Announcing "Contrasting Colors" - Our January 2019 Photo Contest

Win prizes in our contest for January 2019

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Jan 3, 2019

We're herewith announcing our monthly photo contest for January. The theme for this month is "Contrasting Colors".

The theme this month is "Contrasting Colors". However, whereas color theory has precise definitions for contrasting (complementary) colors and their placement on the color wheel, we adopt a more lax definition in this contest and just ask that your image provide some striking, clashing colors. Good luck!

First prize is a $50 gift card to B&H Photo, second prize is a one year forum account upgrade, and third prize is a box of photo paper form Red River.

The official contest rules are found here.

Click here to submit a photo for the contest.

If you haven't done so already we invite you to browse our special gallery of last month's photo contest submissions and nominate your favorites.

The Making of "Autumn"

How the winning photo of the "Negative Space" contest was made

By Pande in Photo Contests on Dec 29, 2018

"Autumn" by Pande

Hello Pentaxians:-)

First of all, thanks to everyone who nominated and voted for my photo «Autumn». There were some quite good participants, who also deserved attention.

Negative space is an effect the creative art part of me like. And I use it quite often. It makes the elements stronger and gathers the whole focus on them. Composition is also important when we use negative space. The placement of the objects can make the picture stronger or ruin it. Mostly I use it in BW, with strong contrasts, since that in my opinion enhances the picture.

With this photo I wanted to tell about life coming to the last part, and where we dont know what the next step is, except that it gets darker.  It's like an old person, sitting and taking the last rest.

"Negative Space" Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our November, 2018 contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Dec 27, 2018

"Autumn" by Pande

Our November, 2018 "Negative Space" photo contest has ended and we're happy to announce and congratulate these winners:

In first place was forum member Pande from Norway who captured "Autumn" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K-30 and an Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 lens.

Our runners-up were forum member slowpez from USA in second place with "Edisto Dreams" and candid from Germany in third place with "Lost in the Snow". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Edisto Dreams" by slowpez "Lost in the Snow" by candid

We'd like to congratulate the winners and also thank everyone who participated or voted! Also, be sure not to miss our current photo contest. Read all about it in the monthly contest forum.

November "Negative Space" Contest Finalists Announced

Vote for the overall winner!

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Dec 16, 2018

After the end of the nomination phase of last month's official "Negative Space" photo contest, we're now ready to announce our top 15 finalists!  Click on the link below to view the photos in full size and cast your vote in the poll:

Vote for your favorite photo in the poll

As usual for our monthly photo contests, voting closes in a week, and then we'll announce the winners.

Don't miss our December "Lights" photo contest, which closes to submissions at the end of the month.

Announcing "Lights" - Our December 2018 Photo Contest

Win prizes in our contest for December 2018

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Dec 2, 2018

We're herewith announcing our monthly photo contest for December. The theme for this month is "Lights".

The topic this month is "Lights". It can be seasonal lights or any other lights as you see fit. Good luck!

First prize is a $50 gift card to B&H Photo, second prize is a one year forum account upgrade, and third prize is a box of photo paper form Red River.

The official contest rules are found here.

Click here to submit a photo for the contest.

If you haven't done so already we invite you to browse our special gallery of last month's photo contest submissions and nominate your favorites.


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