- Last Updated: 20 January 2023 20 January 2023
2023 Photo Challenges Revealed!
We have a new set of photo challenges for 2023. Five are thematic challenges and five that are more conceptual in nature. We have some interesting challenge topics this year including Pareidolia, self portraiture, and night photography. There is so much fun to look forward to. See next year's challenges today!
The mystery is no longer a mystery. You have now been told, and now you must prepare for the future... future photo challenges that is. The first challenge, Shadows and Silhouettes, is on February 6. Photos are due no later than 10 pm on February 1.
- Last Updated: 11 January 2023 11 January 2023
TOPG Images of 2022 Review Recap
Christopher Broughton was asked to share his favorite images from the best of TOPG's images for 2022 based on our monthly photo challenges. We sent Chris a copy of every image that received a score of 8 or 9 over the past year, and he has painstakingly reviewed them. They are not necessarily the best images, but they are definitely images that Chris found to be notable to discuss with us. This was a daunting task. Of the 481 images submitted last year for our monthly photo challenges, 195 images (40%) received a score of 8 or 9. Within that group of 195 images, 128 were in the assigned category, while 67 were from the open category. Since the division of images submitted for review between assigned and open was roughly 72% assigned and 28% open,, we asked Chris to find approximately 40 images to discuss with the relative breakdown between open and assigned based on the percentage of submissions. Chris selected 22 images from the assigned category and 12 from open. As usual, Chris is an excellent speaker and he knows how to communicate the subject matter so well. We are very appreciative!
Chris started out with an excellent review of Figure/Ground, and then went in the image review.
For those of you who track these things, 37% of all images submitted last year in the assigned categories received a score of 8 or 9, while 50% of images submitted in the open category received an 8 or 9.
Images of 2022
Judge: Christopher Broughton (Chris's bio)
Website at https://www.christopherbroughton.com/
Instagram at hhttps://www.instagram.com/chris_broughton/
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christopher.broughton.73
- Last Updated: 18 January 2023 18 January 2023
February Photo Challenge
Monday, February 6 at 7:30 PM
Standard Photo Challenge Rules (Assigned and Open classes)
Assigned Topic: Shadows and Silhouettes Meeting ID: 881 1955 2594 Passcode: zzzz
Judge: Paul and Nancy Speaker (bios for Paul Speaker and Nancy Speaker)
Website at https://www.spkrphot.com/
Instagram at unknown
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Our topic for February is "Shadows and Silhouettes" Shadows and silhouettes can be strong elements in a photography. Use shadows and/or silhouettes in your composition to tell a story. (Thematic)
- Competition Rules: Thousand Oaks Photo Group Photo Challenge Guidelines for 2021 (They remain unchanged from 2023.)
- Entry Closing Date: Submit your images by Wednesday, February 1, no later than 10 PM.
Critique and Judging will take place via Zoom at 7:30 PM. See our calendar for details.