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Photography Challenges

This new monthly photography challenge urges you to get close and personal with your subject and try some macro photography. See the details, get some tips, find out who won the last challenge and how you can participate in this one by reading the full article here.

Here's a photography challenge to help you look at ordinary things differently. You don't need to have amazing subjects, you just need to think outside the box.

This photography challenge is about why using your tripod can make you a better photographer. You may find it harder than you think, but if you push through you should be rewarded by seeing your photography improve.

This month's photography challenge is about doing something different. Inside you'll find several methods and tips for how to create an abstract image using intentional blur. Try one, or try them all - but give it a go and have some fun with this one.

This month’s photography challenge is about honing your powers of observation and learning to see - not only light but moments. You might even get to try out your patience. Find out how to participate and be eligible to win the prize by clicking through to the article.

This month's challenge is about working with the light at midday. Trying to shoot in ugly, harsh light, and still make some good images.

Challenge yourself this month to do some long exposure photography - 10 seconds or longer. There are tips for success and example images included in the article - read on for more on how to participate and enter to win a prize.

This challenge is about shooting in monochrome. In the golden days of film, black and white was very popular with many photographers. Shooting in monochrome strips the image down to the real basics - light, tone and form. It forces you to look at your subject differently and really see what the light is doing. Part of your challenge this month is to use this tool to learn to see light.

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