New photography projects

April 16, 2014

There are three new photography projects kicking off on PODcast from May. They’re just for fun but and will hopefully allow all us budding photographers the chance to explore our creativity.

The What’s The Story? Linky is all about sharing the story behind a photograph. These new projects focus on developing particular skill sets as well as looking at photography in different ways and learning new techniques from inspirational photographers.

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The Alphabet Photography Project 

The #alphabetphoto project will be every Wednesday from 14th May, kicking off with “A is for…” and working through the entire alphabet. The theme can be interpreted in a different way each week.

It might be an image of an object (ie; M is for mango), an object that resembles a letter (ie; a car wheel might be O), an adjective to describe a scene (ie; Q is for quiet) or a letter created from props.

“E is for…” might be a photograph of the London Eye

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or “T is for…” might be tunnel. This one just happened to have POD racing through it!

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The Macro Photography Project 

The #macrophoto project will be live every Saturday from June. Macro photography fascinates me so I’m looking forward to experimenting with close-ups, seeking inspiration from the more experienced and sharing what works.

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The B&W Photography Project 

Tuesday will be the #bwphotoproject which is all about experimenting and improving black & white photography. The emphasis will be on discovering what images work well in black & white and how to achieve the best results.

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Photographs with varying contrasts and textures will no doubt feature – as will images of POD! The B&W photography project kicks off in June.


Want to join in?

The macro, B&W and alphabet photography projects are all designed to help us improve our skills as a collective. The posts can be set up with Linkies if enough people are interested in getting involved. Please let me know in the comments.


Linking up with the Mad Mid Week Blog Hop at Super Busy Mum, Share With Me at Let’s Talk Mommy and #PoCoLo at Verily Victoria Vocalises.

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  • WallyMummy April 16, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Sounds like you have lots going on 😉 I love your photography x You definitely inspire me to try to take better photos! 😉 xxx

  • Sarah Ebner April 16, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    These photographs are fantastic – thank you for sharing them. Especially love the idea of the alphabet project.

  • Shell Louise April 16, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I’d love to get involved in these when I get more time (still have work to do in the new house and garden but hoefully it won’t be for too much longer!). Macro is my favourite but I need to get a new camera because I just can’t seem to get good macro shots on my iPhone.

  • Helen Dickinson April 16, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Adore these photos you have managed to capture. Plenty of memories to look back on – I would love to get involved buy my photography skills are rubbish!

  • Katie @Mummydaddyme April 16, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Black and White photography is my absolute favourite so I will look forward to joining in! 🙂 x

  • Jen aka The Mad House April 16, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Oh how cool. I am not great at photographs, but love taking them and documenting family life.

  • Kate Thompson April 16, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Great ideas! I really love that B&W photo of your daughter on that bench 🙂

  • Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk) April 16, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Im in. But I am not good. Excited already!

  • Claudia April 16, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    sounds like fun. i think i would like to join in the b&w on tuesdays 🙂

  • chantelle hazelden (mamamummymum) April 16, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I love all of your photographs, I particularly love B&W ones #MMWBH x

  • Kate @ Family Fever April 16, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Oh what lovely ideas – will def try to join in with the B&W and alphabet ones, they sound fab! #MMWBH

  • Cass@frugalfamily April 16, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    SOunds like you’re going to be busy – I look forward to all your tips x

  • Bek April 16, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    These sound like great ideas. I’d love to improve my photography skills. I look forward to reading your future posts 🙂 I like the idea of the alphabet linky!

  • Hannah Staveley April 16, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Fab idea and just love the picture .x

  • YouBabyMeMummy April 16, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I’d love to join in! xx

  • Jenny April 16, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Ahhh these are all so lovely. The one where she is eating ice cream and in the tunnel are my faves!!! She is stunning and your skills continue to amaze me. I wish I could take pictures like you Charly. Bowing to you and your camera. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me that means a lot for the support. 🙂 #sharewithme

  • Kate Williams April 16, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Crikey you’re going to be one busy lady! I love the idea if these but I’m a bit nervous of photography posts as I’m very much at the learning end of the curve 😉 any chance of doing the alphabet one through Instagram too then I’d be slightly less scared to join in??

