The problem is simple enough. You’ve got a raw egg, and it’s going to be dropped from a high place. You have to build a contraption so that it doesn’t break when it hits. Easy? Maybe. But how do you make it as light as possible? Or as small as possible?
Taking photos of other people's art is generally not good photographic practice. But what about when art melds with the human form? For this week's Shooting Challenge, you're going to photograph a tattoo.
Last week, you showed off your monochrome skills in classic silver. This week, you'll take a photo in a different way: Find a scene that's predominantly one color, and capture that color to its fullest.
Your city has a beautiful skyline, and with a couple of cameras you can capture a truly unique perspective of the office towers and skyscrapers that give it its distinctive silhouette. But why stop there? For this week's Shooting Challenge we want you to capture an image—anything you can think of—as reflected in your…
Yes, most food photography is boring. But most food photography doesn't involve meat, flames, and char. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, I want you to photograph food in flaming action. Photograph food on the grill.
Last week, we looked at bugs. This week, I'm sending you back into the bush to catch more of nature's nuance on the macro level. For this week's Shooting Challenge, photograph the wonder of plants.
Up close, bugs are terrifying. Heck, from far, bugs are terrifying. But with the safe distance through the lens of a camera? They're amazing.
This is it. My favorite annual Shooting Challenge of the year. You go out into the grass and muck and photograph bugs.
My mother always told me, if you're going to pick a fight, do it in water.
Summer's in full swing. So it's time to make excuses. Excuses to use your camera, to be immature, and to hit somebody consentingly in the face with a water balloon.
Get enough fireworks on the 4th? Neither did we. Here are 75 fantastic photos of fireworks to appease your inner pyromaniac.
Say what you will about Americans, but we are really, really good at blowing things up. And for this week's Shooting Challenge—and the 4th of July!—we're going to celebrate that in our traditional fashion.
It's summer, which means we can all stop complaining how cold it is and start complaining how hot it is. It also means beaches, swimsuits, and s'mores.
Kool-aid. Sunscreen. Swass. It's summer, that time we dream about all year, only to bitch about when it's finally here. And for this week's Shooting Challenge, capture the feeling of summer, in a single frame.
Rust is the worst enemy of any classic car owner, but it's also evidence of nature in the industrial age—an urban rot with occasionally beautiful side effects.
Rust. It's the product of metal oxidation, which we interpret as everything from a ruined car to a highly sought antique patina. And for this week's Shooting Challenge, you'll capture the beauty (or horror) of rust.
Primary colors—you probably haven't used them since some grade school art class. But red, yellow and blue are making a comeback in a major way. [ed note: they aren't]. Here are all of your best, primary color shots.
Red, yellow and blue. They're the most famous set of primary colors. And for this week's Shooting Challenge, you're going to capture them—all three of them—in one photo.
Neon. It's glitz and glamour from another age, a piece of dazzling technology worked into bespoke cultural artifacts. Here's your own tribute to this aging electric artform.