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 Giovanni Tabbò has chosen the theme “STREET PHOTOGRAPHY” for the month of October.
The example image below is the first he was able to publish from his summer vacation in Sicily where he did lots of street photography. If his first image is any indication of the quality of the entire series, we definitely have something to look forward to! 😀
Street photography is a topic that appeals to most photographers in one form or another so we are counting on you to submit lots of great images for this theme! Don’t forget that, while street photographers tend to gravitate towards black and white, colour street photography can be just as effective for certain scenes. 🙂
At the end of this six-month cycle, we and Tyson will be posting the six images that won between September and February, and holding a final vote. The winner will receive a special prize (which has yet to be decided)! 🙂
So, what are you waiting for? Start posting some great shots from the streets…yours 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 October 31st 2014 to submit your image. On November 1st, voting will commence and on November 5th, the winner will be announced.