2009 Challenge Topics

We have had some people request a list of all the topics that have been used in the 2009 Challenge. This page will list all the topics as they are used.

  1. Chair
  2. Pens
  3. Music
  4. Books
  5. Window
  6. Bread
  7. Low Point Of View
  8. Entropy
  9. Sign
  10. Moving Target
  11. Landscape
  12. Minimalism
  13. Fruit
  14. Lines
  15. Zipper
  16. Reflection
  17. Electronics
  18. Clouds
  19. Silhouettes
  20. Flag
  21. Fire
  22. Button
  23. Fill The Frame
  24. Shallow Depth of Field
  25. Sky
  26. Time
  27. Texture
  28. Water
  29. Shoelaces
  30. Symmetry
  31. Horizons
  32. Color: Red
  33. Color: Blue
  34. Color: Green
  35. Color: Yellow
  36. Color: Purple
  37. Color: Brown
  38. Color: Orange
  39. Beverage: Beer
  40. Beverage: Coffee
  41. Beverage: Juice
  42. Beverage: Soda
  43. Beverage: Tea
  44. Beverage: Wine
  45. Beverage: Cocktail
  46. Black and White: Light Streaks
  47. Black and White: Portrait
  48. Black and White: Flower
  49. Black and White: Shadows
  50. Black and White: Water in Motion
  51. Black and White: Spot Color
  52. Black and White: Tree
  53. Building Materials: Brick
  54. Building Materials: Stone
  55. Building Materials: Stucco
  56. Building Materials: Concrete
  57. Building Materials: Asphalt
  58. Building Materials: Wood
  59. Building Materials: Blocks
  60. Emotions: Fear
  61. Emotions: Joy
  62. Emotions: Disgust
  63. Emotions: Surprise
  64. Emotions: Sadness
  65. Emotions: Happiness
  66. Emotions: Anger
  67. Curves
  68. Vegetable
  69. Leather
  70. Speed
  71. Black
  72. Pencil
  73. Sunset
  74. Shooting Up
  75. Hem
  76. Hands
  77. Table
  78. Insect
  79. Learning
  80. Animal/Pet
  81. Sphere
  82. Seam
  83. Feet
  84. Map
  85. White
  86. Reading
  87. Flowers
  88. Candy
  89. Children
  90. Shopping
  91. Mischief
  92. Good Samaritan
  93. Colorful
  94. Underexposed
  95. Trees
  96. Liquid
  97. Ice Cream
  98. Urban
  99. Danger
  100. One Hundred
  101. Nighttime
  102. Sacrifice
  103. Smoke
  104. Tattoo
  105. Money
  106. Traffic
  107. Garden
  108. Hinge
  109. Clock
  110. Abstract
  111. Silver
  112. Hat
  113. Electricity
  114. Door Knob
  115. Cheese
  116. School
  117. Paper
  118. Tire
  119. Ice
  120. Grass
  121. Square
  122. Wild Flower
  123. Baseball
  124. Mail
  125. Leaf
  126. Pepper
  127. Screw
  128. Truck
  129. Fountain
  130. Eyes
  131. Glass
  132. Small
  133. Rock
  134. Salt
  135. Storm
  136. Triangle
  137. Shoe
  138. Silk
  139. Open
  140. Bird
  141. Chain
  142. Popcorn
  143. Circle
  144. Fast Movement
  145. Death
  146. Fork
  147. Plate
  148. Cup
  149. Oven
  150. BBQ
  151. Kitchen Week: My Kitchen
  152. Kitchen Week: Refrigerator
  153. Kitchen Week: Sink
  154. Kitchen Week: Spoon
  155. Kitchen Week: Cheese Grater
  156. Kitchen Week: Frying Pan
  157. Kitchen Week: Colander
  158. Sidewalk
  159. Spin
  160. Shadow
  161. Smile
  162. Road
  163. Neon
  164. Carwash
  165. Control
  166. Simple
  167. Pink
  168. Hook
  169. Checkerboard
  170. Bridge
  171. Eating
  172. Father
  173. Commute
  174. Late
  175. Breakfast
  176. Grooming
  177. Lunch Break
  178. Bokeh
  179. High Noon
  180. Safety
  181. Portrait
  182. Half
  183. Cylinder
  184. Macro/Close-Up
  185. Burst
  186. semi-week: Truck Nose
  187. semi-week: Moving Truck
  188. semi-week: Trailer
  189. semi-week: Driver Portrait
  190. semi-week: Cargo
  191. semi-week: Truck Logo
  192. semi-week: Truck Stop
  193. Creek/River
  194. Heat
  195. Bicycle
  196. Game
  197. Spin (oops, this was a duplicate! Sorry!)
  198. Wheel
  199. All Dressed Up
  200. Meta Art
  201. Toilet
  202. Hair
  203. Old School
  204. Historical
  205. Modern
  206. Impact
  207. Stitched Panorama
  208. Puzzle
  209. Distortion
  210. Cards
  211. Tracks
  212. Repetition
  213. Flower Macro
  214. Body Macro: Lips
  215. Body Macro: Finger
  216. Body Macro: Toes
  217. Body Macro: Eye
  218. Body Macro: Skin
  219. Body Macro: Ear
  220. Body Macro: Abstract
  221. Spice
  222. Lock
  223. Suitcase
  224. Skyline
  225. Mess
  226. Fantasy
  227. Knife
  228. Single Light Source Portrait
  229. B&W Horizon
  230. Nightlife
  231. Architecture
  232. Half Self Portrait
  233. Out Of Focus
  234. Youth
  235. Needle
  236. Mark
  237. Poetry
  238. Love
  239. Bottle
  240. High Point Of View
  241. Contrast
  242. Order
  243. Economics 101
  244. B&W Self
  245. Mañana
  246. Fresh
  247. Mobile
  248. Celebrate
  249. Sunrise
  250. Traditional
  251. Corridor
  252. Handrail
  253. Foreground Bokeh
  254. Diptych
  255. Fabric Macro
  256. Plugged In
  257. Path
  258. Panning
  259. Devotion
  260. Cooking
  261. Automobile
  262. Green Living
  263. Camera
  264. News
  265. Secure
  266. Annoying
  267. Math
  268. Plastic
  269. Graffiti
  270. Birds
  271. Snack
  272. Looking Down
  273. Out The Window
  274. Vertical Lines
  275. Out Of Place
  276. Old Sign
  277. Arms
  278. Vent
  279. Trash
  280. Grain
  281. Stretch
  282. Rocket
  283. Bubbles
  284. Violet
  285. Amber
  286. Silver
  287. Kahki
  288. Auburn
  289. Charcoal
  290. Indigo
  291. Telephone
  292. Motion Blur
  293. Calculator
  294. Window Display
  295. Rule of Thirds
  296. Box
  297. LED’s
  298. Broken
  299. Empty
  300. Growing
  301. Pain
  302. Panic
  303. Tired
  304. Front Door
  305. Scar
  306. Clean
  307. Television
  308. Pie
  309. Flat
  310. Bank
  311. Together
  312. Leaf
  313. Hallway
  314. Backlit
  315. Veteran
  316. Photographer
  317. Your Camera
  318. Jump
  319. Early
  320. Upside Down
  321. Nails
  322. Rust
  323. Closed
  324. Grease
  325. Bowl
  326. Mood
  327. Audience
  328. Water Drop
  329. Peek-A-Boo
  330. Decorate
  331. Bridge
  332. Wait
  333. Threes
  334. Toothbrush
  335. Speaker
  336. Feather
  337. Backpack
  338. Straw
  339. Face
  340. Grill
  341. Mirror
  342. Fire Station
  343. Police
  344. Toaster
  345. Wave
  346. Holiday Bokeh
  347. Stairs
  348. Running
  349. Home
  350. Burger
  351. Ripple
  352. Shoot From The Hip
  353. I Am Here
  354. Ring
  355. Necklace
  356. Earring
  357. Gifts
  358. Hotel
  359. Awaken
  360. Goals
  361. Cables
  362. Remote
  363. What’s In Your Pocket/Purse?
  364. Noodles
  365. The End

