Characters | Photo Challenge

Happy May! Our sixth lens is characters. I’m in love with this month’s theme. One of my favorite ways to look at these stories is through the lens of a character and put ourselves in their place and try to understand their emotions and motivations. I believe this helps us to understand the emotions and motivations in our own stories as well.

Ever since, I’ve wanted to spend a little bit more time discovering more about the characters we connect with. We are here to tell our story. One of the best way to get better at telling our own story is to look at the stories we love.

What is the ALP Lens + Challenges?

Each month, we’ll take a look at a new theme (Collective VIPs are emailed a copy of the Lens micro-magazine on the 1st with an advance copy of all the challenges + bonus content) and use that theme to take a look at the world around us.

Challenges are published here on the blog for all ALP Collective members on Friday mornings. There will be a photo challenge, a paper challenge, a memorabilia challenge, and a feminist quote challenge. This does not mean you should be completing four lens projects a month. Just that you should challenge yourself four times a month to be creative with this work.

To succeed at the photo challenge — take a photograph. If you choose to use that photograph in another creative storytelling project, later on, that’s awesome. These photo challenges are designed to get you taking photographs.

Characters | Photo Challenge

Take a photo of your favorite character, even if it’s yourself! You can also take representative photos. Thank about where you come across these characters. Either on TV, in magazines, in books, and take photos that way.

Share your challenge projects with us! Upload your photos/projects to your ALP gallery and drop a link in the comments below.

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