November’s Assignment Gallery – Spin
December 4, 2012  Author:  

With a “dizzying” array of images, our beloved readers/photographers who chose to participate in November’s challenge did so with the type of energy and thoughtfulness we have come to expect from them; depicting both circular movement and spinning commentary. In the voice of one participant, Jesse Meyers, she described her submission in the following terms: […]

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December’s Assignment – City Life
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Since the dawn of civilization, the human species has found it mutually purposeful to live in collective fashion in the form of villages, communities, towns and cities. It would be impossible to say what our lives would resemble without the constant cacophony of sights, sounds and commerce that exist in today’s modern urban or not-so-urban […]

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October’s Assignment Gallery – Nature Calls
November 2, 2012  Author:  

If you are a human on this planet, chances are you’re a nature lover at some level. Whether it takes the form of an enormous natural waterfall, the grandeur of snow-capped mountain scenery, a vast churning ocean, critters, birds singing in the trees, flowers blooming in your garden, or the big ol’ pile of freshly […]

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November’s Assignment – Spin
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Unless you’ve been living in a cave lately in the U.S., you may have noticed a certain national election is upon us. With this year being one of substantial political divide, the outcome is still anyone’s guess. All sides of the political aisle have been frantically and expensively doing their best to influence voters and […]

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September’s Assignment Gallery – Once in a Blue Moon
October 5, 2012  Author:   (2)

The call for our readers to capture the most extraordinary of occurrences with their cameras did not go unheeded. September’s challenge with “Once in a Blue Moon” motivated our stellar photographers to produce truly unique work. The moon itself is represented in artistically powerful ways, as well as the sun in smoke-filled skies. Even “people […]

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October’s Assignment – Nature Calls
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With the fall weather cooling things down a bit in the Northern Hemisphere, change in the air is quickly affecting millions of deciduous trees by way of creating the annual phenomenon of autumn leaves. Colors are rapidly shifting from emerald green to the traditional fall hues of gold, crimson and orange. Nature is definitely on […]

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August’s Assignment Gallery – Down Under, Around or Behind
September 5, 2012  Author:  

When portraying the evident from an unusual angle, a whole new world of vistas can truly be brought to bear. This is exactly what we see in these awesome images from the participants in this month’s assignment, “Down Under, Around or Behind.” Here are some of the comments regarding their experience with the assignment listed […]

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September’s Assignment – Once in a Blue Moon
August 31, 2012  Author:   (2)

So here we are on August 31, 2012 and with tonight’s full moon we will be witnessing a rare spectacle in the night sky – a so-called “blue moon.” It’s the second full moon of the month and occurs just once every two to three years. About as rare an occurrence as when a good […]

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July’s Assignment Gallery – Before and After
July 31, 2012  Author:   (6)

What could be more interesting than a change in scenery, or the same scene or story witnessed over time? This was the question asked of our viewers/photographers in July’s photo assignment, Before and After. An unusual and eclectic mix of ideas, concepts and images were the result as they rose to the challenge of telling […]

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August’s Assignment – Down Under, Around or Behind
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In August we are asking you to get low, get around, get creative and maybe get a little dirty while shooting from “Down Under, Around or Behind.” Ever wonder what’s underneath that table at the diner? Or what might be stashed under your child’s bed that you had no clue was there? The underside of […]

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June’s Assignment Gallery – Gettin’ All Wet!
June 29, 2012  Author:  

Water, water everywhere! That’s the story of the submissions for June’s assignment and our well-hydrated blog readers certainly came through. Well done and thank you to all who participated and made some incredible images with the theme of Gettin’ All Wet! Below are some comments from the submitting photographers, and we couldn’t be┬ámore grateful for […]

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July’s Assignment – Before and After
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This month, we’ll ask you to dry off a bit from last month – or not – and attempt to photograph with a little different mindset. We encourage you to capture a scene that existed in one moment, and then the exact same or similar subject or idea after any amount of time has passed […]

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May’s Assignment Gallery – Leap of Faith
May 26, 2012  Author:   (4)

Certainly not a new term, “Leap of Faith” has become vernacular for a place where people overcome doubt and are able to trust in their sometimes life-changing decisions. Unbeknownst to us at the time when we posted the assignment, the week prior, a Broadway show of the same name, Leap of Faith, opened (thank you […]

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June’s Assignment – Gettin’ All Wet!
May 25, 2012  Author:   (4)

What would life be without water? Easy answer is that there simply wouldn’t be any life without water. Water is everywhere. It sloshes, seeps, runs, pools, freezes, floods and falls. It evokes emotions such as calm and peaceful, yet our tears are outward expressions of anger or sadness. We float on it, surf on it, […]

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Spring Shooting Ideas … For You!
May 18, 2012  Author:  

According to the calendar hanging on the wall above my desk, spring officially began on March 20 this year. However, according to the number of days I have comfortably worn shorts, flip-flops and have forgotten to wear sunscreen, (which of course is a more accurate calendar), spring has only been around for a few days. […]

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