My Best Friend: Weekly Photography Challenge


This week your photographic challenge is to take and share an image on the theme of ‘My Best Friend’.


You may take any approach to this topic that you wish. It could be a portrait of your real life best friend… (or one of the two of you) a photo of a pet… or some other obsession (food, your favourite toy from childhood or something else). Be as creative as you like!

Once you’ve taken and selected the ‘Best Friend’ 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 #DPSBESTFRIEND 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 – Movement 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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  • blueb3ll August 1, 2012 08:56 am

    Sebbie and his Grandpa

  • Trog July 23, 2012 02:10 pm

    This kid just lights up our lives.

  • blueb3ll July 13, 2012 07:52 pm

  • Jennifer July 6, 2012 01:02 pm

    I was taking a photo of my best friend through a hole in a repaired gravestone as she was taking a photo of the other gravestones nearby. She is an inextricable part of my very soul. Photography is one of her passions, so seeing her behind the lens is a frequent occurrence.

  • Jennifer July 6, 2012 01:00 pm

  • Trog July 2, 2012 07:53 am

    Not sure what I would do without this guy.

  • pyjamarama July 1, 2012 10:44 pm

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  • Dolores Kiriacon July 1, 2012 12:27 pm

    Giac, my 11 year old Saluki, is my "best friend" and of course my husband of 44 years is too!
    [eimg link='' title='Photo 101 class & Giac 042_edited-2.jpg' url='']

  • Robert B Dick July 1, 2012 10:47 am

    Here is my best friend and companion: T. J. Bear His full name is Theodore Jackson Bear, a loyal friend.

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  • Heather June 30, 2012 08:41 am

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    This week's topic was "best friends" and as I wont see my best friend before the challenge closes I decided to post a picture I took yesterday of Meeka and her best friend (if you look really closely you can see her best friend reflected in her eyes!)

  • Robin Sunshine June 27, 2012 11:52 pm

    A beautiful friend.[eimg url='' title='BlogWork#5758711918412306354']

  • Robin Sunshine June 27, 2012 11:49 pm

    My very bestie.

  • Rebecca June 26, 2012 12:06 pm

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  • Trog June 26, 2012 10:57 am

    My wife and son on his first train ride, you couldn't ask for better friends.

  • Roze June 26, 2012 04:30 am

    Here is my best friend. Yes, Im getting old.

  • Ravi June 26, 2012 03:13 am

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  • Karen Herman June 24, 2012 05:14 am!/photo.php?fbid=10150627892121326&set=a.10150614721431326.379264.575076325&type=3&theater

    My son is my best friend and here he is with his.

  • Rishin June 23, 2012 04:42 pm

    they are going to be Best friends soon...

  • Rishin June 23, 2012 04:03 pm

    i tried to add photo to comment by following the steps but it doesn't look like i did the right thing..
    so i'm copy-pasting link to flickr page here.. my two best friends..
    Olympus and Lights!!!!

  • Rishin June 23, 2012 03:32 pm

    these are my two best friends.. olympus and lights!!

    [eimg url='' title='7423925058_47075a78cb_m.jpg']

  • Clankycarrion June 23, 2012 01:23 pm

    My Best Friend
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  • Clankycarrion June 23, 2012 12:09 pm

    Father and son fishing early morning Woody Point Redcliffe, qld

  • Jaykay144 June 23, 2012 05:26 am

    Best Friends
    Best Friends Always Are Interested In What You Are Interested In

    In this case, definitely food. Always a source of hysterical laughter in the woods, the Kookaburras were watching cockatoos and rozellas nearby.

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  • Anita June 23, 2012 01:59 am

    My best friend

  • VOS June 22, 2012 02:00 pm

    Man's best friend:

  • pyjamarama June 22, 2012 11:49 am

    My granddaughter Melanie

    Canon T2i
    1/640 sec.
    Pattern metering mode
    no flash

  • OnyxE June 20, 2012 07:15 am

    Hands down, no contest I'm obsessed with our city's permanent resident Canada geese. I've spent hundreds of hours with them, taken thousands of photos of them and only love them more. Amazing birds.

  • Mike James June 19, 2012 11:15 pm

    My best friend, Carlos. He'd just seen his first horse and was really excited.[eimg url='' title='Carlos-small.jpg']

  • Trent Dickson June 19, 2012 11:07 pm

  • Trent Dickson June 19, 2012 11:07 pm

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  • David June 19, 2012 08:38 pm

    My best friend, Iggy with his favorite toy[eimg url='' title='7400532596_47b42e63f0_d.jpg']

  • Bennie Willett June 19, 2012 09:57 am

    My best friends.
    [eimg link='' title='Family Pictures -3889BW' url='']

  • Ed June 19, 2012 08:06 am
    This is my best friend Misty. She's watchung the cat go by.