  • Kirsty Hijacked By Twins April 16, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    These sound like great ideas. I’d love to take part in the B&W group and alphabet photography. I’ll look forward to hearing more. As always, beautiful photographs, I love the black and white one of POD eating x

  • Hellie's Corner April 16, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I like the sound of these projects, I’m really enjoying learning and improving my photography, so I will definately be joining in, thanks for the heads up 🙂

  • Actually Mummy... April 16, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Oh your photos are getting soooooo good! Love the tunnel picture. I will try and remember to join in whenever I have a relevant post x

  • Mummy Says April 16, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    All wonderful sounding projects. I look forward to seeing the photos! I know they will be beautiful as always x

  • Lori April 17, 2014 at 12:03 am

    These pics are lovely, what a great idea. I’ll be looking forward to seeing the macro linky. x

  • Sara (@mumturnedmom) April 17, 2014 at 3:25 am

    Love the sound of these, I’m a big fan of b&w (you might have noticed!) so I would love that one, and the a-z one sounds fun too… Not skilled enough yet for the macro, but it’s something I’m keen to learn about 🙂

  • The Reading Residence April 17, 2014 at 7:47 am

    These projects sounds brilliant, Charly. I doubt I can commit to blogging them and linking up, but I’ll certainly be dropping by to learn more. I love macro photography, too, and love the effects of B&W photography, but struggle to spot when a shot would best be like this, so will be reading for a better understanding. Thank you x

  • Mammasaurus April 17, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Love these idea – black and white especially – count me in!!!

  • Kizzy April 17, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Will be here apart from Macro as I don’t have a lense 🙁

  • older mum in a muddle April 17, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Love the idea of the black and white one! Wow…. you are one busy lady at the minute! X

  • Emmys Mummy April 17, 2014 at 9:13 am

    It sounds like you are going to be super busy.
    I’ll try to join in when I can

  • ninja Cat April 17, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Beautiful xxx you have such a natural eye

  • brinabird and son April 17, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I love this! So want to improve my photography this year so these little projects are excellent. I will definitely be interested in the alphabet one to get my creative juices flowing. I love macro photography and a lens is on my list of big wants but I don’t know when that will ever be achieved 🙁

  • suzanne3childrenandit April 17, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Goodness me you’re going to be a busy lady! I am loving the idea of the alphabet photo project cos that seems like the one that even amateurs can join in with 😉 Sounds fab. Very innovative. Good luck x

  • Healthier Mummy April 17, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I love your pictures, and your projects sound wonderful. I’m going to try and join in although your skills put me to shame.

  • Amy April 17, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Sounds like a great idea I’d love to join in

  • Wicked World of Lucas April 17, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Charly – I am SOOOOOOOO excited about this. You know how much I love your photos and that I’m trying to learn myself so cannot wait xx #sharewithme

  • Keri-Anne April 17, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Sounds like a great idea 🙂 xxx

  • Fritha Strickland April 17, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    great photos! love the one in the tunnel! x

  • abigail April 18, 2014 at 9:01 am

    some really lovely ideas!

  • Sarah MumofThree World April 18, 2014 at 9:50 am

    What a fab idea! I hope I’ll at least dip in and out of them.

  • Dean April 18, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Sounds interesting! Would love to join the B&W and maybe the alphabet one too 🙂 Charly, your photographs are stunning!

  • Carolynne @ Mummy Endeavours April 18, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Ooh this all sounds brill, although I’m crap at taking photo’s but really becoming interested in improving my (non existent) skills! I’m thinking about investing in a good DSLR but a bit nervous and think I’ll just end up just using the automatic feature lol x

  • Kate Thompson April 18, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Popping back from #PoCoLo to say I have had fun today experimenting with B&W photography. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Super Busy Mum {Debs} April 18, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    These all sound ace to be joining in with. As much as I’d love to join in on the macro, I don’t have a macro lens, but do have my eye on a wee prime lens for my birthday. The B&W is also my fav linky idea! MASSIVE monochrome fan! I will certainly look forward to these when they kick off #PoCoLo

  • Jenny April 18, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I like the idea of the alphabet project, sounds fun 🙂

  • Kelly Brett April 19, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Sounds great, especially the macro one (something I love), I will try and join in from my macro photography blog!

  • TheBoyandMe April 20, 2014 at 11:04 am

    I’m in for these, might not be every week but I like the ideas of them all. This is why you deserve to be a finalist.

  • Verily Victoria Vocalises April 20, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    This is a fantabulous idea gorgeous! I really want to improve my photography and I am hoping to be able to join in on a fairly regular basis 🙂 Thank you for linking to PoCoLo 🙂 x

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  • wendy April 21, 2014 at 9:26 am

    sounds great, i will look forward to joining in when i can xx

  • Notmyyearoff April 21, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    It looks an ace project!! I’m not sure if I would take brilliant photos but I guess it’s all about improving isn’t it?

  • Mrs Teepot April 24, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Fab ideas, I need to find my photography mojo, it’s been gone a fair while.
    I’ll try and sort my blog out so I’m ready to join in!

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    Great ideas Charly – especially like the B & W. And the macro hopefully will push me to try out my macro filters!

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    This is just what I needed, I’ve been really struggling for inspiration lately so I’m really excited about all of these. Thanks honey for helping me get my bloggy mojo back x