March Photo Challenge

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Another month, another Challenge! Each month we feature a month-long “challenge”: one photographic “theme” in which participants are encouraged to take photos of a certain subject or concept, and one “technical challenge” in which participants will use a certain photography technique. Contributors can either combine the theme and the technique in a single photograph, or in individual photographs that demonstrate one or the other. Everyone is encouraged to post their results in the Beyond Megapixels Photo Pool on Flickr.

This month’s theme is “simplicity”. Use this concept in any way you see fit. You can read up on our composition tips about simplicity here. Some synonyms to help give you some ideas would be elementary, uncomplicated, bare, plain, easy, basic.

This month’s technical challenge is “macro”. Readers are encouraged to experiment with this photography technique. To help you out, we’ve published several articles about macro photography – you can view the list here.

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 “March Photo Challenge”. We also post a group discussion thread at the beginning of each month, for contributors to share their experiences about the challenge.

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

Photo credits (in order of appearance):
- “Simplicity” by Gabe Photos on Flickr Creative Commons.
- “Lily Macro” by Clearly Ambiguous on Flickr Creative Commons.

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  • Devansh

    Hi, Tiffany, A quick question here, does the photograph being submitted for the “March Photo Challenge”, need to be shot, only after the announcement of the challange? Or can submit a photograph from my archives, also??

  • Tiffany

    Hi Devansh, you can submit a photo that you've taken at any time – twelve years ago, yesterday, whenever! Thanks.

  • lourdesmanners

    Lourdes here. Great challenge. I tried the link for the simplicity challenge but I get this message…
    Oops! Its not here…
    I wanted to read more about it. I will try later. Thanks.

  • Tiffany

    Hi Lourdes, thanks for the head's up. I've fixed the link.

  • Donna Renzulli

    This was always one of my favorite macro shots because of its simplicity.