12 Hour Photo Challenge

  • Claire OBeirne
  • Jun 2, 2020

There's been many challenges I've set myself over the years for photography. My last challenge was a 365 day one - and whilst it served well for nearly 90 days, it fell apart around Feburary. (Whoops.)  But with my move to Darwin now looking like it's only 13 weeks away - I figured that I should really start to re-document what my life currently is like.  Enter the 12 Hour Photo Challenge.

In theory - it's pretty simple.  Take at least one photo every hour, for twelve hours.   As far as a photo challenge goes - I figured this would be one I could actually do.  Which, in fairness, I did - but by jeez. I nearly failed a few times.  It's actually really hard if you're not a super social person to continue taking photos throughout the day.  You'll see at the end that it's mainly just photos of Wally that keep popping up because I just there listening to my phone on the couch.

10AM - Start of the 12 Hour Photo Challenge


I may have chosen Saturday to do this challenge because I knew full well I was getting that Corona hair fixed. (Thanks Nat!)  Gonna be honest, absolutely looked like poop in the photos taken just before these ones as I woke up late (as usual.)






























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Behind the scenes:

I shoot with the Canon 6D + Sigma 50mm 1.4mm
I used the Camera Connect App + The R6 Remote + Manfrotto Tripod 

And edited using the Adobe Suite ♥


12 Hour Photo Challenge 1

I've gotta be honest - I really did love this photo challenge, even though it was super hard at times. Even uploading some of the photos I realised they weren't within the actual hour and had to go back to edit more.  I'd be excited to do more of these challenges over the next few weeks and months - and I think with everything that is going on with the world at the moment, documenting the little things is so, so important.

Let me know in the comments below if there's a particular photo you liked the most - or if there's a challenge you'd like to see me do.  Otherwise - if you'd like to join in with the photo challenge series, you can use the hashtag #ChallengeSGW on Instagram (and can follow me on there here!)

Stay safe everyone ♥



  1. Heather

    September 12, 2020

    I love this challenge and all of the photos! I’m gonna have to try this! Although I’m usually the photographer, I don’t always like to be in front of the lens. Good article! ??

  2. Serena

    June 4, 2020

    Love these photos – your dog is adorable and so photogenic!

  3. Lauren

    June 3, 2020

    I love this, might have to try it myself!

    • shortgirlwalking

      June 3, 2020

      It is DEFINITELY a challenge but I highly encourage it ♥ Let me know if you do!

  4. Katerina

    June 3, 2020

    This is such a fun challenge, Claire! I have to admit I’ve never done a photo challenge, I should give that a go. There are some gorgeous photos in this post, you really have a way with that camera! Loving those 4pm shots of you. PS: Are you excited about your move to Darwin?

    • shortgirlwalking

      June 3, 2020

      Hi Katerina!

      I’d absolutely recommend it. I think we lose out so much on the little things in life that this is such a cute way to record them! Absolutely let me know if you do. Thank you very kindly, it’s a great little camera!

      I am super excited but so super scared and anxious about it. Started tackling my storage unit today to try and sort out a plan to sell everything but it’s so overwhelming!!

  5. Kat

    June 2, 2020

    Very cool idea for the photo challenge!
    Your hair looks great!

    • shortgirlwalking

      June 3, 2020

      Thank you! And thank you! I’m super happy with the results of both the challenge and the hair! (Now just to keep it defrizzed for the next month and we’ll be all good!)

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