“Easy Money” by Doug88888
The theme to mark the halfway point of the 2013 Challenge is Money. This theme has many possibilities. It could be a great excuse to get out that macro lens and experiment with capturing the details on a piece of money. Or you could shoot something that represents money — perhaps the financial district of your city, a bank, or a luxury item that is only available to those with abundant sums of money.
“Donations” by Jeremy Brooks
However you choose to shoot the theme this week, just share your single best image with the group. And most importantly, get out there and have fun doing it!
“Money Bought Happiness” by K-FREE
Don’t forget to tag and upload to all the right spots. Tagging is generally “2013PhotoChallenge”. And uploading happens to our Google+, Facebook, and Flickr group/community/pages.
“Hypnosis” by Thomas Hawk
“Architecture: Buildings and other large structures; the art and science of designing and erecting buildings.”
This weeks theme gives you an opportunity to explore the buildings and structures around you. Do you live in an area with some famous buildings? Why not take your camera out and try to capture the things that make the building famous. Do you live in a large city? Perhaps you can capture the soaring buildings that define the skyline of your city.
“bridging knowledge to health” by paul bica
Sometimes the most interesting details of the architecture are found inside the building. Staircases, walkways, and interior structures can make very interesting subjects. If you live in a smaller town or a rural area, there are always interesting and unique structures to be found. Grain elevators, barns, and sculptures are all excellent subjects.
“rural architecture” by Adam Foster
“long arm” by h-e-d
Remember to make a new photograph for the challenge. If you get behind, don’t feel obligated to post several images in a row to catch up. Of course if you head out and capture several themes, and want to share them do so. But please only post this week’s theme to the Facebook group, Google+ community, and Flickr group.
Now go find some architecture, and have fun doing it!
“geisel library” Jonathan Cohen
We spend a lot of time and energy getting from place to place – we go to work, school, church, vacation, shopping, etc. Humans go places. We go by car, boat, bus, bike, skateboard, on foot, and any other way we can. This week’s challenge is Transportation – how we get from Point A to Point B.
As you make your daily journeys, grab your camera and capture anything related to transportation. Trains always make good subjects with tracks that provide strong leading lines.
“Churchhill Station” by Alex Berger
In many parts of the world, bikes are the main mode of transportation.
“The road to Sakarra” by Ed Yourdon
Younger folks might prefer skating their way from place to place, at times much to the annoyance of others.
“Passing” by star.rush360
OK, a few older folks still grab a board and go, like Trevor. But I dream of where of transportation will take us in the future.
“Modern Man” by Jeremy Brooks
Take your camera with you everywhere this week. Transportation is all around, the challenge this week may be in deciding what you want to shoot. Good luck!
This will be my last post on Photochallenge.org. I started following the challenges in 2008, looking for a way to take my photography to the next level. I found the challenges were just what I needed — I was inspired, challenged, and grew as a photographer.
When Trevor announced that he was looking for a volunteer to join the site, I jumped at the chance. Trevor had an ambitious plan to do a 365 challenge, with a new theme every day. Together, we tackled the task of writing a new post every day, along with the posts for the monthly challenges. It was quite a challenge, but we managed to do it. As I kept up shooting the challenges, I continued to push my photography forward.
During 2010, we adopted a more modest challenge: A theme that would last all year, but would only require one photo each week. I found that I was still able to keep up with the challenges, but demands on my time were growing, and it was becoming more and more difficult to keep up with the blogging and the shooting. Eventually, I decided that it was time to hang up my photochallenge blogging hat.
I will continue to post on my Flickr stream, and would like to thank everyone who followed along with the challenges, commented on the posts and photos, and suggested themes for us to use. I would like to say a special thank you to Trevor, who gave me the inspiration to push myself and my photography to new levels.
Now get out there and shoot, and above all, have fun doing it!
As the PhotoChallenge community continues to grow, even if it’s ever so slowly, we’re seeing an increased level of activity on the PhotoChallenge.org Flickr Group. Usually the discussions are question oriented, and someone rises up and hooks it up with the solution. However, this past year we’ve seen a massive increase in those participating on a regular basis. There’s enough folks submitting to the Group Pool that every so often, I realize I’ve never seen a photographer’s work before. That’s a cool realization, BTW.
Every so often though, I see a submission that makes me think, “How does this photo fit the challenge?” Sometimes I may be wrong. This dilemma is kinda scary. No one wants to say, “Hey, that doesn’t fit”, only to find out that the photographer is simply more artistic than you thought. Unfortunately, Jeremy and I can’t hover around on Flickr, waiting to pounce on someone spamming our Pool.
I’m getting to it…
We’re looking for a couple of folks, who have already demonstrated their allegiance to the PhotoChallenge.org community by actively participating in our challenges for at least the last half of this year, 2009. We would like to promote you into the vital role of “Moderator” on the PhotoChallenge.org Group. Do you have what it takes? Are you already viewing the majority of the submissions, even commenting on them too? Then that’s probably you!
If you’re interested do one of these things:
- Comment on this post.
- Use the Contact Us page.
- Shoot Jeremy or Trevor a message on Flickr.
- Shout loudly. (No, don’t do this one.)
Jeremy and I will take a look at how many are interested, and talk amongst ourselves for a bit. We’ll let you all know, and maybe even post something here as an announcement.
This blog is published by Trevor Carpenter. In late 2007 I blogged on my personal blog about my own desire to grow in my photographic skills, the October Challenge. I challenged myself to shoot a genre of photography that was a bit foreign to me, black and whites. A handful of readers decided to follow along and took the challenge too. An idea was born.
When the October Challenge was over, I blogged about how much fun I had and how much I felt that I had grown. Quickly people started telling me that I should do another one. So, with a one month break, I announced the December Challenge. This time we would all commit to shooting a portrait a day, all month long. By the end of December, 2007, over 30 people had participated!
Again, as the December Challenge came to a close, many were asking me, “What’s next?” I decided that I liked the every other month pattern, and choose February, 2008 as the next month. However, I also had just finished following Bill Wadman and his 365Portraits.com. All year long, in 2007, Bill took a portrait a day. How awesome it was to see his amazing work. Wanting to help others accomplish something similar, I decided to launch the 2008 Challenge.
These challenges had been blogged on my personal blog, mixed with posts about my family and my life. With the increased traffic and interest, I decided to dedicate a special location, just for The Challenges. Come follow along as we challenge each other to become better photographers, and maybe one day, you’ll be brave enough to join us!