30 Day Photo Challenge {Days 1-7}

Hello, hello! Welcome to the first link party of the Ten June 30 Day Photo Challenge!

After I got a new camera for my birthday, I decided it was time to work on my photography skills. And lucky for me, so many of you said that you were interested in beefing up your photog skills as well! So I issued a little challenge, in the form of thirty days of picture taking fun. Over the month of October, we'll snap one picture a day from this list (borrowed with the consent of the amazing photographer, Kristi James).

Today we're here to share days 1-7 of the challenge. Want to see my shots from the last week?

Day 1 (moi, used basic editing)
Day 2 (my sunnies, used basic editing)
Day 3 (sky view, used basic editing)
Day 4 (in my dining room, used cross-processing tool on Picnik to develop contrasts)
Day 5 (my sister in Blue Ridge, used focal zoom tool on Picnik)
Day 6 (Blue Ridge hike, used basic editing)
Day 7 (Elijay apple, used basic editing)

Unless noted, I simply cleaned up the photos with a few basic edits found on Picnik. 

So, what do you think?! I had an absolute ball playing around with my camera. I felt super professional playing around with the settings on my camera. I will have to say that most of these pictures were shot in the normal, no-flash setting. I attempted to take the "something green" photos in manual... 75 dark grainy ugly pictures later, I switched back to the no-flash setting. But, honestly, this picture was my favorite to take because I worked with the camera for about an hour (while lying on my dining room floor!), really trying to capture the perfect shot. But I think Michelle needs to do a little more homework before conquering the manual setting! Oh well, practice makes perfect, right? And that's what this photo challenge is about!

Needless to say, I really enjoyed it! I might just frame a couple of these for around my house. Can't you see the adorable little apple framed in my kitchen? Love it.

Now let's get to the fun stuff. I'm super proud that I made a button you can grab for your post or sidebar (I definitely yelled out, HOLY COW I JUST MADE A BUTTON!). So go ahead and grab it!

Ten June 30 Day Photo Challenge
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Now it's time to hear from YOU! Link up your first seven days of the photo challenge.

Whether you were able to take all seven pictures in the challenge this week or just one, feel free to link up. And don't forget to let me know how the first week of the challenge went for you... what was your favorite picture to take? Did you have any problems with any of the challenges? More importantly, if you did have problems and sorted it out-- share your wise advice with us newbie photographers!

I'll keep the link party open until next Wednesday, when we share week two of the challenge. Don't forget to link back to Ten June in your post or in your sidebar. Happy picture taking!


  1. Your photos look great! I do like your Something Green photo and your What I Wore photo too. You did a fantastic job! Cannot wait to see next week's photos. Thanks again for hosting :)

    -Holly @ Eight Six Eleven

  2. Michelle - Your photos are great! I have to agree with Holly that my favorite pictures of yours are Something Green and What I Wore. I will admit that I wasn't able to take all seven pictures this week, but hopefully I can do some catch up over the weekend. Love this photo challenge!

  3. These are great! Nice work! And love Picnik! I'll have to try those effects!

  4. What a great idea. I am going to do my best to join in on the fun!

  5. How fun! I like all your photos. They are beautiful and colorful.

  6. "Something Green" is my favorite of yours! I linked up my photos (although I started doing a different 30-day photo challenge) It's been fun though! :)

  7. Oh wow, your photos are terrific! Really nice job.They are ALL great. I'm particularly liking your editing on the photo with your sister. Amazing! I'm gonna have to play around on Picnic. I'm having so much fun with this idea!!!! Tanks for the party!

  8. Forgot to mention how impressed I am with your BUTTON!!!!!

  9. love these! you aer such a talented photographer. might need to link up with you :)


  10. Hi Michelle,
    I linked to my Blog and am so thankful that you are doing this AND for the super cool button (which IS posted on top of my blog!)A million thanks for the inspiration. I am a rank amateur photo lover / picture taker! I enjoyed peeking at all of the lovely pictures you posted as well as the others linked! Thanks, Dawn (Beneath The Surface: Breath of Faith)

  11. You did a great job girl!! I'm going to try to link up next week!

  12. Your first week is fab. Love your self portrait. I think those are so difficult. I cannot get myself without a crazy posed face. Hope to join up next week.

  13. Great photos! I want to try this challenge sometime!

  14. Great pictures!! I spy Tori hiking I think (: The leaves one is my favorite!

  15. Awesome job! I'm so glad you are hosting this:) I love your "something green" and your cloud picture-it almost looks like they are moving. Can't wait for next week!

  16. You have some amazing photos. I'm sorry I never got mine together yet but hopefully by next wednesday I can show two weeks in one.


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