Monday, 8 September 2008

September Photography Challenge Introduction

"It's not what you photograph, it's how you photograph it" ~ Graham Ettridge

Hurray! Time for a new challenge! Thank you to all of you that contacted me with suggestions for new themes. Please keep the suggestions coming in, and I'll be sure to incorporate them into future challenges. This month I'd like to use an idea put forward by Kimberly from Kimberly Kreations. Her suggested theme is to photograph a favourite time of the day / favourite moment in a day.


Just to recap, the guidelines for the challenge are as follows:

1) Take a photograph that in some way, manner or form represents the theme of "Today". You are welcome to use your artistic touch to manipulate the photograph using a photopackage such as photoshop. Be as creative as you desire!!! You are even welcome to sumbit a video clip, if that is your preferred media.

2) Include a brief explanation of how the photograph(s) relate to the theme. The photograph doesn't need to be outside, it can be of somebody or of something around the home.... it just needs to represent the theme of the month.

3) When you have posted your challenge, be sure to send me a link so that I can include it on my "September Challenge Entry" post at the end of the month!

4) You want to join in with the challenge but don't have a blog or website to display your photograph on?
No problem, either:
a)Just email me copy of the image, along with your name and a brief description of how the photograph(s) relate to the theme. I will then include your entry on my "September Challenge Entry" post at the end of the month!!!
b)Join up to a photo storage site like upload your photograph, then leave a link to the photograph in the comments box on this post.

!!Happy Photography!!

Graham Ettridge

If you have any questions, concerns or have an idea for a future photography challenge theme then please do not hesitate to contact me on


Zhu said...

I'm so inspired by this one!


On the other side, I took about 1,000 pictures in China, so I'd better be :D

Liss said...

Oh my friend, I know my favourite time of day with out even having to think. Now how do I want to represent it…… You’ll just have to wait until the end of the month.

Kimberly Miller said...

I'm flattered and excited that you would use this theme. I have so many ideas and can't wait to get started. Love the possible incorporation of video. I'm off (always have been *grin*) and getting right on it.

Peace and Light (tungsten, cloudy, fluorescent, sun - LOL)


meleah rebeccah said...

you always have the best ideas.

Oh and your quote "It's not what you photograph, it's how you photograph it"

reminds me of why I write

Its not the story you tell its HOW you tell the story!

Tony said...

This blog is very well put together so congrats! Your pictures and stories are amazing, I love coming back to this blog. On a side note I thought I would pass along some knowledge, I came across a new website called
Its a neat site and I think you'll like it. So check it out and tell me what you think. Until next time keep taking awesome pics!

Jackal said...

Now this has me thinking.

Kimberly Miller said...

I just posted my September challenge. I really love participating in these as they combine my two favorite things - photography and writing.

Best to all,

Getty72 said...

Zhu! :) How are you? I am definitely coming over your place this weekend to look through your holiday photos!!!! And as always, look forward to your interpretation of the challenge theme xx

Liss, I can't wait!!!!! :)

Kimberly, it was such a wonderful theme... and I am excited to see what results turn up form everybody :)

Meleah, I totally agree with you. And you tell great stories... I love reading your posts so much!

Tony, thanks :)

Hey Jackal!!! I look forward to seeing your interpretation! You are great with a camera!!!

Tish said...

These seem like so much fun. Wish I were a decent photographer!

Elizabeth said...

What an interesting theme! I'll have to see if I can come up with an idea and join in ..

Michelle Hix said...

Hi Graham

I made the challenge! I posted my favorite time of day on my blog at

Have a great week!

Muse said...

ok mr graham, i'm curious to see what you've come up with. It's almost time for the reveal!

Here's an idea for a future challenge, whenever. A silloette. I can't spell the word but you know what i mean. ;-) could be a silloette of anything.

"A silhouette is a view of some object or scene consisting of the outline and a featureless interior, with the silhouette usually being black"

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