The main reason why we, photographers, love challenges is because they force us to come out of our comfort zone and try our skills in a new way. It's a great opportunity to learn new skills plus, depending on the challenge itself, it can be a lot of fun. An important thing to remember is that taking part in a challenge should never feel like a lot of pressure or cause any self-doubt, a challenge is really just a chance to experiment.
Last week we posted the photos taken by Excio members in our second Mystery Challenge on Facebook this one having an extra ‘twist’ as photos could have something related to Easter. It was much harder for our Facebook followers to guess what was photographed, so we present here the true stories behind all the featured photos. We hope you enjoy reading the ‘behind the scenes’ stories and get inspired to give it a go yourself!
"Not fence posts" by Lia Priemus
"A bundle of them and ever so handy."
"Sugar and spice" by Vicky O'Connor
"Using a Red Rubber Pastry Brush I dipped it in flour, sugar and maple syrup. I was supposed to be making Hot Cross Buns but got sidetracked with the Easter Mystery Challenge."