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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Water works

The subject for this month’s Readers Photo Challenge assignment is water. Water is an interesting substance to photograph. In its purest form it’s colorless. You can add color to it and it can take on color from what’s around it. It’s also formless, taking its shape from whatever it’s contained in. It’s transparent but under […]

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Readers Photo Challenge: Out in the open

This month’s Readers Photo Challenge assignment was an open one, meaning that the choice of subject was up to each individual photographer. While that may sound like freedom to do what they want for some, for others it may seem like a lack of direction. The choice of subjects was wide ranging as the challenge […]

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Readers Photo Challenge: Open season

The first Readers Photo Challenge assignment of 2021 is going to be an open one. That is, the subject is open for you to decide. More over the time period, normally 2 weeks, will be extended retroactively to Dec. 22 and forward to Jan. 26. Some may think that having an unlimited choice of subjects […]

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Readers Photo Challenge: Turning over a new leaf

Fall color is the subject of the latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment. Many may think that springtime is the most colorful time of the year with the blooming of flowers and such, but in its own way, fall can equal the vibrancy of spring. The leaves of many trees turn to a variety of hues […]

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Winning isn’t everything but that shouldn’t stop you from trying.

Entering contests can be a way to sharpen your photographic skills. It can teach you how to edit your photos and push you to become a better photographer. But what does it take to win? I’ve entered many contests and even won a few. I’ve even been a judge also, so I’ve been on both […]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Colors of the season

Fall leaves is the subject of this month’s Readers Photo Challenge assignment. With the season’s shortened days and colder weather, Autumn colors are coming into view all around us. Nearly all types of photos can be enhanced by early morning/late afternoon light but even more so with fall leaves. The inherent warm glow of those […]

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Readers Photo Challenge: Face the music

The current Readers Photo Challenge assignment was about faces. Landscapes and nature are the most popular subjects for most photographers. Taking pictures of people can be out of the comfort zones of many people. But for this challenge readers stepped up, faced the music and overcame any reluctance they may have had and came up […]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: About face(s)

The newest Readers Photo Challenge assignment should be as clear as the nose on one’s face. The subject is “faces.” Taking pictures of people can be problematic for many photographers. Even those who are adept at photographing landscapes, nature or architecture can be stymied when it comes to people. You don’t need fancy equipment to […]

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Readers Photo Challenge: Like ducks to water(drops)

The current Readers Photo Challenge assignment was water drops. While summer time doesn’t normally see much rain in these parts (we had a morning that left just a smattering of drops), readers found some creative ways of capturing images of water drops. Sixty-nine photos were sent in by 12 readers. Here are some the top […]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Dew drop in

The newest Readers Photo Challenge assignment is all wet, specifically, the subject is water drops. Now you may think summer is the wrong time for water drops and you may have a point. True, California is usually bone dry this time of year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find or create images of water […]

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