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15 Examples of Environmental Portraits

[tweetmeme]Here are the results from another great round of Epic Edits Flickr Challenge! #5 was all about “environmental portraits” (chosen by the winner of the last round), and we had another great set of entries. This round was difficult for me to choose photos because environmental portraits share a blurry line with traditional portraits and street photography.

The winner this round was Carsten Fischer, also known as “topfloor” on Flickr. As the winner, he gets to choose the next topic:

CHALLENGE #6: “CAMERA PORN”
FLICKR TAG: “EE-CAMERAPORN”

For those not familiar with the term, “camera porn” is a photo of cameras or other photography gear as the main subject. Just remember that the photos must be in our Flickr pool and tagged with “ee-cameraporn”. Now for the environmental portraits, starting with my favorite:

counting fish
counting fish by topfloor

This photo is really catchy to me… though I can’t put my finger on a single reason for liking it so much. The low perspective gives a more intimate feel to the scene. The complimentary yellow hood and blue fins work well together as secondary focal points. The man himself is an interesting subject. All together, it works very well.

On with the other selections I made:

Risky
Risky by topfloor

Surfer and Board
Surfer and Board by Brian Auer

Mahout
Mahout by KBTimages.co.uk(uk_photo_art)

Cheesman Park and Grey Skies
Cheesman Park and Grey Skies by RussHeath

Dads with crazy cameras are hilarious!
Dads with crazy cameras are hilarious! by RussHeath

La hilandera
La hilandera by Miguel Aguilar

Name Forgotten
Name Forgotten by Brian Auer

Model for the masses
Model for the masses by topfloor

Sketch Artist
Sketch Artist by breischl

_MG_0168Monk
_MG_0168Monk by Joanie H

DSC_2450
DSC_2450 by joshuamorris15

Homeless, Names Unknown
Homeless, Names Unknown by Brian Auer

Master of Light - Joe McNally is blessing us
Master of Light – Joe McNally is blessing us by topfloor

Chamunda Devi 1_Chilam
hamunda Devi 1_Chilam by SaritsInOz

13 Night Photos You Never Thought You’d See

[tweetmeme]Here are the results from another great round of Epic Edits Flickr Challenge! #4 was all about “night” photos (chosen by the winner of the last round), and we had some nice looking entries once again.

The winner this round was Dustin Michelson, also known as “i_shoot_minolta” on Flickr. As the winner, he gets to choose the next topic:

CHALLENGE #5: “ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAITS”

FLICKR TAG: “EE-EPORTRAIT”

So basically a portrait, but taken in the subject’s natural environment (work, home, etc) — see Wikipedia for more explanation. Just remember that the photos must be in our Flickr pool and tagged with “ee-eportrait”. Now for the vanishing point photos, starting with my favorite:

365.20
365.20 by i_shoot_minolta

This photo stood out for me because it’s very clean with strong lines and focal points. The light draws my attention, but the vertical lines lead me away. The window in the middle of the wall adds a nice little break in the lines, and the texture on the ground looks great with that light. Oh, and what’s that sign say? Let me look closer… “NOTICE: SOMETHING SOMETHING ONLY… Damn it!” So there you go, the light draws you in and the unknown sign keeps you interested.

On with the other selections I made:

Perspective.
Perspective. by Tomas Webb

driving home
driving home by topfloor

Color Alley
Color Alley by topfloor

Moonlight
Moonlight by RussHeath

Rockstar Teri
Rockstar Teri by cabbit

Cafe del Bokeh
Cafe del Bokeh by topfloor

Blurry Night
Blurry Night by RussHeath

San Diego Skyline
San Diego Skyline by i_shoot_minolta

The lights that never sleep
The lights that never sleep by photo_gratis

source of money
source of money by topfloor

Night time by the bay
Night time by the bay by nathanTHEchan

Autostadt nights
Autostadt nights by topfloor

Vanishing Point Photos That Just Keep Going and Going

[tweetmeme]Here are the results from another great round of Epic Edits Flickr Challenge! #3 was all about “vanishing point” photos (chosen by the winner), and we had some awesome entries. I think this round was the most difficult for me to choose a winner because at least 4 or 5 of them were so close.