  • Kerry June 18, 2012 11:34 pm

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  • Kerry June 18, 2012 11:33 pm

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    I have a few best friends, my husband, my female friends, and my dogs. This is Scout, he can't say a word but can always make me smile :D

  • inkid June 18, 2012 01:53 pm

    My best friend from Lunas
    [eimg link='' title='DSC05481' url='']

  • Eric June 18, 2012 01:11 pm

    My best friend for almost 2 years now[eimg link='' title='Addyson 2 4x6-3' url='']

  • Eric June 18, 2012 01:07 pm

    My best friend for almost 2 years[eimg link='' title='Addyson 2 4x6-3' url='']

  • Fergiemoto June 18, 2012 10:47 am

    True friendship endures:

  • WIlliam June 18, 2012 05:14 am

    My best friend. It's always fun when he's around.

    [eimg link='' title='Fun around' url='']

  • Niyati June 18, 2012 03:32 am

    random funny picture of two best friends

  • Niyati June 18, 2012 03:31 am

    This is just a funny capture of two best- Friends
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  • Kiril.M. June 17, 2012 09:01 pm

    [eimg link='' title='Jah man:D' url='']

  • Mikkel Madsen June 17, 2012 06:04 pm

    I caught the 10 year old young goat shepherd named Larlo and her herd on a grassy field just outside Ranakphur, India. There was no doubt that Muddi, the one black goat in the herd, was more than just a household creature:

    [eimg link='' title='Larlo & Muddi' url='']

  • Kirsten Lee June 17, 2012 06:00 pm

    [eimg url='' title='tumblr_m5r40c3pvB1rykqi2o1_500.jpg']

    My best friend...

  • Kirsten Lee June 17, 2012 05:57 pm

    My best friend....[eimg url='' title='thinktankcentre']

  • Robert Campbell June 17, 2012 03:38 pm

    BFF Cayman and Carly at Zoo Boise.

    [eimg link='' title='BEST FRIENDS' url='']

  • Robin Tashima June 17, 2012 10:19 am

    True friends at the Bronx Zoo

  • Ashley June 17, 2012 08:39 am

    Here is a picture of my best friend (my sister).

  • Ashley June 17, 2012 08:38 am

    Here is a picture of my best friend, my sister. It's a simple black and white picture.

  • kusmasatria June 17, 2012 08:14 am

    a couple of a long last best friend near the Main river. (Frankfurt am Main)

  • Phil June 17, 2012 06:25 am

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  • Robert Campbell June 17, 2012 05:37 am

    [eimg link='' title='BEST FRIENDS' url='']

  • Robert Campbell June 17, 2012 03:39 am

    Cayman & Carly BFFs at Zoo Boise[eimg link='' title='BEST FRIENDS' url='']

  • Aitor June 17, 2012 02:24 am

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  • Erik Kerstenbeck June 17, 2012 01:04 am

    Here is a nice shot of a model/friend on the deck, eyes front and center at Miramar Airbase in San Diego

  • Tom O'Connor June 17, 2012 12:42 am

    Here's a cute one:

  • Tiffany June 17, 2012 12:12 am

    My 11 year old basset hound.

    [eimg url='' title='IMGP0206_1.jpg']

  • Susan Buentello June 16, 2012 09:48 pm

    Sweet boy Poe.[eimg url='' title='UyoJj.jpg']

  • Susan Buentello June 16, 2012 09:45 pm

    My sweet Ginnie.

  • Mikkel June 16, 2012 08:14 pm

    I caught this Rajasthani husband and wife just outside Jaipur, India, and although they had been married for many many years they were still just as giggling and overexcited as a couple of teenagers in love. There was absolutely no doubt that this couple was more than just married - they where soul mates.

  • Bruce Stevens June 16, 2012 06:45 pm

    My best friend - my lovely wife.

  • Badflea June 16, 2012 05:14 pm

    Here I'm with one of my best friends....
    From Australia.

  • Srivatsa Gundala June 16, 2012 12:13 pm

    My Friend - Two friends walking on the beach

    P.S: This is a bit off from today's theme "My Best Friend". Moderators, if this is not acceptable please remove my comment.

  • raghavendra June 16, 2012 12:07 pm

    me and my cat are always friends for a lifetime!

  • Jean-Pierre June 16, 2012 11:52 am

    Friends come to visit; here's one of my furry friends:

  • MikeC366 June 16, 2012 07:37 am

    I have two best friends, shown here...

    They never say no to going out for a drink, hang on my every word and find ALL my jokes very very funny. Unfortunately they always need a lift home afterwards.


  • Scottc June 16, 2012 07:26 am

    My best friend, she's traveled the world with me and waitied patiently until I came back from some less desirable parts of it.

    This is in Athens, 2 days before the riots started.

  • Libby June 16, 2012 06:39 am

    Sounds cheesy, but my husband is my best friend, our relationship perfectly encapsulated in this one photo.

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  • Jason St. Petersburg Photographer June 16, 2012 05:38 am

    These are my two best friends, and oldest friends not coincidentally. One I have know since the 7th grade and the other since the 10th.

    I made this photograph on a night we all saw each other together for the first time in over ten years. I have it printed and mounted on masonite residing on my desk right now.

  • Jeff E Jensen June 16, 2012 04:32 am

    Here's one of my best friends, couldn't imagine life without him around:

  • Jon Cromwell June 16, 2012 02:38 am

    This is my best friend for the last 6 1/2 years and counting :)
    [eimg link='' title='IMG_1596-Edit-2' url='']

  • Steve June 16, 2012 02:09 am

    Man's and my best friend:

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