Your Favorite Subject: Weekend Photography Challenge

Your Favorite Subject: Weekend Photography Challenge

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This week your photographic challenge is to photograph your ‘favorite subject’ and share the image with us.

Most photographers that I talk to have a subject that they just keep coming back to – whether it be a person, a landscape location, pet or some other kind of subject matter (I have one friend who just loves to photograph shoes and another who likes taking photos of himself jumping on beds…. yep…. beds).

So this weekend you’re invited to go back to that subject that you just can’t stop taking photos of and take one more!

Once you’ve taken your best “Favorite Subject” image, upload it to your favourite photo sharing site and either share a link to it below or embed it in the comments using the our new tool to do so. Please note it sometimes takes us a while to approve comments with images as there’s a moderation queue – particularly over the weekend.

If you tag your photo on Flickr, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag it as #DPSFAVORITE to help others find it. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

PS: don’t forget to check out some of the great photos shared last week in the ‘Imperfection’ challenge.

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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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  • jerrico September 30, 2010 12:10 pm

    This it my favorite.

  • lowanglealta September 12, 2010 05:20 am

    my fiance, my world

    [eimg link='' title='my world = lighter' url='']

  • eric September 11, 2010 03:06 am

    i sometimes find things that look like geography. i try not to interfere with its natural formation. my hope is to make a map using only found-geographic-looking objects. it's dorky AND educational!

  • Kamal September 10, 2010 05:34 am

    my ash tray one among the favorite.....[eimg link='' title='Picture 4822 Alpana' url='']

  • Kate D September 9, 2010 11:59 am

    [eimg url='' title='IMG_2891.jpg']

    My lil man is DEFINITELY my favorite object!

  • Kate D September 9, 2010 11:54 am

    [eimg url='' title='IMG_2891.jpg']

    My lil man!

  • David September 9, 2010 06:43 am

    Car's are definitely one of my favorite things to shoot

  • David September 9, 2010 06:39 am

    Car's are definitely one of my favorite things to shoot

    [eimg link='' title='IMG_9221' url='']

  • David September 9, 2010 06:24 am

    I love taking pictures of cars!

    [eimg link='' title='IMG_9221' url='']

  • Emily Munn September 8, 2010 02:14 pm

    lets try this again, since i seem to not get it!
    my backyard in the morning,
    [eimg link='' title='DSC_0049' url='']

    or beach umbrellas
    [eimg link='' title='DSC_0139' url='']

  • Emily Munn September 8, 2010 02:11 pm

    then again, i also love my backyard in the morning.....

  • Emily Munn September 8, 2010 02:08 pm

    sorry this is the dead umbrella

  • Emily Munn September 8, 2010 02:07 pm

    My FAVORITE is beach umbrellas!

    this one was left for dead on the beach. kind of sad but giving me it's last "smile"

  • Kamal September 8, 2010 05:56 am

    My one favorite is my garden and flower.....[eimg link='' title='Picture 42047' url='']

  • StellaNik September 8, 2010 05:48 am

    I think this time I'll upload the pic correctly-sorry it's my first time. The picture was taken in New Jersey on the beach, which is my favorite spot. Two seagulls were fighting over a peanut and the winner took the prize :)

  • Kamal September 8, 2010 05:38 am

    My favorite is my window. the other end of colorful myself hope closed....[eimg link='' title='Chemistry' url='']

  • StellaNik September 8, 2010 05:34 am

  • StellaNik September 8, 2010 05:32 am

    seagull eating peanut

  • StellaNik September 8, 2010 05:26 am

    My favorite place is the beach and I love taking pictures of seagulls. This one happens to like peanuts... :)
    [eimg link='' title='The winner gets the prize ' url='']

  • Kamal September 7, 2010 07:56 am

    Abstract on my window is one of my favorite. It reminds colorful other side of ourself which is closed. [eimg url='' title='spaceball.gif']

  • Jamz September 7, 2010 12:08 am

  • Sandy September 6, 2010 09:59 am

    Love this place...not sure if it is my favorite thing to photograph yet, 'cause I haven't been at this long enough!

