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Digital Assignments 2023
JanuaryConveying a feeling or impression with the color blue“The color blue represents both the sky and the sea and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, inspiration, and sensitivity. Blue also represents meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, and intelligence.”
FebruaryWaterDrops, falls, rivers, lakes, rain, fog, ice….
MarchMake it SimplerUse a longer lens, get closer, crop in, or reframe a composition—removing distractions to emphasize the subject.
AprilSpringAn image for the season.
MayTell a StoryAn image providing a sense of place as it conveys a story.
JuneSlow DownStretch a bit and try something new by creating a long exposure image, either for the first time, using a different technique, or unfamiliar subject.
JulySignsColorful, interesting, ironic, neon, fun…
AugustDifferent Point of ViewCommon object, place or process showing a different perspective.
SeptemberCreative BacklightCreate an image with a backlit subject.
OctoberPatterns in NatureAnimate or inanimate—just not a result of civilization’s touch.
NovemberEntrancesConstructed or in nature. Doors, arches, mouths (people, animals, caves..), passageways…
DecemberNo Assignment (holiday party)
Print Assignments 2023
JanuaryHoliday Lights
FebruaryYellowA photo where yellow is the prominent color.
MarchDiptych or TriptychA grouping of two or three images that relate to each other in some way. You can either mount two or three separate prints on one backing or print the images as a group. The overall size of the piece cannot exceed 16x20 inches.
AprilRainAn image where rain either is the subject or has an obvious effect on the subject.
MayPortrait of a FlowerAn image where a single flower is the prominent subject in the frame.
JuneNo Print Night in JuneYear End Awards and Party
JulyCemeteries and/or Headstones
AugustBicycles, Tricycles, Unicycles, etc.An image where a bicycle, tricycle, or unicycle or other pedaled conveyance is the prominent subject.
SeptemberAfter DarkA photo taken at nighttime or a dark space.
OctoberPanorama – Horizontal or VerticalFor the sake of this assignment, a panorama is defined as having a long side at least twice as long as the short side. Print size rules can be found at
NovemberFall LeavesAn image of a single leaf or group of leaves
DecemberNo Assignment (holiday party)
Digital Assignments 2022
JanuaryLet there be lightAn image created in the dark of the night illuminated by natural or artificial light.
FebruaryToysAn image of an object used by a child of any age for pleasure rather than for a serious use.
MarchWeatherCapture an image of a weather related Phenomenon as a key feature in the composition.
AprilReflectionAn image incorporating a reflection.
MayA moment in timeAn image capturing a instant in time of an object/process obviously in motion.
JuneNo Assignment (Year End Awards)
JulyCalmAn image that conveys a sense of calm.
AugustPatterns in natureNatural patterns or regularities found in the natural world. Examples include waves, foams, cracks, meanders, trees, clouds…
SeptemberStreet photography Wikipedia defines street photography as “photography conducted for art or inquiry that features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents.”
Street Photography does not have to be done on the streets, you can do street photography anywhere. For example A captured image of an activity involving a summer event such as Fairs, Markets, Celebrations or Competions.
OctoberWabi Sabi The Japanese aesthetic sometimes described as one of appreciating beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete" in nature. Rusted vehicles, dead leaves, driftwood, cracked or brocke objects are examples.
NovemberFall colorsCreate an image that captures the magic of fall foliage in the northwest.
DecemberNo Assignment (holiday party)
Print Assignments 2022
JanuaryColorful costume or clothingAny image where the primary subject is wearing a colorful costume or clothing.
FebruaryWinter in the PNWAny image, taken inside or out, that portrays life in the PNW in winter.
MarchInterior architectureThe interior structural details of a building.
AprilA dock or pierAn image where the primary focus is a dock or pier.
JuneWildlife in MonochromeAny wildlife in monochrome rather than color.
JulyCityscape at nightA nighttime image of a city or part thereof.
AugustSportsAn action shot from any sport, individual or team.
SeptemberSchoolAn image related to any aspect of attending school.
OctoberRiver or waterfallAn image with a river or waterfall in it.
NovemberWindAny image that portrays movement caused by wind or the effects of that movement.
DecemberNo Assignment (holiday party)