Have you ever set yourself a specific project or challenge to improve your photography? If not, let me tell you that not only is it an excellent way of developing a specific skill, but it also encourages you to learn about a genre in which you may have had very little interest.
Since we as artists all enjoy exercising our creative abilities and sharing our imagery with a wider audience, Mathieu and I at Mirrorlessons in association with Tyson Robichaud Photography Blog have decided to embark on a monthly Flickr photography challenge, and we invite all of you to join us for the ride!
Each month there will be a theme posted in a Theme Thread on our respective Flickr pages. In the thread, participants will be invited to share the photo (medium sized) they’ve created for the challenge along with the gear used, setups, lighting and settings so that we may learn new techniques from each other through this collaborative process.
At the end of the month, Tyson, Mathieu and I will each pick our favourite entry (three images in total), post them on our respective blogs, and open them up for a vote in the comments section. The winner will be invited to choose the theme for the next round.
Last month’s winner Stephen Worden (BillyBurg) has chosen the theme “FRAMES” for the month of September.
Stephen explains the theme as follows: “The idea is a frame within a frame, but any subject matter, colour or mono so that it might appeal to as many folk as possible.“
Personally, we feel that this is a great topic, as it allows for true artistic expression, and being unique, will probably get people producing new images rather than rummaging through the archives (which we always like to see). 😉
Keep in mind that in a few days’ time, we and Tyson will be posting the six images that won in between March and August, and holding a final vote. The winner will receive a Topaz Plugin of their choice and a custom, hand built camera wrist strap by Tyson in the post! 🙂
So, what are you waiting for? Start posting some great “framed” images…it may just be a winner!
As always, make sure to link your image in TRP’S FLICKR THREAD and the MIRRORLESSONS FLICKR THREAD to submit it. You have time until September 31st 2014 to submit your image. On October 1st, voting will commence and on October 5th, the winner will be announced.
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