  • Jeremy September 6, 2010 05:38 am

    [eimg link='' title='Favorite Subjects' url='']

  • Jamz September 6, 2010 01:08 am

    I'm a newbie here and trying to learn some skills in photography. This is a shot i got yesterday when we visited a remote village..a girl having a corn breakfast.

  • thomas September 4, 2010 06:49 pm

    Horse Head Arch of Tanjung Batu,Miri,Sarawak,Malaysia.

    [eimg url='' title='DSC_0725.jpg']

  • malaysiatraveller September 4, 2010 05:46 pm

    Malaysia National Flower - Hibiscus

  • Roger Fisher September 4, 2010 03:03 pm

    [eimg link='' title='IMG_0627' url='']

    Hand in the cookie jar.

    One year old grandaughter.

  • erin September 4, 2010 12:28 pm

  • Steph White September 4, 2010 08:02 am

    Bugs! I can't keep my lens away from them, especiallly these rather photogenic hover wasps.

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

  • FrameXFrame September 4, 2010 07:23 am

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

  • Alexzander September 4, 2010 01:05 am

    Hey, I'm new to photography and bouct I'll win a contest any time soon but its worth a shot. I really like taking shots of sunsets....

  • Pixellicious Photos September 3, 2010 02:13 pm

    Here is one of my favorites! I enjoy night photography even with my Point and shoot Canon A710 IS digital camera!!

    Sea Link

  • Anant Sagar September 3, 2010 11:46 am

    Don't really have a favourite subject. I enjoy taking photographs, so I'll click anything that looks good.
    This was taken during a jam session, Nikon D3000. Dont remember the settings, its a couple of months old!

    [eimg url='' title='photo.php?pid=6645476&l=e5158792ae&id=508122666']

  • Barb September 3, 2010 10:09 am

    Heres one of my favorites

  • Luciano Alvim September 3, 2010 07:54 am

    Sunrise and sunset. Just love it. Sadly, I miss it almost everyday (sleeping on sunrise, working on sunset).

    [eimg link='' title='Project 365 - 007 - 16/06/2010' url='']

  • Tea September 3, 2010 03:54 am

    not sure if that will show up or not...but will try agian just in case it won't...
    ...might as well provide ya the link...

  • Tea September 3, 2010 03:52 am

    here's Tea-Bear
    [eimg link='' title='' url='']

  • Karrie0208 September 3, 2010 03:03 am

  • Karrie0208 September 3, 2010 03:00 am

    My granddaughter!

  • Sheeba September 3, 2010 02:53 am

    Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
    Exposure 1/1000
    Aperture f/5.0
    Focal length 78.2mm
    ISO 80
    Exposure bias 0 EV
    Flash off
    Taken 7 Aug. 2010

  • Cardinal1981 September 3, 2010 02:47 am

    what's my favorite subject? my boyfriend of course......

    [eimg link='' title='love that smile' url='']

  • Lady Fi September 3, 2010 02:02 am

    Not sure I did this correctly the first time!

    My favourite place is the lake next to my house. It's magical.

    [eimg url='' title='happy_hour.jpg?w=819&h=461']

  • Niraj Alok September 2, 2010 05:06 pm

    I have been photographing London eye a lot these days from different angles and times of day:

    [eimg link='' title='london eye' url='']

  • CourtneyPalumbo September 2, 2010 10:25 am

    [eimg url='' title='Lena3months042edit.jpg']

  • Ricardo September 2, 2010 08:02 am

    I am physicist working in Fermilab and this is the main building

  • Mandy September 2, 2010 07:18 am

    My daughter!

  • Shiang September 1, 2010 07:09 pm

    [eimg url='' title='IMG_6682.jpg']

  • Dan C. September 1, 2010 04:22 pm

    Puppy Cup - My new favorite object.
    [eimg link='' title='_8233554W' url='']

  • moglie September 1, 2010 07:38 am

    2nd try
    [eimg link='' title='My favorite Swan' url='']

  • Scott September 1, 2010 04:27 am

    My darling on her birthday weekend.
    [eimg link='' title='DSC_0109' url='']

  • moglie August 31, 2010 08:37 am

    I love this Swan and his family, I've been shooting them since last year when the babies weren't even hatched.

  • James August 31, 2010 04:26 am

    Since photographing my first wedding and taking pictures of the bride's shoes, I've loved shooting shoes. Here's one I did recently for a Converse tribute shoot I'm working on.

