Hello, and welcome to this week’s shoot-along post. I’ll be featuring one photo tutorial, photo gift idea, or photo challenge every Wednesday from now through December. Scroll to the bottom of today’s post to see more from the shoot along.
So often with our picture taking, we manage to capture the “pageant” moments, the first day of school, Halloween night, visits to Grandma, but not the every-day. Today’s challenge should fix that. It should help you capture the every-day.
Are you ready for it? Here is your challenge for the week.
Pick a time of day in your home that is particularly telling of the way your life is right now. It could be 7:16 a.m. when everyone is on their way out the door, it could be 4:47 p.m. when dinner preparations are underway, it could be 9:02 when kids are tucked into bed and talking over the day. Your challenge is to take a picture at that exact time, every day, for a week. It can be any type of picture, portrait or still life, candid or posed, anything.
Or try for a month.
Or, alternately, pick a specific time of the week, and capture it for one year. You may find yourself looking through Saturday morning soccer games in the fall, house projects in the spring, and outings in the summer.
Do you have your time picked out? If you post these online, come back and comment. We want to see.
I love doing this. Love to see what I end up with. Here are a few I tried two years back, when my kids were small and cute and sometimes liked to dress themselves.
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Tutorials to date: Tell the Story | Light pt I | How to Boss Your Camera Around (shoot in manual)
Challenges to date: Sour Face | Capture the Ordinary
Gift Ideas to date: Portrait Buttons | Photo Games | Photo Game Markers
All this made possible by the lovely Carrie Butler.