Come Join Us! A NEW Weekly Photo Challenge

Do you miss sharing your creative ideas and photos each week in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge?  We do. That’s why we’re inviting you to join us for the new LENS-ARTISTS weekly photo challenge.  Our goal is to continue our creative community on WordPress.

Each Saturday at noon EST we will publish a photo challenge similar in form to the now-defunct WPC. If you choose to participate, please make sure to tag your post with the name of our group LENS-ARTISTS so that all of the responses can be found together in the WP Reader.  Please also include a link to the challenge moderator’s post.  One of our 4 moderators will host the challenge each week:

Week 1 – Patti of

Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of

Week 3 – Amy of

Week 4 – Tina of

Be sure to subscribe to all 4 blogs to receive the weekly challenges. Patti will post the first challenge on Saturday, July 7.

For many of us, the challenges are an opportunity to improve our photographic skills by experimenting with new techniques and getting valuable feedback. To remind us of what we’re missing, I’d like to share two of my personal favorite photos from previous WPC challenges.

This first shot, taken in San Jose del Cabo in 2017, was my first attempt at using layers in Photoshop.  Your feedback was overwhelmingly positive and encouraged me to keep experimenting with different creative techniques.

Cave Canem. San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. Shot with a Canon 70D.

The second photo, taken in the Jardin du Luxembourg, was another experiment.  This time I was trying to shoot a ferris wheel from a different perspective.  Once again, many of you let me know that I was heading in the right direction.

We hope you’ll join us as we continue to support the wonderful community of creative sharing we all greatly value. We look forward to seeing you next week.

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  1. I had all but one of you in my WP Reader (the other I was following on Instagram) I will be very interested to see what you ladies have in mind to challenge the rest of us. Hopefully, I will be able to participate regularly 🙂 Good luck and looking forward to seeing the first challenge!
    Cheers, Amy

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  2. G’day Patti pleased to meet you and I have been a keen participant in WPC for years and was sad to see it finish. So I will be happy to see what you 4 ladies have in store for us

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  3. Patti, what a great idea to offer the challenge and share with other bloggers! I know a lot of people, myself included, really miss the WPC. Funny I started Sunday Stills just before WPC disappeared, and I know there are lots of other photo challenges out there. If you want to get the word out, Cee offers a page of photo challenges This new challenge will be fun to check out and perhaps challenge me to combine some with my Sunday Stills themes 🙂

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    • Thanks, Terri. It will be a lot of fun to continue the photo challenges. I also appreciate the tip to connect to Cee. We’ll do that. And best of luck too on the Sunday Stills Challenge. I’ll take a look at it and jump in when I can. 🙂

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  4. Hi Patti I am certainly in for this new weekly challenge but as I told Tina mine will be more lens than art. I look forward in getting to know you better as well in the process. In the past I had a lot of interaction with Tina and Amy whom I follow. My latest post is the only photo post since as I put in that post “since the Weekly Photo Challenge ran out of super nova fuel and is not circling planet WordPress anymore”. It is about the moon and its phases. Looking forward to your first post next week-end.

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    • Hi, Abrie. It’s wonderful to meet you here! We’re delighted that you’re joining the challenge. It’s been fun working with Amy and Tina on the challenges. You’ll also get to know Ann-Christine, who is terrific. “See” you next week!


  5. Thanks so much for your encouragement, Sally! We are excited too. I’m glad you’ll be watching our challenges evolve. Hope all’s well with you. 🙂


    • Thank you, Jo! So glad you like that shot. And I’m delighted you’ll join the fun when you can. 🙂 Hope all’s well. Have a great walk this week!


  6. Hi Patti, I’d like to subscribe to your blog but am not sure where I sign up. Your photography is beautiful and I enjoyed reading about Italy. Thanks!

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    • That’s great, Sylvia! I’m delighted you’re subscribing. Here are the instructions from WP: “On, any reader can follow (subscribe to) your blog to receive an email every time you write a new post. Logged in users of can do this by clicking the Follow button in their admin bar. Logged out readers can click the Follow button in the lower right-hand corner of your blog’s home page.”


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