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.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Photo Challenge #11

Welcome to a new week everyone!  I know that it's Sunday, but since I had the free time I thought I'd get the challenge up early this week. 

This week's challenge: Photograph the same object in a variety of settings

1.) Pick an object (it can be anything really) and photograph it in three different settings
2.) Only colour photos please.
3.) Please submit only 3 photographs
4.) No tweaking
5.) Photos are due Friday, April 3 (wow is it really almost April already?)

Photo Challenge #10 Roundup

Hey Folks, here's the roundup from last week!

Em's been really busy working on a painting and teaching so I thought I'd post it for her.

Bekah A. B. C.

Good work everyone!

Friday, March 27, 2009

hi, everyone! due to a rather large project i've been working on, i will be posting the follow up tomorrow (saturday)
thanks for understanding :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Photo Challenge #10

Passage of Time/Growth

You can interpret this however you feel- take a series of 3 photos (must be connected or tell a story)
Can be B/W or Color (or anything in between) Feel free to tweak them :)

Happy Spring, Everyone!


Friday, March 20, 2009

Photo Challenge #9

We had some really interesting submissions this week!  It looks like we all were taken a little bit out of our comfort zone.  Good job everyone!  

Here's the round up this week, feel free to browse and comment!  Can't wait to see what's in store for us Monday!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Photo Challenge #9

Hey everyone!  I had a little idea this week, after thinking about my own struggles with getting the challenges done on time and I thought we'd switch it up a little.  This week is going to be another portrait challenge.

1.) You have to take one picture of yourself every day for a total of five pictures at the end of the week.
2.) You can take ONLY ONE photo a day.  
2.) The portraits can be honest, simple, all the same, tell a story, or be contrived in some way or another.
3.)B/W or Colour
4.) Tweaking is not allowed.

In an age of digital photography I think sometimes we get too comfortable with the take and toss mentality.  This challenge is an exercise for all of us to really take the time to think about what we're doing before we do it.  There was a time before digital cameras where a photographer had one negative (usually glass and sometimes a tintype) in their camera and that was it. They had to know exactly what they were doing to make it count.  So don't worry about your picture looking perfect. Use this as an opportunity  to learn about what you and your camera are really capable of.

Have fun!


Friday, March 13, 2009

Photo Challenge # 8 Round Up

Hello fellow photographers I hope you all had fun with food this week! Before I move onto posting the submissions I just want to apologize for not getting to everyone's photos these past two weeks.  It's been very hard for me to find a solid chunk of time where I can sit and focus. Everyone has done such a wonderful job at keeping up with the commenting, you all put me to shame!  Thank you so much for your faithfulness and understanding.  I'm going to try very hard to hit up all your pictures this week!

Here are the submissions.

Bekah (this is a flickr account so just scroll through her photos and comment at leisure)  :)

Erica  First 7 photos

Monday, March 9, 2009

Photo Challenge #8

Happy Monday all you talented people out there!  Can you believe that we've been doing this two months already?!?!? I was astounded when I realized that this is challenge number 8!  

Well for our eighth challenge I asked the lovely Bekah to lend me an idea or two and she helped me come up with this week's challenge.

The theme is FOOD.

1.) Please submit a set of 3,5 or 7 photos.
2.) The images should be colour, no B/W for this one guys.
3.) Tweaking is allowed.
4.) The photos should build up on each other as a set.

Other than that just go out and have fun!

If it is your first time participating please go here to learn more about submitting photos.


Friday, March 6, 2009

Macro Challenge Roundup

Here are this week's entries- I can tell you guys had a lot of fun with it :) Thanks for participating!

Bekah 1 2 3 4



Erica- first 5 are challenge entries

Erin Jo

Jessi (Lovelladro)



Monday, March 2, 2009

Photo Challenge #7 Macro Challenge

Good Morning!

This week's challenge was actually inspired by Erin Jo's anatomy photos from 2 challenges ago.
Take a series of photos (2-5) of objects/people REALLY up close (macro)- try to make it so that we can't figure out what it is right away- but keep it in focus so we have a clear idea of color/texture/shape. Please no tweeking for this challenge. Oh, and don't give away what the objects are- let us guess!