Cooking. Skiing. Magic: The Gathering. Wingsuits?? Yup. For this week's Shooting Challenge, you shared the tools of your trade (or hobby) in a single shot. The results are as wonderfully eclectic.

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Winner: Steel Tower

I love to cook, and combining food and photography is a real joy for me. This shoot ended up being more than just fun, however. It was a learning experience, as well. I had really wanted to work with dry ice for this shoot, filling the pots and pans in the stack with ice and water to create a dry ice fog that would spill down my "Towering Cocina." Little did I know that dry ice just disappears after several hours, turning from solid directly into carbon dioxide gas. When I opened the bag in my freezer two days after buying it, imagine my surprise to find it empty. Had fun with this shoot, anyway. Olympus E3, ISO 500, 16mm, f3.5, with a little HDR processing on the backend.
- Constance Parten

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Studenting

Here are my first ever submissions for this week's Shooting Challenge!
I used a Canon Rebel XS (1000D) with the kit 18-55 lens. Post processing was done in photoshop just to change the lighting a little bit (dorm room lights are never good).
In the picture is my iPhone 5 (useful for texting friends and females), my student ID and wallet, macbook pro 15", headphones (Sennheiser HD203), keys to my Honda Civic, dorm room, and parent's house, all of the change I had in my room, a quantum physics textbook, an iPad Mini (on Facebook of course), pens (Pilot G2 .5MM), a 750MM bottle of Jameson, a dart gun (for the occasional nerd fight with the roommate), my beautiful guitar (Oscar and Schmidt OG-2M with dual action capo) and of course, the staple to any college diet, Ramen noodles. Hope you like it!
- Moez Janmohammad

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Sriracha Shrine

For this shot, I raided my pantry/fridge for the things I use in cooking most often: knives/sharpener, green pepper, red pepper, tomato, carrots, onion, cucumber, mushrooms, sriracha. Using my Canon Rebel XS (18-55mm lens – 1/10" – f5.0 – ISO 400), I carefully assembled my ingredients and tools. Now, I know its hard to argue that food is a tool, however, I use it to better my meals, which is exactly how any tool contributes to a meal. You don't need fancy kitchen gadgets to make delectable cuisine; you just need a dash of confidence and a little creativity. For instance, I love burgers. I also love peanut butter and bananas. Why not combine them to make an amazingly gourmet burger? BAM!–a delicious meal is born. Being scared to experiment with foods limits your inner-being and stunts your growth as an individual. Be courageous and make the meals you were born to enjoy.
- Matt Gardiner

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Wingsuit

his is everything you need to make a wingsuit skydive: a wingsuit (blue, on the ground), a parachute (the black backpack-looking thing), a helmet (complete with GoPro to fuel your narcissism), gloves, an altimeter, rubber bands to hold the deployment bag closed and organize the lines, an orange pull-up cord to close the parachute container, a log book to keep track of it all, and a United States Parachute Association license. I suppose a plane is helpful, too, but I couldn't fit a Twin Otter in my living room. Canon Rebel T4i, f/3.5, Exposure: 1/80, ISO-6400
- Alex Swindle

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Roller Derby

I shot the pic with my iPhone. Though I did use a couple lamps to help with the lighting. This is a collection of my roller derby clothes, gear, pads and tools. I'm on the Wreckers, Rose City Rollers' (Portland, Oregon) recreational derby league.
- Megan Lehar

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Mountain Climbing

I really like mountains and I also liked climbing since my friends let my try it with them. Now I'm attending course to get more skills and to become member of climbing club. It's my hobby and this is some of the stuff I own. I pick each piece very carefully, because there is one very accurace saying that: "Cheap climbing stuff lasts till your death". Canon 60D - 100mm f/2.8 L IS, ISO 100 , f/7.1, 6s
- Matej Sokol

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Brass Ensemble

Myself and my friend and colleague Kevin are the two brass players for a National Broadway tour. We have to travel all of our stuff from city to city (mutes, valve oils, mouthpieces, tuners, instruments, etc) and use any and all of it during our shows which we perform 8 times a week. When we both began learning to play as kids we started with a single instrument and a beginning band book. Now we have all this! Nikon D7000 with a Tokina 11-16 lens. F 2.8 and Exposure 1/30
- Jeremy Brewer

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Missing Supplies

I chose to photograph my art supplies. I only started really doing drawing and painting type art as a hobby within the last month or so, after moving to Belgium with my husband. I found myself with a lot of free time while waiting for my paperwork to get cleared. Originally, I laid the actual supplies on the paper but the image looked like a little boring so I thought, I have nothing to do today, I'll draw the supplies onto the paper. The whole thing took a little under five hours, all the objects are to size. The pencil I used for the entire drawing is the only real object in the picture. I photographed the paper on the floor next to a glass door, which is the best I can do right now, and then cropped and adjusted in photoshop so the drawing was readable. Equipment: Nikon D60, AF-S Nikkor 18-55 lens, ISO 400 1/60 F9, Window
- Samantha Rosa

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E-Bench

Although it's a part-time job and not a hobby I've had to buy all my tools for work myself and have quite a collection. Everything in this shot is relevant and necessary to working on Macs. It seems I have every kind of small precision screwdriver tool invented - torkx, phillips, standard, trilobe, pentalobe - my favorite driver is the Kobalt DoubleDrive from Lowe's and the list goes on from what you may expect to what may surprise you. Everything has a purpose from the hand sanitizer I use to prevent getting sick from the germs hiding in the machines I work on — to the air compressor to remove dust I use when re-assembling the display and glass on aluminum iMacs. Suction cups to remove glass panels. Putty knifes to open casings on older Mac minis. Even the post-it notes are used to shim spacing around trackpads in MacBooks during the re-assembly process -or- the ice trays I use to hold and track screws as I disassemble and reassemble machines when making repairs.

