Hey all, have you been wondering what we’re gonna do next year? We are kinda cutting it close. Sorry.
I guess I’ll get on with it! We’re going to continue the weekly challenge, calling it the 2014 Challenge. Expect to see a fresh theme each week, just like we’ve done this year. However, I’d like to highlight that we’re going to be getting a little more specific, and sometimes even include some more constraints or rules.
I’m also offering up a unique twist to the 2014 Challenge. I want to suggest that you consider a recurring object, in each week’s shot. This is not a rule or a requirement, it’s just a suggestion, to help spice up your challenge. Since our goal is to push ourselves to become better photographers, making the challenge more…um…challenging will increase your creative thinking and eye. What do you think?
I’m going to spend the rest of the month deciding between a Jesus doll and a Sheldon Cooper bobble-head. Yep, you read that right. The catch that I hope you’ll accept is that if you choose to accept the increased challenge of shooting your object along with the weekly theme, I want you to commit to it for the whole year.
Now, you might think that I’m done. This last year we only had the 2013 Challenge, submitting one shot a week. This upcoming year we hope to not only mix it up a little with the weekly changing 2014 Challenge, but we’re also planning another challenge!
Woohoo! Starting in January we’re going to launch another challenge, to run all year long. This one will be bimonthly, and it will focus primarily on one topic, with various sub-topics to be shot every two months.
We’ll have more specific details about this one, in early January, 2014.
We’d also really like to encourage you all to invite your friends to participate. Don’t just spam everyone you know though. Consider the friends you already have that are already interested in photography. They don’t need all the bells and whistles, but they’ve probably already shown you that they’re interested in shooting artistic photos, or creating decent family portraits. Invite them, in real life, to join us for the 2014 Challenge! You can also use your social media service of preference to invite them as well. Point them to this post, to get them interested. Also, don’t forget about our groups/communities, Google+, Facebook, and Flickr. Feel free to invite them to the one you participate in as well!