During the pandemic, I haven’t been able to meet up with my creative crew as much I would have liked to, and I’m sure many of you found yourselves in the same situation.
Pre-lockdowns a group of friends used to set creative challenges such as working with paper or drawing, and then we’d show our creations to each other after a dinner shared at home, or over coffee and a chat in town.
We found ourselves badly in need of a creative boost and so came up with the great idea to have a remote challenge, and the activity we chose was photography. I love taking photos with my phone when I’m out and about on my walks and adventures and so I was excited to take part, even though we couldn’t go far from home.
We each came up with a different theme to photograph over the course of three weeks and the three photography prompts were:
- Doesn’t go there
I’m no photography expert, but I really enjoyed this challenge, and here are my photos below:
I came across this abandoned concrete pipe when I was walking through a forest close to my house. I love how nature has reclaimed it with a covering of moss.
I enjoy collecting sea glass and sea pottery on my shore walks. I couldn’t get to the beach during the lockdowns but I was able to photograph this lovely piece from my collection.
3. Doesn’t go there
This was taken in the main street of my local village, Belleek. It’s a great idea to have Tulips growing on top of a wall and it makes me smile everytime I see them.
A photography challenge is a great way to spark your creativity as it encourages you to slow down and notice everyday items and routines more than you normally would. The group photography challenge definitely helped me to appreciate my local area a lot more as I couldn’t travel far to take photos during the lockdowns.
Ever since the group photo challenge, I’ve been keen to push myself a little bit further creatively, and so I’ve come up with a 30-day photography challenge to share with you. I’m both nervous and excited about completing the challenge myself, but I’m looking forward to it and I’m making a commitment to taking a photo a day for the next 30 days.
Hopefully, you will find this 30-day photography challenge of interest to you and I hope you try it! Maybe you take some of the prompts from it that appeal to you and make your own unique photo challenge, that would be amazing. I will be posting my photos over on my Instagram account if you want to check them out, so please join me over there.