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I’m back and ready for a challenge!

Hello everyone! How are you? I really did miss you all and am looking forward to catching up. I’ll fill you in on some of the things I got up to during the month of May, later in the week.

I have been having a bit of fun lately doing some food photography. It is actually a lot trickier than it looks. I’m really wishing I was able to attend the 3-day hands on food styling and photography workshop in France that the infamous Aran from blog Cannelle et Vanille is running in early October. I can’t believe my bad timing. I will be in France the following week! And no, I am unable to change my dates !#@&*

To drown my sorrows, I am going to get busy doing a 30 Day Photo Challenge that starts today. During June I have to take a photo of the topic of the day (listed below) and then post it on my blog and also in the Photo Challenge Flickr Group. Having never participated in something like this before I am excited yet at the same time scared. The scary part is committing to doing it everyday! I know how life has a habit of getting in the way, but I figure, 30 days is doable.  I am really looking forward to stretching myself and getting lots of wonderful inspiration from the other participants photos. Anyone else interested in joining in on the fun?

So here is my photo for Day 1 :  Self Portrait

It feels good to be back. See you tomorrow.

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14 comments

1 Nat@ dear little house { 06.01.11 at 10:37 pm }

Hey best of luck with your photography challenge! Things like this are a great way to improve your skills :)

PS I’m having a photography giveaway on my blog if you’re keen :)
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2 Mary {White Peach Photo} { 06.01.11 at 10:47 pm }

Beautiful!! I’m so happy you’re participating! I think that self-portraits are the hardest… so the rest will naturally just be a breeze from here on out. Right? ;)
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3 Anna { 06.02.11 at 6:28 am }

I love this idea, it will push you to do something every day….and what fun topics! And the picture of that cake…wow…really lovely, makes me hungry!

4 Amanda@Easy Peasy Organic { 06.02.11 at 11:23 am }

Great to have you back!! And I’d love to participate!! I’m working on my photography too … I even got up at 3 am 3 nights in a row to watch Penny De Los Santos run a live online food photography workshop.

I’m addicted. As, I see, are you.

And also gutted to be missing a Cannelle et Vanille workshop. In France. ;)
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5 Bec { 06.02.11 at 3:46 pm }

welcome back!
and love the look of that cake!
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6 Jenny { 06.02.11 at 6:31 pm }

Good to have you back Jess, but I do hope the cake making won’t stop!
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7 Jess { 06.02.11 at 9:43 pm }

Great to see both Anna and Amanda are up for the Challenge too. It’s a lot of fun!

8 Jennie { 06.02.11 at 11:55 pm }

Good luck, Jess! I think I may give this a shot too!
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9 Abby { 06.03.11 at 12:18 am }

Great shot, Jess, I love smiley self-portraits, they make me smile back at the computer, I probably look a bit goofy, really, I must do because my husband is looking at me strangely. That cake looks a bit tasty, yum! I would love to go along to that workshop too, one day maybe.
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10 Dana { 06.03.11 at 12:19 pm }

Love the portrait

11 Shop Sweet Things with Jeanne { 06.13.11 at 4:32 pm }

Wow, what a great way to come back! Just got a chance to look through all of your photo challenge thus far and they are amazing! Can’t wait to see you complete it. Welcome back!

12 Jess { 06.14.11 at 7:23 am }

Jeanne it really has been a great project after my month off. Certainly is getting me back in a great blogging rhythm.

13 Robyn { 06.15.11 at 12:53 am }

This is a fun project and I cant wait to see all 30 photos. I am so inspired to do this myself for the month of July!

14 Jess { 06.15.11 at 7:08 am }

Go for it Robyn! I am having a ball (and so are all my models ha ha!), it really is a fun way to stretch your creativity. Thanks for stopping by.

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