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.
Our monthly Flickr Photo Blog Theme challenges have been wonderful and I hope you guys have enjoyed them as much as we have. For those not yet in the know, Heather and Mat from Mirrorlessons along with myself here on my site, host monthly challenges where the winner from each month gets to choose our theme for the following month. Heather, Mat and I choose our three favorites each month and open it up for votes both here and on Mirrorlessons HERE. We have enjoyed building and promoting the community that has continued to grow through our flickr groups, and on our sites, hoping to give a little back in the way of exposure and free stuff. Make sure to visit both polls to vote for your favorite. Also keep an eye out for monthly themes to participate in.
Each monthly winner is then entered into our semi-annual giveaway poll where we take the 6 monthly winners and vote on our overall favorite with the winner taking home some cool stuff. Our first semi-annual winner, billyburg, made off with a Topaz plugin of his choice, and I custom built a one off Garda Wrist Strap for him as well.
October’s theme might have been the most popular theme yet with tons of submissions, Heather, Mat and I have boiled it down to our three faves as seen above. Vote below for your favorite and stay tuned for this month’s theme which will be announced within the week.
Congratulations to Giovanni, who is now a second time winner for our monthly Flickr Photo Blog Challenge. Make sure to stay tuned to find out what Giovanni chooses as our challenge theme for October, and go check out his beautiful photo stream!
Our monthly challenges are an easy (and free) way to get inspired to get out and shoot. All you need to do is submit your image into our Flickr group theme threads for that particular month, and that’s it! Heather, Mat and I choose our favorite three and open up a vote. The winner chooses our next theme, and gets submitted into our semi-annual giveaway champions vote.
Thanks to all who submitted this month, to Mat and Heather for being awesome and to everyone who visited to vote.