16 thoughts on “2009 Challenge Topics

  1. How about baseball?? It is baseball season and I seem to be on a field 6 nights a week with my boys. Eyes might be a fun one too. Thanks for doing this! Really enjoying it!

  2. Hi,

    Great to have this list, makes it easier to spot the missed themes, shame on me, it’s real tough to keep up with the shooting every single day, but it’s great fun.

    I especially liked the mini-bundle week (color, beverages, b&w, etc.) as well as the parallel month challenges, the may alphabet idea is really great.

    As here seems to be the place to put its suggestions, find some ideas here:
    - home (shoot were you live)
    - roof
    - eating
    - sports (in general, cause baseball is really tough for us here in Europe)
    - bridge


    pst

  3. Here is a few suggestions

    lyric
    spin
    season where you are
    plastic
    road
    bottle
    old stuff
    mess
    sidewalk
    smile
    what’s in your pocket/purse
    wheel
    trying to get a message to you
    twilight zone
    my favoritest thing ever
    diptych
    slow down
    games
    icon
    work
    play
    neon
    friend
    shadow
    mood

  4. I enjoy the daily challenges. I was thinking that since summer is upon us maybe we could do a few themes related to that like:
    travel
    vacation
    suitcase
    camping
    hiking

    I do love the variety of challenges from day to day. They’ve really helped me grow in my creativity and ability. Thanks again.

  5. Thanks Desiree, and all the others, for your suggestions. Jeremy and I appreciate you contributing. We’ll definitely try to add most ideas into the upcoming themes.

  6. How do I sign up to be a part of the 2009 Challenge Topics? I am a novices and would like to try my hand at doing this.

  7. For what it is worth, my strong preference is for topics centered on techniques or formal properties (macro, b&w, bokeh, shadow) rather than those devoted to specific subject matters (truck nose, colander, shoe). At least for me, the former sort of topic makes me push my creative limits, where the latter often makes me drive around looking for the needed object. Perhaps this is just an idiosyncratic preference, but there you have it….

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  9. Hello does a regular on here mange to view this website and see it clearly on their mobile phone eg. blackberry? Any tips gratefully received as to which is the best way to view this place on the move. I am looking to change my mobile phone shortly

  10. Andrew, this website should load just fine in a mobile browser. The nice folks at WordPress.com have a clean, built-in, plugin for displaying our content quite nice, on mobile phones.

    I tested it just now, on my Android-powered Nexus One. It looks great!

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