The Purpose, the Journey, and the Fun along the way

Here we are, two moms who love our cameras and miss our college art classes and colleagues. With a family it can be difficult to find time for the creative process. Emily and I are using this blog as a way to have fun, work on our photography, keep each other accountable, and be creative!

Each Monday one of us will post a challenge for us both to complete and post a response to by Friday that week. Over the weekend, if time permits each of us will also critique the other's work.

We hope to use this blog as a way to grow together as photographers as we continue to grow as mothers.

If you happen to stumble upon our blog, and want to join in, feel free! Just post your response, with a link to your photos in the MckLinky link for that week. Challenges stay open for three weeks after they are posted.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Photo Challenge #2 Round Up

To view the responses to the Weekly Challenge:



Bekah: a b c

Erin Jo Chung (first three photos in slideshow are her entries)

Thanks for your entries!! I know this was a challenge for some of you due to camera limitations and children (myself included) but we really appreciate your effort :) Hopefully this one got you thinking more about what you can do with your camera in different lighting situations.

Photo Challenge #2 delay

Hey Everyone,

So my little Sam came down with croup last night and as a result I won't be able to get to posting my own photos and the round up till tomorrow.  It looks like a few others have had busy weeks as well, so for those of you who still wish to join in, you have one more day to submit your photos!


Monday, January 26, 2009

Photo Challenge #2

Hello, All!!
Thanks for the great entries last week- it was really awesome to see how everyone's self portraits were so different!
This week we'll do something very similar to what Monet would practice with his paintings:
Pick an outdoor area with an architectural element and take 3 pictures of that spot from the same angle- all at different times of day/different weather conditions. At least one of these shots should be a night time/long exposure shot. These can be either b/w or color. As before, no tweeking the photos in an editing program.
Have fun!
Feel free to post questions / suggestions about camera settings- we're in this to learn more about the art and science of photography!

Looking forward to seeing the posts on Friday :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Challenge #1 Round Up

Hey Everyone!  So happy that you all decided to submit your photos!  Please feel free to visit everyone's photos and leave your comments (if you haven't already).  If you feel so inclined don't hesitate to post a response to other's comments.  It's always nice to let your viewers in on what you were thinking and it helps us learn how to verbalize our intentions.  

The next challenge will be posted Monday, January 26.  Have a great weekend!

Here are the links:


Bekah  A.)       B.)       C.)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Challenge #1

Welcome to The Weekly Photo Challenge!  Four our very first challenge I thought it would be nice to share a little something about each other with each other.  This week we'll be doing a series of SELF PORTRAITS.  Here's the low down:

A series of three self portraits.
1.) One in color
2.) One in black and white
3.) One without you in it

No tweeking photos after taking them.  Please post your response by Friday January 23.  Other than that, use your imagination and have fun!