Houston summers are HOT, and humid.  So HPW tries to find stuff to keep the creative photography juices flowing even if it’s too hot to spend a lot of time shooting.  Of of the ways we keep you busy is with photography challenges, such as Fix Joe’s Busted Images.

Every year for the past several years, we give members a chance to practice their image editing chops by fixing some of Joe’s “Busted” images.  These are images that are poorly cropped, out of focus, off-color, or just plain boring.

The challenge is to take these boring images and find a way to make them interesting.  And then we all check out how each member chose to turn Joe’s garbage into works of art!  

We always get some really awesome results, and its fun to see how each member re-interpreted Joe’s busted photos.

Here are some of the entries from Joe’s Busted Images from previous years.

From 2018:

7th Annual Fix Joe's Busted Images Contest
06/17/2018
Photographer: Joe Lippeatt
Photographer: Joe Lippeatt
Photographer: Joe Lippeatt
Photographer: Joe Lippeatt
Photographer: Joe Lippeatt
Photographer: Joe Lippeatt
Photographer: ROBIN
Photographer: ROBIN
Photographer: ROBIN
Photographer: John Blue
Photographer: ROBIN
Photographer: Dianne Curtis
Photographer: Menno
Photographer: Medha
Photographer: Medha
Photographer: Charles Putnam
Photographer: Charles Putnam
Photographer: Kail Graham
Photographer: Kail Graham
Photographer: Kail Graham
Photographer: Kail Graham
Photographer: Kail Graham
Photographer: Charles Putnam
Photographer: Menno
Photographer: Menno
Photographer: Menno
Photographer: James Gamble
Photographer: James Gamble
Photographer: John Blue
Photographer: John Blue
Photographer: Cheryl Noland
Photographer: Cheryl Noland
Photographer: Cheryl Noland
Photographer: Jessica Uresti
Photographer: Jessica Uresti
Photographer: Marisa Harris
Photographer: Marisa Harris
Photographer: Marisa Harris
Photographer: Marisa Harris
Photographer: JerryLee
Photographer: JerryLee
Photographer: JerryLee
Photographer: JerryLee
Photographer: JerryLee
Photographer: JerryLee
Photographer: Jessica Uresti
Photographer: Cecilee
Photographer: Jessica Uresti

From 2016:

5th Annual Fix Joe's Busted Images Contest - For Windows Users
07/25/2016
Photographer: James Gamble
Photographer: James Gamble
Photographer: James Gamble
Photographer: James Gamble
Photographer: James Gamble
Photographer: JerryLee
Photographer: JerryLee
Photographer: JerryLee
Photographer: JerryLee
Photographer: JerryLee
Photographer: JerryLee
Photographer: JerryLee
Photographer: JerryLee
Photographer: JerryLee
Photographer: JerryLee
Photographer: Former member
Photographer: Former member
Photographer: Dianne Curtis
Photographer: Dianne Curtis
Photographer: Former member
Photographer: Matt Fitzhugh
Photographer: Matt Fitzhugh
Photographer: Matt Fitzhugh
Photographer: Matt Fitzhugh
Photographer: Matt Fitzhugh
Photographer: Shelly Mitchell
Photographer: Shelly Mitchell
Photographer: Shelly Mitchell
Photographer: Gary Woodard
Photographer: Gary Woodard
Photographer: Gary Woodard
Photographer: Gary Woodard
Photographer: Gary Woodard
Photographer: Gary Woodard
Photographer: Gary Woodard
Photographer: Gary Woodard
Photographer: Gary Woodard
Photographer: Gary Woodard
Photographer: Tom
Photographer: Tom
Photographer: Tom
Photographer: Tom
Photographer: Tom
Photographer: Tom
Photographer: Irma Furnish
Photographer: Medha
Photographer: Medha
Photographer: Medha
Photographer: Medha
Photographer: Medha
Photographer: Medha
Photographer: Medha
Photographer: Medha
Photographer: Medha
Photographer: Former member
Photographer: Angela Woodhouse Walling
Photographer: Angela Woodhouse Walling
Photographer: James Gamble
Photographer: Paula Powers
Photographer: Paula Powers
Photographer: Paula Powers
Photographer: Paula Powers
Photographer: Paula Powers
Photographer: Paula Powers
Photographer: Paula Powers
Photographer: Paula Powers
Photographer: Mat Cantu
Photographer: Mat Cantu

From 2015:

Fix Joe's Busted PORTRAITS Contest - Win a copy of PortraitProfessional!
09/01/2015
Photographer: Joe Lippeatt
Photographer: Nahchon Guyton
Photographer: Nahchon Guyton
Photographer: Nahchon Guyton
Photographer: Nahchon Guyton
Photographer: Nahchon Guyton
Photographer: Nahchon Guyton
Photographer: Britta Boykins
Photographer: Britta Boykins
Photographer: Britta Boykins
Photographer: James Gamble
Photographer: James Gamble
Photographer: James Gamble
Photographer: James Gamble
Photographer: James Gamble
Photographer: James Gamble
Photographer: Britta Boykins
Photographer: Britta Boykins
Photographer: Britta Boykins
Photographer: Medha
Photographer: Medha
Photographer: Medha
Photographer: Medha
Photographer: Medha
Photographer: Medha
Photographer: Toru W.
Photographer: Toru W.
Photographer: Toru W.
Photographer: Toru W.
Photographer: Toru W.
Photographer: Toru W.
Photographer: Kenny Breiner
Photographer: Kenny Breiner
Photographer: Former member
Photographer: Former member
Photographer: Former member
Photographer: Former member
Photographer: Former member
Photographer: Former member
Photographer: Tom
Photographer: Tom
Photographer: Tom
Photographer: Tom
Photographer: Tom
Photographer: Tom
Photographer: Charles Putnam
Photographer: Charles Putnam
Photographer: Charles Putnam
Photographer: Charles Putnam
Photographer: Charles Putnam
Photographer: Cheryl Noland
Photographer: Joe Lippeatt
Photographer: Joe Lippeatt
Photographer: Joe Lippeatt
Photographer: Joe Lippeatt
Photographer: Joe Lippeatt
Photographer: Joe Lippeatt
Photographer: Joe Lippeatt
Photographer: Joe Lippeatt
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