Our photo club's challenge this month is Hilton Pier in Newport News, VA. Why are challenges important? As photographers we should always have challenges or goals. Different subjects or different topics help to keep you out and making photographs. It's the personal projects that will help you grow the most. I have said this before and I will say it again. Don't be afraid of subjects that you don't normally photograph. It might make you uncomfortable but you will learn something in the process.