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2019 - 2020 Challenge Topics

Challenge Topics for the year 2019 - 2020

Instructions:  The major focus of the photo must incorporate the Challenge, rather than being just a small element of it. Shots must have been taken since June 10, 2019 when the list was distributed. Upload your entries to Dropbox or bring prints to the appropriate meeting.

September

  • Patterns in Nature – Look for repeated shapes that create a pattern; in scenics, flowers, animals, rocks etc.

October

  • Long Exposure – Shutter speed no faster than 1/20th of a second. Good for night shots, (scenes, stars etc) to get enough light. For moving objects, water, fireworks etc to soften vs getting sharp detail. You’ll need a tripod for most approaches to this challenge, and darkening filters to accomplish it in strong light.

November

  • Panning; a Sense of Motion – Follow a moving object with your camera, blurring the background. The slower the shutter speed, the blurrier the background will be.

December

  • Holiday Show

January

  • Silhouette – An image of your subject represented as a solid shape of a single color (usually black). Try to capture the subject in a way that communicates the idea of it, without any interior details.

February

  • Creative Lighting – Light the subject with something other than ambient light. Think colored light, light placed from an unusual angle to create a different atmosphere or find subjects lit by something other than the sun; neon lights, the moon, headlights on a car ...

March

  • Ugly is Beautiful – Make a beautiful photo of an object or scene that is inherently ugly or despised. Could be a homely animal, garbage, wreckage, environmental destruction – use your eyes and your imagination.

April

  • Far from the Madding Crowd – A place of solitude where one can recuperate from the stresses of life.

May

  • Just Another Roadside Attraction The tourist draws that small towns boast of, or something along the road that attracted your attention, whether it was intended to or not.



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