The winner this round was Carsten Fischer, also known as “topfloor” on Flickr. As the winner, he gets to choose the next topic:

CHALLENGE #4: “NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY”

FLICKR TAG: “EE-NIGHT”

So anything in the realm of night photography, and no other restrictions. Just remember that the photos must be in our Flickr pool and tagged with “ee-night”. Now for the vanishing point photos, starting with my favorite:

Spaceship V - up in the sky
Spaceship V – up in the sky by topfloor

I liked this one the best because it was just a bit different than the rest — it has a bit of a twist to it. Seriously though, you can see all sorts of different leading lines pointing to the same vanishing point and it’s quite interesting to explore. I also like the colors and the general composition of it.

OK, so now for the rest of the best!

Las Salinas Grandes, Argentina
Las Salinas Grandes, Argentina by Magical Places

Overcome your fear
Overcome your fear by Bryan Villarin

Vancouver Fog at Night 3
Vancouver Fog at Night 3 by cabbit

Boarding will start in 5 minutes
Boarding will start in 5 minutes by topfloor

Shift's Over
Shift’s Over by Roaming Vegas

Moody
Moody by Cherie S.

salinas grandes
salinas grandes by yellobagman

endless
endless by Victor Bezrukov

Millenium Bridge (5) - Photochallenge212 Repetition
Millenium Bridge (5) – Photochallenge212 Repetition by topfloor

Graphical subway
Graphical subway by topfloor

Reaching Far and Beyond
Reaching Far and Beyond by Devansh <Under House Arrest, forbidden to shoot>

Upgradable for air transit
Upgradable for air transit by Bryan Villarin

Trestle Bridge, Winters, CA
Trestle Bridge, Winters, CA by i_shoot_minolta

the message
the message by stachelpferdchen

The bridge
The bridge by joannapechmann

Tunnelview (Elbtunnel)
Tunnelview (Elbtunnel) by topfloor

Rovaniemi X
Rovaniemi X by Teemu Lahtinen

A Solitary Path
A Solitary Path by cabbit

PhotoDump 06-21-2010

More great stuff from the Epic Edits Flickr Pool! This selection of photos is from those entered in the pool between 05/31/2010 and 06/21/2010.

And don’t forget — We’re doing themes/challenges and the current one is “vanishing points“. Be sure to tag your new and existing photos in the group with “EE-VANISH” if they fit the theme. I’ll be picking out some favorites in just a few days.

tiny dancer by ana.grthe giraffe and the pig take flight by thefatcat44 (Doug Chinnery)Roadside, Route 11 by OtherThinkViejo San Juan en la Noche by ((Kristin))One Shall Sink by Darth KrakenLas Fallas, Valencia - 2010 by demosthiensalinas grandes by yellobagmanbench seating by xgray248/365 - fueling up by joshfassbind.comTesting, testing. by __multifacetedi swear i have waited my whole life just to hear your voice agian by Lanab3arRovaniemi X by Teemu LahtinenWhitby Abbey #1 by JonathanRobsonPhotography.comCorsetry by cabbitMosby, Foggy Morning, Antietam, 06_02 by BgraxPortraits :: Char by Tasha {Redwall Photo}Busker 202 by Silver ImageMisty tree by Sascha Schröderhms belfast at dawn by yellobagmanPhotobooth FTW by DRG Photography | Calgary AB95/365 (Explored) by Hpy2bsalHOLIDAY IN GOA by robinn.Table football by silviaganoraUntitled by thefatcat44 (Doug Chinnery)Montana De Oro by Jeff Kreulen by Chris Mc Roberts{ cass was fluid moving fire } by Peter James Zielinski by EphemeralCaptureTree by CCBImagesCavalry by Blush Response_MG_3304  by lcp_673Genevieve II by cabbitDaddy's Prayer | Virginia Beach Newborn Photography by lifeography®

17 Inspirational Analog Photos

[tweetmeme]We’re off to a good start with these Flickr Challenges… the first one was “Street” and the winner chose a new theme of “Analog”. I’m a sucker for film photos, so this one was particularly difficult for me to select the photos below (I wanted to pick a bunch more, but I’m trying to keep these things under 20 or 30 photos).

The favorite selection this week is from Rob LaRosa with his shot titled “Everything you need”. And as the winner, he gets to pick the theme for challenge #3.

Everything you need
Everything you need by Roaming Vegas

Rob has chosen the topic of “Vanishing Points” — so experiment with converging lines and leading the viewer’s eye to a distant point in the background. Here’s a video to help put things in perspective.

