January – Dutch angle – intentionally tilting the camera to throw off the verticles and horizontals. It can create a sense of tension or unease.
February – Something important in your life. Family, job, hobby, politics or religion (we will all be respectful).
March – Color. Photos where the defining characteristic is color – limited palette, rainbow of color, complimentary or contrasting colors, etc.
April – Nature – in all its wonder.
May – Shapes (works especially well in black & white).
June – Water – waves, waterfall, dripping faucet, etc.
July – Streets, trails, paths.
August – Minimalist/abstract.
September – Reflections.
October – Rule of thirds.
November – This is the one that caused the most uncertainty and confusion. Garbage. Or ugly. Or a contrast between ugly and beautiful. Or maybe beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
December – Best/favorite, year and ever.
Bonus – To be worked in sometime during the year: everyone photograph same scene.