My Roadtrip “Play” Challenge

Playful Moments on the Road: Capturing Joy in Photography

The aim of this photography lesson is to encourage photographers to explore and capture “playful” moments during a road trip. Use your imagination and creativity to show the theme of “play” in this weeks photographs.

Through this challenge, you will learn to observe, compose, and document the “playful” aspects of your road trip.


  1. Capture: Playful Moments on the Road.” You will be focusing on capturing joy, fun, and playfulness during your road trip.
  2. Composition: Use composition techniques like rule of thirds, leading lines, framing, and filling the frame.
  3. Imagination and Creativity: Think outside of the box and let your imagination run wild.
  4. Inspiration: Explore various photography websites and social media platforms for playful road trip photos.
  5. Research Locations: Along the road trip route you might find opportunities for playful photography, like a scenic stops, parks, beaches, or roadside attractions.
  6. Play with Light: Different lighting conditions can impact the mood of the image.
  7. Spontaneity: Some of the best playful moments are unplanned and spontaneous. Keep your camera close at hand.
  8. Captioning and Storytelling: Captions and storytelling in photography, write short descriptions or stories to go with your playful photographs.
  9. