MOTHERS: Weekend Photography Challenge

MOTHERS: Weekend Photography Challenge

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As many people around the world are celebrating Mothers Day this weekend we thought that Mothers might make a good theme for the photography challenge this week.

You may, of course, take the theme in any direction. You might wish to capture and share a moment on your mothers day, you might like to take a portrait of your mother, if you’re a mother you might like to photograph something that sums up what it means to be a mother…. or you might want to take a different approach altogether and photograph something on the theme of ‘mother earth’…. pretty much anything goes.

Once you’ve taken your ‘Mother’ photos – choose your best 1-2, upload them to your favorite photo sharing site and share a link to them here in comments below.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, 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.

PS: if you enjoy these kinds of challenges, don’t forget that each week in our photography assignment section where you’re also given a theme and can take a shot to share with the dPS community.

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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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  • Fran May 10, 2011 07:12 am

    This was taken on Mother's Day, while grandma was giving her grandson a goodbye hug.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/24101101@N02/5704321955/' title='Mother's Day' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2265/5704321955_169b51d2ac.jpg']

  • Fran May 10, 2011 07:10 am

    I took this photo on Mother's Day. Grandma is giving her grandsoon a goodbye hug, while another grandson smells the roses in the background.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/24101101@N02/5704321955/in/photostream[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/24101101@N02/5704321955/' title='Mother's Day' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2265/5704321955_169b51d2ac.jpg']

  • Don May 8, 2011 11:42 pm

    Photo I took at a wedding celebrating both the marriage and upcoming birth. Taken last October,

  • mapreng November 27, 2010 01:34 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54795280@N05/5209989287/in/photostream/

  • ronnie May 19, 2010 09:51 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiralout2day/4616618290/' title='tawnya rocks 544' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3380/4616618290_9c076b1bf7.jpg']

  • ronnie May 19, 2010 09:50 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiralout2day/4616618290/

  • ronnie May 19, 2010 09:48 am

    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fspiralout2day%2F4616002837%2F&h=eb507

  • Orlie G May 19, 2010 09:38 am

    [eimg url='https://digital-photography-school.com/forum/members/orlie-g-albums-pictures-picture43091-dsc-0877.jpg' title='orlie-g-albums-pictures-picture43091-dsc-0877.jpg']

  • Orlie G May 19, 2010 09:29 am

    [eimg url='https://digital-photography-school.com/forum/members/orlie-g-albums-pictures-picture43086-dsc-2775small.jpg' title='orlie-g-albums-pictures-picture43086-dsc-2775small.jpg']

  • Ronnie Urbach May 18, 2010 02:10 pm

    my stepdaughter to the right, her little sister in the middle and the their beautiful loving mother to the left.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiralout2day/4616002837/' title='tawnya rocks 350' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3321/4616002837_7065f5abf6.jpg']

  • ronnie May 18, 2010 07:00 am

  • Chris Thomas May 17, 2010 08:43 am

    I love my house, I love my Nest. In all the world my Nest is Best.. :)

  • Krasimira Georgieva May 17, 2010 06:41 am

    Mothers, DPSMOTHERS
    www.flickr.com/photos/kriss_60/4613070222

  • hanamitchi May 16, 2010 09:16 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanamitchi/4611529454/' title='mother n baby' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4611529454_313a6dbf3c.jpg']

  • Irene Phillips May 16, 2010 08:46 am

    This was the last time I saw my Grandma. She was 2 weeks short of turnng 88 years old. She passed away April 14th. She is survived by 3 sisters, 10 children, 32 grand children and soon to be 23 great grand children.

    This was taken in her room with my mom holding her hand while she slept. That day, she remembered who I was and called me by name and smiled. Such a great memory to have.

    http://irene.bahayphillips.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/MG_35142.jpg

  • Kat Felix May 16, 2010 07:51 am

    I did an album entitled "Mothers" with my families' 5 generations (Mother, sister, niece, great-niece, great-great nephew).. enjoy the whole album, if you like! :)

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4705483&id=188026185917&fbid=392555605917

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4689147&id=188026185917&fbid=391847075917

  • hanamitchi May 15, 2010 10:43 pm

    my gifts[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanamitchi/4606806026/' title='erica and nell' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4606806026_53ee6a2229.jpg']

  • Irene Phillips May 15, 2010 02:57 pm

    This was the last time I saw my Grandma. She was 2 weeks short of turnng 88 years old. She passed away April 14th. She is survived by 3 sisters, 10 children, 32 grand children and soon to be 23 great grand children.

    This was taken in her room with my mom holding her hand while she slept. That day, she remembered who I was and called me by name and smiled. Such a great memory to have.[img]

    http://irene.bahayphillips.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/MG_35142.jpg[/img]

  • hanamitchi May 15, 2010 01:36 am

    erica and nell[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanamitchi/4606806026/' title='erica and nell' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4606806026_53ee6a2229.jpg']

  • hanamitchi May 15, 2010 01:10 am

    my cousin and her daughter[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanamitchi/4606141009/' title='gina' url='http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1147/4606141009_19bca11cab.jpg']

  • Reshma Pai May 14, 2010 05:22 pm

    Mother and son bonding time...[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/49334314@N03/4525937555/' title='Mother and child-Jan10' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4525937555_b03a223fc5.jpg']

  • Ioana May 14, 2010 03:25 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/41320589@N05/4605319729/' title='Pure love' url='http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1085/4605319729_a6b6af55f7.jpg']

  • Everett K. Tipton May 14, 2010 08:25 am

    up a tree

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/blueridge60/4598858056

  • francesca May 14, 2010 08:15 am

    hope this works! It's a good friend of mine with her seven-month-old baby.

    [eimg url='http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-sjc1/hs556.snc3/30423_572169256159_9802336_33513547_5568083_n.jpg' title='30423_572169256159_9802336_33513547_5568083_n.jpg']

  • Everett K. Tipton May 14, 2010 07:01 am

    Up a tree

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/blueridge60/4598858056/' title='IMG_0668_03' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4598858056_2c4b58e5f5.jpg']

  • Everett K. Tipton May 14, 2010 07:00 am

    up a tree

  • Gary May 14, 2010 06:49 am

    My beautiful gf and our daughter.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/gungo/3622815684/' title='IMG_2851' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3391/3622815684_c0d50ed22f.jpg']

  • marta May 14, 2010 06:39 am

    one more time ---- http://picasaweb.google.pl/mmakolodziej/WiosenneFikiMiki?feat=embedwebsite#5466415077493195666

  • marta May 14, 2010 06:38 am

    Just a portrait of my mum. I took him while she was on walk with ours dog ;).

    Od wiosenne fiki miki

  • Jaye May 14, 2010 04:29 am

    Here's one of me with my two year old, who's obviously sick -- otherwise he'd never sit still in my lap long enough to fall asleep:

    http://thelifeinyouryearsphotography.blogspot.com/2010/05/sick-day.html[img]

  • Tea May 14, 2010 04:24 am

    UGH!!! sigh! okay...here's the link if u wish to see my crontribution on "MOTHERS"...thank you!!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tiarra_lee/4590741208/

  • Tea May 14, 2010 04:22 am

    Where on earth did my posting go? Ahck!! Here we go...will try again, hope it works this time =)
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/tiarra_lee/4590741208/' title='why God made moms :)' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4590741208_9d3c42de1c.jpg']

  • Tea May 14, 2010 04:20 am

    Here's mine! Belated Happy Mother's day MOMS!!

