August Take Twelve

Good Sunday morning, everyone—we meet again! When I realized a few days ago that August 12 was right around the corner I literally said out loud: "too fast! too fast!" How a month has passed since I last selected twelve photographs for the Take Twelve Project is beyond me. Here are my two thoughts about this:

1.) Even with a camera in hand, you can't really freeze time so it's best to work as hard as you can to be present.

2.) TGIS—Thank goodness it's Sunday, a day of rest when I don't have a full slate of activities planned. Well, actually, it'll be a day of house cleaning for company arriving Monday... I'm pretty sure some photos of cleaning products will be making an appearance in my twelve photos this month. Won't be the first time I've resorted to this in a photo project!

Where will you be pointing your camera this August 12?

As always, here are a few pages that have popped up in the Take Twelve Project Flickr Group over the last month:

Flickr Group member Lilypadsis used an idea from the Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit to inspire her photos—photographing the heat of summer. Living in Kansas this summer is no-joke hot, as the state has experienced one of the worst heat waves in recorded history...what might twelve photos of Kansas in July 1936 (during the actual worst heat wave in Kansas history) looked like? Capturing little details like these contributes valuable primary source historical material to a family's (and state's) record in addition to being a creative way to play along in scrapbooking and photography challenges!

Ella Friend Bobbi Jo Grunewald's twelve photos revolve around summer adventures of the traveling variety. Check out how perfectly she balances photos of people with little details of the day. Summer scrapbooking is best kept simple, and Bobbi Jo's simple grid design allows her photos to shine.

This month's Take Twelve sponsor is Big Picture Classes, and the lucky recipient will receive a spot in Elisha Snow's upcoming workshop that opens September 12, Get Great Photos with Any Camera:


In this four-week class, you'll learn the basics of photography and composition, and discover some fun and amazing photo tips that Elisha has amassed throughout her own learning adventures. You'll have the opportunity to see Elisha in action during her photo shoots, and learn some tricks for getting stellar photos.

Want to play along?

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