Ready-set-snap! Saturday Photography Challenge and Link-up #2


I fell behind on the daily self-portraits this week. And it’s only the second week–boo! Spending most of several days in the hospital with my son, who came down with a pretty bad (bad squared!) bout of pneumonia this week, probably had something to do with it. It’s funny how going through a crisis situation really helps distill what’s important and what’s not important in life. And blogging, and taking self-portraits, daily showers, eating–usually such important activities–fell to the wayside this week. But. All is not lost.

I do have a few self-portraits to share with you, and a few from some other Ready-Set-Snap! participants. So without further ado . . .


The Shadow.


My new shoes!


Glasses, bedhair, and snow.

Glasses, bedhair, and snow in November. My Dad’s nose and my mom’s mouth.


C chord. Or is it a D chord? (Daaaad!?)

C chord. Or is it a D chord? (Daaaad!?)

And now a few self-portraits from a few friends who are participating in Ready-Set-Snap!

Olivia in tulle and leggings and fuzzy socks.

Olivia in tulle and leggings and fuzzy socks.

I think I know what Joyce buys when she's in a celebratory mood. :)

I think I know what Joyce buys when she’s in a celebratory mood. πŸ™‚

My friend Alana.

My blogging friend Alana. (She’s always been my favorite.)



Have you taken any self-portraits this week? It’s a great way to learn more about your camera (or your camera on your phone), about lighting, about photo composition, and even just to record what’s going on in your life. It takes just a second to snap a few pictures of yourself every day, and it’s fun! If you are a blogger, we invite you to join us in our photography link-up below. Your post doesn’t have to be about self-portraits, but just about photography. Maybe you learned something new this week and you want to share it with the world? Or perhaps you took several self-portraits and you want to share them with us? Link up below!

If you don’t have a blog, feel free to send me your portraits to me via email, or post them on Facebook with the hashtag #readysetsnap, so we can enjoy them with you. A big thank you to Joyce, Olivia, Alana, Brenda, Nathana, and everybody else who has taken self-portraits this week and has shared them with us. We’re having fun with this, and we hope that you are, too!

And hey, don’t forget our book giveaway this month–this dandy little book is filled with inspiration to learn more about our cameras, and fun challenges and projects, too! a Rafflecopter giveaway

There’s so much going on! So many things to choose from. Thank you today, for choosing to visit this spot!




12 thoughts on “Ready-set-snap! Saturday Photography Challenge and Link-up #2

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  3. Pete Kowpak

    I hope your son gets well soon, I will pray for him.

    β€œWhen written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”

    ― John F. Kennedy

  4. Alana(@RamblinGarden)

    I wish your son speedy, complete healing. You are so right; after something like this you truly understand what is important and what is not. (I learned that in a different way, also involving my son.) And thank you for your sweet complement. I hope I’m still your favorite after I post something in the near future about my new go-to cake…..

    1. dramamamafive Post author

      I’m so glad you let me know. I’ll check that photo out and see what the problem is. Thanks for checking in!

  5. K. Lee Banks

    Awww, sorry to hear your son has been sick – I hope he gets well soon!

    I know how illness and other family emergencies can take priority over blogging and other routine tasks – happened to me over the past couple of days, too!

    These are great pictures and what a neat idea for a blog challenge! I just got a brand new phone today (Samsung Galaxy Note 4), so I still need to learn how to use all its features, including the camera.

    1. dramamamafive Post author

      Welll . . . jump on in, chickie! We’ve still got several weeks to go in our self-portrait challenge. Take a moment or two every day and take a picture of yourself, then put them into a blog post and share it with us on Saturday. We’d be giddy to have you and I promise you that you’ll come up with some pictures of yourself that you don’t hate. (From my experience, and I didn’t think it was possible, honestly.) Are you in??

    1. dramamamafive Post author

      Awww, Dee, you should try it once . . . . I’m sure you’re just as beautiful as the sunsets and bridges and clouds that you like to photograph! It’s rather fun!

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