UPDATE: The entry form for this project has been closed. Results can be found on the PROJECT RESULTS page. Go take a look at the entries — there are some pretty amazing images in there.

It’s that time again! Time to participate in a super-fun project here at Epic Edits. The last project on reader websites went pretty good, so I can’t imagine that you guys would let me down now. This one’s going to take a little more effort on your part though.


The topic is overexposure and the subject is a photo of yours. I want you to post a photo that exhibits overexposure, or blown-out highlights. If you need further definition or examples, visit my recent post titled “Should You Expose For Shadows Or Highlights?“. The image can be overexposed by the camera (which is really the intent of this project), or through post-processing.


This project is open to anybody. Your entry will be in the form of a photo and optional text items, but just one photo. If you have your own blog or website, use it to publish your entry. Post the photo and tell us about it — how you did it, why you did it, what it means to you, or any other thing you’d like. If you don’t have your own site, you may also post your entry on a site like Flickr or Zooomr. These types of sites allow you to post photos and add titles, descriptions, keywords, geotags, comments, etc.

So after you post your photo

  1. Go to the Entry Form.
  2. Fill it out.
  3. And wait for the results on September 4th.
  • DEADLINE: September 1st, 2007

Just like with the last project, DON’T SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES IN THE COMMENTS!!! Use the form; that’s why I made it. Limit your entry to one photo per person. After the project comes to an end, I’ll gather up all the photos and links and I’ll post all of them in an article. I plan on using a 150 pixel thumbnail image to link to your original photo/article. With each image, I’ll also list the title of the photo and your name.


Once I post the final list, you will all have the option of posting other participants’ thumbnail images and links. You can post the images (with credits), text links, or any other creative method of linking out — just as long as you give credit to the photographer. You can post the entire list, you can post your favorites, or you can post none. It’s up to you. You can also link back to my final list if you don’t want to repost all the images, but it’s not a requirement.

This should be kind of a fun project, so have a good time with it. Blown out images aren’t typically “normal” or “natural” looking, so get creative with the camera and with Photoshop and turn on your artistic side.


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About Brian Auer

a photography enthusiast from North Idaho. He's also the guy behind the Epic Edits Weblog. As a hobbyist photographer since 2003, his passion has been to constantly improve his photography skill set, to share his own knowledge with others, and to become an integral part of the photographic community.

17 thoughts on “PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT: Blown Away

  1. Brian Auer Post author

    I don’t have anything running right now, but I’ll be launching a new one within a few weeks time. I’m working on grabbing a few sponsors.

  2. Carl

    This sounded like a really interesting contest, unfortunately I didn’t discover your site until it was already closed. Are you going to have any more in the near future? Thanks

  3. indir

    This sounded like a really interesting contest, unfortunately I didn’t discover your site until it was already closed. Are you going to have any more in the near future? Thanks

  4. Albert

    Photography amazes me in some way and I got to say the designs on your page is truly amazing. It’s really all about the hype of getting photographs of the most splendid things of life and capturing that moment or the complex image into a single picture. Once again, I love the designs on your site, and what more to spark more photographer’s interest than an contest?

  5. Tom Van Howe

    My favorite overexposed pic has my kid standing on the beach in front of the setting sun. The light almost looks like a halo. I had to mess with it in Photoshop to get it so you could see enough of his outline to tell who it was without loosing the halo effect.

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