The Making of "Gumdrops"

The winning image in our "Sweets" photo contest

By shell650 in Photo Contests on Jan 11, 2015

Thank-you to everyone who nominated and voted for my photo in November 2014's “Sweets” contest.  It was a wonderful Christmas present to learn that my image had been selected.

Each month,I look forward to learning the topic for that month’s contest.  It gives me a focus for my photography and ensures that I’ll take at least one picture of something other than my dog.

New Year's Photo Contest: Win a K-50!

Official photo contest for January, 2015

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Jan 2, 2015

What would be a better way to kick off the New Year that to put a brand new camera in the hands of a talented Pentaxian? That's exactly what we're doing in our first monthly photo contest of 2015, which features a Pentax K-50 as the grand prize!

The contest theme is "Best of 2014", so browse through your archives and galleries to find that one photo that really stands out.  

The rules and procedures for this photo contest are the same as our prior monthly contests. In a nutshell: anyone can enter, limit one submission per person, and only photos taken with Pentax or Ricoh cameras are allowed.  The contest will close to submissions at the end of January.

Good luck and Happy New Year! To learn more about the Pentax K-50, see our in-depth review.

How to Enter

Simply start a thread in our contest submission forum and attach or embed your photo.  Feel free to include a description and/or EXIF information.

If you don't yet have a forum account, create one for free.

Click Here to Enter

"Sweets" Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our November, 2014 contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Dec 26, 2014

"Gumdrops" by shell650

Our November, 2014 "Sweets" photo contest has ended and we're happy to announce and congratulate these winners:

In first place was forum member shell650 from Canada who captured "Gumdrops" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K-x and an Tamron 90mm F2.8 Di Macro lens.

Our runners-up were forum member lisami from Canada in second place with "Sweet Dream's" and zzeitg from Czech Republic in third place with "I'm 4". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Sweet Dream's" by lisami "I'm 4" by zzeitg

We'd like to congratulate the winners and also thank everyone who participated or voted! Also, be sure not to miss our January photo contest, "Best of 2014".

The Making of "Car of the Newlyweds"

The winning image in our "Wrapped, Covered or Packaged" photo contest

By LucaK10 in Photo Contests on Dec 17, 2014

It was the second time that I participated in the monthly photo contest on the PentaxForums and I am delighted that my photo won the contest "Wrapped, Covered, or Packaged". I looked forward to the outcome of the contest and I burst with joy at the news that I had won!

I made this photo at the wedding of a friend in Verona. I was not the official photographer of the wedding but all the same I brought my K10D with me.

Photo Contest & Challenge Roundup - 12/8

The latest contests and events

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Dec 8, 2014

The various photo sharing threads and challenges in the Weekly Challenges and Mini-Challenges sections of our forum have been very busy this month.  In this post, we'll give you an overview of the current challenges and events in case you missed them!

1. "Sweets" Photo Contest Nominations

Browse all the photos submitted to our November "Sweets" photo contest, and leave a comment to nominate a photo as a finalist.  The finalists will be announced in a week, and then voting for the overall winner will commence.

Browse the "Sweets" Contest Gallery

2. "Holiday Spirit" Official Photo Contest

The last official PentaxForums.com photo contest of the year is now open to submissions.

December Photo Contest Entry Instructions

3. "Wrapped" Photo Contest Winners

We've now announced the winners of our October photo contest. 

Check them out and leave a comment

4. Picture of the Week #342

Share your favorite photo from this week or last.  No rules, just pics!

POTW #342

5. "I Spy" Photo Challenge

A fun game in which you post a photo related to the previous one.

Add a Photo

6. Project 52 - Lighting - Side Lighting

A new theme each week.  Enter your photo and get comments from others!

Enter a side-lit photo

7. Post Processing Challenge #129

The latest post-processing challenge has ended today, but you can browse the entries below and compare them to your edits.  The winners as well as the next challenge will be announced shortly.  The photo to be edited is featured at the top of this post.

View PP challenge #129

8. "Single In December"

Dozens of members have committed to shooting a single photo each day for the whole month.  Comment on what others have posted and consider joining next month!

Click here to browse the event gallery

9. Weekly Challenge #307 Winners

The winners of our latest weekly member photo challenge have been announced.  Stay tuned for the next challenge, to be hosted by Hattifnatt.

Click here to see the "Framed" challenge winners

10. Post Your Photos!

Just want to share and get comments?  Post one or more photos in our photo sharing forum.

Click here to upload a photo or comment on other recent images

Have fun sharing, and happy shooting!


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