The challenge in 2021...
Join us on a year-long weekly photography challenge, designed especially for wildlife and nature lovers. Over the year, you will create more and more compelling and creative images, while also increasing your skills and confidence.
Our participants tell us they love to learn new techniques and to see the world in a new, creative ways.
You can do the challenges with any camera, starting from any skill level.
Choose to do optional advanced challenges (announced in the weekly newsletter).
These are your challenges - do as many or as few as you want and in your own timeframe.
The only person you need to answer to or satisfy is yourself.
Secrets to success
I love to see challenge photos used to advocate for our precious wildlife and wildspaces.
Post your images to social media and to your blog, if you have one.
Use hashtags to enable us to find and share your images:
Be featured with Excio
Each month, in partnership with Excio Photo Community, we choose our favourite photos (with your permission) to feature on the Excio App and Excio Blog.
Join our public Facebook group and post your photos and art, discuss the challenges, and get and give help.
Download an iCal (*.ics) calendar to load into your calendar app or link to the public Google calendar.
Download a printable PDF of the challenges. (2021 coming soon)
The Art of Birding challenge is named after my blog.
Unless the challenge specifically refers to birds, you're free to photograph any relevant subject.
For tips, hints, and advanced challenges, be sure to sign up for the weekly newsletter.