April Photo Challenge

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Happy April! Today’s article is no April Fool’s joke, though. It’s time for another photo 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 “home”. Use the concept any way you see fit, or in any way that inspires or moves you. Some synonyms to help get the creative juices flowing are house, domicile, internal, national, domestic, place, abode, habitat, family, household, roots, ancestors, history, origin. This picture (above) is very representative of “home” to me – sea grass along the beach at Prout’s Neck in Maine.

This month’s technical challenge is “still life”. Readers are encouraged to use this technique, and either combine it with this month’s theme, or use a different subject for your still life photograph contributions. I recently wrote an article on still life photography, which you can read 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 “April Photo Challenge”. We also post a group discussion thread in the Flickr Group 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):
- “Sea Grass” by Tiffany Joyce.
- “Blue Still Life” by Jackie Hodges on Flickr Creative Commons.

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