Monday, 24 November 2014

Itl twitter baton

This week I have the honour of holding the twitter baton for ITL. As a photographer I love the absolute amazement and joy on children's faces when they actually see something for the first time. By that I don't mean anything earth shattering - just something as simple as a pattern on a sign or a toadstool that they have walked passed everyday for weeks or even months. My favourite photography quote is the one by Thoreau - 'It's not what you look at that matters it's what you see.' This week I want to challenge you to SEE and celebrate rather than just LOOK.
Challenge one is to share a window into your world using the hashtag #windowmyworld. It can be taken anywhere your kitchen window,  classroom window a train or plane if you are travelling - your car in a traffic jam, your favourite coffee shop - let's share our views! Be creative. If you edit this photo and want to share the app you have used that's even better.

Challenge two will take you all week - take up to 9 images that sum up your week - nothing fancy just iPhone or iPad shots of highlights or moments are great and upload them to a grid - there are lots of collage apps around - my favourite is  'Moldiv' then upload them at the weekend using the hashtag 
#highlightsofmyweek tweet during the week and let me know if you are joining in with this challenge. 
I love doing this and often look back on these shots as a form of pictorial diary.
Look at the world through the eyes of a child and remember the magic that is out there.
Looking forward to seeing all of your images!
Here is a view from my kitchen window and the same view edited with 'waterlogue' app
Happy seeing!! Enjoy your week.

Apologies if any of this looks strange but I'm in a hotel in Bristol where the wifi is very hit and miss!