Work: Weekly Photography Challenge

Work: Weekly Photography Challenge


Construction Worker

This week your challenge is to take a photo and then share it on the theme of WORK.

Work is something most of us do in one form or another – whether that be paid work, work raising a family, work at school, work in the garden…. or somewhere else.

Today we’re asking you to capture a photo on that theme. It could be a self portrait of you at work, a portrait of someone else at work, a shot of your workspace, an image of a tool of your work or something more symbolic.

Once you’ve taken and selected the ‘Work’ 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 #DPSWORK 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 – Classic Lighting 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 16, 2012 05:13 am

  • Trog June 18, 2012 10:58 am

    It takes a lot of work and a lot of cranes to get a wind farm up and running:

    The job of catching the dogs at the end of a race is a challenge, not to mention working in such low light when trying to capture action shots:

  • Francine Gassette June 14, 2012 11:49 pm

    Here is my entry: MILKING TIME

  • Morteza June 14, 2012 08:22 am

  • Kamal June 13, 2012 10:55 pm

    My First try in this section......
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  • Aditya Nangia June 8, 2012 06:30 pm

    This one's one of my all time favorite images of a poor rickshaw puller returning home in heavy rain after a hard days work...

    I shall highly appreciate your feedback,

    Thanks in advance.

  • feedwagon June 8, 2012 03:23 pm

    Tools of my Trade
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  • David Thomas June 8, 2012 01:51 pm

    Old lift operator station inside an abandoned mine complex. Did not take this week, but figured I would share anyway.!i=1785116335&k=9fpTS4K&lb=1&s=A

  • Sheeba June 8, 2012 09:51 am

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  • Sheeba June 8, 2012 09:50 am

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    - work .. different things to each of us

  • Pishtii June 8, 2012 07:17 am

    Late For Work...

    Taken in Warsaw, Poland - it's a performance...

  • Adam Coots June 8, 2012 07:16 am

  • Adam Coots June 8, 2012 07:13 am

    Taken at my work. A Gear being lifted off the table by a crane.

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  • Robert Townsend June 7, 2012 07:36 am

    I had been carrying my camera all week taking photo's of Men At Work but what I only needed to do was wait unit last night when woken by this event nearby my home. It is a challenge working with low light (ISO3200)
    [eimg link='' title='IMG_9946' url='']

  • Robert Townsend June 7, 2012 07:19 am

    I had carried my camera everywhere this week getting shots of Men at Work for this challenge . All I really needed to do was wait until this unfolded in the middle of the night near my home. Working with low light is also a challenge (ISO3200).
    [eimg url='' title='img_9946p.jpg']

  • Kelly June 7, 2012 01:11 am

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  • Julie June 6, 2012 12:00 am

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    Little Guy selling fried dough at the beach (dominican republic).
    Hope you like it, its my first post!

  • Julie June 5, 2012 01:02 pm

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  • inkid June 5, 2012 12:48 pm

    Men selling noodle at Malacca.

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  • David Lang June 5, 2012 06:23 am

  • David Lang June 5, 2012 06:19 am

    Carney[eimg link='' title='Carney' url='']

  • Zach Hamill June 4, 2012 04:21 pm

    Live fire training for volunteer firefighters
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    Sonoma County, CA

  • Zach Hamill June 4, 2012 04:19 pm

    Live fire training for volunteers
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    Sonoma County, CA

  • Jay June 4, 2012 01:42 pm

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    We were hiking on our regular route when suddenly this large flock of sheep came up. The herder was working really hard to keep them together.


  • Shannon June 4, 2012 09:19 am

    At a Bicentennial of a local town. I gave street photography a try!

  • Shannon June 4, 2012 08:50 am

    My first attempt at street photography at a bicentennial in another town. An older policeman.

  • Scott June 4, 2012 06:47 am

    Ax Man (Not really an ax, but "Chainsaw Man" sounds like a murderous maniac)
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  • Kelly June 4, 2012 03:29 am

    Our safety depends on his work.[eimg link='' title='LZ47web' url='']

  • Kelly June 4, 2012 03:13 am

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  • Mandy June 4, 2012 02:58 am

    First time posting!

    It takes a little "work" keeping this little lady, Zem, my Crested Gecko (Rhacodactylus Ciliatus) healthy and stress free. Plus, I "work" at a Wholesale Pet Supply Distributor, which is where I purchased all the supplies to set up her habitat.

    Canon EOS REBEL T3i
    EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
    55.0 mm Focal Length
    0.4 sec Shutter Speed
    ISO 1600

    [eimg link='' title='Rhacodactylus Ciliatus' url='']

  • Mike June 3, 2012 10:47 pm

  • Siddharth Eswaran June 3, 2012 10:18 pm

    A student, probably a computer engineer like me, off to work.[eimg link='' title='Panning 101 - An engineer's day at work' url='']

  • umar June 3, 2012 10:01 pm

    Every job is a self portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.
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  • umar June 3, 2012 10:00 pm

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    Every job is a self portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.

