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national photography month – #renew

Today is also National Scrapbook Day and we are right now in the middle of a very exciting celebration and a huge sale happening in the shop (and the digital shop) – 30% off everything just for today – May 3. Be sure you jump on the chance for those savings!

We’re also kicking off something else that’s pretty fun. Did you know that May is National Photography Month? I’ve also heard National Photograph Month, National Photo Month … you get the idea. Whatever you want to call it, we love that there is a month dedicated to celebrating photography. I know we’re all so thankful for the invention of the camera and I am particularly thankful for the fact that technology has brought us to the point of being able to carry a high-quality camera, built into the phone, that fits in our pocket and can easily be with us anywhere … all of the time.


This month, we want to inspire you to keep shooting. The vast majority of you are like me when it comes to taking pictures. In other words, we’re not necessarily professional photographers. We’re just people who love taking pictures. We love capturing life – everyday stuff and big stuff and all the stuff in between. Professional or amateur or somewhere in between, we all have something to celebrate!


Throughout the month of May we’re doing something fun – and you’re invited to participate! Starting today – and every Saturday this month – we are sharing photo inspiration. Each Saturday I’ll share a hashtag theme. I’ve invited a handful of some of my favorite everyday documenters to share one picture related to that theme. No rules. No boundaries. No explanation of the respective themes.

The idea is to take that prompt and then look around you and snap a picture that represents what that word / theme / prompt means to you. We invite you to share on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter a picture that you’ve taken – related to that specific prompt. Add the #BeckysChallenge hashtag as well as the prompt hashtag.


The first prompt is RENEW. Anytime this week, post a picture that you’ve taken that makes you think of RENEW. Whatever that means to you. However you interpret that. Every photo in today’s post ties into this theme of RENEW, but each is an entirely different take on the word. Isn’t that so cool? We hope you’re inspired too!


Doing something like this is always a little more fun when there are prizes involved, right? Here’s the deal. We’re watching for your photos. We’re checking out instagram and facebook and twitter. We’re going to keep our eye on the #BeckysChallenge hashtag. For each of the 4 prompts we’re sharing this month, we’ll choose a winner for each. It’ll be a difficult choice, of course, but we will choose a photo that “speaks to us” for each of the 4 respective hashtags … and 4 people are going to win one of these! Oh yes.


photo inspiration

Let’s get to it, shall we?


Me :: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter



Nicole Ramsay :: Website | Instagram



Gina Zeidler :: Website | Instagram



Katie Jaeger :: WebsiteInstagram



Cathy Zielske :: Website | Instagram



Ali Edwards :: Website | Facebook


renew1 jenny

Jenny Meyerson :: Website | Instagram


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Trisha Harrison :: Blog | Instagram



16 Responses

  1. Jennifer Hubbard says:


  2. Teresa says:

    This will be so much fun and gives us an excuse (as if we ever needed one) to use our cameras that much more!

  3. Jan Platt says:

    I’ve already taken my first photo!

  4. Karen says:

    Great idea! Becky, you and your team always make me smile!

  5. Vivian says:

    This is fun! Is this open internationally?

  6. Jess Dent says:

    This sounds fun…. Will have to think of something now. :)
    Do love a good excuse to take pictures. :)

  7. Anne D says:

    Always love a photo challenge! Thanks Becky for the great fun this month will bring!

  8. Julie-Anne Gyton says:

    Dear Becky and team, hello! Thanks for this opportunity! Please can I ask how this works? Where do we post our pictures? I have just uploaded to my FaceBook page and added the HashTags – I’m new to this so hope that is correct? Or do we add here or on you mFB page?Thanks in advance! X

    • Julie-Anne Gyton says:

      Re reading I have added photos to fb but do we need to add photos to Twitter and Instagram, as I don’t have Instagram?

  9. dawn says:

    I love this idea and this prompt is a good one with spring blooming all around us right now. Thanks so much Becky and team!!

    Love these photos here from everybody, so cool how one word can mean so many different things to people.

  10. michele kendall says:


  11. Nancy Willaford says:

    thanks a heap, sure am looking forward to this!

  12. Janet Lugo says:

    I love taking of my daughters, and especially when my 3 yr old and almost 8 mth baby hug each other

  13. Jana says:

    Which camera lens is shown on your camera in the picture above? Do you have a favorite lens?

  14. Rebecca says:

    Saw this to late in the game. But will try to catch up. Loved it!! But I will be ready in 2015.