17 May 2015

Presenting the Summer Photography Challenge


Hello, everyone! By the time I have posted this, I will have placed my new blog design up, refreshed nearly all of my pages, and will be off from my laptop for most of the time, since I have finals coming up. I am proud and glad to present to you today a little idea that has been running around in my brain for awhile: The Summer Photography Challenge!

The idea? It's pretty simple. Throughout May 18th up to August 30th, try to take a photo of nearly everything that I have on the list below, and then, around the end of the challenge, go on ahead and write a post featuring all of the photos you took. If you aren't in the summer season for all of you people in the southern hemisphere, then go on ahead and take on the challenge anyway! I'll also be posting a mini challenge every two weeks or so. Isn't it awesome?

Ignore my edited thumb; there was something weird on there that I had to just try to blur it out.

Here's the thing that I want to get out of this, though: it can be easy to take photos of nearly all of these things if you go and search for them, and that's not the point of holding this challenge. Don't go looking to take the actual photo; let the moment come to you without you being necessarily conscious about it.

When I went to Disney World last December, my family went to watch a light show at Epcot known as IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth three times. The first two times my family went, I constantly was in this rut of whenever there was a firework, I was literally like a dog on squirrel alert.


That drained the fun out of enjoying the show. So, the third time, I placed my camera away and watched the show, and the total experience was surreal. Don't go searching, just let it come.

Ready to join? Want to join? Then go on ahead! And if you want, you may go and post this badge on your sidebars to help spread the word. I'm sorry that it isn't as epic as a Wilderness Explorer badge. :)

Summer Photography Challenge 2015

59 comments:

  1. I love your new design!! And a photo challenge sounds awesome :) We are heading into winter in New Zealand, but I'll give it a go :)

    Also, I tagged you over at my blog! http://opalswirls.blogspot.co.nz/2015/05/the-creative-blogger-award.html

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, I remembered when I first made a tag relating to the seasons a year ago, I was like, "Oh boy... I didn't think this through well." I'll make sure to look out for your photos! And awesome! I commented on the post; thank you for tagging me! :)

      xoxo Morning

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  2. Your blog design is beautiful. How did you make the topics?
    I'd love to join in the challenge.

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    1. Thank you, Sophie! I made the topics based off of some coding that I learned while I was in Javascript class last year. A lot of the things I learned there easily applied to blogging, which is quite great! I can't wait to see your photos, if you join the challenge!

      xoxo Morning

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  3. Ooh, sounds fun! :D I love your new design, btw! I changed mine too, it seems like it's the season for change...:)

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    1. Thanks, jo! Yeah, I was thinking about changing my design some months ago, but being so caught up in the moment of school, my mind wasn't in the mind set to start designing something new. I do, however, have some new design drafts running around... :)

      xoxo Morning

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  4. Loooovvvvee this idea! I totally want to do it! <3
    Btw, beautiful new design!

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    1. Eve, thank you thank you thank you! I recently saw your blog, and I love the changes you are adding to yours too!

      xoxo Morning

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  5. THIS IS AMAZING and I'm totally doing it weeee. <3 Fabulous idea, and fabulous new look!

    xoxo

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    1. Adelaide, you are too kind. :) When you do the post, I can't wait to see what you have in store! I always look forward to you and Candence's photography when photography posts are up on both of your blogs. :D

      xoxo Morning

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  6. Yesssssssssssss. Eeep. Sounds amazing. I'll see if I can do it; though I'm sure I'll forget about it... :-P

    I LOVE your new look. Fantastic job!!

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, I'm kind of thinking that a lot may forget about it... that's why I am going to set up mini challenges every once in awhile!

      xoxo Morning

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  7. I absolutely love the new design! I'm dying to know how you made the topics!!

    I'm very sorry but I don't really understand - do we make our own list or use yours? Sorry, I'm brain dead!

    Great idea, though!!

    Xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Miss Internet! I learned how to make it in Javascript class. You use my list, but you can totally go around and make up your own mini challenges! :) It's up to you!

      xoxo Morning

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    2. Thank you! I get it now!

      Again, I'm seriously in love with your design!

      I'll totally do the challenge! Xoxo

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  8. Oh my gosh! I LOVE your design! I'll try to do the challenge.

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    1. LOL .... I have a shirt that says "wild and free" on it. Can I wear it and take a picture? (I'm just kidding.)

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    2. Thank you! Haha, that t-shirt "Wild and Free" sounds awesome! :)

      xoxo Morning

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  9. Sorry for all the comments. In the code you provide for the button, you should add "http://" before your blog a href.

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    1. Hey, no, it's all right! Thanks for the heads up! I'll be sure to change that once I go and finish commenting.

      xoxo Morning

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  10. The new design is very nice! I love it. :) I'll have to think about doing the summer photography challenge; I would love to improve my skills, but I only have my iPhone 3 camera. :P

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    1. Thank you, Christine! :) Hey, just because you have an iPhone 3 camera doesn't mean you can't take quality photos. People can have nice cameras but just because they do doesn't necessarily mean that they carry quite the artistic or emotional punch as they should. :P I can't wait to see your photos!

      xoxo Morning

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  11. New design is amazing! And I'm definently gonna try this challenge! Although...I think I might have to end up looking for things as

    a. I don't leave the house much, even in summer

    and

    b. I don't carry my--oops, I mean my mom's--camera with me that often. I think she'd murder me.