CHALLENGE #3: “VANISHING POINTS”

FLICKR TAG: “EE-VANISH”

And don’t forget that your photos must also be in the Epic Edits Flickr Pool. Winner of the next round picks the next topic. I’ll post my selections in about a week or two.

Here are the remaining selections from Challenge #2:

The Reprimand
The Reprimand by cliff2n

Untitled #30
Untitled #30 by Peepin Pixel Piker Pepper

Misty tree
Misty tree by Sascha Schröder

Relocate, please
Relocate, please by Bryan Villarin

Princeton Sheep
Princeton Sheep by cliff2n

1 minute past high noon
1 minute past high noon by topfloor

365.130
365.130 by i_shoot_minolta

Talk of the town
Talk of the town by Roaming Vegas

Blue Houses
Blue Houses by Bryan Davidson

Packed (229/366)
Packed (229/366) by Bryan Villarin

Pig
Pig by Amberture


Untitled by jasesim

The vapors
The vapors by pau.la

Pinhole Fábrica
Pinhole Fábrica by Ana Pratas

Five Dollar Hustler
Five Dollar Hustler by Eric Parks

Loch Raven
Loch Raven by cliff2n

PhotoDump 05-31-2010

More great stuff from the Epic Edits Flickr Pool! This selection of photos is from those entered in the pool between 05/11/2010 and 05/31/2010.

And don’t forget — We’re doing themes/challenges and the current one is “analog”. I know we have a ton of film shots in the pool, so be sure to tag your new and existing photos in the group with “EE-ANALOG” if they were taken on film. I’ll be picking out some favorites in just a few days.

Steampunk Kandy by spudcheyneEverything you need by Roaming Vegashide and what ? by Marcin KrukDay 287 - Better Run by __multifacetedIMG_0015 by jrodgersartPasos cansados de caminar by portafolio fotográfico - William LópezLayne | Virginia Baby Photography by lifeography®Ivy by jk+tooFerris by Chris NixonOff to the Ball by jrodgersart5 by londonist227/365 - the girl with the leather bracelet by joshfassbind.comOne light beautydish portrait of artist by Stefan TellKassidy by Jonathan EnnsOne Song by EphemeralCaptureHorses, my love! by W A R P D R I V ESundial by ? th1rt3en ?The Frantic @ JBTV by Tasha {Redwall Photo :: Music}Nude latina_4992 bw by Silver ImageFear and Loathing on the People Mover by Cherie S.Precious Little Moments by Lomo-CamThe Bicycle by this is ronaldoHangin' at the Mall by shandopicsDay 164 - Good Luck, Chucks by somedesignerguyJacqueline by Conny LundgrenArancina by Merdichesky219/365 - rain drop melody by joshfassbind.comSimplicity by Håkan Dahlströmscale by photonicmnemonicHAPPY @ 80 by robinn.Half Dome in a Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park by chuqui365.130 by i_shoot_minoltaCouch In Tree by ahmer_inam

15 Street Photos From Our Readers

[tweetmeme]Last week I announced that we would be running a new feature here on the blog: The Epic Edits Flickr Challenge. For the first topic, I chose “street photography” and asked you to submit your best photos to the Flickr pool. In a week, we had over 70 entries and I narrowed my selections down to 15.

It was tough choosing a favorite, but I ended up going with the image below from Victor Bezrukov. So now he gets to choose the topic for challenge #2.

happy runner
happy runner by Victor Bezrukov

Victor has chosen the topic of “analog photography” — basically anything shot on film. Any format, any type of camera, etc.

CHALLENGE #2: “ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY”

FLICKR TAG: “EE-ANALOG”

And don’t forget that your photos must also be in the Epic Edits Flickr Pool. Winner of the next round picks the next topic. I’ll post my selections in about a week.