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/tiarra_lee/4590741208/' title='why God made moms :)' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4590741208_9d3c42de1c.jpg']

  • Kirsten May 14, 2010 04:19 am

    I took this on Mother's Day for my 365 Project. It's a 3 generation picture - me (left), my mom and my daughter :)

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kthompsonstudios/4593067845/' title='39.365' url='http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1277/4593067845_eac68bd8f7.jpg']

  • Patricia Ewing May 14, 2010 04:01 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41673227@N03/4602386473/

  • Bharathkumar Hegde May 14, 2010 03:25 am

    This pic was taken 2 year ago. I had gone home for vacation after 6 months and my parents were very happy. I was sitting beside my mom and suddenly my Kodak cam caught my eyes which lying on the sofa. I took it and was showing the pics to mom which I had taken during my college days. I just wanted to take a photo wit mom but dad was not there at that moment. So I just tried a self portrait and the result was this pic. It had came very nicely than my expectation. While taking the pic my mom was not aware that I am going to take a photo. Right now am studying at IIT Delhi very far from my home. I have put this photo in a frame and kept it on my study table. This is a very special photo for me. A mother's love toward her child, which can not be expressed in words, is perfectly portrayed in this photo, I feel. I thank DPS for given me an opportunity to share this photo and my words. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY mom! I LOVE YOU A LOT.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/chaayaachitra/4603831917/' title='amma' url='http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1380/4603831917_264524ca63.jpg']

  • Bharathkumar Hegde May 14, 2010 03:06 am

    This pic was taken 2 year ago. I had gone home for vacation after 6 months and my parents were very happy. I was sitting beside my mom and suddenly my Kodak cam caught my eyes which lying on the sofa. I took it and was showing the pics to mom which I had taken during my college days. I just wanted to take a photo wit mom but dad was not there at that moment. So I just tried a self portrait and the result was this pic. It had came very nicely than my expectation. While taking the pic my mom was not aware that I am going to take a photo. Right now am studying at IIT Delhi very far from my home. I have put this photo in a frame and kept it on my study table. This is a very special photo for me. A mother's love toward her child, which can not be expressed in words, is perfectly portrayed in this photo, I feel. I thank DPS for given me an opportunity to share this photo and my words. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY mom! I LOVE YOU A LOT.

  • CB Photography May 14, 2010 01:51 am

    Mother and baby... taken on Mothers Day 2010.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/50149710@N06/4602590405/' title='Little one' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4602590405_c0bd420ca3.jpg']

  • Adarsha May 13, 2010 11:34 am

    My first comment did not come properly.. Here is the link to flicker

    this is my first entry in to DPS challenge

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/mvadu/4563988695/' title='Protected' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3325/4563988695_7ae6cfb038.jpg']

  • Adarsha May 13, 2010 11:29 am

    My first entry in to DPS Challenge..

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/mvadu/4563988695/' title='Protected' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3325/4563988695_7ae6cfb038.jpg']

  • Adarsha May 13, 2010 11:26 am

  • Amanda May 12, 2010 11:09 pm

    This is an areial shot of my mother I took for mother's day. The baby is due June 15th.

    http://www.jpgmag.com/photos/2448386

  • Coralie Smitter May 11, 2010 09:22 am

    Sweet moment with my son http://www.flickr.com/photos/2kaleidoscope/4596455257/

  • Coralie Smitter May 11, 2010 09:21 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/2kaleidoscope/4596455257/' title='Sweet moments' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3452/4596455257_66abf18753.jpg']

  • Kapil May 10, 2010 05:28 am

    Here is my First submission for photography challenge:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kapsicum/4592336613/

    am sure to have a good start with the theme Mothers ....
    comments on my photography are very much welcome... as i need to learn a lot in photography

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kapsicum/4592336613/' title='Me-N-Mom-0346' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3314/4592336613_e27b5144c2.jpg']

  • Kapil May 10, 2010 05:23 am

    Here is my First submission for photography challenge:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kapsicum/4592336613/

    I know it'll be good to start with theme on Mother
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kapsicum/4592336613/' title='Me-N-Mom-0346' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3314/4592336613_e27b5144c2.jpg']

