Winter Photo Challenge

Red by Ron Pierce
Red by Ron Pierce

Are you looking forward to getting outside this winter and taking some outdoor photos in the blowing snow, freezing temperatures and dim light? No? Then, maybe you would rather take some indoor photos where it is warm and cozy and your fingers and toes are not frozen.

Does the lack of light in the winter months leave you uninspired and lacking motivation?  If so, why not join us in our Winter Photo Challenge.

This 8-week Challenge is open to all KSCCC Members of all skill levels. Any type of camera and any type of post-processing technique can be used.

Topics (see new Challenge page on our website or table below) can be photographed either indoors or outdoors.  Each topic addresses a unique subject.  Each topic may inspire you to take a photograph in a different way using different techniques.  The goal of the Challenge is to try something new that may inspire you.

All you need to do is photograph one topic each week and send your one photo to us by the due date.  For example, if you take a photo during the week starting January 6th, the only requirement is that the topic be “Food” and the photo be submitted by noon on January 12th (see table).

If you can’t take a photo in a particular week, then take a photo in a week that you can. Again, the only requirement is that you take a photo that addresses the topic for that particular week and send it in by the due date.

Submit photos in the regular way using our Club’s e-mail address, with the words:

CHALLENGE  WEEK  #

in the subject line (where # is replaced with the appropriate week number) and naming the file with the week number and the your name for example:

CHALLENGE  WEEK  1  by  Ron  Pierce.jpg

During the Challenge period, all submitted photos will be posted in special galleries linked from the Challenge page on our website. At the end of the Challenge, photos will be compiled into a video that will be shown at our March meeting.

Photo challenges are a great way to look at new subjects in unique ways and to try different techniques.  Inspiration can often be found in the most mundane subject.

If you have any questions, please contact me by email.

Ron Pierce

WEEK START DATE TOPIC DUE DATE
1 Monday, Jan 1 Light(s) Friday, Jan 5
2 Saturday, Jan 6 Food Friday, Jan 12
3 Saturday, Jan 13 Reflections Friday, Jan 19
4 Saturday, Jan 20 Frozen Friday, Jan 26
5 Saturday, Jan 27 Still Life Friday, Feb 2
6 Saturday, Feb 3 After Dark Friday, Feb 9
7 Saturday, Feb 10 Red Friday, Feb 16
8 Saturday, Feb 17 Circles or Curves Friday, Feb 23

 

Ferocious Looking Bugs!

Amy Lo and Marg Jackman went on the guided tour and came back with some great pictures of Ghost Tiger Beetles and Dune Spiders

Amy said:

It was quite an experience to shoot these critters. First we could hardly see them unless they were pointed out to us by the entomologist, second you had to approach them with caution. We were on our knees most of the time as we couldn’t let the critters see our shadow.

Here are her pictures:

(click to enlarge).