2013 Photography Challenge- A day in the life

It is time for this week’s photography challenge!  Each week I challenge myself and anyone who would like to follow along to create a photograph based on a theme.  It is a great way to share our lives with each other and learn a bit about our digital cameras at the same time!  This week, we are creating photo collages using the free software at Picmonkey.com to come up with a look at a day in our life. I put some instructions in last weeks post on how to create collages in Picmonkey.   This should be lots of fun!

But before we begin, please take a few moments to check out some of the amazing photos submitted last week, when our theme was “Summer Fun”. What a great bunch of photos!  It was so fun looking at them all!

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Since our theme this week is a “Day in the life”, I chose some photos that definitely show my average day.  I have to tell you that I’m currently a work-a-holic.  With two websites running full blast, I am on the computer at least 80 hours a week, plus I also have a day job in downtown Atlanta that requires an hour commute in nasty traffic each way.  If I’m not on the computer, I am creating projects for upcoming posts.  And then I threw in a couple photos of what I do in my limited free time.  My husband and I love to hike and of course, we have a house full of dogs to love on.

Boring, right?  Well, we had a few major life changes happen this weekend, hence the lateness of this post.  I will be filling you in next week.  Over the past few years, my husband and I have been working towards a five-year plan.  We took the first major step this weekend and I am so excited about it that I’m about to burst.  So stay tuned…

So…back to the post.  I used the free photo software at Picmonkey.com to the photo collage above.  Seriously, it is very easy!  Give it a try.  I bet you start creating collages for your albums in no time!  The majority of the photos were taken with my Canon SX30IS, with the exception of the photo of my office desk which was taken with my handy-dandy cell phone.

So how did you do?

It’s not too late! Email your “Day in the Life” photos to me! Check out the Submission Guidelines. I will post your photos here along with any information that you would like to include. If you have a website, feel free to add a link to your site! I will be taking “Day in the Life” photo submissions all week! Feel free to send your original photo!

Next week’s theme for the 2013 Photography Challenge is particularly exciting!  The theme is “Freedom”. See the information at the bottom of the post for details!

This week’s submissions:

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These photos represent family, crafts, cats, my love for Historic Route 66, times when I have won awards for photography and graphite art, and that I am ready one more time for Hillary…These are pretty much me.~ Brenda Williams- Weatherford, OK  – Cats, Kids and Crafts

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Here’s a peek at my day! Kim- Burlington, MA

photography challenge day in the life

This is a quick look at my life.  Books because I read daily. My Canon lens cover because I am working daily to improve my photography.  The make-up is for having to get ready to work every day.  The flower/bee photo for my favorite type of photography, which is also my main focus, so daily I am trying to find unique flowers.  Last but not least my completely spoiled kitty and my interesting hermit crab who complete my day. ~Nicole from VA

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I’m Barb from Wisconsin.  I have a blog called The Cabin Countess.  I am retired and this is our house.  I live here with my husband and my father who is almost 89. I take photos a lot and some of the photos I actually took from the window. Most days this is my life

photography challenge a day in the life Left out the dog, lol. She won’t know. ~ Steph L.

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My name is Shannon, and I’m from Milwaukee. Most of my days, and nights, are spent here in my studio. I am an avid beader and jewelry designer. It is my passion and I love every minute of it. Photography is a hobby of mine, as well as blogging and writing. You have a great blog and I love seeing your pins on Pinterest! ~Shannon

photography challenge a day in the life

I love taking pictures and you will see, my largest picture is my husband and friend leaving the Happy Together tour at a fair, fun fun,love music, fairs and friends. My kids are important and most of my time is with them, my kids Keith and Anna are the older ones holding the ones I nanny, Ally and Alivia. My favorite place is in my home town, the Goodspeed Opera house on the CT river, I pass it every day..  I can’t forget my pets Zoey and Aramani who love each other. My life is in my pictures of my world right around me. Janis Truckenbrodt Hyatt

Next Week’s Theme- Freedom!

Next week we are looking at the word “freedom”.  Freedom can mean anything to you, but to give you some ideas think about the words, independence, liberty, self-determination, emancipation, liberation, release.  What photo means freedom to you?  Would you like an example?

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Oh, and while you are busy coming up with those great photos, I wanted to tell you about the awesome new photography classes that Craftsy is now offering!  I’ve been a fan and an affiliate of Craftsy for several years now, and their video classes are fabulous.  I have personally taken quite a few of them.  What is great about them is they are inexpensive, and once you purchase the class, you can watch it anytime at your leisure, and as many times as you want.  I’ve started my own personal Craftsy Video class library!

Anyway, they have branched into some great photography courses taught by professional photographers! Craftsy courses are highly interactive, allowing students to ask questions, make digital video notes, and learn using the latest tools.  Just click on the affiliate link below for more details!

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