April’s Photo Challenge Theme: April Showers

If it’s raining outside, grab your camera and get ready for this month’s Photo Challenge. Scroll down for details…

-- Lori

Lori Allen
Director, Great Escape Publishing

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March 31, 2010
The Right Way to Travel

April's Photo Challenge Theme: April Showers

By Shelly Perry in Portland, OR

“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” -- Roger Miller

Spring is officially here -- and with it comes the rain. Whatever you do, don’t let gray days be an excuse to leave your camera in the bag.

In fact, clouds act like a big light diffuser for the sun, making conditions perfect for great people shots…

And rainy days can bring out some very fun, creative shots using water and reflections, too.

Show off your most creative rainy day photo in this month’s Photo Challenge: “April Showers.”

Photo submissions can include:

** Kids and people out playing in the rain…

April Showers

** Dramatic shots in the great outdoors…

** Quintessential and colorful springtime rain photos…

** Getting messy in the mud, and puddle stomping in the street…

** Reflections that appear after the rain…

** Or other creative, well-composed, rainy-day-themed shots.

Submissions for April’s Challenge are due by 8:00 a.m. EST on Monday, April 26. You can submit your photos by clicking on the “Enter to Win” tab on our website.

This month’s first-place winner will get a $30 gift certificate for the AWAI E-Bookstore, and the first-, second-, and third-place winners will all be entered into the Hall of Fame, to compete for next year’s $2,000 Grand Prize.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Shelly Perry from Portland, Oregon, specializes in people photography, what she calls documentary or lifestyle portraits. She is known especially for her imaging of children. Her concern for people is reflected both in her sense of purpose and the images she produces. Her images have been seen all over the globe on music CD covers, books, magazines, catalogues, websites, ad campaigns, and even on TV. Her work has also appeared in several local exhibits and gallery shows.

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