August Photo Challenge

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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, or the Beyond Megapixels Facebook page.

This month we’re combining the theme and technique into one – the August photo challenge subject is “landscape”. Landscapes happen to be my own personal favorite type of photograph. Take this opportunity to get outside of the house and take photos of your surroundings. Perhaps you can take a short drive in your home state and go see a landmark or popular natural area that you’ve never visited. Or maybe you have a vacation planned and would like to share with your friends here at Beyond Megapixels some of the lovely sights you have the opportunity to see.

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. Alternately, you can also post your photo challenge contributions to the Photography-B&H Photo & BeyondMegapixels Facebook page.

Please tag each contribution with “August Photo Challenge”. Contributor photos are always highlighted in an entry at about mid-month, so tagging your photos helps us determine which Group or Facebook pictures were intended as part of the 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 (all): Tiffany Joyce.

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