Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Suggestions for Challenge Topics

We’re off to a great start with follower signups. Now it’s time to talk about future photo challenge topics! Do you have any particular suggestions? Put on those thinking caps!

Just to get the ball rolling, I’ve listed a few ideas below. Some of these emphasize techniques and others relate to subject matter. And to keep it interesting, a few are open to interpretation so that you can allow your creativity to shine.
  • Black and white
  • Simplicity
  • Let there be light
  • Patterns
  • Architecture
  • Still life
  • All in a row
  • Close-up/macro
  • Animals
  • On the edge
  • Flowers
  • Long exposure
  • Tasty bites
  • Localized color in black and white
  • Circles and curves
  • Shallow depth of field
  • Layering textures
  • Trees
  • Sepia tone
  • Rocks and stones
  • Vintage
  • Water
  • Artistic interpretation
  • Fabric
  • Silhouette
  • Variations on composition
  • Birds
  • Nature's textures
  • Shadow play
  • Portrait
  • Written words and letters
  • Colorful
  • Doors and windows
  • Reflections
  • Stormy skies
  • Moving subject

Please let me know your preferences of these topics and kindly offer additional suggestions!

For the first challenge, I promise that you won’t have to do a special photo shoot. You will be able to accomplish it by dipping into your image library. Of course, if you want to take some fresh photos, you may! You decide.

Also, I plan to maintain a list over on the sidebar of challenge topics for an upcoming period of 3-4 months. This convenience will allow you plenty of time to prepare and take any new photos. You’ll be automatically on the “look out” for photographic opportunities and not feel rushed!


  1. You've got a very good selection of topics there and I can't think of a single thing to add to it

  2. I think you have everything pretty much covered. Looks like fun!

  3. The topics are varied and interesting. I also use piZap on my Mac which is similar to PicMonkey.

    1. Thank you for the recommendation on piZap. I've added it to the list.

  4. I really don't have much of a photo library (newbie) so the idea of having the sidebar list will be helpful to me! Great ideas for topics/themes - I'm excited to get started. Enjoy your day!

  5. Everytime I'd think of something to add I'd spy it on you list!Hahaaa...You've got it covered Girl! Can't wait!

  6. Hi Donna, Vee suggested in her blogpost today that we check this photo challenge out. I would love to participate and look forward to seeing what other participants share. Pamela ~ playingwithmycamera

  7. This looks like fun...I just signed on this morning and I'm one of your new followers. Looking forward to the challenge and seeing all of the other photos that are shared.

  8. I would love to do your challenges too, if I may?