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
Take a Selfie – August’s ThemeAndy Warhol’s first selfie may not have scored any likes back in the day, but the flattering shot has become a cult classic. The iconic pop artist’s “Self-Portrait,” made in 1963-64, was created using an image of Warhol originally snapped in a New York photo booth. The artist famously declared, “in the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” a prediction that foresaw the rise of social media, reality TV and the wild west of internet virality. By the way Andy Warhol’s first self-portrait (above) sold in a London auction for $7.7 million in June of this year. Your selfie may never gain the fame, or be worth as much as Warhol’s, but you never know. Participate in this month’s theme and see what happens.
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: