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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
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/75935220@N08/8022449688/in/photostream

  • santanu sen

    May 22, 2012 08:07 pm

    http://500px.com/photo/5132018

  • inkid

    May 22, 2012 10:41 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13696711@N06/5557747971

  • cris

    May 20, 2012 05:40 am

    http://cdn.zenfolio.net/zf/img/null.gif

  • 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 http://instagr.am/p/JUmcGMmtE1/

  • 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

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brendan/7217802046/in/photostream

  • 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!

    http://flickr.com/gp/pw_photo/5k9B44

    http://flickr.com/gp/pw_photo/ckh063

  • António Amen

    May 18, 2012 04:47 am

    http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetail.asp?photoID=12764288

  • OnyxE

    May 18, 2012 02:52 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/marionlynne777/7207180462/in/photostream/

  • blueb3ll

    May 17, 2012 03:53 pm

    Like mother like daughter lol

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0GlfK_RTY38/T7SRw7XHwgI/AAAAAAAAC88/ZzK0JpubnAo/s720/P1010919.JPG

  • blueb3ll

    May 17, 2012 09:06 am

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mVk9hExwXQc/T7QyFy5f5sI/AAAAAAAAC8s/y-BSjZ6G1j0/s720/L1100441_cr.jpg

  • blueb3ll

    May 17, 2012 09:05 am

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-emKSthCOluI/T7QxpjNHWxI/AAAAAAAAC8c/AJZRI64ilkw/s720/P1000618_cr.jpg

  • Julie

    May 16, 2012 02:07 am

    Brand new mother!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/juliemattke/7192120580/

  • 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.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/23845180@N08/7201517916/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/23845180@N08/7201584364/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/23845180@N08/7201595426/

  • 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.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/25073464@N05/7188269920/

  • 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.

    http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/11/4485152_a4484134/time-magazine-cover-whats-it-trying.html

  • Mark

    May 15, 2012 12:46 am

    Mothers Day Flowers

    Dahlia
    http://instagr.am/p/KlnAvjtN7A/

    Hibiscus
    http://instagr.am/p/KlmKQftN6j/

    Soprano
    http://instagr.am/p/KjFop1NN6n/

  • Gaynor

    May 14, 2012 09:10 pm

    This is what motherhood looks like this morning:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/iwillreturn/7195256702/

  • 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!
    http://pdf34.wordpress.com/2012/05/13/festa-della-mamma-happy-mother-day/

  • Karren Andrews

    May 14, 2012 08:39 am

    A happy mother to be. My daughter-in-law & my soon to be grand daughter :D
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/78411000@N06/7182793614/' title='Maternity 1' url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5322/7182793614_c8c760f02f.jpg']

  • 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)

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-TpEeQnrY8_0/T7ARG58eLXI/AAAAAAAAC40/1YuVX54d9aM/s512/P1080903B.JPG

  • Neil Barraclough

    May 14, 2012 02:45 am

    Shy mum...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilbarraclough/5368016409/

  • Neil Barraclough

    May 14, 2012 02:44 am

    Shy mum...

    [eimg url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5250/5368016409_6b294bf2d9.jpg' title='5368016409_6b294bf2d9.jpg']

  • 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='http://www.flickr.com/photos/10149125@N03/7126886445/' title='1202- A Mother's Love' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7041/7126886445_1d1df3a3b3.jpg']

  • 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: http://www.sanyazphotography.com/People/Children/18162901_gFPPb9#!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='http://flic.kr/p/bWHGid' title='bWHGid']
    [img]http://flic.kr/p/bWHFNJ/img]

  • Cyprianne

    May 12, 2012 10:52 pm

    Seedling

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/49010987@N03/7181539022/' title='edIMG_4651' url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5235/7181539022_ccd51de4a3_c.jpg']

  • 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:

    http://wildlifeencounters.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Street-photography-in-Spain/G0000hLnlKwnbtX0/I0000.23JVTF5VMM

  • Cimpan

    May 12, 2012 06:20 pm

    http://ncc-studio.ro/childhood.php?subcat=Maternitate&colectie=Mihaela%2C+Ovidiu+si+Georgiana

  • Aitor

    May 12, 2012 06:16 pm

    [url=http://aitortug.smugmug.com/Art/B/17059687_4jCJ67#!i=1727647132&k=bMTRL3T&lb=1&s=A][eimg url='http://aitortug.smugmug.com/Art/B/i-bMTRL3T/0/L/IMG9023-Version-2-L.jpg' title='IMG9023-Version-2-L.jpg'][/url]

  • 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

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/559092_237641959667975_115202705245235_411980_744235067_n.jpg

  • Aritra Sen

    May 12, 2012 04:38 pm

    This is my version of my mother...love her

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lost_in_thoughts/6979251003/in/photostream

  • Jeremy Ridout

    May 12, 2012 03:00 pm

    Motherhood.

    [eimg url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5029/5855671748_0fce6f4882_o_d.jpg' title='5855671748_0fce6f4882_o_d.jpg']

  • 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

    [eimg url='https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/64002_10150715006900505_556545504_11870817_739606699_n.jpg' title='64002_10150715006900505_556545504_11870817_739606699_n.jpg']

  • Max

    May 12, 2012 09:12 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/madanelu/4264019997/' title='Asi no va a querer salir...' url='http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4066/4264019997_bd6fc73fc0.jpg']

  • Barry Scully

    May 12, 2012 08:07 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stochasticmotions/7150621061/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stochasticmotions/7173963164/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stochasticmotions/6976910128/in/photostream/

    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

    Love:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41898910@N03/6927335824/

  • 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)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stumacher/6915035124/in/set-72157629777240275

  • 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='http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabanito/6894824108/' title='20120325 - Primer Cumpleaños de mi esposa como madre! :)' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7232/6894824108_f3f6f72226_c.jpg']

  • 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.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stumacher/6915035124/in/set-72157629777240275

  • Martin Cook

    May 12, 2012 07:27 am

    A few of my favourites

    Thanks for looking

    Martin

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinjamescook/4806084025/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinjamescook/4806705056/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinjamescook/4863711217/

  • Jason St. Petersburg Photographer

    May 12, 2012 07:12 am

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

    http://jasoncollinphotography.com/blog/2010/5/2/grandmothers-kiss-in-sepia.html

    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:

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IjuXBuMflqI/TtMQw8rGTTI/AAAAAAAAH4g/1-Wb-yAJag4/s1600/1111_Simmons_0116-Edit-2.JPG

  • Tom O'Connor

    May 12, 2012 06:36 am

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

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p9574725/e1b230918

  • Duane hymas

    May 12, 2012 06:29 am

    Mom protect me...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hymasimages/2534124084/

  • 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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