Mothers: Weekly Photography Challenge - Digital Photography School

Mothers: Weekly Photography Challenge


UntitledMany parts of the world (but not all) this weekend will be celebrating Mothers day. So we thought it might be a nice theme for this weeks photography challenge.

Feel free to interpret it any way that you wish. It might be a portrait of your Mother (or a motherly figure in your life), you might be a Mother and like to photograph your kids or shoot a self portrait, you might shoot something more on a ‘Mother Nature’ theme or just photograph something more symbolic that relates to the theme. It is totally up to you and your situation.

Once you’ve selected the ‘Mother’ 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 the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSMOTHERS 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 – Blue 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+.

Some Older Comments

  • Liz. vuziy September 25, 2012 05:00 pm

    Mother and Daughter

  • santanu sen May 22, 2012 08:07 pm

  • inkid May 22, 2012 10:41 am

  • cris May 20, 2012 05:40 am

  • Chas May 19, 2012 02:47 am

    Just noted the date on my previous post is May 19 when it is actually only May 18 here. Must be the time difference between here and down under.

  • Chas May 19, 2012 02:45 am

    Why did this arrive in my email just yesterday, May 17, when Mother's Day was the past Sunday, May 13???? Is email now being delivered by Pony Express? I have noticed at other times that the messages seem to be a bit behind and wondered if it is because I'm a Yank. lol

  • Gosgep May 18, 2012 01:06 pm

    Being a mom

  • Brendan O'Sullivan May 18, 2012 07:14 am

    I took this weeks challenge to mean mother nature, so I took me a photo of a waterfall

  • Phillip May 18, 2012 06:59 am

    My wife on her first Mother's Day. our little man turned 10 months old, and he's been walking like crazy since he was 9 months!

  • António Amen May 18, 2012 04:47 am

  • OnyxE May 18, 2012 02:52 am

  • blueb3ll May 17, 2012 03:53 pm

    Like mother like daughter lol

  • blueb3ll May 17, 2012 09:06 am

  • blueb3ll May 17, 2012 09:05 am

  • Julie May 16, 2012 02:07 am

    Brand new mother!

  • Julie May 16, 2012 02:05 am

    Brand new mother!

  • liz May 15, 2012 05:16 pm

    A few shots from my mother's day! hope you enjoy! thanks for viewing.

  • Sarith C May 15, 2012 01:35 am

    This picture was taken with a mobile camera while travelling in train.
    I could see the warmth of a mother's love in this.

  • JAMES May 15, 2012 01:09 am

    "Disclaimer - I did not take and I do not own the photo in this link"

    I thought this would have been a champion for this kind of photo challenge.

  • Mark May 15, 2012 12:46 am

    Mothers Day Flowers




  • Gaynor May 14, 2012 09:10 pm

    This is what motherhood looks like this morning:

  • Leo Gozbekian May 14, 2012 07:08 pm

    Nice photos of mothers and mothers to be.

  • Gab May 14, 2012 03:40 pm

    Here my entry!

  • Karren Andrews May 14, 2012 08:39 am

    A happy mother to be. My daughter-in-law & my soon to be grand daughter :D
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  • Dpkline May 14, 2012 06:52 am

    My wife's 24-week maternity picture. Also be sure to check out the rest of the set. We've been taking pictures every 4 weeks to document her (and the baby's) growth!

  • blueb3ll May 14, 2012 05:58 am

    My grandson's crazy but super lovely Mum, also a breast cancer victim, here having just got her hair back :o)

  • Neil Barraclough May 14, 2012 02:45 am

    Shy mum...

  • Neil Barraclough May 14, 2012 02:44 am

    Shy mum...

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  • Ben Honsvick May 13, 2012 09:53 am

    An image that captures the way I feel when I look into my daughters eyes.

    [eimg link='' title='1202- A Mother's Love' url='']

  • Ben Honsvick May 13, 2012 09:49 am

    Here is my Favorite.

  • nabila May 13, 2012 05:21 am

    I love this image of a mom admiring her baby girl:!i=1576471333&k=S7vsJKV&lb=1&s=A

  • Karren Andrews May 13, 2012 04:25 am

    Here are a few photos of my daughter-in-law and my soon to be grand daughter. Happy and exciting times:o)[eimg url='' title='bWHGid']

  • Cyprianne May 12, 2012 10:52 pm


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  • John Miller May 12, 2012 10:39 pm

    Taken with a borrowed 1.4 lens.

    Hold Me

  • steve slater May 12, 2012 06:26 pm

    This mum was so proud of her baby. You can see it on her face:

  • Cimpan May 12, 2012 06:20 pm

  • Aitor May 12, 2012 06:16 pm

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  • Justin May 12, 2012 05:32 pm

    Managed to capture this photo at an event while i was walking around from behind her. I didnt get her name but it is still one of my favorite images since it was their first christmas together as a family at the local YMCA

  • Aritra Sen May 12, 2012 04:38 pm

    This is my version of my her

  • Jeremy Ridout May 12, 2012 03:00 pm


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  • Jeff E Jensen May 12, 2012 02:25 pm

    Jason - I can see why that is a favorite shot, nice work!

  • Our first soon to be Baby girl May 12, 2012 11:48 am

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  • Max May 12, 2012 09:12 am

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  • Barry Scully May 12, 2012 08:07 am

    Three shots of mother and child...first 2 are Great Horned Owls and the third is a new family of Geese. Nature gets to enjoy mother's day as well :)

  • Rich May 12, 2012 07:56 am


  • Stu May 12, 2012 07:50 am

    My dear old mum. She has been through many tough times yet has always been there for me.
    (apologies if repeated. Not showing up when I refresh)

  • Roberto Meardi May 12, 2012 07:37 am

    One of my favorite pictures of my wife and daughter. This was for my wife's first birthday as a mother...
    [eimg link='' title='20120325 - Primer Cumpleaños de mi esposa como madre! :)' url='']

  • Stu Cripps May 12, 2012 07:29 am

    My dear old mum. She has many through many tough times yet has always been there for me.

  • Martin Cook May 12, 2012 07:27 am

    A few of my favourites

    Thanks for looking


  • Jason St. Petersburg Photographer May 12, 2012 07:12 am

    Photographed on location on a beach in St. Petersburg Florida after sunset:

    One strobe setup and converted to sepia in Silver Efex Pro.

    It was one of my favorite shots of the year.

  • Jeff E Jensen May 12, 2012 07:01 am

    Hmm, headed to my mom's tomorrow. She's not usually too keen on getting her photo taken, I'll have to see what I can come up with.

    In the mean time, here's a recent one:

  • Tom O'Connor May 12, 2012 06:36 am

    Here's a mother and daughter shot that I think came out pretty interesting:

  • Duane hymas May 12, 2012 06:29 am

    Mom protect me...

  • John D Burzynski May 12, 2012 06:19 am

    My mother passed on many years ago, but not a day goes by that I don't think about her. Hug your mother this weekend, tell her you love her, because you never know, one day she will be gone from this earth.

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