Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure

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Ben 1

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Baby R

Abby

I love you, Aunt Kristen

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Elisabeth

Just try to make me smile

Russell

I’ve just begun my adventure as a portrait photographer, and I’m having a great time. Here are some of my favorites (most I’ve posted before).

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Unusual Portraits

Don't eat me!Most people are unsure of what to do when they first get in front of a camera to have their picture taken by a “professional photographer”. When I’m shooting portraits (group or individual), I tell my subjects to do funny and unusual things, like scrunch up their faces as tight as they can then open everything as much as they can, or to give me their craziest faces. Most people laugh, which helps them to relax and feel more natural. With this little family, I didn’t even have to ask. They just did this on their own.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT OF YOUR FAVORITE, UNEXPECTED FACE WHEN TAKING SOMEONE’S “PORTRAIT” (FORMAL OR OTHERWISE).

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

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 Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  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.

A Word a Week: Create

Family G having funOne of my favorite things to create is memories. Not only is this a great family, but they are actually part of my extended family, and I’m grateful they entrusted me with capturing this particular memory for them.

Word a Week challenge: Create

A Photo a Week Challenge: Patience

Nick and the soccer ball

Let’s face it, no one shows patience at all times, except maybe this young man. This is my nephew. I have watched him his entire life, and he is the most patient person I have ever met. He loves playing with his younger cousins. He lets them climb all over him, hang from his arms and legs, and put strange objects (like this soccer ball) on him without making a fuss. There have even been times when he has come away in some pain, but hasn’t let on until the fun was finished, and then never to the little kids. He is an amazing man.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT TO YOU REPRESENTS PATIENCE.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

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 Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  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.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Water

Water bottle rocket launcher

You can live 20 to 40 days without food (depending on your health before you start fasting), but only 3 to 5 days without water. Water is the main sustaining resource on our planet. We drink it, we clean with it, and we love to play in it. This week, we took the youth from church to a near-by park for our annual Water Party. We had 500 water balloons (yes, we picked up all of the broken balloon shrapnel afterwards), squirt guns of various sizes and abilities, and water bottle rocket launchers. We drank water and ate watermelon. No one escaped dry.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF WATER.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

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 Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  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.

A Photo a Week: Fight! Fight! Fight!

Beatrice and Benedict from MAANSeveral years ago (more than I really want to admit), I was asked by some friends to take production stills for a local community theatre’s production of Much Ado About Nothing. I played the piano for the incidental music (this play could almost be consider a musical, Shakespeare put so many songs in it), and I had just purchased my very first DSLR camera. I love how the pictures turned out, and this week’s challenge entry is one of my favorites from the shoot. Beatrice and Benedict cannot woo sensibly nor easily, and you are never really sure at the end of the play if she will kiss him or punch his lights out, but it sure is fun to watch.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF CONFLICT OR FIGHTING, WHETHER COMIC OR SERIOUS.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

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 Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  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. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra

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This is a picture of my friend’s wife and kids watching a frisbee game. His youngest turned around just as I took the picture, and it really added to the photo.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra