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Family: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your challenge is to take and share an image on the theme of ‘family’.

As we approach the end of the year and the holidays that come with it many of use are gathering to celebrate with family – and what better time to get your camera out.

Feel free to interpret the theme in any way that you wish. You might wish to take portrait of a family member – or attempt a family group photo – or photograph your family home – or perhaps be a little more abstract to do something symbolic about what family means to you or even to symbolise a family member who you miss.

Once you’ve taken and selected the ‘Family’ image that you’d like to share – upload it to your favourite photo sharing site or blog and either share a link to it or – embed them in the comments using our embed tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSFAMILY to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks challenge – Portraits with Props challenge where there were some great shots submitted.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • Astri Endawati

    December 5, 2012 01:09 am

    Time for family to fly away together.

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8483/8235007482_6df0f3509c_c.jpg

  • Astri

    December 5, 2012 01:06 am

    family will fly together..

    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8483/8235007482_6df0f3509c_c.jpg' title='8235007482_6df0f3509c_c.jpg']

  • Letha Jose

    December 2, 2012 04:54 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lethajose/7385525062/in/photostream

  • Letha Jose

    December 2, 2012 04:31 pm

    One for the family shot
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/lethajose/7385525062/' title='Hiiiyyyaaa' url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5315/7385525062_f72549e46f.jpg']

  • blueb3ll

    December 2, 2012 12:23 am

    Mother and son

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_BVTyNaRGag/ULoEmflcjqI/AAAAAAAAMLc/ELfbddW4mYU/s720/P1020607.JPG

  • Joe Parenti

    December 2, 2012 12:16 am

  • liesl

    November 30, 2012 04:04 pm

    A recent shoot of a friend and her family. Embed isn't working for me.

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-KU_vVMZeRuI/ULeQBgxYPEI/AAAAAAAAESI/f7N_yoCI8IM/s448/family.jpg

  • tuan

    November 30, 2012 01:25 pm

    one of family portrait: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8063/8197882787_f9965bea1b_z.jpg

  • Julie

    November 30, 2012 12:24 pm

    My 3rd ever attempt at shooting portraits:

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/3734_197178167086520_989525269_n.jpg[/img]

  • Anneke

    November 30, 2012 11:10 am

    Ok, third try and I bet it gets posted all three times! I'm trying to figure out the embedding technique. I'm not one for directions. Ha!

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8200/8231373762_209d2aae89_m.jpg

  • Patrick

    November 30, 2012 08:54 am

    Our son who can't seem to help posing, showing his nan how its supposed to be played and with my beutiful wife.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/trogson/8229767058/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/trogson/8229767378/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/trogson/8228701633/in/photostream/

  • Julie Clarke-Bush

    November 30, 2012 03:46 am

  • bethany ogdon

    November 28, 2012 06:37 pm

    This is a photo I took of an old friend and his daughter in New York City the day after Thanksgiving (just one day before this challenge was issued!)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/81185145@N08/8225560661/in/set-72157631875373505/

  • Colin Cronin

    November 28, 2012 03:04 am

    My family away from home on Thanksgiving http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/65335_691178485788_452548842_n.jpg

  • kaitlyn

    November 28, 2012 12:43 am

    My little siblings:

    http://kaitlyndgodfreysphotos.shutterfly.com/pictures/218

  • Serdar Ercan

    November 27, 2012 11:11 pm

  • Serdar Ercan

    November 27, 2012 11:10 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/serdar_ercan/8222968273/

  • Tanya

    November 26, 2012 11:00 pm

    [eimg url='http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j187/tatyanaali/271572_orig.jpg' title='271572_orig.jpg']

  • Tanya

    November 26, 2012 10:32 pm

    Family[eimg url='http://pineterrace.weebly.com/2/archives/10-2012/2.html' title='2.html']

  • Marc

    November 26, 2012 07:37 pm

    My wife with my son - preparing a cake for a birthday :)

    [eimg url='http://www.linseneintopf.com/multitasking_mom.jpg' title='multitasking_mom.jpg']

  • Zain Abdullah

    November 26, 2012 02:31 pm

    In the snowhouse at iCITY in Selangor, Malaysia. Since we are so used to hot and humid tropical climate, my kids can hardly withstand the sub-zero cold hahaha
    http://zain.zenfolio.com/p877755734/e35b3e4fb

    My family during Eid Festival this year
    http://zain.zenfolio.com/p604843621/ece83d5d

    My third child, Aishah at the playground
    http://zain.zenfolio.com/family/e4f509e6

  • Steve Stewart

    November 26, 2012 12:00 pm

    Took advantage of the family being dressed up for a Christmas party this past weekend. Snapping shots off and came up with this one of my daughter.
    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/405044_10200150999842705_1760274682_n.jpg

  • Marinia Lee

    November 26, 2012 10:37 am

    Trying this again! My family, always goofing off! Love them!
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/42670869@N02/8219151688/' title='familyphotchallenge' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8206/8219151688_d6235eda89.jpg']

  • Marinia Lee

    November 26, 2012 10:35 am

    This is so typical, my family, never being able to get full attention and ALWAYS goofing off...love them!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/42670869@N02/8219151688/in/photostream

  • Steve Stewart

    November 26, 2012 09:10 am

    Thought I would take advantage of the family all dressed up for our first Christmas party of the season by taking a few shots. Ended up getting some nice shots but this one of my daughter was unexpected. [eimg url='https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/485098_10200138081959766_121802901_n.jpg' title='485098_10200138081959766_121802901_n.jpg']

  • lori burrows

    November 25, 2012 11:51 pm

    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/540657_3641653554459_1586872041_n.jpg
    Family photo from Mother's day. We took a serious one and the told everyone to do something silly. Serious one didn't turn out, but this did.

