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.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Photo Challenge #18 Roundup

Wow!  We have some really really creative entries this week!  Great Job everyone!  I'm looking forward to going around and commenting.

Here's the roundup, have fun perusing everyone's entries.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Photo Challenge #18

I've been toying with an idea for a series of challenges, but since the idea isn't completely worked out in my head I thought I'd do something a little different. This morning I woke up with a Sesame Street song in my head, one I'm sure we are all familiar with.  It goes something like this," 12345-6789,10-11,12"

This week's challenge is to photograph numbers 1-7 (my father always make us do things in prime numbers when I was a child, since I thought 12 photos would be overwhelming we'll just stick with 7).

1.) 7 photos total (If you feel ambitious go ahead and do all 12), one photo for each number.
2.) your photos can either represent the number or have the actual number in letters or numbers.
3.) B/W or Colour
4.) Tweaking is allowed.
5.) Photos should be submitted  by either Friday, May 29 or Sat. May 30
5.) Have Fun!

Photo Challenge #17 Roundup

Hello all!  Sorry this is a bit late. Emily and I have both been busy busy. 

So here's the round up for "a bug's life".

Monday, May 18, 2009

Weekly Photo Challenge #17

Good Morning, Everyone!

This week's theme:
A Bug's Life

Submit 3 photos of bugs*- they may be of the same bug from different angles, or 3 different bugs.
These may be tweaked
they must have some color in them- so no B/W (can have select color**) or sepia

*A bug is anything with more than 4 legs that is in the insect world, an arachnid, or any kind of creepy-crawly thing.

**Select color is a b/w photograph with portions of it in color, like this.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Photo Challenge #16 roundup

This weeks submissions for Man vs. Nature:

Katie N.



Bekah 1 2 3 4

Katie K.



Thanks everyone- these were all wonderful!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Photo Challenge #16

Man vs. Nature

1.Submit 3-5 photos by Friday or Saturday this week
2.They may be "tweeked"
3.Can be color, b/w, sepia- anything you feel makes your photographs more dynamic
4.and, finally, have fun!


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Photo Challenge #15 Roundup

Hello all!  I truly hope that your Sat. wasn't as dreary and over cast as mine was!  

Just after I post this I'm going to bop over to FB to set up a discussion group where we can all talk about what we learned about each other and ourselves through this challenge!  

Good work everyone!  

(As a side note, since I will be on vacation with the fam the week after next-YIPPIE!-, Emily is going to do the challenges for the next two weeks.  I probably won't be able to join in next week since we will be far away from most technology, so have a great next two weeks everyone!-diana)

Bekah A. B. C.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Photo Challenge #15

The Coffee Cup

This week's challenge is an excises in recognizing that you have a vision unique to the way you look at the world.

The Challenge:
Photograph a Coffee Cup

The Rules:
1.) Submit three photos of the same cup
2.) Tweeking allowed
3.) B/W or Colour
4.) Photos due Friday May 8, 2009

My goal with this challenge is that we all photograph the same common item and when all is said and done, we get to see how other people view said item.  I'm going to open up a discussion on the FB Photo Challenge Group page where we can share our insight and thoughts.  I'll post that Friday so we can all share what we've learned about ourselves and our fellow photographers.  Enjoy your week!

Photo Challenge # 14 Roundup

Welcome to spring everyone!  I'm glad to see that we all had our own little individual challenges to overcome...for some of us it was the early arrival of spring, the late arrival of spring, or a broken car.  Sometimes pictures don't come easily and it's good to learn how to make your vision come through, even when things around you aren't working as you'd hoped!

Here's the roundup this week:

Bekah A. B. C. D. E.