Last week I ventured out to Nantucket to visit one of my best friends, Kellyn. It’s absolutely gorgeous out there and I was treated to sunny, 70 degree weather. After leaving, I realized that I could easily get used to living right on the beach, living without allergies, and eating seafood every day. View

I love stats. I thought it was pretty interesting to break some of the details down. Especially the fact that there were WAY more dog photos than cat photos. (GO DOGS!) When compiling all the information, I excluded myself from all the totals and only used data from the submissions that made it into the [&helli

Day 30: Yourself…30 Days Later. The 30 Day Photo Challenge is officially over! Can you believe it? To me, it went by incredibly fast and I can’t believe it’s October already. Obviously, compared to Day 1, there is a substantial amount of people that didn’t make it into this post but we s

Day 29: Clouds! I love the variety of clouds in this set. Sometimes a cloudy day is perfect and other times it’s nice to see only a few in the sky. I love #6! 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 Tomorrow’s post will be of the last

Day 28 : Incorporate Motion. To me, motion in photos makes them more candid and a better reflection of what was really happening. I think this set is a great example. Your favorites? 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 Tomorrow I’ll be po

Day 27: Natural Light. I pretty much only shoot with natural light. I really admire those that can handle studio and artificial lighting well. I am not one of those people. What do you prefer? 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | […]

I’m baaaaack! I’ll be posting more about my trip to Nantucket and Boston next week but for now, let’s finish up this challenge! The 30 Day Photo Challenge is officially over as of today (since it’s the 30th) but I’ll be posting Days 26-30 over the next five days. Today’s post

Update: I won’t be able to post while on Nantucket! I’ll begin posting Day 26 this Friday (and Day 27 on Saturday…etc). Hope you all understand! Keep sending your submissions for Days 26-30! I’ll sort them all out when I return. I also have no idea if that photo (above) is way too big. Y

Today’s challenge: anything you want! I love these shots. Not that I don’t LOVE when 30+ people submit photos but sometimes a smaller set feels really awesome. Your favorites? Mine’s #14. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 Tomorrow’s challe

Whew. Another late post. I’m in Illinois and don’t have great Internet connection. There is a chance that for the rest of the challenge, they’ll be going up late because I’m on vacation! I’m sure you all understand :) I absolutely love these color schemes! Great job, all. I also wa

Today’s challenge was to take or submit a photo of a childhood memory. Mine is a photo of nail polish. When I was REALLY little, I would pretend that each bottle was a person and as I got older, I just always kept a huge basket in my room. I love looking at these photos […]

Someone you love. I killed two birds with one stone and snapped a shot of my husband Adam and my grandpa. Both are men that I love a lot. I really feel love when I look at these photos. The shots of people feel like they have a level of comfort that you can’t achieve […]

Today’s challenge: sunsets. Obviously, if you are shooting real time, there is a really small window of time where you’re able to capture a sunset. It’s always fun to take photos early morning and right before sunset. I love the lighting. Anyways, meet the photographers: 1 | 2 | 3  | 4 | 5 |

Well, I’m about 40 minutes late. The day has ended and I’m just now getting this post up. It was one of those days where I seriously never stopped and now my brain feels mushy. BUT I’m glad to be posting this now because these shots are AMAZING. I love the color schemes. Seriously my […

These weekend posts always get up a little bit later than I plan but better late than never! Today’s challenge was to depict emotion (which in my opinion is the best subject). What do you think? Favorites? 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 Tom

Who knew street lights could be so gorgeous? Loved the interpretations and the contrast of the day/night shots. Which ones are your favorites? 1 | 2 | 3 | 4  | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 Tomorrow’s challenge: depicting emotion! I think of all the days, I&#

Experimenting with light is one of my favorite photo exercises. I love the variety of light sources in this set and it makes me even more excited for a shorter photo challenge this fall/winter where we can learn about settings, time of day, cameras, etc. Which ones are your favorite? 1 | 2 | 3 | 4  | 5

We’re halfway into the 30 Day Photo Challenge, pals! The first week felt really slow to me but the second week-ish has gone by really quickly. How are you all feeling about it? Burnt out yet? I can definitely say (since I shot the challenge a month prior on film) that it takes a lot […]

Today’s challenge was all about eyes. Focusing on eyes (to me) can take on a few meanings. I think this variety did a great job covering all interpretations and I’m glad a couple animals got added to the mix.. Also, I had someone ask if I’d ever consider placing the photos one after the other

This challenge was to submit a photo edit that you like. It could be of a recent photo you’ve snapped or perhaps an old one you’ve always been proud of. My photo (very top) is a shot I took on my Pentax K1000 last weekend. I added some touches of vibrant color and I really, […]

This challenge is never about numbers, but dang! Only 18 submissions besides my own. I had a feeling that I would see a smaller number of submissions since this post really required you to take photos the day before or the day of. For the record, I have no problem with pulling from old photos […]

Today’s post seems fitting. Black and white has such a unique feel about it. Mine (the very top) was taken with expired B&W film. It’s even interesting to see how the tone/color is different than most of the digital submissions. This post is my favorite so far. And my favorite photo (don’t

Whew! Well it looks like weekend posts may be late or early depending on my schedule. Today I took photos of Sarah and then took a letterpress class! I had a blast but that and other plans delayed this post a bit. My “whatever I want” photo is a picture from the shoot today. Sarah is […]

Today’s challenge was to take a photo of something…from a distance. It doesn’t say how big that distance needed to be and I think that this set of photos gives us a lot of variety. Mine is of that black cat. I see that black cat everywhere. Always from a distance and it seemed to […]

SILHOUETTES! And the smallest number of participants yet. It was very awesome to see the technique and the interpretation of “silhouette” in these submissions. I love the contrast. Which ones are your favorites? Meet the photographers: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 […]

Well this post went up a lot later than I had planned but it’s seriously one of my favorite days so far. So much color and I really love the way each shot is really focused on a specific subject. Now meet the photographers: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 […]

It’s like a variety show up in here today! Every five days throughout this #30dayphoto challenge, there will be a “whatever you want” theme which allows participants to take a break from any type of guideline. Meet the submitters: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | […]