For quite some time now, I’ve been drawn to the wonderful idea of a photography challenge simply called Ten on Ten. Rebekah Gough over at her lovely blog A Bit Of Sunshine, started this back in January 2008 after receiving her first DSLR for her birthday and I have often followed peoples journeys online, secretly wanting to join in on the fun!
Rebekah says “The project has since grown to be a fun and interactive way for blogger’s from all around the globe to document a snap shot of their lives too, once a month on the tenth taking a photo an hour for ten consecutive hours. Finding life and beauty in the ordinary things of our day to day! To participate simply visit the blog on the tenth of the month and add your set to the linky party so that all can check out your day! Add a button to your side bar too and support the project!”
Now I must admit, I didn’t follow the rules 100%. I didn’t take a photo on the hour, every hour for ten hours. Basically I selected 10 photos I had taken over the course of the day and used these. I still wanted them to show the simplicity of the lives we lead, and how the small and mundane things can actually be beautiful in themselves. I also intend to highlight these slightly differently to the way I normally would on the blog, and I wanted to be a bit more creative. I am going to continue to do this monthly, and I’m going to challenge myself to only shoot black and white images.
I hope you enjoyed my first attempt at something a little different here, the Ten on Ten challenge. I really want to use this as a chance to push myself both from a creative and technical perspective. So here is to the next 12 months!
Are you taking part in the Ten on Ten challenge, or is there another photography challenge that inspires you?