Love the Weekly Photo Challenge here? Looking for more opportunities to share your photos and meet other bloggers? Try one of these community-run events.
Do you run a blogging event, photography-related or otherwise? Submit it to be added to our community event listings!
Blogging events are great for staying motivated, stretching as a blogger, and finding new friends (and readers). Photo blogging events are particularly popular — they have a low barrier to entry, and give participants the chance to see images from across the globe.
The Weekly Photo Challenge here is always popular, but there are plenty of other opportunities for shutterbugs to share and connect. Browse the “Photography & Visual Arts” section of our community event listings to see what’s out there, or give one of these five a try:
Sandy, the blogger behind Scribbles & Musings, invites you to share a post each Friday with your favorite shot of the week. There are no themes, and no rules — just an opportunity to share an image you’re proud of and check out some other great photography.
On Trablogger, blogger Jithin extends a challenge we could all stand to accept: to “find beauty in almost everything.” Each Monday, he publishes a post sharing a photo of his own; one week it might be a fascinating architectural detail in a building he passes each day, another, the sunset illuminating a neighborhood utility pole.
With each photo, he shares what drew him to the scene, giving other participants a jumping off point for looking at their own environments with a photographer’s eye.
Travel Words‘ Jude has been publishing his Bench Series throughout 2015. It’s a simple challenge: each month, she offers a theme and invites participants to share a photo of a bench. A bench with a view. A bench in black and white. A bench made of wood. As it turns out, benches — those little places of respite — make a popular photographic subject!
October’s theme is a bench with multiple occupants, like this one Jude spotted outside the Taj Mahal. We love how this challenge forces participants to be creative but focused.
Exploratorius‘s Mitch joined up with Lucile at Bridging Lacunas for the “Imagecraft Bootcamp” series, a technical challenge that helps participants explore photo processing. In the latest installment, on shadow recovery, the tips and tutorials helped bloggers take a shadow-ridden image from dull to dynamic:
The step-by-step walkthroughs give participants the tools they need to enhance their own photos, and sharing images gives everyone a chance to get feedback and ideas for further improvement.
PJ at a ‘lil hoo haa has a long-running challenge — 32 months and counting! — that encourages participants to take their time exploring an idea through photography. The first day of each month, PJ offers a theme and invites participants to take photos interpreting the theme throughout the month. On the last day of the month, participants publish a post featuring five of the images they took; some share their favorites, while others stitch together a photographic story. It’s a great opportunity to spend time focusing on your photos without the pressure of publishing them all.
Do you have a community photo event you love? Share it! The more, the merrier.