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, November 29, 2009

Challenge #43

Wow! It's so great to see so many of you back and participating in the challenges! It's so inspiring to see everyone's interpretations of the challenges. I'm happy to see that many of you are taking advantage of the extended submission deadlines. I'll continue to keep the MckLinky link open for at least three weeks after the challenge is posted.

For this week I thought we'd do a fun challenge and put off the technical challenge for another week.

This week's challenge:


The Rules:

1.) Submit a series of 3 photos (try to tell a story with your three images, have a little fun!)
2.) Since we've had a few people who seem to be interested in photo manipulation, tweaking is allowed.
3.) MckLinky will be up for the next three weeks so submit when you can. The sooner the better though, you'll probably get more comments that way!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Challenge #42

Happy monday, everyone!

It was good to see a couple of regulars join back in for last week's challenge! (myself included....ahem. anywho....)
This week we'll do a *somewhat* simple challenge. Submit 1-3 images at the end of this week of creative images of the sky. These can be edited/tweaked,cropped in any way.
Hope you have fun with this one!


Monday, November 16, 2009

Challenge #41

I thought we'd try another technical challenge this week. This week's challenge is inspired by a post I read over at Pioneer Woman Photography, a great photography blog!

The Challenge:

The Rule of Thirds

Submit three photographs of the same subject demonstrating the rule of thirds. You can either take three photos, cropping your image differently, or take one picture and crop it three different ways.

MckLinky will be up for two weeks.

Have fun!


Monday, November 9, 2009

Challenge #40

For this week's challenge I thought we'd explore an idea, and I know this one will be difficult for me.

The Challenge:

"Old Fashioned"

The Rules:

1. You are free to submit as many or as few photos as you'd like.
2. Pictures can be in b/w or colour
3. Mcklinky will stay open for the next two weeks if you don't get to it this week it's okay if you submit next week instead.

Have fun hunting!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Challenge #39

Hey everyone! So sorry for the delay. I don't know where the week went!

This week I thought I'd do a bit of a technical challenge to see how well we know our cameras, and what we can learn from doing something a little bit different.

The Challenge:

Shooting Blind

The subject matter is completely up to you, but you are only allowed 10 shots. For 5 of those shots you can look through your view finder. For the other 5 resist the urge and shoot them without the use of your viewfinder or screen. Sometimes when a photographer is working a unique location it can be hard to get the shot you want because you're eyeball can't go where the camera can. This is an exercise to help you learn how the camera can be an extension of your eyes.

Submit your favorite photo from each set of 5.

Have fun!


(MckLinky will be up for two weeks for this one.)