With each passing month, these themes are bringing out more and more amazing photographs and this month was very difficult to choose our favorites. I could have settled on a dozen or more of the contributions myself, and I’m sure it was the same for Mat and Heather. If you haven’t seen them, feel free to stop by the Flickr threads (TRP Here and ML Here). For those new to this, each month, in collaboration with Heather and Mat from Mirrorlessons, we co-host monthly challenges where anyone can submit an image based on their interpretation of the theme. At the end of each month, we each choose an image we feel best represents the theme in our eyes, and we open up a vote, like this one. The vote runs for 5 days, and afterward, the totals are tallied and the winner chooses our new theme and the process begins again! Anyone can submit, so stay tuned for new themes. With that, we have chosen the three that caught our eyes this month, so please vote for your favorite:
We will have this vote open through the 5th, and with this winner, we’ll have finished our second semi-annual stretch. We will be taking our last 6 monthly winners and opening up a new vote sometime this month. The winner from the semi-annual vote will win software, some fun hardware and a new, soon to be released hand built wrist strap by yours truly. Stay tuned for that, and in the mean time, please vote for your favorite below and over on Mirrorlessons too!
Thanks to everyone who submitted this month, it really was an awesome group of contributions. Congratulations and good luck to Michael, Fritz and Fabio. Keep submitting, and stay up with new challenges and articles by connecting via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or Instagram and to stay posted on new articles, feel free to add your email address at the top right of the page here. You’ll get email alerts as new articles are released.
This was a very difficult month to pick our favorites you guys. It is honestly one of my favorite themes in that it is one of my favorite types of subject to shoot. I like a good portrait, and this month provided us with many to choose from. Thanks again to Giorgio Lumaconi (visit Giorgio HERE), our winner from December,for choosing this theme. Below are Heather, Mat and my choices for this month’s vote. The poll will run for the next 5 days, so make sure to vote, tell friends and visit Mirrorlessons HERE to vote there as well! We present our favorite three images from January’s theme, Portraits:
For those new to our monthly theme challenges, we have open threads in our respective Flickr groups where anyone can submit an image based on their interpretation of the monthly theme. Find our Flickr groups HERE-TRP and HERE-Mirrorlessons. At the end of any given month, Heather, Mat and I choose our three favorites which we then showcase on both our sites with an open vote, like this one. The vote runs for 5 days at which time we tally the totals and the winner gets to choose our theme for the current month as well as gets entered into our semi-annual vote. Our second semi-annual vote will happen after this next theme wherein we have our 6 monthly winners in a new vote with the winner taking home various prizes, goods and adoration. It is free, and a way for all of us to get exposed to wonderful photography from all over the world. Our growing community is awesome, and I, along with Heather and Mat I’m sure, have thoroughly enjoyed doing these monthly challenges, so keep on keeping on!
Thanks to everyone who submitted images this month. It was certainly one of our best theme challenges ever and stay tuned for this month (and future months) theme!
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Thank you to our November winner Angga for the new theme: “Gadgets”
As is fun with our monthly themes, they are open for interpretation. There are no rules, other than to be considered for our selections, you must submit your image to one of (good) or both (better) our themed flickr group threads below. Over the last 10 months, Heather and Mat from Mirrorlessons, and myself here have collaborated to create a fun way to both motivate our selves as well as help provide a platform for a bit more exposure by way of showcasing our favorites on both of our websites. At the end of the month, Heather, Mat and I each choose our favorite image from the flickr threads that we feel best represents the theme and post them on both of our sites along with a vote.
The vote is open for 5 days after which we tally the two sites polls and declare the winner. The winner of the month gets to choose the next theme and the process begins again. Each month’s winner is also entered into our semi-annual champions vote where we get to vote on the 6 monthly winners to determine our favorite. That winner is showcased on both my site as well as Mirrorlessons while also winning software, handmade wrist straps and who knows what else.
So, submit your image to our Flickr group theme threads below and let the challenge begin!
Another great challenge has been decided. Congratulations to Angga for winning this month, and stay tuned for this months theme!
These monthly themes are a fun way to motivate ourselves as well as challenge and hone our photographic intuition. Each month, I, along with Heather and Mat from Mirrorlessons, host these challenges and choose the three images from the reader submitted pools on our Flickr group pages that we feel are the best examples of the chosen theme. We then showcase these three on both of our sites with an open vote. The winner chooses our next theme and is entered into our semi-annual giveaway vote where the 6 monthly winners vie for your vote to be crowned our overall champion, and receive free stuff.
Congrats to Angga who will be added to our list of monthly winners, and thanks again to Heather and Mat, as well as everyone who has and continues to participate. Each month is a new chance to submit, so stay tuned to the blog as well as Mirrorlessons for new themes as they’re announced.
Time to vote! Our theme this month is “minimalism” and we had a ton of wonderful submissions on flickr this month. Peruse and vote for your favorite below, and don’t forget to also vote on Mirrorlessons HERE.
These monthly themes are a fun way to engage and interact with the large community through this site, my friends Heather and Mat’s site and the ever growing family on flickr. Stay tuned for next month’s theme with winners each month entered in to a semi annual vote to win free software and gear!
Thanks to everyone who submitted this month and I look forward to seeing what comes this next month! Thanks to Mat and Heather for the continued networking and effort. I love seeing how this has continued to grow each month and always enjoy seeing the differences in the great many talented eyes providing inspirational imagery. Keep on keepin’ on everyone, and happy holidays.
Visual Mimimalism: Simplistic use of shape and form to convey an idea, emotion or concept often employing negative space or incomplete context.
Thank you to our October winner Sami for the new theme: “Minimalism”
As is fun with our monthly themes, they are open for interpretation. There are no rules, other than to be considered for our selections, you must submit your image to one of (good) or both (better) our themed flickr group threads below. Over the last 9 months, Heather and Mat from Mirrorlessons, and myself here have collaborated to create a fun way to both motivate our selves as well as help provide a platform for a bit more exposure by way of showcasing our favorites on both of our websites. At the end of the month, Heather, Mat and I each choose our favorite image from the flickr threads and post them on both of our sites along with a vote.
All of our readers get the final say in the overall winner for the month, with that winner being showcased and getting to choose the theme for the next month, as well as being entered into our semi-annual giveaway where we take the 6 monthly winners and open up a vote for the supreme champion. Our last winner billyburg took home a Topaz plugin of his choice and a custom built camera wrist strap. I’m working on some fun stuff, so I’m hoping we’re able to offer even more this time around. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s a great way to interact with some awesome folks and great photographers while getting your images out there.
Submit your Minimalistic images to these Flickr threads:
Congratulations to Sami! His image, “Conversations on two levels” is our winner for the Street challenge. Sami will now get to choose our theme for this month so stay tuned. In the mean time, drop by and visit Sami on Flickr HEREto congratulate him. Sami is not also entered into our semi-annual champions challenge where 6 monthly winners will vie for your vote with the winner taking home some free, sweet stuff.
Thanks as always to Heather and Mat from Mirrorlessons. We’ve been jointly putting on these monthly challenges and I love the amount of wonderful photography it has helped expose us all to. Our hope is that it also provides a fun way to motivate us to shoot subjects or concepts we may not have thought to shoot. A fun way to help spur a bit of creative energy as it were.
If you’ve not yet participated in one of these challenges, or just need a reminder as to where to submit your images, visit our Flickr groups. Each month we have a group thread in each of our Flickr groups where you can submit your images for consideration. It’s always free, and has proven to be a great way to network with many amazing folks and get your work out to a larger, online audience.