This month’s theme is “Homecoming,” and we encourage you to take pictures of family, friends, food, or anything else you feel fits into this theme. Take a look at the sample photos below for some inspiration for this month’s challenge…
Shelly Perry, from Portland, Oregon, left a decade-long career working with children in a social services capacity to pursue her life-long love of photography in 2003. Now an established professional, her images have been seen all over the globe on album covers, books, magazines, catalogues, websites, ad campaigns, and even on TV. Her work has also appeared in several local exhibits and gallery shows.
While she makes most of her photography income through stock, her real photography love is documentary and creative fine art. An excellent presenter, Shelly has joined numerous Great Escape workshops to share her experiences and help our readers to follow in her footsteps. Shelly’s specialty is people photography - what she calls documentary or lifestyle portraits.
In her own words:
Today: I can't imagine ever having a "regular job" again.
Best adventure: I have had so many epic moments, but these are a few standouts: swimming with the giant sea turtles in the Galapagos, walking the Great Wall of China, riding an elephant in Thailand (way better than riding a camel in Egypt), flying in a tiny piper plane over the wilds of Alaska, being at the Lantern Festival in Thailand, seeing the Shaman in Ecuador, meeting and making friends all over the world.
Favorite Photographer: Gregory Colbert
People don’t know: I’m scared of heights!
Photographer, Shelly Perry, announces the August 2011 Photo Challenge theme and shares her insights into what winning photos might contain.
Check out the winning photographer’s for the March Photo Challenge. The theme is the number 3. See how submissions capture the spirit of the challenge.
Last week we announced our February Photo Challenge: Food and Wine. You can enter the challenge on our website, here. Scroll down to see last month’s winning photos… Lori Allen Director, Great Escape Publications NEW YEAR, NEW YOU — WINNING ENTRIES By Shelly Perry in Portland, OR Last month’s photo challenge theme was “New Year […]
Last month’s theme, “Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice,” brought in a variety of photos, from holiday theme shots to the sweet loved ones in people’s lives. November’s winner, rainyday, was our guest judge this time around. See what she had to say about her first-place pick below… ** First Place goes to CharmedImpressions for […]
All week, we’ve been talking about how much photo income opportunity surrounds us… all the time. Today’s issue, from stock photographer Shelly Perry, is proof that it pays — more than $1,000, in this case — to keep your eyes peeled. Scroll down for details… — Lori Lori Allen Director, Great Escape Publishing ****************** October […]
We’ve named the winners for August’s Photo Challenge: Patterns Interrupted. Find out which photos won…
Read here to find out more about our September Photo Challenge: Life Lessons
Next month’s Photo Challenge theme is “Patterns Interrupted,” and it’s designed to have you out taking pictures of patterns that surround you in everyday life — in nature, at work, at home, and everywhere in between. First, look for a pattern. Then, look for an interruption in it – a picket fence with one fence […]
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 P.S. Tomorrow’s the first day of April, and with it comes our one-day April Fool’s Day Sale. Don’t be a fool and miss it… keep an eye on […]