Photography used be one of the topics covered on Ree's site. One of my favorite recurring features were the "Photography Assignments." Each assignment had a timeline and a theme, like "black and white" or "silly faces" or "coming home." Sharing photos was fun, but even more so was seeing how hundreds of others interpreted a theme. After the assignment time line ended, Ree would select some and post them on her blog.
Who: My niece, Mia.
When: August 2009. She was only a few months old at the time.
Where: Phillipston, Massachusetts.
Why: This was the first photo of mine that another blogger shared on their site and when it happened, I was tickled pink. It's one thing for our friends and family to like your photos, but it's entirely another for a stranger, someone I've never met, to compliment my work. I might process the black-and-white a lot differently now than I did then, but I'm proud of this photo. It will always be one of my very favorites.