  • Erik June 3, 2012 07:23 pm

    Vendor and customer in a flee market in Copenhagen.

  • Erik June 3, 2012 07:21 pm

  • Erik June 3, 2012 07:20 pm

    Beer has to be delivered
    [eimg link='' title='Copenhagen - Beer Delivery in Black and White' url='']

  • donnie June 3, 2012 05:32 pm

    Shower of Flowers before the Lual at Paradise Cove in Oahu[eimg link='' title='P1030252' url='']

  • Trisha Thompson June 3, 2012 03:54 pm

  • Trisha Thompson June 3, 2012 03:53 pm

    Creating a masterpeice at Kindergarten.

  • David Enbal June 3, 2012 03:02 pm

    [eimg link='' title='Maritime Engineer' url='']

  • Srivatsa Gundala June 3, 2012 11:23 am

    A Jeweler at work

  • Srivatsa Gundala June 3, 2012 10:29 am

    A Jeweler at work.

  • Bibiana Silveira June 3, 2012 04:15 am

    several work related...

  • ECFrederick June 3, 2012 04:13 am

    My Work Photos

  • Hasan Almasi June 3, 2012 04:10 am

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

  • Hasan Almasi June 3, 2012 04:09 am

    Making Brooms

  • jawitt June 3, 2012 03:05 am

    One man orchestra

  • jawitt June 3, 2012 03:01 am

    One man orchestra

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

  • Michiel June 3, 2012 02:49 am

    Old office in an abandoned hospital

    [eimg url='' title='Office-upstairs-e1337291148138.jpg']

  • Seb June 3, 2012 02:08 am

    Women at work in a family pottery in Vietnam

  • Rich June 3, 2012 01:41 am

    A quick snap of what 'I make this work':

    And an older shot of where I work:

  • Marton June 3, 2012 01:01 am

  • Niju Mohan June 3, 2012 12:54 am

    My submission: Man working on a Salt pan in Goa, India

  • Jeff E Jensen June 2, 2012 11:54 pm

    People doing various things to earn a buck in Chicago:

  • Erik Kerstenbeck June 2, 2012 11:14 pm

    Rushing to work

  • Erik Kerstenbeck June 2, 2012 11:13 pm


    Here is one about the start of a busy workday in NYC

  • Gabriele June 2, 2012 10:26 pm

    Here two entries from my blog. Two photos in totally dark ambient and long exposure time

    The first one from Australian outback:

    and the second from my house:

  • wrenchhead June 2, 2012 07:26 pm

    Street bbq vendor in Saigon.

  • wrenchhead June 2, 2012 07:25 pm

    Delivering meat to the stores.

  • Hasan Almasi June 2, 2012 07:04 pm

    He is making a Broom -

  • Steve June 2, 2012 05:59 pm

    A street cleaner with a cigar?

  • Amit Barot June 2, 2012 03:06 pm

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    This Old Lady is preparing Yoghurt Shake at a roadside Kiosk At ABU, RAJASTHAN, INDIA amidst hot Indian summer

  • Amit Barot June 2, 2012 03:01 pm

    I took this when this old lady was preparing Lassi (Yoghurt Shake) at a roadside stall in Abu, Rajasthan, India.

  • Amit Barot June 2, 2012 02:57 pm

  • raghavendra June 2, 2012 02:26 pm

    I live in India,
    we celebrate the birth of Vinayagar..
    shape of vinayagar is made from clay.
    lots of work to be done to shape it fine.

  • Jeff E Jensen June 2, 2012 10:07 am

    A collection of people doing various things to earn money in Chicago:

  • Tom O'Connor June 2, 2012 09:47 am

    Here's one, Louisiana style:

  • Scottc June 2, 2012 09:15 am

    Amazing. I'm unable to post a link in response to this article but the 2010 version of the "work" challenge in the past articles links works just fine.

  • Scottc June 2, 2012 09:10 am

    Hard at work at the Local Market!

  • Michiel June 2, 2012 08:51 am

    I would like to post the following photo:

    [eimg url='' title='office-upstairs']

    This photo was taken in an abandoned medical hospital. Upstairs I found an office including an old writing desk. A lot of work has been done here in the past....! Now it's been left behind and it has turned to an empty and quite place...

  • Rich June 2, 2012 07:48 am

    I make this work:

    And I work here:

  • Viraj Nagar June 2, 2012 07:11 am

  • gixman777 June 2, 2012 07:04 am

    This shot captures the not-so-easy task of ramp crew members to bring strollers and car seats up to the jet bridge.

    [eimg url='' title='7316495090_a062894610_z.jpg']

  • Brian June 2, 2012 06:26 am

    This is actually a lot of "work".

    Toronto, Canada (on Bloor st).

    [eimg link='' title='Alex on Bloor' url='']