Paint with Light Portrait 10/23/17
  9. Print on Alternative Surface 11/6/17
  10. Shoot a Silhouette 11/20/17

So, where is the fine print?

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STUDENTS


1. JOIN

Lindsay Adler's Creative Photo Challenge is entirely FREE.

JOIN THE CHALLENGE to start receiving challenges via email twice a month starting July 17.

2. SHARE

Upload your photos and tag it on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter using #creativephotochallenge.

Have questions or want to check in with fellow photographers? Join the Creative Photo Challenge Facebook group .

3. VOTE

Two winners will be selected for each challenge!

The Peoples' choice winner will be determined by your votes.

The Judges' choice will be handpicked by Lindsay Adler.

Prizes awarded for the two champions of each challenge!


LINDSAY ADLER

Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer, educator, and Canon Explorer of Light.
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