  • Sherry August 30, 2010 09:31 pm

    Trying this again. Hope it works this time!

    [eimg link='' title='venus fly trap ' url='']

  • Patrick Slattery August 30, 2010 07:21 pm

    [eimg link='' title='Surreal Sky' url='']

  • Alex August 30, 2010 06:35 pm

    One of my favorite places at the local harbour in Gothemburg/Sweden

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

    [eimg link='' title='Day 100/365 The cliffs' url='']

  • photosbysus August 30, 2010 03:07 pm

    Food & Coffee!!

    Rendered Duck Fat:

    Peruvian Coffee:


  • photosbysus August 30, 2010 03:06 pm

    Food & Coffee!!

    Rendered Duck Fat:
    [eimg link='' title='The Good Fat' url='']

    Peruvian Coffee:
    [eimg link='' title='' url='']

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

  • Kristi aka FiberFool August 30, 2010 02:14 pm

    As a knitting designer, that is one of my favorite subjects to photograph. It can present quite the challenge sometimes. While I need to shoot to show off the whole design, I like the arty shots that highlight one aspect of the design. Thankfully, they make great "teaser" shots to pique people's interest before the pattern is released. These are a couple of my favs from a recent shoot. The first one I've done with my 50 mm prime lens.

  • Brian Casey August 30, 2010 12:39 pm

    My favorite subject #2, our little guy Owen (1 year old). The kid just LOVES trucks of any kind...

    direct link to photo

    [eimg url='' title='IMG_3207']

  • Brian Casey August 30, 2010 12:37 pm

    My 3 year old son Jack enjoying puddle jumping on a much needed rainy day...

    [eimg url='' title='IMG_0106']

  • James Roberts August 30, 2010 12:06 pm

    I always take pictures in my garden. It's so convenient.


  • Cathy Kasper August 30, 2010 12:05 pm

  • Cathy Kasper August 30, 2010 12:03 pm

  • Cathy Kasper August 30, 2010 12:03 pm

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

  • Cathy Kasper August 30, 2010 12:01 pm

    My favorite subject is cats! Here is my Oscar kitty in the backyard bushes.

    Canon EOS Rebel T1i
    Shutter: 1/5
    Appeture 5.6
    ISO 100
    EF-S 18-55 mm lens
    focal length 55 mm
    Flash off

  • Sherry August 30, 2010 11:40 am

    Macro photos! First time I have done this! Don't know if I am doing it right. Just a beginner at photography and would appreciate any and all comments. Bad and good!!! Thanks!

  • nathan tillett August 30, 2010 10:20 am

    My little guy (whos throwing a fit when I took this)


  • Mary Jane Glauber August 30, 2010 08:24 am


  • Alex August 30, 2010 07:03 am

  • Gavin August 30, 2010 04:12 am

    Still enjoy shooting insects.

  • Jessica August 30, 2010 03:49 am

    My favorite subject is capturing those moments spent with friends. Hopefully no one will consider this too morbid.

  • Hank August 30, 2010 12:48 am

    Hope this works.. am new to this site, but LOVE the inspiration from the other photographers!

  • Ed August 30, 2010 12:21 am

    water drops...

  • KGyST August 29, 2010 05:15 pm

    A sunset in Hungary:

  • Boukou9 August 29, 2010 03:42 pm

    Gotta love the Milwaukee Art Museum and it's folding wings...

  • Rafael Marquez August 29, 2010 02:40 pm

    For me, it's this plane:

    [eimg link='' title='Dornier 328 - N900LH - San Marcos Airport' url='']

  • tess August 29, 2010 02:23 pm

    My favorite subject.. here goes:

  • stephanie August 29, 2010 01:26 pm

    I LOVE taking picts of abandoned buildings! Call me crazy, but theres something about the creepines!!

  • Delia August 29, 2010 12:49 pm

    I love to take pictures of my kids and food, so I mixed that together in a picture I took tonight. Here is my eldest eating an ice cream cone.

    [eimg url='' title='August.28+%282%29.JPG']

  • Jennifer August 29, 2010 12:39 pm

    Took this picture of my son on
    ISO 200
    flash did not fire

  • littlemsnaughty August 29, 2010 12:19 pm

    sunny cemeteries...

