Last month's photography challenges are all about making the most of the summer and capturing all the fun under the sun. From sun-drenched monochrome shots to unconventional panoramas, discover the champions of the Monochrome, Urban Explorer, Movement, Trial and Error, and Breaking Boundaries categories.
Bright and Bubbly
For this challenge, Lomographers leave the colors behind and shared their favorite summer memories in black-and-white snapshots. See what these mischievous children are up to in this photo by our grand prize winner:
Here's what the jury has to say about this photo: “Nothing is sweeter than spending the summer with your best pals. Toss in a few rounds of a playful game, just like what @robertofiuza photographed, and you're all set for an unforgettable day!”
Our runners-up capture their unforgettable summers in stunning monochromes:
From the most popular ice cream shop down to the bustling boardwalk, we challenged Lomographers to go where city dwellers spend their long, summer days. Our grand prize winner shares a scene from the "greatest show on earth":
Here's what the jury has to say about this photo: “This showman definitely knows how to keep all the kids preoccupied and entertained. Not even @lostlittekid could resist the amusing sight of these humongous bubbles!”
Take a tour around summer hot spots around the metropolis with our runners-up:
Channeling their inner Andy Warhol, Lomographers created bold and bright photographs inspired by the Pop Art movement. Get ready for the loud colors of this photo by our grand prize winner:
Here's what the jury has to say about this photo: “Lomographer @sobetion transforms an ordinary photo into a striking work of art by using intense hues that definitely made it worthy of a second look.”
Be inspired by our runners-up and unleash the rebel artist in you.
Sprocket holes are put in the spotlight in this Trial and Error challenge. See how these tiny squares played a part in giving this photo by our grand prize winner a truly unique effect:
Here's what the jury has to say about this photo: “Lomographer @smolda took the panoramic photography game up a notch with this fascinating composite photograph. Those exposed sprocket holes definitely added a quirky, stitched-up effect!”
Shoot with your Sprocket Rocket (or load a 35 mm film on your medium format camera!) and create masterpieces like these shots by our runners-up:
Lomographer switched up their perspective and shoot with their panorama-capable cameras in vertical orientation. See the world anew with these fascinating panoramic photographs, starting off with the grand prize winner:
Here's what the jury has to say about this photo: “Traveling gives us the opportunity to meet fascinating people around the world. Next time, try taking a panoramic portrait of your newfound friends and highlight their personalities — just like what @wil6ka did in our winning shot!”
All grand prize winners will take home a voucher worth 50 EUR for the Lomography Online Shop each, while all runners-up will receive a 10% discount code. Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who joined! Swing by the Competition section for a chance to win exciting prizes.