Thursday, January 1, 2009

January 2009 PhotoChallenge

47/52:1/31 BurningTrevor Carpenter over at PhotoChallenge.org runs bi-monthly photo-taking challenges. The idea of each challenge is to make, process and upload a photo a day for a month, all related in some way to the month's topic. Some of the past topics have included colors, lamps, portraits and people at work. I have been involved in some of the challenges but not others, typically based on interest in the subject and time requirements.

This month's challenge, which I'm going to take on, is to do a self-portrait a day. I started off about 14 months ago on a weekly self-portrait project that I kind of fizzled out on about 10 months into it. Hopefully, I'll be able to use this month to jump start the finishing off of the other project.

As I was thinking about doing this month's challenge, it occurred to me that more structure would make things a bit easier day to day. I was reminded of the Colors challenge last year where each week had a different color. At first I considered having weekly sub-topics. But then I thought that might get a bit boring day to day and would still only give me 24 hours to come up with a new concept in the same genre. So, I have rotated the matrix and chosen daily sub-topics that repeat week to week. They are:
  • Sunday: Surreal
  • Monday: Body parts
  • Tuesday: High key
  • Wednesday: Environmental
  • Thursday: Low key
  • Friday: Unusual pose
  • Saturday: Dramatic lighting

Come on and join the challenge!
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