Fun Photo Challenge: 2021

Updated with more detailed submission instructions. Have fun!

Start now to exercise your photo skills with our new monthly Photo Challenge.

Long-time club member Ken Spencer said it best:

“It gives members a chance to get out of the house and shoot on their own, since we are not currently having club outings. It’s also a chance to show their interpretation of a scene without trying to please a judge.”

The Photo Challenge will be separate from monthly member competition and will not have scores or awards; it’s for fun, sharing ideas and learning how other members view the same subjects. Here’s how it works:

  • Each month has an assigned subject.
  • Photos must be taken after Dec. 3, 2020.
  • Members may enter up to two images each month.
  • Rename your images using your first and last name with a space in between; put a number 2 after your name if entering a second image
  • No need to remove metadata.
  • Re-size your images to 1920 pixels wide and 1280 pixels high
  • Email them to submit.digital@gmail.com on or before midnight of the 2nd Thursday of the month with a subject line of “Photo Challenge.”
  • Initial topics are precise locations so the resulting images can be easily compared to images taken by other members. If the topic is too broad, there will be no basis for comparison and defeats the reason for this challenge. The initial topics are at outdoor locations to minimize coronavirus exposures. None of the locations have entry fees.
  • The images will be posted on Facebook by each member and also shown at the conclusion of judged entries on the third Thursday of each month since some members are not on Facebook. The images will be displayed in no particular order and the photographer’s name will be announced. The entries will not be judged or scored. We want to enjoy the range of creativity of our members.

2021 Photo Challenge submission deadlines and topics

  • Jan. 14 – Old Tarrant County Courthouse, 100 E. Weatherford, Fort Worth
  • Feb. 11 – Abandoned grain elevators, 3700 Alice St., Fort Worth
  • March 11 – 7th Street Bridge near downtown Fort Worth
  • April 14 – St. John Anglican Church, 2401 College Ave., Fort Worth
  • May 13 – Fort Worth Water Gardens, 1502 Commerce St, Fort Worth
  • June 10 – Sundance Square (bounded by 3rd, 4th, Commerce and Houston streets), Fort Worth

Once the coronavirus pandemic is over and we can resume monthly outings, we might use one month’s outing location as the topic for the following month.

Challenge Committee members are Ken Sparks, Ken Spencer and Vicki Lai. Above, The Wild Bunch, spotted by past club president Roy O’Rear in downtown Fort Worth, on Houston Street.

Year-End Awards: 2020

Congratulations to club members who submitted entries in monthly competition and earned points for their skills. Award winners were announced at the Dec. 3 year-end meeting.

2020 Digital Photographs of the Year

Class B

  • 1st  Windy Black and White by Mark Rogers
  • 2nd The Chosen One by Vicki Lai
  • 3rd  Thirsty by Stephen Mayeux
  • HM  Autumn’s Dewdrop by Joyce Lamb

Class A

  • 1st  Hummingbird Theatrics by Charles Morris
  • 2nd  Alone in the Desert by Roy O’Rear
  • 3rd  Dark Days by Susan Linderman
  • HM  Haystack by K.P.Wilska

Masters

  • 1st The Man on the Train by Jeff Heyer
  • 2nd  Dragon Berry by Roy Richardson
  • 3rd  Hot and Dusty 06 Ranch – Alpine by Aimee Martin
  • HM  Edinburgh by John Nixon

2020 Digital Photographers of the Year

Class B

  • 1st  Stephen Mayeux
  • 2nd  Mark Rogers
  • 3rd  Steve Brawner
  • HM Vicki Lai

Class A

  • 1st  K.P. Wilska
  • 2nd  Susan Linderman
  • 3rd  Angela Weir
  • HM  Roy O’Rear

Master’s Class

  • 1st Roy Richardson
  • 2nd David Morgan
  • 3rd  John Nixon
  • HM  Jeff Heyer

Join the Club Now for 2021

  • Download a fillable form, sign and mail with your 2021 dues check to the address on the form: PDF 2021 FWCC Membership Enrollment 
  • Pay dues for calendar year 2021 now or in January to be eligible for competition.
  • Learn more about Membership.
  • Dues are $40 for individuals and $20 for students age 18 or younger.

We meet via Zoom at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. We hope to return to in-person meetings in 2021 when it is safe for us to do so.

Friendly longhorns, above, by Roy O’Rear.

Gallery

Award Winning Images 2020

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These images are winners in 2020 monthly club member competitions.

Images are identified by title; award (1st, 2nd, 3rd, honorable mention, Best in Show); category (B = Beginner, A = Advanced, M= Master); followed by photographer’s name, date. If image is slow to load, be patient or refresh the page.

Enjoy, but remember: these images are copyrighted by the photographer. Contact us on Facebook or by email if you want more information. Or, do an online search for “stock photos.”