January Photo Challenge

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As discussed in our Plans for 2010 post, this month we kick off some new collaborative features here at Beyond Megapixels.

Each month we will be running a month-long “challenge”. There will be one photographic “theme” in which participants are encouraged to take photos of a certain subject and post to the Beyond Megapixels Photo Pool on Flickr. There will also be one “technical challenge” in which participants will use a certain photography technique and post their results in the Pool.

This month’s photographic theme is “beginnings”, in keeping with the new year, the new decade, and this new project. You can interpret “beginnings” any way you’d like – some synonyms to help you get an idea would be initiation, inauguration, inception, start, commencement, outset, onset, arising, emergence.

This month’s photographic technique is “bokeh”. Check out the articles here and here for more information on how to achieve the bokeh technique.

To post your submissions in the Beyond Megapixels Flickr Group Pool, go to this link. Only members can post to the pool, but it’s a very simple and FREE process (you must have a Flickr account, which is also simple and free). Simply click on the “Join This Group” link (as illustrated in the screen shot below) and follow the prompts to join the pool.

Please tag each contribution with “January Photo Challenge”.

If you’d like, you can also post a link to your contribution in the comments. Have fun, and we look forward to seeing your results!

Photo Credits (in order of appearance):
- “Baby Feet” by Laura Charon.
- “blue loves bokeh” by MeerBabyKat on Flickr Creative Commons.

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