Shooting Challenge: 18 Candid Shots…Vote For Your Favourite!

Shooting Challenge: 18 Candid Shots…Vote For Your Favourite!

What’s the time? It’s Gizmodo Australia Shooting Challenge voting time, and that means last week’s Shooting Challenge is finally ready for your viewing pleasure. There are some amazing photos in this bunch, so start voting for your favourite photographer! They might just win a Seagate 1TB Backup Plus!

Note: In the interests of fairness, voting has been restricted to one per user, based on cookie and IP.

Voting closes at 10am on Tuesday, September 11.


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The 1TB Backup Plus Portable is a great prize worth $189 RRP and we’re excited to give four of them away — one each week — to Gizmodo’s Shooting Challenge faithful.

Who Won The First Seagate Backup Plus Portable 1TB?

Last Week’s Most Voted Photo — Winner 1 of 4

It was a close round last week in the Roads, Streets and Bridges challenge, but the first winner of the Seagate Backup Plus is Yunis Tmeizeh for an awesome shot full of incredible line work produced in simple black and white.

Congratulations Yunis!

This week’s Candid images are below. Vote for your favourite!

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This Week’s Entries

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Anthony Edge

Father’s Day train ride to the city, sunny walk along the river, biscuits shaped liked animals for morning tea. Good times. Shot with our Canon 60D with 18-200mm lens.

Yunis Tmeizeh

An afternoon in the park with friends celebrating the arrival of spring (finally).
Was a bit hard to take photo’s without the subjects knowledge (given that the 8mm lens requires close shots) but after a short while they did become oblivious to it all. Canon 600d, Samyang 8mm fisheye, handheld

Georgina Luczi

Title: Girl with the apples.
I love farmer’s market, perfect place to take photos of lovely people. I learnt how to be super quick and change settings on my camera in a few seconds.
Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Lens: 14.0-42.0mm

Nick Karras

Instead of taking a candid of a person I thought to do one of the street light shining through the stairwell window at home at night. This time to my advantage have i accidently slightly moved the camera.
Taken on a Canon 600d
18-55mm efs macro lens
Av mode
no flash
ISO 3200
35mm focal length

David Nyman

My girlfriends family had some Japanese exchange students, so we took them out to Somerset Dam on Fathers Day along with most of the family, while out there, I grabbed this photo of one of the Japanese students messing around on a skateboard. Pentax K-x with the 18-55mm kit lens.

Susan Pearce

Nikon D5100 camera with 18-55 lens on Auto. This is a photo of my son, Micah, playing in our back yard. He loves exploring, finding sticks, rock and all sorts of exciting things. Today’s excitement was in finding squishy dog poo.

Rachael Ledwich

Canon 450D
Lens 18-55mm
ISO 800
Caught my daughter in her natural habitat (our kitchen)
I like how the light is creating a bit of a halo affect behind her cheeky face. I tried converting it to black and white but liked the fleshy tones better.

Simon Lee

Canon EOS 7D
Tamron 18-270mm @720
f6.3, 1/8000sec
The Human Sandwich Board
Taken during a spring fair. there was a gentleman wandering through the substantial crowd wearing 3 sandwich boards; one barracking for the Canterbury NRL team, one mentioning Julia Gillard and this one promoting educational change.
The funny thing is that far from being a lunatic, the Human Sandwich Board seemed to be very warm and friendly.

Steve Berrick

With the Canberra sun finally starting to show itself, I can now spend my mornings playing in the back room with my 14 month old. I recently built him a sensory table (tub full of rice embedded in a table) and love photographing him as he hurls coloured rice everywhere.
– Canon 550D + nifty 50 (my favourite combo)
– f/4.0
– 1/60 sec


David Thompson

Whilst walking by our local lake on Fathers day with my daughter looking for some good candid fodder I couldn’t resist this inquisitive seagull.
Nikon D3100
iso 100

Kevin Cheng

Father’s Day morning with my almost 2 year old.
Our back room was bathe in this brilliant sunlight where my son was playing so I ran for my camera and grab this shot.
He’s totally got the “Hey what the hell are you doing dad?” look on his face.
Pretty much all my photos of him are candids, but this one is as candid as it gets, no time to compose and checked the settings as I was running back with the camera.
Photo is straight out of camera with the except of a tiny bit of editing of his iris as he has very dark coloured eyes.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: 24-105mm IS USM f/4L
ISO: 200
F-stop: f/4
Exposure: 1/1600 sec

Vincent Cerra

My 8 week old twins relaxing at home.
Taken with my iphone 4.

Richard Turner

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Merlyn Cantwell

Sitting deep in thought watching the fire, totally mesmerised by the flames.
taken on Canon EOS 550d
ISO 1600

Kieran Rice

This photo was taken last week at the 5th Station on Mt Fuji. The group of Japanese friends had just descended from the summit and were celebrating with superman style shots atop a rock, although I caught them in mid conversation I think with the clouds behind them it helped capture the feeling of conquering a mountain. Using this lens with no Image Stabilisation means having to have a fast shutter speed, thankfully being above the clouds there was plenty of light.
Camera: Canon 7D
Lens: Canon 70-200mm L F4
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 200mm
Aperture: F4
Speed: 1/2000

David Johnson

When You Say Hello with a DSLR
When you say hello with a DSLR you get some of the oddest expressions from OMG to Oooh I’m a Star and “I’m going to kill you if that shutter goes click” this lady was completely neutral about it . after the shot we chatted and she asked what I was taking photo’s for, when I told her the reason she was happy with an honest answer and wished me luck She even approved of the shot ! The rest of the people at the parade posed quickly or glared despite doing the same to the local Olympians with their cameras.
Camera 600D
Shutter: 1/80th.sec
App: f:22
Lens: 50mm/f.1:8
Post processing : None

Nick Albon

Any photographer will tell you not to work with animals. I believe this to be true so a candid shot is your only option. Catch the animal off guard and that’s what I attempted to do here. I took this photo just as the cat was falling asleep. I made the photo black and white but left her eyes original colour just to add a little je ne sais quoi.

Jane Cantwell

I was in the Edinburgh Gardens in Melbourne yesterday afternoon when I came across a colour throwing festival to celebrate the first day of spring , following Holi tradition in India. Everyone looked like they were having so much fun! These two were about to bombard someone with yellow powder.
Camera model: Canon EOS 1100D
F-Stop: f/5.6
Exposure time: 1/800 sec.
ISO Speed: ISO-3200


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