    Haha, but this challenge is awesome and I'm still gonna try it! Also I'm snapping up your button (blog button, that is) to drop on my button swap page! Whenever you get back to your laptop, it'd be cool if you picked my button up too! :)

    O | Life as a Young Lady

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    1. Thanks, Olivia! :) Hey, if worst comes to worst, I guess you can try to look for the items. And hey, you don't necessarily need to use an actual camera; you can use your phone's camera, too! That will work. I'm not posting blog buttons on my friends page (simply because not everyone has a button and it kind of bothers me when some things look a bit standing out), but I will definitely add your link on there!

      xoxo Morning

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  12. I'm as confused as Miss Internet do we use your list or make our own?

    Neon girl xoxo

    P.S Love your new design

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    1. Aww, thanks! I told Miss Internet (I'll also say the same to you): you can use my list, but you can give yourself mini little photo prompts to go along, if you want. ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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    1. I can't wait to see your photos, Lizzie!

      xoxo Morning

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  14. Lovely design and idea. <3
    I think I might just have to participate.

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    1. Thank you, Jordy! Your photography is amazing... I'm really excited!

      xoxo Morning

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  15. Great idea and gorgeous design! xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Arushee! The question is though, will you be joining? *nudge nudge wink wink* ;)

      xoxo Morning

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  16. This is an amazing idea! I just might have to try this out :)

    Also, your new design is FABULOUS <3 *claps* Well done, Morning!

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    1. Thanks, Autumn! When you do you have to keep me up to date on how it's working out! The design isn't the best, but I am thinking of adding some tweaks to it once school gets out (replying to comments is the only free time I'm allowing myself to have on my laptop right now... Um, Marcus Aurelius would have so much more discipline if he lived in the 21st century).

      xoxo Morning

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  17. Awesome new blog design, Morning! All the best in your finals!

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    1. Thanks, Bethany! I hope everything goes well, too! :) I'm worried about Math and Biology and Ancient Civilizations (okay, you can probably assume I am flipping out about everything) but I just hope I won't freak out and panic for five minutes before I actually start working. My mental process will totally be blurred at that point.

      xoxo Morning

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  18. I love your new blog design! It was the first thing that I noticed, and it looks so clean yet fun! And the challenge sounds so fun, although since I will be in New York half the summer, I won't commit to it. A great tool for inspiration, though!

    Hannah ~Grace in Everything~

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you've noticed the theme; you're the first one to actually guess it correctly. Are you kidding? I know you won't necessarily do my challenge, but New York is amazing! The City is great, but I also love the small boating communities (which is where I stayed during my time there some years ago). ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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  19. I love your new blog design! This photo challenge sounds interesting..I might be able to do it, but I'm going to be in India for most of the summer:-)

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    1. Thanks! Hey, you don't necessarily have to post it; while it is nice to post it, it's not required. ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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  20. I'll definitely be trying this!

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  21. Awesome! I totally want to try this! Lovely design, Morning! Your hair is beautiful! I have always wanted black hair! Its gorgeous!! <3

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    1. Really? Oh my gosh, you are very sweet! :D Black hair is nice, but when you do want to do braids and such, it's hard to see the intricate designs of it. That's the only downside of having black hair.

      xoxo Morning

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  22. This challenge is so awesome! Can't wait to see your photos! And I can totally relate to being overly alert during the fireworks show at Disney, haha. Love your new design :)

    ❤ Blaze Ann
    www.p31beauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! My family still can't over how photo alert I was during our trip... :)

      xoxo Morning

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  23. Great pictures and I'm loving your new blog design xx :)
    agirlblogx.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. I am definitely doing this! Loving the new design, super adorable!

    ~Noor

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    1. Sweet! I can't wait to see your photos!

      xoxo Morning

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  25. I'm lovin' the new design!! I will for sure try to partake in the photo challenge this summer, however we have a TON going on this summer, so I don't know if I will be able to. :)

    xo,
    megann

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    1. Hi, Megann! Thank you! You can try; you don't have to complete the challenge, necessarily. It's a fun scavenger hunt thing to do, photo wise!

      xoxo Morning

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  26. Hi Morning! I'm thinking about participating in this challenge - it looks like a ton of fun! :) Just a quick question, though: What's the difference between clothing and apparel?
    Thanks! :)

    - Ellie

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    1. Oops. *face palm* I was brainstorming this at ten o'clock on a Saturday evening; that's when most of my ideas come up, but a lot of times, my thoughts get weird and muddled. They're the same. ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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    2. Okay, thanks! Don't worry, I do stuff like that all the time too, tbh.

      - Ellie

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  27. This is a great idea! I will probably do this! Just one problem. I'm not wanting to be mean but I can't read some of these writings. Like rainbow what? I'd love to do this though!
    ~Ellie;P
    www.uniquelyyou1.blogpsot.com

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    1. Thank you! :D Here, I'll rewrite it (I'll also tell you this in a comment on your blog tomorrow):

      Apparel,
      Nature,
      Clothes (apparel/clothes are the same *face palm*),
      Food,
      Fireworks,
      Water,
      Community Event,
      Sunset,
      Reading,
      Bubbles.

      The next set of categories are all meant to start with "something"; that's why the writing is indented like that in the photo:

      Something new you've tried,
      Something rainbow ombre,
      Something small yet annoying,
      Something wild and free,
      Something bright and cheery,
      Something quiet yet knowledgeable,
      Something that makes you smile,
      Something which means summer to you, and
      Something vintage or nautical!

      I hope this helps!

      xoxo Morning

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  28. Ooooo! This sounds so fun! I think I'm going to try this on my photography blog! Would it be okay to post the pictures as I take them, instead of in one batch at the end of the summer?

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    1. Yeah! I'm pretty laid back on this challenge... whatever works best for you!

      xoxo Morning

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xoxo Morning