Saturday, 24 April 2010

The BIG photo challenge!

What is it?
The BIG photo challenge is a photo challenge, which is based on a theme which is picked at random and changed each week. The themes are designed to be quick, easily achievable, for amateurs and new photographers and they can easily be completed in the house and garden. Everybody follows the same theme.

Why?
It's just a fun, informal way of improving your photography skills, it forces you to think outside the box and have a little fun with some friends.

When?
Every Thursday

Where?
On your own blog...and here.

How?
You will get a week to complete each assignment. Once you have taken your photo you will post your photo on your blog, along with a copy of the meme link below. The meme link will link to this post, so that people can get information on the challenge. I will publish the next week's theme on my blog each Thursday. I will start a McLinky list when I set each assignment so that you can add your blog to the McLinky list. You don't need to sign up to this, just note down the theme, start working on it and then make your post and leave your link here next Thursday :)  It would be nice if you could add a few words about how you think your photo fits in with the theme and anything else interesting, or that you learned while taking the photo.

The Meme Link
It would help to spread the word if you could also post the button in your sidebar. All you need to do to add the button to your post is just copy the html text from the box above, put your post into html mode and then paste in the text where you want it. To add it to your sidebar, just add the text to a html/Javascript widget in your sidebar.

22 comments:

  1. I'm in...this sounds like lots of fun and I am always looking for a new reason to play with my camera :)

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  2. Cool - can't wait to see what you come up with. Glad to have you with us Jen :)

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  3. Great idea! So doing it on my photography blog! :)

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  4. Oh! I am totally in too! I a newbe at photography, but love it, so this is going to be so much funN!:) THanks!

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  5. Great! Will you choose a winner? Can't wait!!!

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  6. There will be no winner as this is just some informal fun for new and amateur photographers. There will however be an opportunity to post your links and discuss any of the photos etc.

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  7. Louise, you never stop amazing me. What a fun idea. I'm excited to see what fun photos you all create!!! I'm stalking you on this blog, too :)-
    Tessa

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  8. Cool beans! I'm going to give it a try.

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  9. OMG there's no hiding from you is there Tessa LOL

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  10. Sounds like fun - Count me in = )

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  11. This sounds like an awesome idea Louise! You know I'm in! Haha!

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  12. Is it too late for me to join in?

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  13. No it's never too late Aimee - this week's theme is open until Thursday, you can still enter something for this week, or choose to wait until week 2's theme is announced on Thursday. It would be nice to have more people joining in cos I love looking at photos :)

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  14. I would like to join also...I am just starting a blog and I have no idea what I am doing, so I don't know if I can even add the posts you want on our website, but I will try. Since I still haven't blogged a single thing and can't decide what my background should be, this will definitely be interesting. Wish me luck. Missy:o

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  15. OKay so is the topic the same as the one your blog for the week? Blue?
    I'd love to do it, but this week is busy. I'll start next week. ;)
    I probably just passed over it but do you win anything?

    With Love and Blessings,
    Bleah Briann
    P.S. If you have time to reply on my blog that would be great!

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  16. Good luck Missy!

    Bleah Briann I haven't got time to go blog hopping right now so I'm hoping you come back and find this here...the topic changes each week - you can find out which is the latest topic by clicking on the link (in the announcements box) just underneath my header. Click that and it will take you directly to the post explaining the latest assignement as well as the post where you can add your links.

    No prizes, as I've explained before, the reason we're doing this is for fun...and people start to think it's not fun any more when they don't win prizes :)

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  17. I'm interested about that and I'll maybe start this =)

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  18. Hey I have a suggestion, Louise. I think it would be a little bit easier if you put the Big Photo Challenge button and code in the sidebar so I could snatch it real quick. Just a suggestion, but I think it would be a little bit easier. :)

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  19. Hi Kenzie, it's in the past that you'd need to read to find out what the assignment is - but if you think it would be useful in the sidebar too, i can add it there too. I just need to remember to do it LOL. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  20. This is great! I just might get a cool new camera on monday :)We had planned on it anyway so I guess this will be a good reason to start taking pictures cause I like looking at photos too .

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  21. Well its been a bit quiet in here lately but please join in and hopefully more will follow :)

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