CHALLENGE REVIEW TIME! It’s time to go through the last month’s Challenge entries, allocate those Pins (if you’re lost, check this page here), and announce the next month’s challenge!

The July challenge was Action. I asked you to shoot and submit an image that contains action with the challenge pointers in mind. As I popped on my Instagram story this week you guys brought it to the table and the table collapsed! Tough month for me but mega for you all. If you made it into any of the shortlists at all you deserve an Olympic medal (in my humble opinion) so 10/10. The madness is all in here:

https://youtu.be/iAKnBRupZis

As usual, there is no way we can include everyone’s critiques in the video (Individual monthly in-depth critiques are included in this!). I lost my gumption at the end because I could not bear to part with two amazing shots so we doubled up on bronze for this month only. Dan was not happy with me. I am happy with my choices!

That being said, there can only be one winner. The winners of the pins this month are:

(If you don’t know what Pins are, please check out the section on pins here.)

Totally different styles of shot, all stunningly amazing in their own right. Awesome work!

But what is August’s challenge? Well, this months challenge is:

The “Wide-Angle” Challenge.

The aim of this month’s challenge is to submit an image that meets the “wide-angle” brief. That can be with a wide-angle lens, a sphere/orb, a glass, a bubble, or your iPhone. Entries can be of any subject. The subject does not have to be a dog – I repeat, the subject can be anything.

How to enter:

  • Stricly ONE entry per person.
  • Shoot or select an image shot within the last 12 months.
  • Post your piece to Instagram and tag @thattogspot in the image.
  • In the description/caption, use the hashtag #ThatTogSpotChallenge
  • (optional) Share the post to your story (bonus points for adding a before and after) and tag @thattogspot and #ThatTogSpotChallenge in the story
  • Entries close at midnight (UK time) on the last day of August

Judging:

The image will be judged on all the normal things (focus, composition, clipped highlights or shadows, focus, exposure, editing quality (not quantity!), and white balance) in line with Print comps

As always, no purchased/downloaded assets are allowed – these include overlays, composite elements and brushes. Entries should not be submitted of images taken on trainings and workshops.

The judging will take place at the start of September and the judge’s decision is final.  

Good luck!