#57: Sidelight

Lighting is one of the most important elements of a photograph.

Lighting is one of the most important elements of a photograph. Read More → Read more

#51: Patterns

Sometime patterns in life can seem mundane, but when you stop and focus, that line of bicycle tires, collection of bottles or array of beach umbrellas become beautiful. For this assignment, emphasize pattern and repetition and make the ordinary extraordinary.

Sometime patterns in life can seem mundane, but when you stop and focus, that line of bicycle tires, collection of bottles or array of beach umbrellas become beautiful. For this assignment, emphasize pattern and repetition and make the ordinary extraordinary. Read More → Read more

#50: Self-Portraits

Some photographers set up elaborate lighting schemes with timers and triggers.

Some photographers set up elaborate lighting schemes with timers and triggers. Read More → Read more

#41: Monochrome

When you think of monochrome images, you probably think of classic black and white, but you can also create a monochrome look with color images by finding subjects that are essentially shades of the same color. For this assignment, we want to see how you can be creative with monochrome, whether traditional black and white Read more…

When you think of monochrome images, you probably think of classic black and white, but you can also create a monochrome look with color images by finding subjects that are essentially shades of the same color. For this assignment, we want to see how you can be creative with monochrome, whether traditional black and white or a more colorful approach.... Read more

#42: Spectacular Light

Photography is all about light. While any skilled photographer can make a correct exposure, capturing an image with dramatic interesting light takes not only skill, but patience, observation and a bit of luck. For this assignment, send us your images where the light itself is so stunning, it takes center stage. Enter by midnight, January Read more…

Photography is all about light. While any skilled photographer can make a correct exposure, capturing an image with dramatic interesting light takes not only skill, but patience, observation and a bit of luck. For this assignment, send us your images where the light itself is so stunning, it takes center stage. Enter by midnight, January 9. Read More → Read more

#43: B&W Portraits

There’s something timeless about a black and white portrait, evoking memories of family photo albums from decades past. And without the distraction of color, expression, composition, gesture and tonality take on greater importance. Though you probably shoot in color, converting to black and white can give a portrait a classic look that’s always in style. Read more…

There’s something timeless about a black and white portrait, evoking memories of family photo albums from decades past. And without the distraction of color, expression, composition, gesture and tonality take on greater importance. Though you probably shoot in color, converting to black and white can give a portrait a classic look that’s... Read more

#44: Macro

There’s a magical world of photography all around us that is all too easy to overlook. Macro photography challenges us to notice the little details, to close the gap between ourselves and our subjects and to find compositions in intimate spaces. For this assignment, we want you to share your best photos of the macro Read more…

There’s a magical world of photography all around us that is all too easy to overlook. Macro photography challenges us to notice the little details, to close the gap between ourselves and our subjects and to find compositions in intimate spaces. For this assignment, we want you to share your best photos of the macro world. Enter by midnight, April... Read more

#45: Children

W Eugene Smith’s photo, A Walk To Paradise Garden, is more than a snapshot of the photographer’s children. It’s a poignant image that captures the innocence of youth and the promise of better days to come. The photograph was featured in the famous Family Of Man exhibit at the Museum Of Modern Art in 1955. Read more…

W Eugene Smith’s photo, A Walk To Paradise Garden, is more than a snapshot of the photographer’s children. It’s a poignant image that captures the innocence of youth and the promise of better days to come. The photograph was featured in the famous Family Of Man exhibit at the Museum Of Modern Art in 1955. For this week’s Assignment,... Read more

#46: Motion

Long lines of red tail lights on the freeway, a stream cascading over rocks like soft cotton-candy, blurred runners legs in a race

Long lines of red tail lights on the freeway, a stream cascading over rocks like soft cotton-candy, blurred runners legs in a race Read More → Read more

#47: Cool Car Shots

The automobile is part of the DNA of America. Whether it’s a muscle car, a sleek sports car or a cool compact, we all one to take pictures of cars that have something cool about them. The best car shots take photographic skill. You have to eliminate distracting backgrounds and look at the light to Read more…

The automobile is part of the DNA of America. Whether it’s a muscle car, a sleek sports car or a cool compact, we all one to take pictures of cars that have something cool about them. The best car shots take photographic skill. You have to eliminate distracting backgrounds and look at the light to capture the dynamic lines of our favorite machines.... Read more

#48: B&W Landscapes

No one conveyed the majesty of the American landscape like Ansel Adams. He photographed everything from dramatic mountains and booming clouds to pastoral meadows and he did almost all of it black and white. For this week’s Assignment, send us your best black and white landscapes. Enter by midnight, May 22.

No one conveyed the majesty of the American landscape like Ansel Adams. He photographed everything from dramatic mountains and booming clouds to pastoral meadows and he did almost all of it black and white. For this week’s Assignment, send us your best black and white landscapes. Enter by midnight, May 22. Read More → Read more
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