  • KingBubbaTruck August 29, 2010 09:56 am

    My favorite subject, my lab Starbuck, out in the desert under some clouds.

    [eimg link='' title='Desert and Clouds' url='']

  • Greg McCright August 29, 2010 08:54 am

  • KariBelle August 29, 2010 08:53 am

    I couldn't pick just one... so here are 3 ...

  • Dimitri August 29, 2010 03:58 am

    Cats, cats, cats.
    My all-time favourites
    [eimg link='' title='Lazy as a cat' url='']

  • Nicole Collier August 29, 2010 12:15 am

    Definitely my little 3 year old many expressions to capture!

    [eimg url='' title='photo.php?pid=4514561&id=694856515&ref=fbx_album']

  • kate si August 29, 2010 12:03 am

    Am I the only one who can't view the images? This time it doesn't even link to an image for me.

  • jessica August 28, 2010 11:54 pm

    My favorite subject is capturing those moments spent with friends. Hopefully no one will consider this too morbid.

  • Suja August 28, 2010 11:31 pm

    Colours of flowers

  • Marylin August 28, 2010 11:22 pm

    Mine is definitely my older son, he loves being photographed and will even follow instructions for posing (sometimes!). The younger one is at that stage where he is constantly moving and virtually impossible to get a photo of, at least not without some food of some sort to keep him still for more than a millisecond! LOL (see what I mean about the food?!)

  • Biju August 28, 2010 10:45 pm

    My Favourite subject is my wife:

  • eglites August 28, 2010 10:45 pm

    Plums on a car roof

  • Mary Jane Glauber August 28, 2010 10:39 pm

    Rough Leaf Sun Flower

    with an ant

  • Biju August 28, 2010 10:36 pm

    My Favourite is my wife..

    [eimg link='' title='My Wife ' url='']

  • Biju August 28, 2010 10:34 pm

    My favourite is my wife..

  • Jason Eames August 28, 2010 10:30 pm

    Mine would have to be classic cars. The beautiful curves and bright deep colors.

  • Brian G August 28, 2010 10:27 pm

    My 14 week old son

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

  • Marcos Guimaraes August 28, 2010 10:14 pm

    My favorite subject during the weekend.
    [eimg url='' title='IMG%5E_1259.JPG']

  • Simon August 28, 2010 10:07 pm

    My newborn baby girl is my latest favourite :)

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

  • Stefano August 28, 2010 10:01 pm

    Mine is my little lady: Virginia.

  • SJ August 28, 2010 09:37 pm

    This is my favorite pal and my favorite subject to test new equipment and sometimes try a new technique. Yesterday, I got my first on camera flash and was playing around. So excited and I love the result![eimg link='' title='online winter' url='']

  • Sonia McKay August 28, 2010 08:59 pm

    Finally, here's one of our litte princess "Shaydie"..sister to Gizmo :-)
    [eimg link='' title='' url='']

  • Claudia August 28, 2010 08:17 pm

    I like abstract and architectural photography, like this one in Brussels.

  • Claudia August 28, 2010 08:06 pm

    I like abstract and architectural photography, here's one for my last trip, the Atomium in Brussels.
    [eimg link='' title='Atomium - 5' url='']

  • Kenny Howse August 28, 2010 06:19 pm

    On 28 Aug 10 I went to Denton Reservoir near Grantham to catch the Sunrise and whist I was waiting this brave chap waded out into the water to fish!

  • Yogendra August 28, 2010 05:44 pm

    I love Macro.. on budget!! with Raynox DSC 250 and home made pop-up-flash-diffuser here are the results from this morning!

    [eimg link='' title='Wafer Thin..Side View..' url='']

  • Chang Peter August 28, 2010 04:18 pm

    Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taiwan.

    hope you like it.

  • Chang Peter August 28, 2010 04:17 pm

    Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taiwan.

    [eimg link='' title='Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall - ????? (Taiwan)' url='']

    hope you like it.

  • Scott August 28, 2010 04:14 pm

    This Kloster is just a few blocks from home and can be seen from everywhere in town, I must have over a 100 photos of it.

