WEEK 40: The Wheel is Back!

This week, your PhotoChallenge admins are out scouring the globe, looking for new and exciting photographic opportunities. As such, we will once again let Lady Luck decide our photographic fates, using the WHEEL OF PHOTOGRAPHY!

For those of you who haven’t participated before, the rules are fun and simple. We have two randomizing wheels: The first determines the photographic genre, such as Macro, Wildlife, Candid, etc. The second wheel provides some additional restrictions for your photo– location, color, etc. The two wheels together form the basis for your own, personalized challenge.

Naturally, everybody’s challenge will be a bit different. Some might be a bit easier; some a bit harder. The goal is to photograph whatever combination the wheels decide. (The best way to improve your photography is to keep challenging yourself!) As always, creative, out-of-the-box ideas are allowed and encouraged. Get your camera, be creative, and have fun!

You must SPIN each of the two wheels below to get your personalized Challenge assignment for this week. If you are truly unable to complete your first set of spins, you can perform a second set of spins, and use that assignment instead.

WHEEL 1 – Photo Genre

WHEEL 2 – Photo Elements

The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:

  • Post one original photograph to our active community on our Facebook GroupFlickr Group or 500PX group (or all three). Tag the photo:  #10thanniversaryphotochallenge #2018photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
  • The shot should be a new shot you took this week, for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2018 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.


About Eric Minbiole

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been absolutely fascinated with anything technical– electronics, computers, cameras, gadgets, etc. Growing up, I loved taking things apart to see what was inside. While I couldn’t always put things back together, I loved trying to figure out how things work. Because of my love for all things technical, I pursued a degree in Electrical Engineering, and currently work as a Software Engineer. I’ve been fascinated with photography ever since borrowing my parents 110 film camera when I was young. It’s been a great hobby ever since: I love experimenting with photos, and trying new things. I especially love technical and/or trick photography. (“Gimmicks!”, as my wife jokingly calls them 😉 ) While I’m comfortable with the technical side of how to shoot, I struggle more with the artistic side of what to shoot in the first place. This is one reason I quite enjoy this group: There are fun, interesting ideas each week. I joined PhotoChallenge as a participant in 2014, and am amazed at how much this group has helped me learn. Each week, I look forward to the fun, creative challenges that Steve, Trevor, Gary, and Jeremy put together. Most importantly, the weekly challenges give me the motivation to get out there and take photos each week. (Otherwise, I suspect my camera might be gathering dust on the shelf.) As well, interacting with the fantastic members of the group– discussing suggestions, techniques, what works, what doesn’t– has been an invaluable help. I am absolutely thrilled to join the PhotoChallenge team– I’ve learned so much from the group, and hope that I can give back a little bit. If you’d like to see some of my photos, please check out my flickr page.

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