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Readers Photo Challenge: As smooth as glass

The subject for the next readers Photo Challenge assignment is as clear as day: glass. Glass has some interesting qualities that can make it challenging to photograph well. Most glass is clear, sometimes to the point of near invisibility. It’s only when we see reflections upon it, from light or the surrounding scenery, that we […]

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Readers Photo Challenge: Phoned it in

The latest challenge assignment eschewed the use of fancy DSLR cameras and instead use a simple cellphone to take a photo. Cellphones are as common as the air we breathe. Nearly everyone has one. That pervasiveness often lends itself to the perception that cellphone photos are not as good as images take with other kinds […]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Hold the phone!

Most of the challenge’s assignments are geared towards DSLR users. Those “big” cameras have great controllability in terms of exposure and depth of field and flexibility with their interchangeable lenses. But for this challenge, we’re going to ask you to put down those cameras, reach into your back pocket and use your cellphone. Cellphones, and […]

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Readers Photo Challenge: Small wonders

In the latest Readers Photo Challenge, entrants were asked to forsake visions of grand vistas and to think small. “Closeups” was the assignment and readers abandoned the normal sized world for one that embraces the minuscule. The found whole new worlds, most not farther than their own homes. 177 photos were sent in by twenty-nine […]

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Readers Photo Challenge: Home is where the art is

This month’s assignment, “backyard” is inspired by the fact that nearly all of us are homebound by restrictions enacted to fight the coronavirus. The task was to look for creative ways to photograph things in, around or from your backyard. The boundaries were expanded a bit to include anything on your property but the idea […]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: On the Homefront

With state and local edicts of “stay-at-home” (or even for some counties the more strict “shelter-in-place”) in effect during this time of the COVID-19 virus, getting out to take pictures is more difficult than ever. I struggled to come up with a subject for the next challenge, then I remembered an assignment I had back […]

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Readers Photo Challenge: Planting the seeds of creativity

The subject current Readers Photo Challenge assignment is “plants.” Those who participated were tasked in creatively photographing anything from lowly blades of grass to a stately redwood and everything in between. The best photos took advantage of light, composition and weather conditions to come up with their images. Thirty-two readers sent in 162 photos. Here […]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment:Plant-based pictures

With all the sunshine and warm weather we’ve been having lately it seems like an early spring has arrived, and so the the Readers Photo Challenge will take advantage of that. Plants will be the subjects of the next assignment. Anything from a lowly weed to a grand sequoia is fair game. You can find […]

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Readers Photo Challenge: Pets: Our friends, our family

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ― Anatole France Pets are the subjects of the latest Readers Photo Challenge. The animals that share our lives are more than just our pets. We feed and house them and in return they give us unconditional love and companionship. Twenty-two readers sent […]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Furry family and friends

This month’s assignment for the Readers Photo Challenge is something that we all know and love: pets. We spend as much of our time as we can with our pets. Be it a dog, cat, parakeet or llama, we love them as members of our families. But this isn’t just a pet challenge but a […]

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