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 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!




    This is just Monday through Thursday. Friday's picture will be up either late Friday or early Saturday. I obviously struggled with this challenge, but I loved it. :-)

  2. OK kind of oops as the photos are in backwards order from Friday to Monday on my flickr page but oh well...

    from here:

    to here:

  3. Great challenge this week. Tough one. Phew.
    Here are my entries.

  4. Here's mine! -kt

  5. mine are up :) Em