Plans for the 2019 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge

Looking forward to 2019, we are announcing some changes that we plan to make to the weekly challenges:

For the last few years, the challenge write-ups have evolved to the point that they take a significant amount of time and effort to write. While we admins all love creating new, fun challenges for the group each week, the amount of effort needed to create the “long form” write-ups means that we’re spending lots of time behind a keyboard, and not as much time behind a camera.

As such, we are planning to simplify the challenge write-ups each week. The photo challenges themselves won’t change much— they will still be the same types of topics and challenges that we’ve had for the past several years. However, the write-ups themselves are expected to be much shorter— likely a title, plus a sentence or two describing the general goal(s) and themes of the challenge. Our hope is that this will open the door for more creativity, learning, and fun with the weekly challenges by relaxing the “rules” a little bit.

We’re open to any thoughts, comments, or suggestions that you might have. This is a fantastic group of photographers, and we want to do our best to keep it going strong. As always, you can participate in the Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge by posting your photos to our groups on Facebook and/or Flickr. We hope to see you there!

About thedigitaljeanie

I’m a self-taught photographer and way back when I used to love taking photos, but I allowed a business that I started in 2004 to take over my life and my photographic repertoire was reduced to quick product shots and how-to tutorials. When I joined the PhotoChallenge in December 2015, I was looking to rekindle my creativity and bring some joy back into my photography. I jumped in with both feet and have not looked back. I believe that photography can change the way we see and interact with the world around us. Some people may think that I hide behind the camera, but I feel that I experience the world in a much more intimate way when I am creating a composition in my viewfinder. In those moments distractions disappear, my mind focuses and I am fully present. It is just me and my camera capturing a moment in time that might otherwise go unnoticed. My background is as varied as the photos that I take. I’ve trained and worked as a software engineer, a massage therapist, an English teacher in Vietnam, a photo restoration artist (which is how I learned Photoshop) and for the past twelve years I have run a small software business with my husband where I have been published in numerous books and magazines, appeared on PBS television, created designs for fabric, quilts and machine embroidery and won awards for some of my quilts. It should come as no surprise that I am intensely curious about life and love to learn new things. I am blessed to live in the beautiful state of Colorado, USA in the Rocky Mountain foothills outside of Fort Collins with my husband and cat. You can find me online at: Photos: Day job: Facebook:

One Reply to “Plans for the 2019 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge”

  1. Gwen Simmons

    This is fine, it certainly will leave things more open. i wonder if you would still have time to put in the links for tutorials on the web. I find these really helpful in challenges that I’ve never attempted before . Actually if I just google them I would probably come up with something. Any thing that makes it easier to keep the challenge going.