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    So I've started this thread as a result of THIS THREAD where we all got enthusiastic about giving ourselves a different challenge each month.

    I think in the end there was a general consensus of one topic per month with a photo per week on that topic, so at the end of each month you are posting 4 shots on the same theme. Also, while it is more of a SYS thread than a Critique thread, if you want Critique feel free to ask for it. It'd be nice to see some positive, constructive feedback.

    Feel free to repost your list of monthly challenges here. Towards the end of each month post in this thread of your shots of the month (saves starting a whole lot of different threads).

    Good Luck!
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    Count me in! I'm definitely up for a different challenge each week though. Keeps things fresh and exciting!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NgaiHill View Post
    Feel free to repost your list of monthly challenges here. Towards the end of each month post in this thread of your shots of the month (saves starting a whole lot of different threads).

    Good Luck!
    I want to make sure I understand - you want all four of our shots in one post at or near the end of the month? Not a post a week with each photo?

    Thanks.

    Edited to Add My Themes:

    January - Lines & Curves
    February - Lights
    March - Self-Portraits
    April - Flowers
    May - Macro
    June - Mornings
    July - Evenings
    August - Family Fun
    September - Animals
    October - Leaves
    November - Music
    December - Home
    Last edited by ajb47; 01-02-2013 at 11:54 PM. Reason: Added Themes
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    Okay, here are my challenges again, just for reference sake:

    JANUARY: Cabin Fever (I'm not taking this very literally, I'm thinking more along the lines of what relieves cabin fever, or what DIY projects do I want to try while the weather is crappy and we're stuck home.)

    FEBRUARY: Playing with Bokeh

    MARCH: Colour Focus

    APRIL: Diptychs & Triptychs

    MAY: Faceless Portraits

    JUNE: The Travelling... something. (probably going to be a garden gnome or something like that)

    JULY: Pick a Letter

    AUGUST: Contrast - colour or otherwise! (And yes, I totally chickened out on my idea for doing 20 Strangers this month!)

    SEPTEMBER: 36 Exposures

    OCTOBER: Black & White

    NOVEMBER: Mirrors and Reflections

    DECEMBER: Joys of the Season

    MORE IDEAS:
    Faceless portraits
    Inspired by the written word
    Juxtaposition
    Landmarks in a new perspective
    Live performances
    Self Portraits
    Landscape
    Street Photography/Streetscape
    Food
    Spherical panoramas
    Elders
    History
    Macro
    Fears
    Shapes
    Movement
    Unusual perspective
    36 Exposures - take yourself on a "shoot" and limit yourself to taking only 36 shots total.
    Water

    If anything on this list strikes your fancy, please feel free to use it. I'm so excited, I've already got so much planned for this month! Here we go...
    Last edited by SnowflakeMama; 11-11-2013 at 04:25 AM. Reason: Swappin' topics around, just for kicks! ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajb47 View Post
    I want to make sure I understand - you want all four of our shots in one post at or near the end of the month? Not a post a week with each photo?

    Thanks.
    Yes, all 4 shots in the one post at the end of the month, I think it would be tidier and easier to see how your month went.
    Of course if you would rather post weekly, it's a free world.... mostly.
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    Default 2013 photo challenge

    Here's my list for the next 12 months!!

    January - New Years resolution

    February - Water

    March - Black and white self portrait

    April - Sunrise

    May - Street photography

    June - Flowers

    July - Night photography

    August - Strangers

    September - Portraits

    October - Nature

    November - Family

    December - Winter scenes

    *As always, my list is subject change if I find something that sounds more fun*
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    I'm in!!!

    JANUARY: Miniatures

    FEBRUARY: Unusual perspective

    MARCH: Color

    APRIL: Food

    MAY: Pick a Letter

    JUNE: Family

    JULY: Macro Flowers

    AUGUST: Strangers

    SEPTEMBER: B & W Self Portrait

    OCTOBER: Smoke & Mirrors

    NOVEMBER: home

    DECEMBER: Bokeh

    ** EDIT: List is subject to change as well, lol... if I find something too hard to do, i'll change it!! :P
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    I'm in too, theme-wise I'm going with...

    JANUARY: Artificial light

    FEBRUARY: Love

    MARCH: Distant objects (celestial bodies)

    APRIL: Water

    MAY: Spring (although this may be bumped up the list if spring's sprung early)

    JUNE: aLIVE

    JULY: Motion

    AUGUST: Abstract

    SEPTEMBER: Earth

    OCTOBER: Changing

    NOVEMBER: Fire

    DECEMBER: Everything Christmassy

    Have fun everyone!!!!
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    Alright, it's the beginning of January and I already feel behind. Here is my list. I have already made changes to it. I also added self portraits at the start and end, hopefully so I can see some improvement over the course of the year.
    January- self portrait
    February- low key
    March- Photoshop
    April- spring time
    May- maternity
    June- miscellaneous
    July- hospitals and such
    August- Newborns
    September-New beginnings
    October-abstract
    November-conceptual
    December-self portrait
    I added miscellaneous in June to give myself some flexibility, since I may end up being on vacation and I am not sure what I will have the opportunity to shoot yet. Also, a picture or two of the maternity and abstract may end up being in the nude forum instead of here, for those of you that have access,but I'll try to keep almost all of my pictures appropriate for the main forum.

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    Right so as per my new years resolution this is something new to try.....It sounds a great idea.

    January - Birds
    Febuary - Mail boxes
    March - Numbers
    April - Water craft
    May - Flowers
    June - Construction
    July - Abstract
    August - Water
    September - Buildings
    October - Signs
    November - Landscapes
    December - Minatures

    I may make changes as time passes or I get more insperation!!
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