  • Julie August 28, 2010 03:51 pm

    I find myself taking shots of flowers - so many varieties, colours, situations so plenty to practice on. Took this one today.
    [eimg link='' title='Crab apple blossom' url='']

  • Lee August 28, 2010 02:37 pm

    I've been shooting the same two deep purple calla lilies all week that a friend gave me. So after I read the challenge, I took them out one more time to see if I could find a different way to look at them.

    Here is the result:

  • Jakob August 28, 2010 02:31 pm

    my wife

  • Clarence August 28, 2010 02:14 pm

    Little Paytinn :)

  • Chang Peter August 28, 2010 02:05 pm

    Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taiwan-
    [eimg link='' title='Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall - ????? (Taiwan)' url='']

    hope you like it ^^

  • @thiagointer August 28, 2010 12:31 pm

    My favorite subject - When I travel around world

  • Khürt L Williams August 28, 2010 11:35 am

    Mine is the American flag against a blue sky. I just love the way it looks!.

    [eimg link='' title='20100827-DSC_2903.jpg' url='']

  • Yash Upadhyay August 28, 2010 11:24 am

    This one is my fav

  • Dan Hahn August 28, 2010 09:38 am

    Another sunset
    [eimg link='' title='Sunset Frolic 2' url='']

  • Kathryn Cole August 28, 2010 09:22 am

    I live in Lake County California, and I just cant get enough pictures of the beautiful country side. It is a photographers dream area.[eimg link='' title='' url='']

  • Kathryn Cole August 28, 2010 09:19 am

  • Adilson Andrade August 28, 2010 09:08 am

    [eimg link='' title='São Cristovão - Sergipe - Praça São Francisco' url='']

    This is definitely my favorite place to photograph. It´s a small town near where I live and it´s now "World Heritage". It´s the fourth oldest city in Brazil and its buildings and churches are just spectacular.
    You may find more images at my flickr page.

  • Sonia McKay August 28, 2010 09:04 am

  • Geoff August 28, 2010 08:34 am

    Mine is the local beach and pier.

  • Geoff August 28, 2010 08:29 am

    Mine is the local beach and the pier.

  • Allison Jane August 28, 2010 08:14 am

    I love the moon. I'm hoping to gather pictures of it during every % phase possible. I create a collage of several pictures I took. I started about 2 months ago when I got a lens that can capture the detail in the moon.

    [eimg url='' title='46107_127114590669586_125220094192369_155587_446288_n.jpg']

    @Ted, I love your picture. Your dog is adorable, and that is a great shot.

  • Davide Espertini August 28, 2010 08:07 am

    that's her in the last days :D

  • Ted August 28, 2010 08:00 am

    i guess i can't edit my previous posting ... sorry for the dup ... still trying to figure out how to do this stuff.

  • Ted August 28, 2010 07:55 am

    let's try this again!

    got down on my belly, pointed my point & shoot (canon powershot), and fired away.

    pretty sure it was in aperture priority, but not positive. tossed the pic into aperture, did some very mild tweaking (increased contrast, mild sharpening) and decided it liked it better in black and white (even though she's a chocolate lab)

    exif: 200, 5mm, f/4

    [eimg link='' title='liko's big nose' url='']

  • Ted August 28, 2010 07:53 am

    got down on my belly, pointed my point & shoot (canon powershot), and fired away.

    pretty sure it was in aperture priority, but not positive. tossed the pic into aperture, did some very mild tweaking (increased contrast, mild sharpening) and decided it liked it better in black and white (even though she's a chocolate lab)

    exif: 200, 5mm, f/4

  • Karen August 28, 2010 07:33 am

    My ever favourite subject is Fairtrade - especially expressed though cocoa and sugar...

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

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

    Justice and yumminess together :)

  • Pearle August 28, 2010 07:21 am

    Favorite Subject? Photography, of course!

  • Cedric John Nunez August 28, 2010 06:58 am

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

  • Sabina August 28, 2010 06:53 am

    There he is, my baby. :)

    [eimg url='' title='IMG_7168.jpg']

  • Rob Sheeley August 28, 2010 06:42 am

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

  • JJ August 28, 2010 06:32 am

    Mine is definitely my yorkshire terrier puppy!

  • Asad C. August 28, 2010 06:20 am

    My favorite object would be food.

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