It's the End of the Mother of All Shooting Challenges, and We Feel Fine

So after four months, a half-dozen globe-trotting photographers, and one bout of Costa Rica-acquired Dengue fever, our Intel-Inspired Ultrabook™ Shooting Challenge has finally come to a close. Of course, the way we see it, this isn't just a time for mourning: It's also an excuse to throw a party. » 11/20/12 11:59am 11/20/12 11:59am

You’re Invited to the Mother of All Shooting Challenge’s Gallery Event

Well, folks the Intel-Inspired Ultrabook Shooting Challenge — you know the one — has officially come to a close, and we're celebrating the incredible journey with a free and open to the public gallery show and photography panel at 329 Broome Street in Lower Manhattan. On November 15, photos from all six challenges… » 11/12/12 11:59am 11/12/12 11:59am

Come to the Mother of All Shooting Challenges' NYC Gallery Event

Well, it's time to bid adieu to our fun and photo-filled Intel-Inspired Ultrabook™ Shooting Challenge. In case you were keeping score, we brought you six incredible photographers, six mystery locations, six shooting styles, and six totally free Intel-Inspired Ultrabooks™. But before we say goodbye, we'd like to… » 11/08/12 11:59am 11/08/12 11:59am

Ask a Pro Photographer How He Made These Sensational Solarised Shots of…

Solarisation: The photography trick guaranteed to make mundane shots look like dreamscapes, everyday folks look like phantasms, and these shots of surfers and bikers in Costa Rica by Scott Rinckenberger look extra-extreme. » 11/07/12 11:59am 11/07/12 11:59am

27 Duplicitous Images That Reverse Light and Dark

It's a strange effect, reversing the highlights and shadows of an image. Scenes are familiar opposites, doppelgängers that can't quite be trusted. And that's exactly what we see in this week's Shooting Challenge. » 11/06/12 2:00pm 11/06/12 2:00pm

Shooting Challenge: Solarization

It looks simultaneously familiar and strange. Solarization reverses the shadows and highlights of an image, creating a sort of opposite world. And for this week's Shooting Challenge, you're going to try it out. » 10/24/12 1:20pm 10/24/12 1:20pm

Photographing Bikini-Clad Surfers in Paradise Is a Tough Job, but…

Costa Rica isn't just a Central American nation whose chief exports include coffee, electronic components, and utter relaxation — it's also where we sent pro-skiier-turned-photographer Scott Rinckenberger as part of our Intel-Inspired Ultrabook™ Shooting Challenge. So if you picked this land of surf and sun, you… » 10/24/12 11:59am 10/24/12 11:59am

Ask Our Photographer How He Shot a Hardcore Gaming Tournament in the…

Some folks go to San Francisco for the food, the fog, or the never-ending free Wi-Fi. Photographer Ryan Russell went for the gaming. As part of Gizmodo's Intel-Inspired Ultrabook™ Shooting Challenge, Ryan dropped by Frisco's legendary Southtown Arcade, where he used his lens and his ultra-responsive Ultrabook™ to… » 10/16/12 11:59am 10/16/12 11:59am

A Look at the Craziest Competitive Gamers You’ve Ever Seen

San Francisco has its share of landmarks: The Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, wherever Rice-A-Roni came from. But for white-knuckle competitive gamers, the city has just one true destination: Southtown Arcade — a tiny storefront by the Stockton Tunnel that houses Frisco's last outpost for hardcore gamers. So… » 10/10/12 11:59am 10/10/12 11:59am

Ask a Photographer How to Shoot High-Speed Chases

After a fun and sun-filled trip to Miami, photographer Douglas Sonders is back from the Land of Lebron. The occasion: He used the Intel-Inspired Ultrabook™ Shooting Challenge to shoot some of the flashiest, fastest, ultra-sleek cars he could get his lens on. And although we can only assume he's still nursing some sort… » 10/02/12 11:59am 10/02/12 11:59am

Shooting Challenge: Cars

Every week, we get a few car photographs in our Shooting Challenges. I get it. You like cars. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, take a really fantastic photograph of a car. » 9/26/12 3:20pm 9/26/12 3:20pm

What It’s Like to Shoot the Fastest Cars on Earth

If Miami is good enough for LeBron and Will Smith, it's good enough to be the answer to our latest Intel-Inspired Ultrabook™ Shooting Challenge contest. So if you picked Magic City as the place where we sent photographer Douglas Sonders, you could have won an Ultrabook™ of your own. » 9/26/12 11:59am 9/26/12 11:59am

32 Photos Of High Velocity, Frozen Still

Bikes. Motorcycles. Roller derby. It's all perfect fodder for this week's Shooting Challenge, which freezes high velocity subjects in a blur of time. » 9/18/12 2:00pm 9/18/12 2:00pm

Ask a Photographer About the Photography Trick That Turns Your Friends…

She's baaaaack: Seems like photographer Diana Levine survived her fast, loud, and mostly out-of-control hop to music Mecca Austin. Of course, she was there to participate in the latest installment of our Intel-Inspired Ultrabook™ Shooting Challenge, where she shot music-makers My Jersusalem as they did their thing. » 9/18/12 11:59am 9/18/12 11:59am

Shooting Challenge: Isolated Motion Blur

When you don't want blur, it's the worst. But when you can control it—even isolate it in the frame—blur can be beautiful. For this week's Shooting Challenge, you'll capture a clear subject in a world of motion blur. » 9/12/12 12:20pm 9/12/12 12:20pm

Shooting Bands In America's Live Music Capital Is as Badass as It Sounds

Austin's the answer! The capital of Texas is also a capital of live music, and home to enough promising bands to fill its endless rows of it's-a-miracle-the-neighbors-don't-complain music venues on a nightly basis. It's also where we sent photographer Diana Levine for the latest installment of our Intel-Inspired… » 9/12/12 11:59am 9/12/12 11:59am

Ask Our Photographer How He Snapped the Best Cameraphone Shots You’ll…

While we were stuck at our desks, photographer Taylor Davidson used our Intel-Inspired Ultrabook™ Shooting Challenge as an excuse to barge off to Boston, where he set about shooting some sports at the city's parks and playgrounds. Well, he's back, and hanging out in the comments at Deadspin, ready to take your… » 9/04/12 12:59pm 9/04/12 12:59pm

Get Ready to Go Around the World with the Intel-Inspired Ultrabook™…

What would you do with a camera, a photography assignment, an ultra-responsive, ultra-sleek Intel-Inspired Ultrabook™ and a plane ticket to...somewhere? » 8/29/12 5:46pm 8/29/12 5:46pm