The Dare 7 Day Portrait Challenge

The challenge was to create a portrait a day for 7 days.  EEK….this one really pushed me in all directions.  Quite often I am too short of time to do the things I love.  I find this soooooo frustrating, but i don’t let it stop me.  It does sometimes get in the way, but i do my best to skip round  it.  Here are my efforts for the Dare Challenge, i tried my best to produce a different ‘look’ each night ….but there were a few nights i felt so frustrated because for 1 reason or another I couldn’t get the shots I wanted or an idea i had for an image had already been submitted by another participant.   The other members all produced amazing images and I’m really quite humbled to be part of this terrific group.  Every person in this group have inspired me in so many ways, to believe in myself more, and maybe finally take the large unknown step into becoming a professional photographer.  And for this I thank them, after  all, who knows whats around the corner in 2016?

dare challenge day 1

Day 1

dare challenge day 2

Day 2

dare challenge 3

Day 3

dare challenge day 4..

Day 4

dare challenge day 5

Day 5

dare challenge day 6

Day 6

dare challenge day 7

Day 7


12 thoughts on “The Dare 7 Day Portrait Challenge

  1. It’s funny, isn’t it? How we as parents get these teeny tiny (often reluctant) models at our disposal. And – crikey – what to do with them?

    You have some absolutely cracking frames here. I know that always sounds like faint praise and dismissive of the rest but it’s not.
    I know how hard it can be to ‘work’ with your own teamies as opposed to someone else’s.
    I love the diversity of images and mood you’ve got here. I esp love the first and third images – they have a great spontaneity. The first is fun and the third is quietly enigmatic.]
    And that ‘Dare’ frame really really made me smile

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  2. Such a great compilation of kids being kids…looking at your images really make me smile and laugh at the heartwarming silliness and innocence of children. There is a real art to photographing kids…they can be very animated, wiggly and easily bored. I typically just follow them around and let them lead the way but I think you have done something really special here…you have captured their spirits and I imagine bribed them with bags and bags of candy because they gave you something…their attention and beautiful little selves. Very nice work!

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    1. my daughter is a little star and loves being in front of the camera… son on the other hand is DEFO a very wiggly little fish with the attention span of a gnat!! I tend to let them lead the way too. Hopefully this time next year i’ll have a wedding or family session to showcase. 😉


  3. What a great collection, I think you should do a 365 challenge with your kids being the stars. Day 1, what an awesome lighting and processing, together with the sunglasses makes him look like a rockstar! Day 5 nice muted tones and a fabulous shot! I think you are already developing your own distinctive style, keep it up!

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    1. i do like the idea of doing the 365 challenge – i wanted to do it this year but kinda missed the boat. I feel a NYE challenge being set. I wish i had a wedding to showcase, but hopefully next year will be my year to finally take the leap of faith and branch out. thank you for your kind words ❤


  4. It’s so great to have that little push – to pick up the camera every day. And how lucky are our children to have their lives in ‘pictures’ – all ready to be brought out at their 18th and 21st!! Your set of images are gorgeous and you should take a step back, look at them – really look at them – and you’ll see you ARE ready for the next step. Just do it – how amazing to be doing something you love as your job.

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