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 May challenge was Golden Hour. I asked you to submit your best golden hour image that clearly portrayed the warmth and snuggliness of this light type, with the challenge pointers in mind. The easiest way to run through the madness is to watch:

As usual, there is no way we can include everyones critiques in the video which always annoys me, but in this case I actually did a reverse shortlist because I felt it was going to be impossible to assess it the other way round, doing rounds and rounds and rounds of actual shortlists. Of course, there can only be one winner, so 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 golden in their own right. Awesome work!

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

The “Something Different” Challenge.

The aim of this months challenge is to shoot an image that you would not normally ever shoot. For example, if you are a dog photographer, it cannot be of a dog. If you are a woodland/forest photographer, it can’t be in the woodland/forest. Anything you normally do you cannot enter. You must be honest. 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 June

Judging:

The image will be judged on all the normal things (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. The judging will take place at the start of June and the judge’s decision is final.  

Good luck!