Assignment photos must be taken after the assignment is announced to qualify.
All photos taken after April 1, 2017 qualify for the 2018 Assignments
Patterns/Repetition – August, 2018 Competition
Submission deadline is July 11, 2018
Pattern photography utilizes elements that are repeated. The repetition of lines, shapes, tones or color can create interesting images. There are photographers who use the pattern as the main subject of an image while others use it to enhance the overall composition and look of the photograph.
Blue Hour – October, 2018 Competition
Submission deadline is September 12, 2018
The blue hour is a period of twilight in the morning and in the evening when the sun is at a significant depth below the horizon and when the residual, indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue shade. Here is a guide to blue hour photography.
Shallow Depth of Field – December 2018 Competition
Submission deadline is November 14, 2018
All photos taken after April 1, 2018 qualify for the 2019 Assignments
Winter – February 2019 Competition
Submission deadline is January 16, 2019
Anything that depicts the season of winter
Lifting the Mundane – April 2019 Competition
Submission deadline is March 13, 2019
Photograph common, if not plain, objects or the heretofore unnoticed, in a way that invites inspection or in a light that reveals new perspective. Look up, look down, look inside – any photo that shows you a different way to see what may be a familiar subject.
Spring – June 2019 Competition
Submission deadline is May 15, 2019
Any photograph the says “Spring” to the viewer.
Street Photography – August 2019 Competition
Submission deadline is July 17, 2019
Slow Shutter Speed – October 2019 Competition
Submission deadline is September 11, 2019
Any subject whose exposure time exceeds ½ second. Examples would include but are not limited to panning a subject, soft waterfalls, and cloud movement.
Water – December 2019 Competition
Submission deadline is November 13, 2019
Water as the focal point in any of its forms, solid, liquid, or gas and could include, but is not limited to bodies of water, ice, fog, smog, and clouds.