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Monday, March 9, 2009

Photography Challenges

I am not a good photographer ~ I know very little about my camera.  But, I take thousands of pictures of everything!!!  

I would like to get better at the photos I take .. maybe be more deliberate about what I am shooting.

This cool site has a photography contest per week and this one has a themed photo per week.  I have also come across a 52-week photo challenge (although I don't know where) that challenges Mom to make sure one photo is taken of herself each week for 52 weeks.  Because, let's face it, us moms are usually the photographers.  So, I'm going to incorporate some of these challenges into my blog every week.  Why? ... because it's fun!

This week's challenge at I Heart Faces is Creative Cropping.  

Here is my attempt ~~

Original photo

My attempt at creatively cropping the photo ~~

Creative Crop

The Saturday Photo Hunt theme for this week is "Space". This was all I had.  I took it last Fall, so wasn't prepared to try to enhance it while I was taking it.  Here it is, none-the-less ~

My plan is to post my photos on Saturdays, to do something light and fun on the weekends. Hope you enjoy it!!  And join in if you want!  I'd love to see what you come up with!


  1. Hey, glad to see you joining in on some of those photo challenges. The more photos you take and watch what others do the better you get. Let me know if you ever have any questions, I'll do my best to help!

    I really like that idea of the 52 week challenge. I can never seem to find a photo of myself when I need it. So I did a search and found the blog of the woman who originated it.
    I think I might start joining in this week.

  2. thanks for the sweet words about my jewelry on bloggy giveaways!

    i think you have done a great job with your creative cropping!

    good luck with the contest :)

  3. Nicole - I love this idea! I can not tell you how many times we have gone somewhere and I have these awesome pictures... but mom is no where to be seen!

    I've even gotten tot he point more recently to where I just hand Peyton my camera and say "Start shooting!" It's not always great - but she usually snaps a good amount of photos that I can later edit and work with. I posted a blog last time she was here of some pictures she actually took herself - and some of ME! :D

    52 pictures huh? One per week? Sounds like fun ! :)

  4. For someone who doesn't know much you did great on this challenge

  5. I found your blog on I ♥ Faces - You did a great job with your crop! Love the picture!


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