Ten on Ten: May 2014

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.

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 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?




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  • Lovely baby shots!
    I love doing ten on ten, it’s a great thing to commit to, especially when your day is a bit boring or stressful. It really helps you look for those beautiful moments.ReplyCancel

    • Thank you! It was lucky that I happened to be at my friends baby shower that day so I had a chance to snap away!
      Looking forward to following you along this journey too 🙂 xReplyCancel

  • Beautiful photos! What a lovely first collection for ten on ten! I love that you did them all and black & white and you now have me thinking about trying that next month too. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • oooh, I can’t wait to see your next month collection as well! Here’s hoping I am able to keep it up! xReplyCancel

  • So glad you decided to join in–I love your additional challenge of shooting in all black and white. The photograph of the man and baby particularly drew me in, with the intense expression captured.ReplyCancel

  • I quite often pick a day, any day, and blog the number of photos that correspond to that date (usually a Sunday. Its a quick and easy photo project and you never know what you will get 🙂
    In saying that – I haven’t done one in ages though!

    • That is a great idea Tara! It can be so hard to come up with reasons to shoot something, so I like this idea a lot.ReplyCancel

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