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Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 Virtual Photowalk

I've participated in some sort of photo challenge the last two years. This year, I participated in two! For 2010 I'm also going to attempt to participate in two photo challenges. I'd really like to stick with the Sunday Six challenge that Helen created. Although, I think I'm the only person who is still posting!

The new challenge for 2010 isn't a daily challenge like 366 or 365. It was created by some of the same photographers who joined in this year's 365 challenge. Here's what they've come up with:

All participants in the 2010 Virtual Photowalk are encouraged to maintain a blog and post photos as frequently as their schedules and desire allows while exploring their own photographic growth and path.

Each month we will be posting a new list of 15 themes for inspiration. Periodically, we will have some additional postings that go ‘Beyond Themes’ with inspiration more focused on technique, skills and process (think macro, black and white, etc.). You don’t need to use the Themes or Beyond Themes inspiration to participate in the Photowalk; they are there simply for inspiration if you wish to use them.

We’re also working on some additional plans to allow for some group “Show and Tell” with constructive discussion for the group at large – more on that later!

There is no requirement to post a photo for each theme, they are just there to help expand your photographer’s eye and help you look at your world with a different point of view. Look up the words in a dictionary – you’ll be surprised to see the many different meanings and it might help spark a new direction for you. Post as many or as few as you want, repeat themes if you’re driven to capture multiple examples. Seek out creative interpretation of the theme and use this list to push the limits of your imagination, but most importantly, seek out photos that stand on their own as good photography.

Here's the theme list for January, 2010:

Doors & Windows
Looking Down

Mini Assignment: Cropping

I think the first list sounds pretty intriguing! Lots of possibilities for each of these themes.

So, come along for this ride if you like. I may not hit each theme, but I'm sure to get a few interesting photos in the mix! :)


Madelaine said...

Hi Kerri,

Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to blogging with you this year.

Allison said...

Ooh! Good idea! Monthly themes might be more manageable... I'm in!