Monthly, daily, weekly challenges. Do you love then or do you hate them. Or do you love the idea of them and hate that you never stick with them?
I have been doing the photo a day challenge with prompts provided by Chantelle at Fat Mum Slim for almost a year now and it is now totally part of my day no matter how busy I am. Some photos are snaps which barely meet the prompt and some are worked on with filters and all sorts of nonsense from a variety of apps.
I started the daily photo thing with Hipstamatic who also do a prompt based challenge on Instagram. I love the Hipstamatic app, but I don’t want to have to use it for every photo.
I saw a challenge on A Beautiful Mess today – The 30 day self portrait challenge. My initial reaction was holy squashed avocados, even I don’t want to see a month of photos of me!
Why would any modest person want to do this, blah blah, blah. Then I saw it again on Instagram and saw some comments – ‘great idea’, ‘I’m in’, ‘isn’t that a bit vain?’ Among the many many comments. I decided I agree on all points and I am in!
Maybe a bunch of selfies might be a liberating thing I am thinking (as I try to justify this rather vain undertaking!). Maybe it will bring out the best in my non ability to take a decent photo of me. I always look cross or just weird, or both which isn’t a great look.
Part of the challenge for me is posting them all, I mean I can post them, I know how, but will I want to? What if I am having a mirror melting day? Oh, I know, there will be an app for that! Or of course there are always the good old feet photos…
I am looking forward to geting some practice as my blog photo is in the snow (ahem, needs an update).
My Etsy photo is of my back (need one with jewels which I have made methinks).
Maybe I can turn this challenge frown upside down and use it to my advantage and get some decent and appropriate profiles out of it.
I know, first day and I am hiding behind a turnip!
Any challenges tickling your fancy? Photos, sketches, writing, poetry, art? Don’t you just want to do them all?! I do! Find me on Instagram @catseatdogsmakes.
I love jewelry challenges, but my fav this year has been Sally Russick’s weekly photo challenge.
Mischelle, I will have to look that one up!
i’ve not entered any monthly photo challenge before.. but i see some bloggers doing it.. must be such a fun thing.. maybe i will watch out for such a challenge next time.. ;D
Oh yes, you meet lots of lovely people and of course get loads of photo inspiration.