Monday, February 20, 2012

Keep Calm and Carry a Camera... Special Announcement!

I never have thought of myself as "artsy" or actually even very creative. I had never owned a sewing machine, used a hot glue gun or knew what an Etsy shop was. {Don't laugh!} Now, I do most of my online shopping on Esty and asked for Michael's Art & Crafts gift cards for my birthday. Times are defiantly changing. 

The way I feel I best express myself is through photography. My passion. That is why I'm super excited to announce something I've been dreamed of doing for the longest time. I'm going to be hosting a weekly photo challenge!

This is for everyone to express their self through photography. Professional or not. We will have weekly guest photographers and helpful photography tips.

I've added a "Weekly Photo Challenge" page to my blog. Here's how it works to be considered a winner....
  1. Take your photo. Try not use one you've already taken. Take a new one. Challenge yourself. 
  2. The link to enter your photos is open Friday and Saturday. {the challenge closes Saturday night}
  3. You post your photos on your blog, thorough Flickr or Facebook. 
  4. Please enter a new photo each week.
  5. You can only enter ONE photo each week. If you have any other photos {or collage of photos} in your entry, you will not quality to win the weekly photo challenge. 
  6. Please be sure to enter the permalink to your blog post... not the link to the home page of your blog. Incorrect links are deleted and it is the participant's responsibly to enter it again correctly.
  7. Browse around. Meet other bloggers and photographers through comments to increase your traffic. 
  8. Keep this hush-hush but I usually post the challenge late Sunday night. Those first to link their photos get major hits. 
  9. Have a question? Email me at
Please remember that each participant is allowed to enter only one family-friendly photo each week. It doesn't matter to us when your photo was taken - just as long as YOU took it.

Want to show-off your photo entry? Upload your photo to our Facebook page, tweet about your awesome entry, and tell all your friends about your entry. 

Step 1| Our button needs to be in your entry.  
Step 2| We appreciate a text link back to Our Reflection in your post.
Step 3| You need to enter a permalink to the entry of your post (not to the main page of your blog.)

This weeks photo challenge: Broken
Now grab your camera and get click'n & link up this Friday!
Our Reflection
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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Cassie! Hope you link up on Friday.

  2. LOVE that you're doing this! so excited for this one and already have a new photo in mind :)

    Where do I post my permalink once I blog the image?

    1. My Friday blog post will have a link up. I'm SO glad you're joining in!

  3. This is a great idea and could be very helpful for folks like me who are photographically (hehe!) challenged! Can't wait to browse all of the photos! Thanks for stopping by today!

  4. Hi Laura - thank you so much for following my blog - I'm following you back and just loving your blog xxx Nat

  5. keep calm and carry a camera... i love that! I so need to get better at taking pictures on a regular basis! xo


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