  • Maite May 10, 2010 04:28 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/40032755@N06/4592121443/' title='Mother's Day' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3113/4592121443_e300538495.jpg']

  • Maite May 10, 2010 04:06 am

    My youngest child's hand in mine:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/40032755@N06/4592121443/

  • Nate May 10, 2010 03:59 am

    The day after my daughter was born...
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/herrasmoovy/3984312948/' title='Living the good life...' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2513/3984312948_7bb3c7b0cd.jpg']
    Some mother, daughter bonding time... :)
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/herrasmoovy/4466474041/' title='Motherly Love...' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2759/4466474041_411384b92e.jpg']

  • Adrian Rodriguez May 10, 2010 01:44 am

    Here is my photo for the weekend photography challenge: http://flickr.com/photos/adrianrodriguez/4590079155/

    I loved this assignment.

  • Andrea May 10, 2010 12:16 am

    Happy Mother's Day!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/44444175@N07/4591117298/

  • Pat Tomsho May 9, 2010 11:35 pm

    [eimg url='http://lh3.ggpht.com/_4wcW3_X-ijE/S-aycSx3CGI/AAAAAAAAOZg/s3iBRdsWszc/s144/mom.jpg' title='mom.jpg']

    Took this picture in the park yesterday...love the look on the babies face.

  • Jason Grear May 9, 2010 09:18 pm

    Just a portrait. I took the one of her looking at the camera. It was the best one.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shakesgrear/4591089847/

  • John Cai May 9, 2010 08:17 pm

    http://bit.ly/cS12MK

    Carnations and a mother. Focused on the wrong carnation though, lol

  • Geraldine Montero May 9, 2010 04:15 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricaneknoah/4400254759/

    this is a picture of me taken while i was 8mos preggy with my Air...
    =)

  • Orlando Sunción May 9, 2010 03:23 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/orlandosuncion/4590549233/

  • Orlando Sunción May 9, 2010 03:22 pm

    Here i go..!!!

  • Mike Olbinski May 9, 2010 03:06 pm

    Mine is on my blog..."Generations"...a matriarch of a family holding her great-granddaughter.

    http://www.mikeolbinski.com/2010/05/generations/

  • Taylor May 9, 2010 02:46 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlumsden/4590806460/

  • Nina May 9, 2010 02:27 pm

    Trying Again

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/neemers/4590966898/' title='FlamingosIMG_2690_1' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3327/4590966898_4ec87d1f29.jpg']

  • Nina May 9, 2010 02:26 pm

    On a previous post they said something to the effect of animals not having mother's day, I say why not they're still mothers. Here's mine.

  • Russell May 9, 2010 01:38 pm

    Our first Mother's Day this year . . .

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/russheath/4278423290/' title='Amazing Baby Love' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4278423290_8de77a67f5.jpg']

  • Kevin May 9, 2010 01:36 pm

    So I just upgraded my camera and lens from an old Digital Rebel (1st Gen) with a kit lens to a 50D and an 70-200 F/4L. I've been playing around with it all week and this is a perfect shot for the "Mother" theme.

    I'm not a pro at all but hopefully with some practice and tips on here I'll get better!

    http://jayhawk73.smugmug.com/Family/Just-for-Fun/IMG1179/861129497_Ux4No-M.jpg

  • deepaalex May 9, 2010 01:00 pm

    My 5yr old's take on Mother's day..I agree!!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/50020733@N03/4590870676/

  • Frank in Houston May 9, 2010 05:59 am

    We celebrated a mother-to-be when Heidi's coworkers through her surprise baby shower. This is the moment She entered the room and realized what was happening. This will be Heidi's second child.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/frankcodispoti/4589996506/' title='Heidi finds out she is being given a shower' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4054/4589996506_d89fc008fc.jpg']

  • Mcguireuk May 9, 2010 05:47 am

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3300/4589072393_c3e9eea029.jpg

  • Mcguireuk May 9, 2010 05:47 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/18207466@N02/4589072393/' title='Mothers' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3300/4589072393_c3e9eea029.jpg']

  • Mcguireuk May 9, 2010 05:46 am

    First one didn't work...