Here are the remaining selections from Challenge #1:


Untitled by versusnyc82

Fear and Loathing on the People Mover
Fear and Loathing on the People Mover by Cherie S.

staten island ferry
staten island ferry by versusnyc82

Rainy Day
Rainy Day by chris honiball

Vidas Paralelas
Vidas Paralelas by portafolio fotográfico – William López

Untitled #31
Untitled #31 by Peepin Pixel Piker Pepper

Sunny Days
Sunny Days by Bryan Davidson

Just Passing Through.
Just Passing Through. by demosthien

Merry-Go-Round
Merry-Go-Round by Bryan Davidson

Street Scenes - The Apprentice
Street Scenes – The Apprentice by KBTimages.co.uk(uk_photo_art)

late for a date
late for a date by KBTimages.co.uk(uk_photo_art)

geese
geese by rince_77

Faith
Faith by ✪ th1rt3en ✪

Sundial
Sundial by ✪ th1rt3en ✪

New Feature: Epic Edits Flickr Challenge

[tweetmeme]I’ve been meaning to do this sort of thing for a while, so let’s see if we can get it going. How does a periodic photo challenge sound? You know — I post a topic/subject, you post photos to the Flickr pool, I pick out some good ones to exhibit in a blog post, you become rich and famous (no promises though).

A few other sites and forums do this sort of thing, so why shouldn’t we? Our Flickr group is getting quite large and we have a ton of great photos coming through each day. In addition to the PhotoDumps, I’d like to highlight some specific topics of interest. Here’s what you need to do in order to participate in these “assignments”:

[UPDATE 5/24/2010] This challenge is over and the results have been posted. Check there for the next assignment, or visit the Flickr group page.

CHALLENGE #1: “STREET PHOTOGRAPHY”

FLICKR TAG: “EE-STREET”

Interpret that as you will, it just needs to be in the realm of “street” and “photography”.

  1. JOIN THE EPIC EDITS FLICKR GROUP
    The only way to post photos to the pool is to join the group, so get on there if you’re not already.
  2. POST PHOTOS ON THE CURRENT TOPIC
    Get out and take some new photos, or find some old ones in your archive that relate to the current topic. Put them in the pool, and remember that you’re limited to one per day. Feel free to interpret the topic as you see fit.
  3. TAG YOUR SUBMISSIONS: “EE-STREET”
    I need to have a good way of finding your submissions, so tag them correctly and make sure they’re in the pool.
  4. WAIT FOR THE SELECTIONS
    After a week or two, I’ll pull together some of the best submissions for a featured blog post.
  5. WINNER PICKS THE NEXT TOPIC
    Each round, I’ll pick out my absolute favorite from the bunch and that person will get to choose the next topic.

Submissions to any round can be new photos posted to the pool or old photos that you’ve already posted. Doesn’t matter — just make sure you tag your submissions appropriately. I’m also going to select photos for the post without notice, so don’t wait until the last minute.

Here’s what a selection might look like (these ones are just mine, the real post will come from you guys)…

Over the Can

Black and White

Battling Fuel Prices

Gangsta

Cigar Humor

Big White Boxes

3 Cops

I Poop Little People, Then Ride Away

Mexican Bus Stop

PhotoDump 05-12-2010

More great stuff from the Epic Edits Flickr Pool! This selection of photos is from those entered in the pool between 04/18/2010 and 05/11/2010.

Tiny Disco Balls by shandopicsShinedown @ House of Blues (Twisted) by Tasha {Redwall Photo :: Music}Suspended For Belief by Devansh <On a Hiatus>1*2*9=18/365 by JiuckSinister House by jumpinjimmyjava - iKIVA .... you can KIVA too by BadrSPortraits :: Char by Tasha {Redwall Photo} by magf by Mathias.Pastwafields by rince_77Amazing Portrait of Merunisha Peel by Brian AuerDay 154 - Bokeh Shoes by somedesignerguyFinding My Way by shandopicsBailey Auer 1 by Brian AuerDay 303: The Birthday Girl by poopooramaBike World by Jeff KreulenWith an Imperialist RGBSight, Comrade by Darth KrakenOne Small Human in BIG WORLD by robinn.whisper... by sam_samantha_MG_7808.jpg by BrianLarterTwo sides of a story by kristinssonInfinite Tranquillity by thefatcat44 (Doug Chinnery) by BadrSDay 283: Birthday Bitch by __multifacetedLamb. Arkansas. by Rex Lisman PhotographyCanyonland Motel by dannyoneSun on the Rocks and Trees by jezza323Black and White by photo_gratistrue by -=regina=-A Roll In A Field by jezza323Envy 1 by Stina Stockholm196/365 - you don't have put on the red light by joshfassbind.comMaría by FacilySencillosullen by Yury TrofimovLa Habana by CdL CreativeGreen Cobra by breischl