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, August 30, 2009

Challenge #31

My hubby helped me to come up with this one- he likes the challenges that have a technical side to them- to help educate people how to deal with certain types of lighting situations, etc., so here's what we came up with:

A Brand New Day

Use these words as inspiration for a series of photos (3-5 pictures)
The sky/sun should not be the main focus of your photos
B/w or color
Editing is not allowed; however, you may crop your pictures as you see fit.

Have a great time, fellow shutterbugs and photographic artists! ;)


Monday, August 24, 2009

Challenge #30

Good Morning All! I'm getting this one up a little early since I went to bed earlier than usual and both my boys are still asleep.

This week's challenge is inspired by my son.

This week's theme:


Search out and find a:

1.) Circle
2.) Square
3.) Triangle


1.) B/W or Colour
2.) 3 photos, or all shapes in one (if you can manage!)
3.) No Tweaking
4.) Photos due by Sat. Aug 29 (MckLinky will stay open till the 1st of Sept for late posters.)

Have fun!


Monday, August 17, 2009

Challenge #29

Sorry for getting this posted so late in the day... been dealing with a little flu bug going through the family. blah.

This weeks challenge:


Incorporate graffiti into your images in some way- large or small scale.
Keep it PG.
Submit 3 photos- at least one in B&W and at least one in full color- by Saturday, August 22
You may edit as you see fit.
Enjoy getting out and searching for graffiti!

(graffiti can be anything that is writing- whether painted, scratched, or by other means- where it is not allowed- i.e. bathroom stalls, underpasses, bridges, road signs, etc...)

Looking forward to seeing your interpretations!


Monday, August 10, 2009

Challenge #28

Wow! We keep adding new photographers every week! This week I'd like to offer a hearty welcome to Tomo. We're so glad you decided to join in the fun.

Since most of our challenges involve more than one photo I thought I'd switch it up a little this week and have a challenge where we post only ONE image.

This week's theme:

BIG and small

1.) One photo and one photo only.
2.) B/W or Colour is fine.
3.) No tweaking please.
4.) Photo submissions due by Sat. Aug 15 (MckLinky will stay open till Aug. 18th for any late posters.)

Have a great week!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Challenge #27

What lovely blue photos we had last week. It was fun to see everyone's interpretation. It's also nice to see that some of our newer members are feeling comfortable enough to comment on other's photos. Remember; if you don't have a lot of time to comment (this is also a reminder for me!) don't be afraid to talk about only one photo for each person. We all highly value everyone's feed back (and no worries if you think you have nothing to say, just talk about what you see!)

This week's challenge is:


I Love........

I want........

I wish for.......

1.) Please submit three photos by Sat. Aug 8th.
2.) You may pick one fill in the blank and submit three photos for it, or do one photo for each fill in the blank.
3.) B/W or Colour
4.) Tweaking allowed

Keep up the great work everyone!


*MckLinky will be open till Tuesday Aug 11 for any late posters.