Family: Weekly Photography Challenge


This week we’ve published a couple of posts that relate to the topic of Family so thought it might be a good theme for our weekly challenge.

Family Portrait - Montreal 1963

We’d love you to set aside some time this week to photograph a family member (or a close friend if you’re unable to be with family this week).

You’re welcome to photograph one of them or a group – either in a posed setting, candidly, in an environmental portrait or in any way that suits you (and them).

Here’s a few posts from the last week and further back in our archives to help get your thinking:

Once you’ve photographed a family member

Once you’ve taken your Family photo upload it to your favourite photo sharing site either share a link to them even better – 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 #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 Converging Lines challenge – 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

  • Troy S July 3, 2013 12:10 pm

    Impromptu photo shoot with a 2 yr old in the back yard. One of the older sisters kept bringing him white fluffy dandelion seeds to blow into the air. He had a wonderful time. The other is him having relaxing "computer time" with his mother as he plays his Nintendo DS.

  • Troy S July 3, 2013 12:08 pm

    Impromptu photo shoot with a 2 yr old in the back yard. One of the older sisters kept bringing him white fluffy dandelion seeds to blow into the air. He had a wonderful time. The other is him having relaxing "computer time" with his mother as he plays his Nintendo DS.

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  • Mick Strefford June 22, 2013 06:53 am

    Last week we had a long overdue Family Reunion. This is the first time three generations of our family have ever been in the same place at the same time - much fun, laughter, tears, hugs, memories and promises of more reunions in the future! At Bluestone National Park Resort in West Wales.
    (Panorama of 2 x frames merged with PS6)

  • Francoise June 21, 2013 09:34 pm

    Their (my family's) tolerance was one take...

  • SreelalTViswanathan June 21, 2013 08:01 pm

    An ideal family outset!!

  • Aishi June 21, 2013 11:26 am

  • Sheeba June 21, 2013 04:51 am

    Feathered Family -

    Feathered family ..

  • Jennifer Sirris June 21, 2013 02:08 am

    I recently photographed this family at the beach.

  • Jeff E Jensen June 20, 2013 02:24 pm

    Some images of the kids, shot last week while visiting my aunt's farm:

  • RockinRita June 18, 2013 06:27 am

    OOOPS! Sorry.

  • RockinRita June 18, 2013 05:21 am

    My granddaughter Zoey after playing in a sprinkler.

  • Al Guzman June 18, 2013 02:37 am

    Here are the sisters

    And a family portrait at the beach

  • Paul June 17, 2013 08:10 pm
    this is me and my family

  • digiphone June 17, 2013 04:19 pm

    Through the Symbian system development and service outsourcing to Accenture transferred approximately 3,000 employees, a total of approximately 7,000 employees will leave Nokia. In addition, high-rise has also been adjusted in the Chinese market.

  • Francis G June 17, 2013 02:44 pm

    My son enjoying the company of his grand dad

  • Alessio Rota June 17, 2013 02:36 pm

  • Hayley June 17, 2013 05:15 am

    This is a photo of my soon-to-be husband and his nephew. It's not a perfect shot but I was pleased to capture them both looking at each other and smiling.

  • Frej June 16, 2013 11:40 pm

    sibling rivalry, i guess that's sort of family related to most people

  • Cristian June 16, 2013 11:32 pm

    This is a photo of me and my family taken on a recent vacation. We had an attempt the day before for a family portrait, but the sunset lighting didn't impress. We all woke up at 5am before sunrise on the last day of our vacation to get this shot. Camera mounted on a tripod, wireless flash camera right, shutter released with a wireless remote.

  • blueb3ll June 16, 2013 05:55 pm

    My daughter Maria

  • Andy June 16, 2013 04:55 pm

    Band of Brothers

  • Al Gzuman June 16, 2013 01:26 pm

    My wife with her sisters and mom

  • Gerald Thomas June 16, 2013 01:21 pm

    My little "apple head".

  • Jeff Manghera June 16, 2013 03:24 am

  • Jeff Manghera June 16, 2013 03:23 am

  • Danny Dutch June 16, 2013 01:02 am

    Me and my sister

  • Gary Paakkonen June 16, 2013 12:46 am

    My favourite subject to photograph.
    My daughter and grandson came to visit for a month so my Nikon is working overtime :)

    The gallery for all of my 'Gaeb' images can be found here


  • Nurrani June 16, 2013 12:31 am

    My wife in Chicago

  • Paul June 16, 2013 12:09 am

  • Fabio Petry June 15, 2013 10:54 pm

    Three generations

  • inkid June 15, 2013 10:12 am

    Photographing my family at Armenian Street, Georgetown.

  • Weston K June 15, 2013 09:39 am

    The Fam

  • Steve June 15, 2013 08:16 am

    Sometimes you just get lucky:

  • Tom OConnor June 15, 2013 07:28 am

    Here's one that got some interesting expressions (hopefully):

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