Some people can manage to get a great photo in a single shot. Others (like me) use the machine gun method (“If I take a lot of photos, one of them has to be good!”). Either way, we usually only see the best. But what happens if we look at the less successful attempts? Your mission, should you choose to accept it (and you should), is:

Show us two photos of the same subject or object: one of them your favourite shot of it, the other your least favourite. For example:

I shot this a few months ago. I like the shot. It’s fairly clean and everything is in focus.

Then there’s this one. Pretty blurry, out of focus. One of the reasons why I always take three or four shots, since one always turns out like this one. Shot both of these with my D70s.


Really, anything that makes you not like the photo, go ahead and share. If you want to submit a photo with your thumb in it, a smudged lens, composition that you don’t like, anything really, go for it!

And now, as per usual since The Man keeps us down, The Rules:

1. You can submit two photos (one good, one bad). You can submit in a number of ways:

  • Post it via Kinja comment
  • Post it to a photo sharing site such as Flickr, 500px, et cetera, then link it back here in a comment.
  • Send photos to my e-mail at leducthecanuck [at] (you know how to format). Have this week’s challenge as your subject header, and be sure to include your blurb and username so I know who to credit these to. Also, include a link to your Kinja, since we usually link those in the galleries.
  • Summon the occult and get them to telepathically place the image in my brain. Please be gentle, it’s sensitive in there.


2. The deadline is 23:59 EST on Sunday. The exhibition post will be up some time on Monday. Each week’s new mission will be posted on Monday.

3. This is not a judged competition. This is just for fun and to show of our work.

4. With your submission please tell us about the photos. Your gear, the setting, and why you think one of your photos is the better or the worst of the two.


5. Any camera is welcome, even phone cameras. I would prefer for people to not use automatic modes, but I accept that composition/etc. will still produce a good photograph with the camera in automatic mode. Editing is allowed.

These missions are intended to be fun, and to give people a reason to get out and shoot. I would like for positive discussion to come about from these, as well as to increase the participation on Photography Kinja. I know there are a lot of new people here that are participating, so I look forward to their contributions!

I will take suggestions on the next week’s mission objective.

Now, go on and complete your mission!