June 2018 Photo Quest: I see a pattern here

Patterns in the sand at Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California

June is here and so is the next photo quest for our members! This month the theme is:

I see a pattern here!

You can take this anywhere from a free interpretation (tell a story with your photo that involves a pattern!) to literally looking for patterns – and in a close-up or a larger frame too of course. Patterns. The possibilities are endless!

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Gallery: May Photo Quest “Speed”

Duane Bazzel - Running Dog

Our photo quest in May was themed “Speed” and here is the gallery with photos that show how our members interpreted the theme in their photos.

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May 2018 Photo Quest: Speed!

Dog running on trail, photo by and (C) Shuwen Lisa Wu

It’s time for another monthly photo quest and this month’s theme is SPEED. Does it make your creative juices flow already? 🙂 Think of all the ways you can express speed in a photograph – you could go for a “speedy” subject of course, but you can also employ camera techniques like panning with a slow shutter speed, maybe combined with rear-curtain flash, or even a long exposure.

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April 2018 Photo Quest: Spring is in the air!

Bushes of Ceanothus tomentosus (Woolly leaf ceanothus) in bloom at Lake Hodges, Rancho Bernardo, California, March 2018.

April is here and it’s time for a new monthly photo quest for our members. Temperatures are rising, the sun is shining, hills are green, bushes and shrubs in bloom, trees growing new leaves, wildflowers are out – that’s right, this month the theme is:

Spring is in the air!

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March 2018 Photo Quest: Tide Pools

Tide Pools at southern La Jolla Shores during negative tide. La Jolla, California, December 2014.

The March 2018 Photo Quest for our members is “Tide Pools” – a narrower theme than our two previous ones, but one that should be easy for everyone in San Diego: all you need to do is get out to the coast and explore the tide pools with your camera! Preferably at low tide of course, otherwise you may not see too much. 😉

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Gallery: Perspective (February 2018 Photo Quest)

Erica Miller - Death-to-Life

Our February 2018 photo quest theme was “Perspective” and here is the gallery of submissions from our members. Our monthly photo quest is an online activity for members only – join the club if you want to take part!

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Gallery: I See Red (January 2018 Photo Quest)

Duane Bazzel - Red Still Life

Our first ever monthly photo quest “I See Red” ended on January 31st and we’ve been more than pleasantly surprised by the level of participation from our members – thanks for your submissions folks, that was an awesome start! Many of the names are our “regulars” that also participate in our MemberShare and Contests, so … Read more…

February 2018 Photo Quest: Perspective

Looking straight up into a canopy of Coast Live Oaks.

Is there anything that’s more interesting in photography than playing with perspective? Compress it with a telephoto lens. Exaggerate it with a wide angle lens. Show the relationship of objects in your composition with the use of perspective. Point your camera straight up or straight down for an unusual perspective of the world. And all … Read more…