We are pleased to announce a new feature on the blog specifically for the SPM community. We’re calling it the SPM Street Photo Gallery. Get ready for our first edition during the first week of August.
What’s it All About?
This new feature will appear on a regular basis, but always with a varied theme. A few of the themes we’ve got planned are: lines, color street photography, abstract, portraits, architecture and contrasts. This list will no doubt continue to grow over time.
For each gallery post, we’ll take a few moments to discuss the theme (why it is of interest, how you can improve, etc.) and then we’ll select a few outstanding shots that are good examples of the theme from the Street Photography Magazine Flickr Group.
This gallery series has a dual purpose. First, it is designed to help you improve your composition, technique and vision as you head out on the street. Second, in keeping with the SPM mission, it will be a way for street photographers (of any experience level) to showcase their work within the community.
How to Participate
Each month, we’ll announce the upcoming gallery theme and ask for your submissions. To qualify for consideration, you’ll need to post your image to our Flickr group with a specific title and a brief description that explains why your image is a good fit for the theme and what techniques you used to capture it. You can find the first community challenge, with more specific instructions, on the message board of the Street Photography Magazine Flickr group.
Go ahead and join if you aren’t already a member and keep an eye out for these monthly challenges. If we select your image, we’ll publish it on the blog. After you’ve read over the challenge in the Flickr group, feel free to contact us if you still have questions about how to participate or what kind of images we’re looking for. The best way to get in touch is to post your question to the Flickr message board. We’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.
We look forward to seeing all of your images and as always, happy shooting!