Themes | Theme of the Month

2017 - October: Interiors (30 photos)

Being mindful of the weather with autumn approaching, our theme for October is “Interiors”.
When shooting buildings often the emphasis on the outside. But the inside is often just as interesting! During the entire month we are going to keep you inside. We can look inside stately homes, churches, castles, or choose for modern interiors, interior designers. We can expect to see vast halls but often small details and niches. We can look into your own home, an office, a hospital or any working establishment. The choice is yours. Determine your point of view, choose a realistic exposure and make the most of your beautiful Interior photos.

2017 - September: Old and New (28 photos)

September’s theme is probably self explanatory. We may all have examples of contrasting old and new architecture, like historical buildings beside modern and new architecture, old bridges within a new city. Can you think of anything else with these contrasts? e.g. traditionally a bride has to have something old, while the dress is usually new; an old car next to a new car in the car park etc etc
We’re sure you can think of lots of examples.

Show us your creativity and explain in your note how your image fits the theme.

2017 - August: Beach Life (45 photos)

Your feet in the sand or your nose in the wind. Search for shells or build a castle. Enjoy a summer drink or kite surfing in the surf. The beach life is diverse, relaxed and uncomplicated. How would you shoot it? Grab your camera and go to beach, be it by the sea, lake or river. Alternatively, swim in your photo archive for the most beautiful pictures of the beach life.

Please remember to emphasise "life", be it water life or humans having fun.

We’re sure with some thought and ingenuity you can show us your creative ideas.

As always please explain in your note how your image fits the theme

2017 - July: Rough & Hard (37 photos)

June’s ToM was “Delicate & Soft”. In contrast, in the month of July we have “Rough & Hard”

Below are some synonyms which might help with ideas.

Concerning rough ground or rock faces: uneven, irregular, bumpy, stony, rocky, broken, rugged, jaggy, craggy, rutted, pitted

Concerning rough tree bark: gnarled, knotty, knobbly, lumpy

Concerning rough dogs’ coats or prickly bushes: coarse, bristly, scratchy, shaggy, fuzzy

Concerning a person’s complexion, or animal skin: weather-beaten, calloused, scaly.

Some synonyms for “hard”: firm, solid, dense, rigid, stiff, resistant, unbreakable, inflexible, steely, tough, strong.

We’re sure you will have lots of ideas to show us “Rough & Hard” in the month of July. As always please write in your note how your image fits the theme.

2017 - June: Delicate and Soft (46 photos)

The theme for June is Delicate and Soft.

Something that is delicate is small and beautifully shaped having a soft and fragile beauty.
Images depicting the texture of fabrics, be it silky or velvety spring to mind, or maybe images of lace.
We can imagine seeing images of petals of flowers, the wings of an insect, or a feather. Or images showing the softness of skin or the softness of fur.
We could also imagine creative interpretations showing soft colours or soft focus, a delicate breeze. The flavours of wine are sometimes referred to as delicate and soft.
Let your creativity flow and just remember to include in your note how you think your image fits the theme.