Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Winners for August/September Photography Scavenger Hunt

So I never got around to posting the categories on the blog, but the game still went on. Be sure to follow the group Facebook page so you don't miss the challenges.

And the winners are...

But first a sincere thank you to our judge, Michelle of MK Designs Photography  for taking her time to choose her favorite images from this round. We very much appreciate it! Be sure to click the link and head over to her Facebook page to follow her.


apple - see the collection

by Megan Heckmann
bear - see the collection

by Jacquie Oermann

cat - see the collection

by Jacquie Oermann

duck - see the collection
(it's a tie!)
by Catherine B.

by Leslie Juengling
eject - see the collection

by Karlene Hoch

And the overall winner is...

by Megan Heckmann

Congratulations, Megan! Be sure to message MK Designs Photography to claim your prize package!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Winners for April/May Photography Scavenger Hunt

And the winners are...

But first a sincere thank you to our judge, Chet Gaugh of Photography by Chet, for taking his time to choose his favorite images from this month. We very much appreciate it! Be sure to click the link and head over to his Facebook page to follow him.

12 see the collection
This one stood out immediately but I did like the creativity of others as well. I loved the creative thought and composition. I love this photograph.

by Michelle Turner

creepy see the collection
Capturing the mood can be a difficult for a photographer. I thought this one did just that. The chairs on the porch helped set the mood as well... Great job!

Nick Horstmann

I kept coming back to this image because the photographer captured this bee well. This was one of my hardest choices because there was another photograph that I also felt deserved some credit, and that was the humming birds. While both were great shots, and both fit the category, the bee photograph had a great composition. Great shot.

by Nancy Quartermous

hat see the collection
The composition of this is what drew me to this photograph.
by Tyann Marcink

your camera see the collection
Good idea and good composition.
by Michelle Turner

statue see the collection
Great composition. Great shot. Loved the creativeness behind this photo. This one really stood out.
by Nick Horstman

staple see the collection
Good eye, I like the point of view that was given. Good depth of field in this photograph.
by Nick Horstman

hot drink see the collection
I loved the execution and light in this photograph.
by Michelle Turner

police see the collection
The composition and light in this photograph drew me to choosing this shot. I felt there were some good ideas in this category.
by Nick Horstman

line of at least 4 people see the collection
This was my hardest decision. I had to come back to it a few times before I made my choice. There were three or four great photographs in this category. I felt that this capture was outstanding and stood out as one that was unique and showed creativeness. This was an excellent photograph and tells a fantastic story.
by Jacquie Oerman

And the top overall image is:

12 by Michelle Turner

Congratulations, Michelle! Be sure to message me to claim your lens bracelet prize, sponsored by Marcink Designs (!

Monday, April 8, 2013

April / May Photography Scavenger Hunt

Here are your categories, in honor of the brrr cold:
Rules and FAQ

  • creepy
  • fly
  • staple
  • police
  • 12
  • hot drink
  • hat
  • statue
  • your camera
  • line with at least 4 people

For social media (Pinterest board, Google+, etc.) use #FCAPaprilmay2013.

Let us know you are participating by joining the Facebook event.

For this month, prize is only for the top winner. Prize will be announced later. 

Judge will be announced at a later date. Rest assured, the judge will be a professional photographer not from this area (unless it is me).

All category winners, as well as the top winner, will receive a special FCAP graphic to display on their website (or blog, Etsy listing, etc.) that they are a winner.

This round will be for March. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on May 28th.

Submission guidelines:

  • All images must be submitted by email only. Please email to Be sure to attach all 5 files in one email.
  • Name your file with your initials and the category (i.e. TMwild.jpg)
  • Please resize your image to 1000 px on the long side. If you could change the dpi to 72dpi, I would greatly appreciate it. This will make your file size around 1mb to 1.5mb. (PicResize is a free online tool if you don't have a program at home to do it.)

Here are the rules again, as well as answers to most questions. If you have a question that is not listed, please post a comment below or on Facebook, or email Note that I updated the time frame of when the submitted images can be created - you may now use photos taken from up to 2 months before the current round. Also, images must be submitted by email to be included in the judging.

For inspiration, here is a list of entries from previous months.

If you would like to sponsor a future month, or know of someone you can ask, please let me know! Just email with the information.

Winners for March Photography Scavenger Hunt

And the winners are...

But first a sincere thank you to our judge, Kristi Lenz of LenzArt, for taking her time to choose her favorite images from this month. We very much appreciate it!

branch see the collection

by Nancy Quertermous

break see the collection

by Jacquie Oermann

bridge see the collection

by Nick Horstmann

broom see the collection

by Karlene Hoch

brush see the collection

by Chet Gaugh

And the winning overall image is...

by Jacquie Oermann

Congratulations, Jacquie! Be sure to message me your address for your prize package (!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Hermann Photowalk

For the FCAP birthday, we had a little photowalk in Hermann, Missouri.

It. was. cold.

After an hour of traipsing the streets, I couldn't feel my toes anymore. But that's alright - we had a blast.

The whole photowalk group, minus me.

Chet brought his speedlight and grabbed this cool shot.

Gussie spied this pretty blossom.

Nancy followed the lines for this great capture.
Fences and red buildings always call to me.

Barb found some great textures.

Jacquie caught the sun during its brief peek to see what we were up to.

Michelle was window shopping!
We ended our walk with some yummy food and a few prizes. And, birthday cupcakes, of course.

Thank you to everyone who came - we'll be doing it again soon!