Sometimes you come across a part in a machine that makes a better tool. For instance I have re-purposed hard drive bays from the old PowerMac G5s to hold bags. One holds plastic bags for screws, another holds anti-static bags for 2.5-inch hard drives. The metal PCI expansion bay covers from the PowerMacs and Mac Pros, strangely called spoons are used to open catches on other machines.

I have four different kinds of tape I regularly use - packing tape for shipping, masking/scotch to temporarily tape parts during instillation, special kapton tape for securing circuit boards, connectors and wires, a metallic foil tape for taping to facilitate heat exchange near fans and heat syncs or for use to ensure continuity across various faraday cages inside machines.

It seems as if every year Apple comes out with newer designs that require newer tools to collect and new skills to learn. When I'm not working on machine I'm always researching and learning to catch up with the newest techniques and trends. FujiFilm FinePix S4500, Super EBC Fujinon Lens (Built-in), ISO 100 F/3.1 1/34 4mm
- James Hamilton

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TOOL

For this weeks challenge I thought about a lot of my hobbies and I came up with the top 4 that I liked the best. I created the word TOOL with each hobby.
T= Cooking
O=Games
O=Movies/Shows
L=Work out tools
The camera I used was a EOS t4i rebel. ISO 800, 20MM, F/3.5, 1/30 sec.
- Hiral Patel

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Magic: The Gathering

My Son and I enjoy the Game of Magic The Gathering. Tools are a deck of the trading cards but we also use Playmats, Dice, and in this case a set of PlaneChase cards seen to the left. He was beating me on this particular outing with his Simic Blue/Green deck beating my BOROS Red/White deck. The PlaneChase Cards allowed him to gain the upper hand through our match. This Took Place at the Kitchen Table although we do play at local tournaments as well. Thanks for the Challenge! Panasonic DMC-LZ3, Settings ISO-80, Fixed lens.
- Jonathan Sterling

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The Joy of Scrapbooking

I shoot with a Nikon D7000 using a Sigma 18-50mm F/2.8 lens. The picture was taken at a shutter speed of 1/50s, an aperture of F/3.2, and an ISO of 200. I also used a speedlight flash and 42" reflector.
- Marcel Shivers

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Microscopy

I worked for a year when I was going to college as an assistant in a microscopy lab. My subsequent career was in computer programming and accounting but I still love to putter with microscopes and optics. I got the ones in the picture by searching the web for surplus/used equipment. The picture is of my microscopes arranged with some of the tools and supplies I use to prepare microscope slides. I tried to use lighting and shadows to make the picture as dramatic as I could using a small flash light and a 2 second exposure. The camera was a Nikon D90 with 17-35mm Nikkor f/2.8 lens as ISO 400. Aperature was f/8 with a 2 sec exposure.
- Duane Sager

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Coffee

What could be better than grinding fresh coffee from local roaster and pulling it through one of the oldest and possibly finickiest espresso machines? Enjoying it... perhaps. The 15 minute morning ritual started this Sunday and I knew I had to try and take a picture... But it was not easy with the Pulling of the lever with one hand and the other hand operating the camera. After a few shots of coffee and jittery fingers, this is what I got. Shot with a 550D and 17-55 lens. Adjusted in canon DPP, with monochrome and red-filter.
- Rahul Nair

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Skiing

When I heard about this week's contest I immediately thought of skiing — everyone in my family skis and we've amassed quite a collection of new and old gear over the years. In a separate conversation, my friend who I ski with (and the photographer of this photo) and I were talking about the Game of Thrones books and TV show when I came up with the idea to emulate Ned Stark sitting upon the Iron Throne. It took us about 45 minutes to set up the ski throne and another 45 minutes to get all the photo elements dialed in. It may be March, but Winter is Coming.
Canon 5d Mark II
Lens 35mm, iso 400, 1/200th at f stop 5.6
- Aaron Bernstein

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書道道具

This shot is of the ‘tools' for shodou, or Japanese calligraphy. The kanji written means ‘calligraphy tools' (書道道具shodou dougu). Instead of referring to brushes, paint, etc. as ‘art supplies' they are referred to as ‘art tools' in Japanese. Traditional shodou is done on the floor, and in this picture you can see the traditional Japanese tatami (straw) floor (which is actually my daughter's bedroom). I must give credit to my wife for doing the calligraphy, who has pre-instructor calligraphy certification. I have taken training and can do it myself, but most people don't realize how complex this art is. True masters must study for over 30 years. Panasonic GH1, late 1970s Nikon 55mm 1.2 A.I., @ f/1.2, ISO 100, 1/30s, softbox and wireless flash.
- James Rogers

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Winner (full sized): Steel Tower

I love to cook, and combining food and photography is a real joy for me. This shoot ended up being more than just fun, however. It was a learning experience, as well. I had really wanted to work with dry ice for this shoot, filling the pots and pans in the stack with ice and water to create a dry ice fog that would spill down my "Towering Cocina." Little did I know that dry ice just disappears after several hours, turning from solid directly into carbon dioxide gas. When I opened the bag in my freezer two days after buying it, imagine my surprise to find it empty. Had fun with this shoot, anyway. Olympus E3, ISO 500, 16mm, f3.5, with a little HDR processing on the backend.
- Constance Parten

It can be easy to forget how diverse Gizmodo's are—thanks for reminding me with all of your photos, and for taking the time to dig through a mess of tools to organize these images. Find all the full-sized shots on flickr.