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10 on 10 – January

I considered doing another year of 365 photos, but in the end I decided to take the pressure off myself from posting and editing daily. I knew it wouldn’t change the fact that I pick up my camera everyday anyway. Funny how things sort of fall into place because shortly after I had come to this decision, I had a wonderful opportunity present itself. I got an invite to join a 10 on 10 project for 2013 with several AMAZING photographers whom I look up to and am constantly inspired by!

What is a 10 on 10 you ask? Well, it’s simply a circle of photographers who post 10 images on the 10th day of every month for an entire year. We link one another’s posts to our own posts so readers can easily follow the circle of participating photographers and get introduced to new photographer’s work. Each month can have a theme or simply document the 10th day of every month. I don’t know how this creativity exercise will manifest itself in the coming months, but for now I will most likely stick to an idea, focus on a new skill, highlight something meaningful to me for that month, or anything else that feeds my soul.

I’m starting this project with these images of my daughter. I love shooting in the dark and manipulating light. I like harsh shadows and negative space. That’s was my goal for this 10 minute session.

My baby girl has always kept me from darkness with her bright eyes and knowing spirit. I don’t know how I lived so long without her. She completes me in a way I never thought possible. And here she is, perfectly lit. Spotlighted.

Shhhh…. I know I have 12, not 10!

Go forth!

Grab a cup of tea or coffee and follow the amazing talent of this circle of photographers. You may need a drool rag – I’m not even kidding!

First up, is Maria Manco!

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  • January 10, 2013 - 2:23 pm

    Maira - What an awesome idea! I will definitely keep this in my back pocket as an exercise to try myself 🙂 very inspiring and fantastic photos!ReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2013 - 3:21 pm

    Ginger Unzueta - these are all so cool. i love seeing the experimentation of new things…so awesome.ReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2013 - 3:49 pm

    Rebecca Leimbach - Really awesome, Jenna!ReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2013 - 3:52 pm

    ali - gorgeous jenna! love the dramatic light!ReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2013 - 4:18 pm

    Sara Garcia - WOW! These are amazing and so inspiring. Beautiful work, Jenna!ReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2013 - 5:17 pm

    ashley - This is the first time I’m making the rounds and really getting to know everyone through their blogs. I was first sucked in by the incredible images in your blog slideshow, then really impressed with your words (you must love to write, yes?), and then I was blown away by how you fearlessly pushed your creativity to the max. Holy cow! ♥ReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2013 - 5:17 pm

    Jessica Deane - these are completely unique! I LOVE them!ReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2013 - 5:23 pm

    summer murdock - Jenna….really? Love these so so much!ReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2013 - 5:58 pm

    Life with Kaishon - Your daughter is absolutely beautiful. What a creative idea. I love creative thinkers!ReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2013 - 6:49 pm

    Jackie Tyghem - Jenna…very unique perspective. my favorite is the 2nd from the bottom blk/wht. She looks like she is an angel, highlighted in the headlights. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2013 - 9:59 pm

    melissa - first words that came to mind were cool, creative and unique. i like that you had a goal in mind. awesome set of images! 🙂 i need to go look at them again…ReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2013 - 2:45 am

    Alana Harris - Terrific idea!!! So creative and the images are lovely! Can’t wait to see what you do next.ReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2013 - 3:24 am

    Candy - I love how you played with the light, so fun and unique. Stunning close-up of your daughter!! LOVE.ReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2013 - 4:23 am

    Janine Coveney - I’ve not seen anyone else do this lighting with their kids. You did an amazing job. I love her expressions. Just wow! JxReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2013 - 4:45 am

    nicole dyk - i love the dark. the light. and all of the negative space. totally in love!ReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2013 - 5:27 am

    Rebecca - Dear Jenna. These turned out PERFECT. I LOVE THEM! (I’m shouting). So beautiful…as always. XOXOReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2013 - 2:07 pm

    suzanne - these are jaw droppingly awesome jenna!!ReplyCancel

  • January 13, 2013 - 3:14 am

    rowe - wow… these images took my breath away! especially the 3rd and 7th one… just beautiful! im so excited to be part of this project with you!ReplyCancel

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