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.
Let’s get to it, shall we?