A Photo a Week Challenge

Tell me where is fancy bred,
In the heart or in the head?

(W. Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice)


I love working on the photo challenges I’ve come across on the internet. For those of you who host them, thank you! You’ve inspired me to create a weekly photo challenge of my own. I don’t have a fancy name for it or any magic trick for coming up with topics for it. I might also not be perfect at posting the challenge in a timely manner, but I will try. I hope anyone who accepts each challenge has fun and finds it interesting.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.  There’s no time limit on the challenges, and all challenges will remain open — for now. There may come a time when I turn off commenting on super old ones, but not yet.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Monday or Tuesday, when the next photo theme will be announced. Challenges are never closed, so feel free to post to older prompts and don’t fret if you miss the Monday/Tuesday “deadline” as there are no deadlines.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

(Yes, I stole these rules from The Daily Post Photo Challenge. I hope they don’t mind.)


48 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge”

  1. I’m glad I found this! I started my blog about a year ago and have greatly missed the weekly photo challenges and have been looking for something like it, thanks for sharing!

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  3. Hi Nancy. Although I’ve been blogging for double-digit years, this past October I started a new blog – Beach Walk Reflections. I want to expand my collaborations with photographers, and to be honest, I stumbled across your name by seeing a post participating in your challenge. Not only do I invite you to collaborate, but to also spread the word to other photographers. Here’s a page explaining. https://beachwalkreflections.wordpress.com/collaborators/ … Let me know your thoughts. Thanks

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