Inspired by all the photo challenges out there, I thought I’d create one of my own. This photo challenge is two parts:
1. Being my own stylist for a photo shoot.
2. Learning how to use my camera to its fullest extent.
I love styling photo shoots. It infuriates me when I look at photos and see details that were overlooked during the photography session. I wanted to create instances that I could hone my skills and eye for styling, that were more formal, more elaborate, and more visual than my day to day blog posts.
As for the second point: I love doing my Photo Walks, but those are mostly centered around outdoor photos because they involve getting to know my new city better. I thought if I could create my own shoots that I could style, I’d be able to have more practice with interior photography.
I pitched the idea to my blogging buddy, Ginny, of redlovinpixie, who loved it and agreed to take part in the challenge with me! I was more than happy to do this on my own, but it’ll be so much more fun to have her involved as it’ll be fun to see how we both perceive the same subjects. Having said that, anyone is welcome to participate in this challenge with us. The more, the merrier!
Here’s how it works:
1. No editing can be done to the photo other than edge cropping.
2. Camera equipment and tools of any variety may be used to assist in the photography.
3. Select 1-5 of your best photos, of the same subject matter, to be blogged.
4. The same concept must be blogged at the same time by all participants.
5. The only text acceptable for each photo is your watermark.
6. All shoots must be newly styled as of the first Monday of June 2013.
Once a month, on the first Monday.
Concepts*(in this order)
(Caveat: Must use at least 3 of the objects from “Order” photo shoot.)
11. Living Room
*All concepts are open to interpretation of the photographer.
We have this month to think of ideas for our first concept and then we post our first photo shoot on July 1st! We’re both very excited about this new challenge and hope you will be, too. If you choose to participate, please let us know in the comment below so we’ll be sure to include your blog in the first post.
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In other news…. for those of you who don’t follow me in social media, I wanted to
brag share with you about something amazing that happened for my blog this weekend:
Do you see it? My tweet to Style at Home magazine (a leading Canadian home decor magazine) was posted in their July issue! I literally blinked several times to make sure I read it right. I never in a million years dreamed that this tweet would get published, so I’m absolutely over the moon! Thank you, S@H!
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