North East Family Photo Challenges
Capture all the details of your family’s everyday life!
One of the best ways to improve your photography, and to record your family story, is to take photos regularly. A daily, weekly or monthly photo challenge can really help you to think outside the box with your photography. You will take photos that you would never normally have taken. A fresh challenge can really push you to see your everyday life a little bit differently. It can inspire you to try new photography techniques, play with different effects in-camera and to have fun with your editing.
The best thing is, you can opt in or out as you choose, and tick off as many or as few as you have time for. But you are guaranteed to have a few more photos than if you hadn’t taken up the challenge at all!
Don’t overthink it, have fun!
Most challenges will offer you some sort of a prompt to get you going. Some prompts might be quite literal such as ‘toys’, and some will be more abstract such as ‘peace’, but photography is an art form and as with any other creative process, you can interpret the prompt in any way you wish. Let your creativity run wild! Play with the prompt words to find new or hidden meanings. Play with your camera, whether it be a phone or the latest mirrorless model, trying out different settings and modes.
I have always found that the best way to stay motivated with any challenge, not just photography ones, is to do it alongside other people. Find other people who are doing the same challenge and see what they are up to. With a photo challenge, it can be really inspiring to see what other people are creating. Find out if there is a hashtag to go along with your current challenge and use it to see what everyone else has been up to. Join the North East Family Photography Community here.
Not sure you have the time? Family life is busy and chaotic and the thought of adding one more thing to the to-do list can be daunting. But taking a few minutes of each day to step back and be an observer can actually be very therapeutic. It can help you to be more in-the-moment; help you to appreciate how wonderful your messy, imperfect life really is. Photography can help us to slow down and take a few moments to breathe.
So if you are on the fence, why not just start. Aim for one photo, two, a handful. See how it makes you feel. Share a few of your photos, if you wish, and see what others think. Do a little something just for you!
The Latest Challenge:
May’s Challenge is to
‘Capture Your Everyday in Black and White’
tag your images #northeastfamilyphotochallenge