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Monthly Photo Assignment FAQ

Every month on our first Thursday of the month meetups, the second half of these meetup are dedicated to what we call our “Friendly Photo Critique.”

Q: Is this a critique session?

A: Yes. Everyone tries to keep their feedback friendly, helpful and constructive so it's not a big deal. Just some good feedback on photography to help us all improve our skills and technique.

Also, if you submit photos, be prepared for a few things: be prepared to announce yourself to the group when your photos come up in the queue, and maybe talk a little bit about how you took the photo and if you fee like it, what you like or don’t like about your own image. There's not much else to it, easy right?

Q: Do I need to participate in the assignment to come to the meetup?

A: No, absolutely not. Even slackers are welcome. In all seriousness, these assignments are purely optional.

Q: How many photos can I submit?

A: Each member can submit two (2) photos one (1) photo per assignment.

Q: When should the photos be from?

A: Try to have the photo be from the time period after the assignment was posted. As always, if you're not interested in the theme, your shot can be a "best of" show-off shot.

Q: Where can I find out what the monthly assignment topic is?

A: The assignment is outlined in the event description of each meetup.

Q: The topic this month is not that exciting, can I submit something else?

A: No worries. If the topic for that particular month isn't your bag, submit some other shot from the past month.

Q: Okay, I'm in! How do I submit my entry?

A: I'm glad you asked! Please send all your entries (as jpg's please) to the assignment curators at Please format your entry filenames in a coherent way so that we can reasonably organize them such as 1Brian EvansJuly.jpg, etc.

Please keep file sizes to 3 megabyte or less per photo. Pixel size does not have to be set, but should be at least 2300 pixels on the long edge for best display results. The photos do not need to be zipped.

Q: But I'm a huge procrastinator, what is the last possible time I can submit a photo for the meetup?

A: Always Wednesday at 5 pm prior to our new regularly scheduled Thursday meetups so as to give the curators some time to get everything together and ready to go. You don't have to wait till the Wednesday prior to the event, you can submit your photos at any time throughout the month.

Q: Anything else I should know?

A: A pre-determined limit of photos will be shown, in order for us to display as many photos of individual members as we can. If we need to cut photos for time we will cut the last photo submitted by each member numerically. So if you have a preference of which photos you want to be shown, number them thusly:

1Brian EvansJuly.jpg
2Brian EvansJuly.jpg

The important parts are the first characters (the 1 and the 2) and your name.

If you have any questions about this meetup or about the new assignment aspect, please email us at or consult our monthly assignment upload instructions here which has step by step instructions on how you should submit your photos.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
4th Annual Photo Book September 9, 2015 6:26 AM Brian
Monthly Assignment Upload Instructions October 3, 2013 2:59 PM Brian
Mentoring Program July 8, 2016 11:49 AM Blake Z.
How to Organize a Photowalk Meetup January 23, 2011 11:13 AM Brian
Photo Locations Map January 11, 2011 11:10 PM Brian
Monthly Photo Assignment FAQ March 30, 2015 9:52 PM Brian
Lancaster County Meetup Group FAQ December 24, 2010 10:18 AM Brian
About The Lancaster County Photography Meetup Group November 14, 2009 9:45 AM Brian

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