Our Photo Challenges

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.

October 2022

Our October challenges were to produce a maximum of two photos for ‘Bike/Cycles of any kind’ and a more technical one ‘Self Portrait’ which taxed us to produce something that was not just a ‘Selfie’ , we also submitted any photo taken within the month that was our Favourite.

Favourite Photo of the month


Self Portrait

September 2022

In September, our themes were ‘Night Photography’ and ‘Photograph a Friend’ which gave us broad challenges. For the Night Photography, a number of the group had a trip into Lincoln to photograph the Brayford area and the Bailgate areas. Others were out in Caistor and other places. We also entered our Favourite photos and chose three from the different challenges to place in the Newsletter .

Our Favourite Photos

Night Photography

Photograph a Friend

August 2022

We selected a technical challenge of ‘An Action Shot’ and a fun challenge of ‘Signage’ for August together with The Steampunk Festival which was held over the Bank Holiday weekend. Some members also submitted the photo they thought was there favourite. These themes enabled us to use our initiative to get various shots.

Favourite Photos

An Action Shot


Steampunk Festival

July 2022

Our themes for July was ‘Reflections’ and ‘White on White (or Pure White)’, this enabled us to be very artistic and proved to be quite a challenge. Some members also submitted their favourite photos of the month


White on White

July’s Favourite Photos

June 2022

For June 2022, our members challenges were to take photos in ‘Black & White’ as the technical challenge and to take photos of ‘Passengers’ of all kinds, and also to submit their ‘Best Photo of the Month’ including any Jubilee scenes.

Black & White


Best Photos of the Month

May 2022

In May 2022, we chose two themes of ‘Frame within a Frame’, ‘Favourite Place/Things’ and also some members of the group submitted their Best Photo of the Month selection. The group had a road trip to Lincoln to get as many Frame ideas as we could.

Best Photos of the Month

Frame Within A Frame

Favourite Places/Things

April 2022

For April we had two challenges, ‘Spring’ and a technical challenge of producing ‘ Lens Flare’ Some members also entered their Best Photo for the month


Lens Flare

Best Photos of the Month

March 2022

Our march themes were ‘Umbrellas’ and the more technical challenge of ‘Macro’ photography, this brought out the innovative tendencies in everyone, using full size DSLR cameras to mobile phones which now are almost as good.


Macro Photography