After receiving almost 300 submissions to my previous raw file challenge (inspired by Dani's post last year), I decided to cap the entries at 200, because why not, and also put out a second raw file and an all new challenge. This time, with a shot of model Anna Truett, shot inside the Union Station Hotel convention area in St. Louis.
The guidelines are the same, and I encourage you to get on it pretty quick if you want to try your approach. Submissions hit 200+ within about 5 days last time!
Thing To Do #1: Download the file.
You can do that by clicking here: FILE HAS BEEN REMOVED - Stacks of submissions have been received (way over 100, for the record) and being reviewed. Thank you, everyone!
I shot this during the later part of the afternoon after my ShutterFest speaking engagements, and was roaming around Union Station Hotel looking for scenes to capture. This shot varies from the previous shot in many ways, but mostly because it was shot nearly wide open on my 85mm.
Thing To Do #2: Retouch the image to completion any way you see fit.
Final images that look like real effort was put into them will be considered far above "joke" submissions. This is a photography website, not Reddit, kids.
Thing To Do #3: Email me your final edit.
Please ensure your image is 2048 px long side, JPG format, and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know your name and link to feature if your shot is selected. Unlike last time, no more than 100 submissions will be reviewed.
Thing To Do #4: Do not post your final image anywhere. Yet.
This includes in the comments on this article; just don't, ok? Again, let's have fun with this but still keep professional parameters in check.
Thing To Do #5: Watch to see if your final image is selected to be showcased on The Backyard.
The Top 10 images picked will be featured here on an upcoming Fstoppers article of mine, where the Top 3 selected final works will be showcased on an episode of The Backyard on YouTube, announced and discussed by Staci Renee and myself. That episode should drop at the beginning or middle of May, 2016. Thanks again and get to retouching!