30 Day Photo Challenge – Guimarães

Day 1: auto-retrato (self portrait) #guimaraeschallenge

Day 1: auto-retrato (self portrait) #guimaraeschallenge

 

Me: Hank?

Hank: Yes?

Me: Did you finish you Visual Education project?

Hank: (coming into the living room) Yes. I am all done with my homework.

Me: Good, then I want to show you something.

Hank: What is it?

Me: Have you heard of FreePass Guimarães?

Hank: No.

Me: It is a website and an events calendar for our beautiful city and they have launched a 30 day photo challenge.

Hank: What is that?

Me: A photo challenge is like an art project that you commit to for 30 days. Look here at this list. You take a photo a day for 30 days here in Guimarães and each day has a theme.

Hank: That’s cool.

Me: And then you share it on Instagram using the #guimaraeschallenge.

Hank: But I don’t have Instagram.

Me: I know, but I do. You love photography and I have an Instagram account and you can do an Instagram Takeover. Do you know what that is?

Hank: (sassy) Mom, of course I know what that is, I’m ten. I’m surprised you know what that is.

Me: Sassafras! Should I apply water to that burn? Watch it, sailor. Think about that sentence and take out the sting.

Hank: (pause, thinking rather loudly) I am impressed you know what that is?

Me: Better. So would you like to commit to this photo project. If you complete all 30 days I will compile all your photos and have them printed into a poster for your room.

Hank: Really?

Me: Yah! I am excited about what your camera will capture.  You have a particular way of seeing the world and it shows in your photography. BUT you have to commit to all 30 days to earn you poster and your photos cannot show your face which makes the first prompt especially challenging. You will have to think outside the box.

Hank: (squinting at Day One) What does auto-retrato mean?

Me: Self portrait or as you kids like to call it, a selfie.

Hank: Oh.

Me: So, tomorrow you will need to take a photo of yourself, but without including your face. Are you up to the challenge? I think this project will inspire you.

Hank: Yes! Yah… I don’t know what to do yet, but I will know it when I see it.

Me: Exactly.

Hank: This is going to be fun.

Me: Let the 30 day photo challenge BEGIN!


Day 2: O Rei, The King #guimaraeschallenge

Day 2: O Rei, The King #guimaraeschallenge


 Day 3: Pedras da Calçada, Sidewalk

Day 3: Pedras da Calçada, Sidewalk #guimaraeschallenge


 

Day 4: Monumento, Monument

Day 4: Monumento, Monument #guimaraeschallenge


 

conversations with hank #guimaraeschallenge

Day 5: Routina, Routine #guimaraeschallenge


Day 6: Música, Music

Day 6: Música, Music


Day 8: Aquela Esplanada, The Promenade

Day 8: Aquela Esplanada, The Promenade


Hank had to take a few days off his #30DayPhotoChallenge because he just kept missing the prompt for Day 9, Pôr do Sol (sunset), but I think this image was well worth the wait. Check out all of Hank's photos here.

Hank had to take a few days off  because he just kept missing the prompt for Day 9, Pôr do Sol (sunset), but I think this image was well worth it.  #Guimaraeschallenge


Day 10: Memória Feliz, Happy Memory

Day 10: Memória Feliz, Happy Memory


Nuvens, Clouds. Photo taken by Hank as a part of the #guimaraeschallenge. See more here.

Day 11: Nuvens, Clouds  #guimaraeschallenge


Day 12: Preto e Branco, Black and White #guimaraeschallenge

Day 12: Preto e Branco, Black and White #guimaraeschallenge


Day 13: Á Noite, At Night

Day 13: Á Noite, At Night


 

Day 14: Artes, Art

Day 14: Artes, Art


Day 15: Reflexo, Reflection

Day 15: Reflexo, Reflection


Day 16: Vista da Cidade, City View

Day 16: Vista da Cidade, City View


Day 17: Cultura, Culture

Day 17: Cultura, Culture


After a four day pause for the flu Hank is back behind the camera to complete the  #guimaraeschallenge.  Find more of his photo submissions here.

After yet another pause to recover from the flu Hank is back behind the camera.  Day 19 Vitória, Victory.


 

You can follow along with Hank’s submissions to #guimaraeschallenge over on my Instagram. I will also be posting the photos here and on our blog’s Facebook account.

Thanks again to FreePass Guimarães for the opportunity to participate! Follow the links to their site to discover what there is to see and do in Guimarães or bookmark for your upcoming visit!