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/18207466@N02/4589072393/' title='Mothers' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3300/4589072393_c3e9eea029.jpg']

  • Mcguireuk May 9, 2010 05:44 am

    My 11 week old unborn child… excited!

    First one didn't work...

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/18207466@N02/4589072393/' title='Mothers' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3300/4589072393_c3e9eea029.jpg']

  • Mcguireuk May 9, 2010 05:43 am

    My 11 week old unborn child... excited!

  • Melissa D. May 9, 2010 01:41 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/49981484@N02/4589406828/

  • Justin May 9, 2010 01:37 am

    my sister and her daughters.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jburke87/4588759291/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jburke87/4589375926/

  • Justin May 9, 2010 01:30 am

    Here are some shots of my sister and her daughters.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jburke87/4588759291/' title='DSC02043' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4029/4588759291_a8d122494d.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jburke87/4589375926/' title='DSC03916' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3303/4589375926_05ba3e5012.jpg']

  • Jrhihn May 8, 2010 10:37 pm

    Moms of a different sort thoroughly embracing the moment!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/28388879@N05/4589021996/

  • Travis May 8, 2010 10:27 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyboy7600/4589028174/' title='Their First Adventure' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4589028174_36ee963952.jpg']

  • Pauline May 8, 2010 09:37 pm

    Me and my hubby is expecting our little boy to arrive around the 4 of June. Here is our favourite picture of my belly we took the other day. I did all the camera settings and my hubby took the actual picture with my guidance. I <3 it!

    http://acatool.net/pauline/2010/04/28/just-like-a-little-present/

  • HAN May 8, 2010 04:48 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/byenseven/4584839977/

    heres mine =)

  • Jason Collin Photography May 8, 2010 03:43 pm

    A young mother and her son doing a dig with lots of hair flying around!

    http://jasoncollinphotography.com/blog/2010/2/22/mothers-day-photography-promotion-for-tampa-clearwater-st-pe.html

    Happy Mother's Day!

  • Natzangelik May 8, 2010 03:14 pm

    This may not be exactly the "mother's day" ideal but this is just a photo of a mother lion with her child:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/natzangelik/3729976617/

  • Taylor May 8, 2010 02:32 pm

    Me and the spawn, hanging out and talking.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tlcorona/4587782215/

  • Flores May 8, 2010 02:31 pm

    These are mine:

    [eimg url='http://inlinethumb61.webshots.com/10428/2726537590068190109S500x500Q85.jpg' title='2726537590068190109S500x500Q85.jpg']

    [eimg url='http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/44588/2377572080068190109S500x500Q85.jpg' title='2377572080068190109S500x500Q85.jpg']

    Thanks!

  • saumit deshpande May 8, 2010 01:29 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/saumitd/4588321172/

  • saumit deshpande May 8, 2010 01:23 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=251053&id=1747849545

  • stephane May 8, 2010 11:34 am

    a new mommy...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11735110@N05/4551799335/

  • stephane May 8, 2010 11:31 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11735110@N05/4588134000/?eOrig=4544159383

  • Muhammad Danial Shah May 8, 2010 07:01 am

    My Mother Passed away 3 years back, and i miss her a lot, and have a deep love for all the mothers around the world and try to capture their emotions during my travels.
    This one, I captured in the Kalash Spring Festival, Hindukush, Pakistan.
    A Kalasha Mother washing her child's face.
    :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/edanial/3966214850

  • Sam May 8, 2010 06:40 am

    We have had our baby now but my wife became a mother the day we found out we were pregnant.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/StewartSJ3/NikkiMaternityPics#5430513351113814802

    http://picasaweb.google.com/StewartSJ3/NikkiMaternityPics#5430513421428386226