The APUG Photo Challenge is a monthly bash where members go and make a photograph fitting a given theme and upload the result to the APUG Challenge Gallery (towards the bottom of the page on the Galleries menu). The original idea came from APUG member (and B&WP UK editor) Ailsa who said (in part):
"I was pondering the other day that I often produce my best work when given a brief or a project, whereas when an idea is self-imposed, I tend to just float around it and not really knuckle down. So I got to thinking, how about setting up an APUG photographic challenge thread?"
"The themes can be as open or as specific as you like, within reason - obviously there wouldn't be much point in telling me to photograph a tree in Yosemite, unless the person setting the challenge was willing to pay my air fare and accommodation..."
"...it could be a great opportunity to break out of our usual styles and try something completely different."
And so, the theme for this month has been selected as :-
"A self portrait that says something about where you live. That could mean your house, your street, your city, whatever. " as suggested by Andrew Moodie.
Yes, I don't like getting in front of the lens either... ...but that's the point; to try something new!
Closing date is, as always, the 10th of next month. Let's see what you can do!
Around the start of next month we'll start a new thread to discuss the theme for February's Challenge.
All the best,