Monthly Image Themes for 2021-2022

September 2021 – Blue Hour

  • Take an image during the “Blue Hour”, that period of twilight in the morning or evening a bit before sunrise or after sunset when the sky has a deep blue hue.

October 2021 – Unusual Perspective

  • Take an image from anywhere but the usual eye level perspective.  Get up high and shoot down, or real low and shoot up.  Find an unusual angle.

November 2021 – Older People

  • Take images of older people either as a portrait or a street image.

December 2021 – Abstract

  • Take an abstract picture where the original object(s) can no longer be recognized for what they are, but still evoke feeling or hold our interest.

January 2022 – Signs (Street Photography)

  • Take a street image that includes a sign that enhances the story you are telling.

February 2022 – Decay

  • Take an image showing some type of decay either of objects or places.

March 2022 – Minimalism

  • Make a photograph with few elements in it.  Keep it simple, isolate your subject using negative space but with powerful composition.

April 2022 – Long Exposure

  • A single exposure of at least 5 seconds but possibly longer depending on the effect desired. The effect desired can be expressed on moving clouds, water, people, cars – you get the picture.

May 2022 – Graffiti

  • Show us some striking graffiti that you see. Add some interesting elements that enhance or expand the work that you are depicting.

Monthly Image Themes for 2020-2021

September 2020 – Self-Portrait with…?

  • Take a picture while holding the camera (no remote control or self-timers) of something that reflects at least part of your camera and maybe some or all of you.

October 2020 – Light and Shadow

  • Light is a requirement for photography, but where there is light there is shadow. Capture an image where both of these elements play an important role — an image where light and shadow seem to vie for attention.

November 2020 – Black and White

  • Add dimension and interest to your photos by presenting the image in shades of gray tone that go from dark (black) to light (white).   Highlight the form of your subject and add interest without the distraction of colors.

December 2020 – Industrial

  • Take photos of grimy machinery, equipment, industrial landscape, portraits of workers hard at work, rusty bolts, and aging metal.

January 2021 – Urban Landscape

  • Take a photograph of large-scale scene in a city or town. Your image may contain houses, buildings, streets, parks, and people.

February 2021 – Abandoned

  • Your images can be of buildings that haven’t been used for years, ruins, eye sores or desolate or creepy places.

March 2021 – Long Exposure

  • Use a longer than normal exposure to create the impact in your image.

April 2021 – Wide-angle and/or Panoramas

  • Take an image using a wide angle lens (less than 35 mm full frame equivalent,) or stitch together several images to present a wide view.

May 2021 – Light Trails

May 2020 Projected Image Winners

Theme Winner – “Dreams Of Elsewhere” – copyright Victor Dallons

Open Winner – “Blacksmith” – copyright Victor Dallons

April 2020 Projected Image Winners

Theme Winner – “Did You Think They Would Not Be My Pair” – copyright Karen McClymonds

Open Winner (tie) – “Rolling Hills” – copyright Dean Zimet

Open Winner (tie) – “And There You Have It” – copyright Amelia DeMello

March 2020 Projected Image Winners

Theme Winner – “Crown” – copyright Dean Zimet

Open Winner – “Rescue Me” – copyright Janel Vaisbort

February 2020 Projected Image Winners

Theme Winner – “Raspy Cat’s Tongue” – copyright Karen McClymonds

Open Winner – “Waiting” – copyright Janel Vaisbort

January 2020 Projected Image Winners

Theme Winner – “Guitar” – copyright Victor Dallons

Open Winner – “King Of Thieves” – copyright Janel Vaisbort

December 2019 Projected Image Winners

Theme Winner – “Girl In Lace” – copyright Dean Zimet

Open Winner – “Always Listen to Your Mother” – copyright Sumit Basu

November 2019 Projected Image Winners

Theme Winner – “Fall Colors” – copyright Kirk Christ

Open Winner – “In Awe” – copyright Amelia DeMello

October 2019 Projected Image Winners

Theme Winner – “Apparition” – copyright Karen McClymonds

Open Winner (tie) – “Johnston Creek Falls” – copyright Victor Dallons

Open Winner (tie) – “Pendleton Roundup” – copyright Janel Vaisbort

Open Winner (tie) – “Contemplation” – copyright Mike Baynes