From my recent experience with the weekly SYI & Crop Challenges, only a few were interested in participating (or viewing). It was as if member interest was burned out.
I really learned from the crop challenge---to look closer, inspect details---and now I use that in my photography. Often I will look for those details before I take the picture, mental cropping if you will. But the crop challenge seemed to become another SYI and I lost interest.
The SYI is fine. I'd really like a 'pure' art challenge, especially portrait as I get little chance to 'shoot' people.
Would love to have the tut challenge back---thanks, BJ for starting one this week! I learned so much from these and from Kimi's homework and truly miss both. (Sorry, I don't think I can take on either on a regular basis.)
This forum has really been my inspiration. Have loved the encouragement and helpfulness. Right now I'm going through the tuts posted on here as I had forgotten many that were my favorites.