Introducing the Monthly VPW Photo Challenge
As of December 2015 we’re happy to launch a new activity at VPW – the Photo Challenge!
Our regular Photo Challenges are a wonderful opportunity to flex your creative muscle; the topics are always open-ended (ranging from everyday objects to abstract concepts) and – as well as being fun – the exercise encourages you to be selective in and critical of your own work, and to improve your skills by shooting on a regular basis.
As with our Photo Walks, everyone is welcome to participate in the monthly challenges: no matter what sort of camera you have (DLSR, smartphone, disposable, etc), or whether you’re a beginner or a pro.
We’re excited to see what you come up with!
Photo Challenge Rules
The Photo Challenge is a regular feature, and new topics are announced on the first of every month via Facebook, Instagram, and here on our homepage.
1. All photos submitted must be shot within the time frame given (e.g. Dec 2015); please refrain from posting old materials from your archives, but instead try to come up with new, current photos.
2. Each person may submit up to 5 photos to the relevant photo album found here.
3. You may interpret the challenge topics any way you like, shoot anywhere you want (outside, indoors, at home, at work, etc), and your photos can be staged, candid, b&w, colour, edited, etc.
4. As usual, let’s keep this place safe and clean: no profanity, nudity, pornographic images, violent images, anti-challenge messages, illegal material, or materials that violate the rights of third parties.
5. By submitting photos to our Facebook photo albums you are giving VPW permission to feature them again in posts on the VPW blog, and all VPW social media channels. We always credit all work using a photographer’s first name and last name initial.
Making the most of the Photo Challenge
Feel free to include links to your personal photography websites and blogs in the description/comments when you upload your challenge entries. If you’d like to additionally share your thoughts about the topic, tell us about the challenges you faced, or give others technical advice – please do include that too.
There is no pressure to go anywhere special, and this is not a competition: it’s about working with what you have, taking photos regularly, interpreting the given topics creatively, and sharing your work with other photographers.
Do you have a question about the Photo Challenge?
Do you have an idea for a cool Photo Challenge we should do in the future?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Photo Challenge”