Welcome to week 4 of Photography Friday. Photography Friday is a 20 week challenge to help improve our photography skills. There is a weekly prompt / theme for each week that you can be as creative with it as you'd like. This week theme is red and next week's theme is something or someone you love. For further information please click here.
I'll be the first to admit that this week's theme was rather difficult for me. Yes, I know I picked the theme for each week but I thought 'something red' would be easier and way more fun. I've already critiqued my pictures to the moon and back and they aren't my favorite. However, I guess that is part of the challenge / learning process so I'm just gonna go with it. =)
For this weeks theme there are two little parts to it. First, I took some pictures of my Valentine's Day decor. Yes, I already have it up because Valentine's Day has been my favorite holiday for a long time. Before I was married (I refused to pout like so many people did/do) I threw an annual single girls Valentine's Day party. We would eat somewhere fun, exchange gifts and had a great time. If I lived in the same city as all my girlfriends I'd still probably host a girls Valentine Day party. However, I'm sure being married on Valentine's Day will be great too!
ISO 400 f/2.8 SS1/2000 50mm 1.4 Lens
ISO 100 f/2.0 SS1/1600
Here is part two. Since I love Valentine's Day so much, I've teamed up with a couple of blog friends to host a little Valentine's Day giveaway. I took a picture of each item we are giving away and you get to give me feedback on it. =) See how I brought you into this? Clever, eh?
Item 1 - 10 things I love about you. How cute are these? (Dave if you are reading this then you are seeing part of your Valentine's Day gift). I couldn't resist buying these and I thought it'd be fun to give one away too. Even if you don't have a boyfriend / fiancee / husband - give them to a friend, your grandma, your Mom! Whoever gets them will love them.
Item 2 - A hand painted mug.
Item 3 - chalk board heart pins. I'll be putting magnets on the back of these so they can be placed on the fridge as well.
Item 4 - Valentine's Day Card
Item 5 - Coffee sleeve
Here are the lovely ladies who teamed up with me today. Be sure to stop by their blogs and tell them hello.
Elicia from Life's a Journee
Elicia has a wonderful little blog about teaching and exploring in South Korea. She also had a beautiful destination wedding - girl right after my own hear.
Robyn from Invincible Summer
Robyn is also a newlywed (May 2013). I love that she is currently part of a church plant. She writes some inspiring things about her Christian walk and she also made the coolest coffee table from a window.