How we challenge ourselves in the group…
Our Digital Photography Group decides on themes to expand our knowledge of the use of cameras and Photo editing software such as Photoshop Elements or other programs to create the best results.
We have decided that this year we will set monthly challenges and extract one to three photos from each month starting in September to put in the 2022 Digital Photography Calendar.
We also have a long term challenge which we do all year, click here to see the results.
September 2021 – Harvest & Textures
In September our first challenges included Harvest in all different forms, most of the farmers had already finished in the fields, but we used our imagination to look for different types of Harvest where we could. For our second technical challenge we looked for photos of textures in every different way.
August 2021 – Still Life & Summer
Before the year progresses into Autumn, we decided to get out and get summery photos, but when we couldn’t get out we went for the technical challenge of Still Life.
July 2021 – Roses & Perspective
In July, as we were looking at the lovely flowers in our gardens, we chose Roses as a general subject, and tried to look at Forced Perspective as a technical challenge, but this is a difficult subject to do on your own, the best example of Forced Perspective is Pat Hage’s Bird on a house, and Suzanne’s Grandchildren on a Bantam, but we received some normal perspective shots as well.
June 2021 – Cricket Ground Outing
For our first Post Lockdown outing a few of the group had a walk around the Market Rasen Cricket Ground to see what we could find, then some people offered photos from Brian’s task calendar on the theme of ‘Gardener at work’.
The Cricket Ground
‘Gardener at Work’
May 2021 – ‘Shadows’ & ‘Shoot from the Boot’
For May we chose two themes, Shadows, and Shoot from the Boot to use different techniques.
Shoot From the Boot
April 2021 – Rain showers and water in all its forms
Who would have thought when we chose the theme of rain showers and water this month, that it would be one of the driest and frostiest Aprils on record, so it was hard to get any photos of rain showers, but we persevered up till the last couple of days, even reverting to looking at water in other forms such as snow or hail, or stretches of water such as lakes and waterfalls.
March 2021 – Spring Has Sprung in Full Frame
This month we had a combined challenge, Spring has Sprung and using Full Frame, filling all the photo with beautiful spring flowers we have seen
January & February 2021 – Frost and Minimalism
For 2021 we have started off with two challenges, Frost and Minimalism, over the first two months of the year, this is because of the lockdown we haven’t been able to get out and about too much in the field.