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 2021 Digital Photography Calendar.
We also have a long term challenge which we do all year, click here to see the results.
October – Dominant Colour and Perspective
Over the October month we again had two challenges, one more technical than the other, so we looked for ‘Dominant Colour’ and the technical one was using ‘Perspective’
September – Two challenges again
This month we had two different challenges to get out and about to take photos of Autumn/Harvest, and monochrome photos which means the photo can look more dramatic.
August – Another double challenge
We set ourselves another double challenge this month, one easier (Out of My Window) and one more technical (Intentional Camera Movement), the latter is when you deliberately move the camera with it set on a longer exposure.
Out of my window
Intentional Camera Movement
July – What we did in Lockdown
This month we all took photos of what we have been doing in Lockdown.
June – Double challenges
As we couldn’t go far in Lockdown we decided to choose two challenges that we could do close to home, ‘In My Fridge’ and ‘Paths’. Members were able to choose to do either or both.
May – Look to the Sky
Because we are unable to go very far on the ground at the moment, this month we all agreed to ‘look to the skies’ for inspiration, taking photos of cloud formations and the lovely blue skies we have been enjoying.
April – Spring Flowers
As we are all ‘enjoying’ the lockdown, we decided to choose ‘Spring Flowers’ as a theme that we could all manage to see in our gardens and surrounding areas.
March 2020 – Animals
Our theme in March included animals of all kinds, some of us were able to get out before the Coronavirus lockdown, others had to be creative within their own homes and gardens.
February 2020 – Close-Ups
January 2020 – Variations on Tea