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April Theme: Architecture in Black and White

Submitted by DonPicard on Mon, 03/19/2018 - 08:48

When color is removed from the photographic equation, what's left is composition, shapes and tones, which monochromatic photos emphasize. So, whether you're into fearsome flying buttresses, lovely lintels, or just funny-shaped hut windows, show that you're a master/mistress of composition and tones.

April Theme: Power

Submitted by DonPicard on Sat, 04/01/2017 - 22:14

Many things could represent power. Mighty locomotives, bulging muscles, lightning strikes, even electrical outlets. Let’s see how you can visually represent the concept of power.

May Topic - People at Work

Submitted by DonPicard on Sun, 04/17/2016 - 16:25

Good portraits are more than just a well-lit head shot. they should show what a person does as well as how he or she looks.

August 2014 - Reflections

Submitted by DonPicard on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:30

From night lights refelected off a shimmerng lake, to images in a mirror, some of photography's most dramatic images are not objects seen, not directly, but reflected off another object. 

May topic -- camera phone/point-and-shoot

Submitted by DonPicard on Fri, 04/20/2012 - 10:02

The "big guys" in photography keep telling us that it's not the camera, it's the photographer who creates a great photo. Let's put it to the test. 

For May you can shoot any subject you want, any time. But you gotta do it with (preferaby) the built-in camera in your mobile phone. If you don't have such a critter, you can use a cheesy point-and-shoot camera, the cheesier the better. But no DSLRs! Show us that you've got the "eye," not just a big budget to buy a cupboard full of DSLR bodies and lenses.

Note: while we usually prohibit extensive "Photoshopping" of photos, you can, for this month only, feel free to use any photo-altering software in your camera phone (not your computer), such as Instagram.

And if you don't have a camera phone or a point-and-shoot? Then you and your mighty DSLR can devote all your shooting time to the "general" category.

January Subject: Water

Submitted by DonPicard on Wed, 12/15/2010 - 21:33

The Earth's surface is two-thirds water and us ISOBAP photographers are 80% water. So let's make January's topic "water." In any or all of its forms: liquid, ice or steam.

November Theme: Architectural Details

Submitted by DonPicard on Sun, 10/18/2009 - 12:48

Even the most modest structures have a few interesting details; great buildings have many. Show the details that make a building interesting.

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