  • lori burrows

    November 25, 2012 11:41 pm

    http://flic.kr/p/dw2hDZ This would have made a cute holiday photo, one child did not want his picture taken and turned his head just as I shot. Too cold to make everyone stand for a long time. We cherish it anyway. Everyone says, oh that's just Eli.

  • Cynthia Dooley

    November 25, 2012 12:09 pm

    My great niece entertaining her daddy and grandfather.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/46065746@N02/8215774622/' title='laughter warms the heart' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8477/8215774622_a0d6d7fea8.jpg']

  • Tanya

    November 25, 2012 10:59 am

    She's the boss!

    http://pineterrace.weebly.com/2/post/2012/10/look-whos-here-again.html

  • Georgette

    November 25, 2012 10:55 am

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.489586117728939.106451.173912589296295&type=1&ref=notif&notif_t=like

  • Mark Baily

    November 25, 2012 10:48 am

    2 little angels. http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/chefb666/8203501321/

  • Gary

    November 25, 2012 10:25 am

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1586813062704&set=a.1586808542591.2078186.1007110946&type=3&theater

    Great Niece at her Horse Show Presentation evening

  • Badflea

    November 25, 2012 08:50 am

    A little view of my family.....

    http://pdf34.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/concorsi-fotografici-photo-contest-02/

  • Buzz Covington

    November 25, 2012 04:18 am

    [eimg url='http://flic.kr/p/dvTcef' title='dvTcef']

    A good opportunity to try out my new camera (Sony a99) with family that is normally spread out across the globe. Happy Holidays!

  • Buzz Covington

    November 25, 2012 03:39 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/82332514@N00/8214448084/

    We thought it would be fun to do some family portraits since we are usually spread out all over the world (Seattle, London, and Boston), plus, I really wanted to try out my new camera! (Sony a99) very happy with the rsults, and excited to learn all there is to this mazing piece of kit.

  • blueb3ll

    November 25, 2012 02:27 am

    An unforgettable event - 4 of my 10 kids + 1 son-in-law and 5 of my then 13 grandkids celebrating their Ma's/Granny's (my) birthday :o)

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cguI8iO6FZM/ULDgFF77roI/AAAAAAAAL9A/PVOeFmLxDkY/s512/IMG_8573.JPG

  • blueb3ll

    November 25, 2012 02:21 am

    An unforgettable event - 4 of my 10 kids + 1 son-on-law and 5 of my then 13 grandkids celebrating their Granny's (my) birthday :o)

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cguI8iO6FZM/ULDgFF77roI/AAAAAAAAL9A/PVOeFmLxDkY/s512/IMG_8573.JPG

  • Marcy

    November 25, 2012 02:13 am

    I’ve snapped a picture of my two sons on Thanksgiving weekend for the last 13 years.
    http://www.tootimidandsqueamish.com/2012/11/through-the-years/

  • raghavendra

    November 25, 2012 01:49 am

    Trees like a family

    http://raghavendra-mobilephotography.blogspot.com/2012/10/trees-like-family.html

  • Rob

    November 24, 2012 11:49 pm

    Here is mine...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob_369/8209625470/in/photostream

  • Guigphotography

    November 24, 2012 10:12 pm

    Must be the most rewarding subject matter there is! The coolest things in my little world - my kids...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/69604456@N07/7211013744/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/69604456@N07/8150122066/in/photostream

  • Steve

    November 24, 2012 08:21 pm

    Family in Africa my favourite place

    http://wildlifeencounters.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Drakensbergs/G0000.XwoItDTaWY/I0000gn15z7lS_Qg/C0000D2MMb2JEuew

  • Neil Barraclough

    November 24, 2012 12:10 pm

    Goofy dad

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilbarraclough/5368016045/in/set-72157625730627087

  • Martin Cook

    November 24, 2012 11:59 am

    one of my favs

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinjamescook/7396813760/

  • Marcos Loyola

    November 24, 2012 11:40 am

    Here we go again

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mloyolarivera/6063325183/in/photostream

  • Jeff E Jensen

    November 24, 2012 09:39 am

    Here's one from yesterday.

    http://jeffejensen.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-grandkids.html

  • Neil Barraclough

    November 24, 2012 06:50 am

    Three from the same shoot, all very different...

    Half a cousin:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilbarraclough/5368625438/in/set-72157625730627087

    Swirly-eyed dad:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilbarraclough/5368016045/in/set-72157625730627087/

    Shy mum:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilbarraclough/5368016409/in/set-72157625730627087/

  • Tom O'Connor

    November 24, 2012 06:03 am

    Here's a kind of playful one:

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p56998516/e1b8f4112

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