This year's topics provide creative opportunities for both the emerging photographer and the more advanced photographer.


Assigned Topic





We love food more than most things in life. We interact with it often (sometimes too often) throughout the day. Now celebrate it in photography. This can be traditional food photography or something far more creative.




We need water even more than food. We drive hours to vacation by the sea. We hike along the banks of rivers. And we love the atmosphere of scenes with fog and water vapor and ice. Try your hand at creatively capturing water in any of its various states.


Human Body

Photographing the human body in its various forms has been around since the beginning of photography itself.





Three is the magic number. Can you capure a trio of objects? This gets at the rule of odds in photography, but we are limiting it to three objects.



Rule of Odds -




Landscapes…In the style of Pictorialism (painterly feel)

Pictorialism is an approach to photography that emphasizes beauty, tonality, and composition rather than the documentation of reality. Pictorialism became popular in the mid to late 1800’s. You can do this in camera or in your editing software (e.g., add textures and adjust tones) to make landscapes appear more like paintings. 



Photographers have also grown to appreciate the triptych style, using it to arrange three of their images within one frame with clear borders between them, or by using a separate frame for each photo and mounting them on the wall next to each other. Triptych photography might involve taking one picture and splitting it into three different parts or shooting three separate photos that are related


Using lightroom to create:


Using Photoshop to create:


In-depth Triptych information presented by Jim Samanen - Go to Club Information / Documents to Download / Club member presentations / 2018-2019 Club Year



Let’s try a little portrait photography. Think out of the box. Use High Key, low key or any other style.


Decay Decrepitude

Ruins and Relics—Can you turn decay into beauty




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