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Shooting Challenge #31 -- Spring. The Winner Is…

In our most recent Shooting Challenge we set you the task of photographing the joys of Spring. While the weather wasn’t great, it didn’t dampen your spirits and you created some cracking images. Read More >>

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Shooting Challenge #31 -- Spring

As a child I used to sit up in a big oak tree and watch ‘old’ folk tend to crops on their little allotment plots. Fast-forward 35 years and this same lad has his own allotment plot and is taking on the supermarkets one failed crop at a time! Read More >>

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Shooting Challenge #30 -- The Winners Are...

In our most recent Shooting Challenge, we tasked you with photographing something musical. It was a very creative challenge with lots of freedom to capture a wide range of subjects and we even had a stack of Spotify Premium codes to give away too. Read More >>

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Shooting Challenge #30 -- The Sound Of Music (Win Spotify Premium Codes)

I'll not lie to you, music is one of the most important things in my life; yes even more important that TV, tech, videogames and photography! For me, re-interpreting other people's words in a visual format is really creative and can be a lot of fun too. Read More >>

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Shooting Challenge #29 -- The Winner Is...

For the last Shooting Challenge you were tasked with diving into the dark and mysterious world of low-key photography. For many of you it was an opportunity to get really creative and as usual, you didn't disappoint. Read More >>

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Shooting Challenge #29 -- Low-Key Photography

One of the great fears for a photographer is water in your camera/lens, and with the 'great' British weather clearly showing no signs of improving over the next couple of decades, find yourself a nice dark room, a single light source and get to grips with some low-key photography. Read More >>

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Shooting Challenge #28 -- The Winner Is...

For our last extended-entry window Shooting Challenge (which was my fault entirely as I seem to have lost the ability to read a calendar), I set you the task of photographing your favourite playthings. Read More >>

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Shooting Challenge #28 -- Toys (Win a Pair of Grado Headphones!)

There was a time when we lived in a world of make-believe. It was a world filled with adventures and wonder; all made from our imagination and our toys. At some point though we had to put away our childish things and grow up and do adult stuff like work and pay bills. Read More >>

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Shooting Challenge #27: The Winner Is...

The last Shooting Challenge of 2013 was a celebration of the Oxford English Dictionary’s word of the year, the much maligned "selfie". No longer the sole pursuit of Instagramming teenagers, 2013 saw the selfie reach new heights with everyone including world leaders getting in on the selfie act. Read More >>

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Shooting Challenge #27 -- Selfie (Win a Tokyoflash Watch)

Last month, those bespectacled brainboxes over at the Oxford English Dictionary announced their International Word of the Year for 2013. From the shortlist of words which included bitcoin, bedroom tax (isn't that two words?), schmeat (no, I have no idea either) and twerk, they chose selfie. Read More >>

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Shooting Challenge #26 — The Winner of the iPad Air Is...

The last Shooting Challenge was all about the strange but often wonderful photographic technique of Intentional Camera Movement or ICM for short. As usual, we had a bumper crop of high quality photos so thanks for getting involved with the challenge. Read More >>

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Shooting Challenge #26 Intentional Camera Movement -- Win an iPad Air

Sometimes I get stuck in a bit of a creative black hole and feel like I'm photographing the same thing over and over again, purely for the sake of taking a photo. Looking through one of my many photography books I glanced upon a photography style called 'Intentional Camera Movement'. The clue is in the title and it really is just that; taking photos with intentional camera shake or motion blur as the camera shoots the picture. Read More >>

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Shooting Challenge #25 (The Message) -- The Winner Is...

To co-incide with the 60th anniversary of the forming of the Samaritans charity, our most recent Shooting Challenge was all about 'The Message'. The challenge was quite straightforward; create a photographic poster that captured the essence of a charity of your choosing. The criteria was that the poster must contain both images and text created by you. Read More >>

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Shooting Challenge #25 -- The Message (Win a Sony SmartWatch 2 and Charity Donation)

60 years ago this week, history was made; the helpline charity Samaritans took their first call. The Samaritans were founded by the London vicar with a very trendy sounding name, Chad Varah, in response to a funeral he conducted early on in his career: a girl aged 14 had started menstruating, but having no one to talk to, believed that she had a sexually transmitted disease and took her own life. Read More >>

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Shooting Challenge #24 (Patterns) -- The Winner Is...

The last Shooting Challenge brief was simple and straightforward; photograph patterns and shapes in the world around you. As usual, we had some high-quality images and some very...err...creative ones too (I'm looking at you, Patrick). I know the weather was pretty shitty for most of you during the challenge 'window', so thanks for taking the time to take part, those of you who did. Read More >>

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Shooting Challenge #24 -- Patterns

It's hard to believe that we've been doing Shooting Challenges on Giz UK for over a year now, and yet I've still got a long list of ideas in my little black book. As it is approaching Halloween, I had originally planned to do a ghostly-themed challenge, but thought that would require too much effort and was less about photography and more about re-creating old Halloween costume photographs, so decided to ditch that one. Read More >>

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