Each month club members are encouraged to produce images based upon a specific photo assignment or Theme. The images are shared on flickr® where they can be seen and commented upon by other members. The public can view the Monthly Photo Theme images but non-members cannot post images.
The Monthly Photo Themes purpose is to get club members to take new pictures, not to find images that satisfy the assignment in existing photo files. So get up, get out there, and shoot away.
The Monthly Photo Themes for 2017 are:
- January – Clocks
- February – Red
- March – Parallel Lines
- April – Glassware
- May – Streams and Rivers
- June – Tools
- July – Looking Through A Window
- August – Selfies
- September – Trains
- October – Dilapidated Buildings
- November – Cars
- December – Orchards/Vineyards
You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper. – William Albert Allard
Cars – November’s ThemeThis month’s theme is Cars. It should be easy to find one. Consider these tips: 1. Shoot at the right time of the day, usually just before sunrise or after sunset; 2. Watch out for reflections they could hurt or enhance your picture; 3. Shoot a car in motion; 4. Shoot the car at night and try light painting; and, 5. let the car interact with nature, e.g. dust clouds, off-road, etc.
Upload up to five of your images to the club’s Monthly Photo Theme flickr® group.
Recent examples of monthly photo theme images taken by club members: