Saturday, March 26, 2016

2016 Photo Challenge Blog




Welcome to All About Paper's Photo Enthusiasts Group
Photo Challenge Blog!

Each month a photo challenge will be presented with a focus on using a specific function of your camera or taking photos based on a specific theme or subject matter.

You are welcomed to follow along with the monthly challenges through this blog.

Once a month our group meets and shares our 3 best challenge photos for that month. 
We discuss methods, difficulties, new things learned, etc.

For additional inspiration check out:
www.cmlppart-photography.blogspot.com


If you would like to join our monthly meetings...we meet on the 3rd Sunday of every month, 
from 2-4pm, at The Partridge House, 777 Lafayette Rd., Hampton, NH

Remember to bring your 3 best photos from that month's challenge.

And this year we are asking for 3 Bonus photos each month;
of anything you have taken photos of during the challenge month.
 We would like to see what everyone is shooting photos of outside of the challenges!


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We are starting the New Year with our Annual Group Photo Show!


Sunday, January 17th

2-4pm

At The Partridge House
777 Lafayette Rd.
Hampton, NH

Light refreshments will be served.

This year's musical accompaniment will be performed by
Barbara Lang, Jim Gregg and Cathryn Norris

Take a few minutes out of your busy day to join us for

great photography
superb music
and excellent snacks!

This event is free and open to the general public.

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January 2016 Photo Challenge

"It's Blowing In The Wind"

Photograph anything except the American Flag, blowing in the wind.






This year we are also submitting 3 Bonus photos that were taken during the challenge month.  To show the other types of photography that we individually are working on, outside of the challenges.





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February 2016 Photo Challenge

"Staging Toys To Create An Active Scene"

Create cute scenes using toys and props in an activity.
Think story telling photos.








February Bonus Photography:





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MARCH 2016 Photo Challenge

" Compositions With Books"

Stage interesting compositions,
 that include books as part of your props.






March Bonus Photography:









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APRIL 2016 PHOTO CHALLENGE

"Things Are Looking Up"

Photos taken from the point of view of looking up.












April Bonus Photography:






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MAY 2016 PHOTO CHALLENGE

" At ground level"

Photos taken from the point of view at ground level.







MAY Bonus Photography:








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JUNE 2016 PHOTO CHALLENGE

"Flowers With Bugs"

Bugs on flowers for this challenge. 
Try to get clear sharp images of the bugs!








June Bonus Photos:






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JULY 2016 PHOTO CHALLENGE

"Photographic Interpretation of Poetry"

Choose 3 poems and use photos to interpret the poems"

These Photos and Poems will be presented at our Group Photo Show
In August 2016 at the Lane Memorial Library!









JULY BONUS PHOTOS:




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AUGUST 2016 PHOTO CHALLENGE

"American Flags Everywhere"

Photos with American Flags or painted American Flags
or Fabrics with the Stars and Stripes in the composition.
The Flag representations do not have to be the focal point of the photographs,
just be an integral part of the photographs.








AUGUST BONUS PHOTOS:







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SEPTEMBER 2016 PHOTO CHALLENGE:

"Bridges"

For this challenge you may use one or more bridges as your subjects.  If you use only one bridge, then make sure your compositions are different.  Full bridge shots or close ups of bridge sections are all acceptable.





September Bonus Photos:




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OCTOBER 2016 PHOTO CHALLENGE:

"Halloween/Fall"

Three photos with compositions that incorporate both Halloween and Fall.





October Bonus Photos:



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NOVEMBER 2016 PHOTO CHALLENGE:

"Photo Journalism/Human Interest/Street Photography" 

You have had all year to take three shots of Journalism, Human Interest or Street Photography.
  It's all about being in the right place at the right time.
This year you will be adding a brief sentence or two explaining each photo.
These sentences will be written on a separate piece of paper
and attached beneath the photos for presentation.



June 28th, 2016...Image of a beached whale called Snowplow.
The whale beached itself at the Rye State Park.




 July 23rd, 2016.  Image of shelf clouds from an approaching storm.
This image was taken on Rte. 1, Hampton Falls, NH



November 23rd, 2016 A rare King Tide
floods the homes and roads at Hampton Beach, NH


November Bonus Photos:




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DECEMBER 2016 PHOTO CHALLENGE:

"Less Is More"

This is all about minimalist compositions!