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Peer Mentor Program Theme Articles

Each month the Peer Mentor Group has a “photo competition” for a monthly theme.  Each peer mentor submits one photo of the monthly theme and at the beginning of the meeting the group has a blind-vote for the best photo of the chosen theme.  The winner gets to choose the theme for the next month and the top three photos are shown in the PMP Monthly Theme Gallery .  The PMP has been using this approach for two years to broaden our understanding of a variety of types of photography and it has really worked.  It has pushed us to explore topics like macro photography or night photography or new ways to capture images with negative space.  To help us explore new horizons, we have a list of on-line articles on the PMP Theme Articles page.  If you have an article you would like to share remember we are “Advancing Together” so don’t hide that great article that has really helped you 😉.  If you find a great article for one of the topics and would to share it with the peer mentors and the world, send the link to Randy Isaacson (Events@TetonPhotographyClub.org)


Peer Mentor Program Monthly Theme Articles

2020 January

Food We are fortunate to have a chef as a member of the Peer Mentor Group (Tim Libassi) and when he won the November 2nd Wed Theme Critique he decided on Food as the January Theme.


Fog, Steam, and Smoke 

For our January Theme Tim Cully chose Fog, Steam, and Smoke.  Tim has kindly identified one article to Mist & Fog and I hope that more of you will add interesting articles to our PMP Theme Article pages by sending me the URL.

“How to Photograph in Mist & Fog” in Loaded Landscapes

“How to Capture Photos in Foggy or Misty Conditions” in Digital Photo Secrets

2019 November

Negative Space Negative space is the area around the main subject in your photo (the main subject is known as the “positive space“).  Photos that are built on Negative Space emphasizes the main subject by drawing your eye to the main subject without any leading lines etc.  Here are a couple of examples of an article about Negative Space:

“Understanding and Using Negative Space in Photography” on the PhotographyMad.com website negative space.

“How to Use Negative Space in Photography for More Powerful Images” on the ExpertPhotography.com website https://expertphotography.com/how-to-use-negative-space-in-photography-for-more-powerful-images/


2020 January

Food – We are fortunate to have a chef as a member of the Peer Mentor Group (Tim Libassi) and when he won the November 2nd Wed Theme Critique he decided on Food as the January Theme.


PMP Monthly Theme Gallery


The Peer Mentor Program is open to TPC registered Full Members at no cost. Entry into the program requires a commitment to advancing your personal photography skills and permission of the Program Director.