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December Photo-a-Day Challenge

Throughout December #TeamB61 took part in a daily photo challenge.

Every day they had a prompt to inspire them to pick up the camera. It was a tough challenge to take photos every single day and not everyone (spoiler: no-one!) made it to the end of the month but everyone had fun and everyone picked up their cameras far more often than usual.

“I’ve tried doing daily photo challenges before on my own, and I’ve never got as far through the month as I did this time. Having others involved in the challenge was definitely a big help for me. It would be 11pm sometimes and I’d tried and failed with several ideas but the rest of the group were pushing me on to get a photo for that day. If anyone was stuck for ideas we could turn to the group chat for inspiration. There was also that bit of competitiveness, so no-one wanted to drop out or miss a day… especially for me, up against my brother and my partner” – Hannah

Day 1: Self Portrait
Day 2: From Where I Stand

“One of the biggest challenges for me was taking the photos in portrait (we were sharing them on Instagram Stories daily so it made sense for them to fit the proportions of a phone screen). It doesn’t sound difficult but I never take portrait photos, I instinctively pick up my camera and hold it landscape. So I had to really force myself to turn it around!” – Hannah

Day 3: Candle Light
Day 4: Baby it’s cold outside
Day 5: Something Green

Hannah: “I love the unusual angle of my ‘something green’ shot – I was struggling for ideas this day, but had a brain wave on the drive home!”

Day 6: Starts with S
Day 7: Foodie Friday
Day 8: Decoration

Hannah: “I love the minimal colour scheme of this photo, just gold and red – It’s simple and traditional. The natural light from the window caught the decorations beautifully”

Day 9: Winter Wonderland

“The frustrating part about a daily photo challenge when the prompts are set, is when you get one that would be so much better suited to a different day! Today was one of those – It was one of the warmest days in December… We all struggled to find a Winter Wonderland today.” – Hannah

Day 10 – Sweet Treats
Day 11: Perfect Pair
Day 12: Through my window

Hannah: “This photo is one of those where it was a lot more effort than it looks – I’ve always found shooting sunrises and sunsets really difficult. For this photo, I took 3 different exposures and photoshopped them together so both the sky and and houses were exposed. I love the result though – It was worth the extra effort”

Day 13: Childhood Christmas Memories
Day 14: Something Red

Hannah: “This day was my favourite – I took a couple of hours out of the office and went on a proper explore to get some photos. This is exactly the type of day I wanted this challenge to inspire!”

Day 15: Made me smile today
Day 16: Wildcard
Day 17: Homemade
Day 18: The best part of winter…
Day 19: I’m dreaming of…

Hannah: “Any excuse for a mulled wine near Christmas! I knew that getting the ‘steam’ to show up well for this shot was going to be a challenge but I had a few tricks up my sleeve to fake it… It worked really well, I love how this shot came out”

Day 20: Tradition
Day 21: Morning

Hannah: “I love a simple coffee shot – My Instagram would be full of shots like this if I could”

…and we all got a bit too into the Christmas spirit and didn’t take any more photos. The End.

Well done to everyone who took part!

We’ve set a new challenge for the whole of 2019 which we are starting this week – Make sure to follow us on Instagram to see our photos each week – Wish us luck!

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