May Photo Challenge

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Spring is officially here, with summer right around the corner!

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 “portrait”. Take pictures of your friends, your family, yourself! Take a photo of a single person, or take a group portrait. Get creative and have some fun, while developing your portraiture skills. To help you, check out this article for tips on taking better portraits.

This month’s technical challenge is “black and white”. Readers are encouraged to use this technique, and either combine it with this month’s theme, or use a different subject for your black and white photograph contributions.

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 “May 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):
- Joss Cote Benefit Event by Tiffany Joyce.
- Basement Mall Flagstaff by Tiffany Joyce.

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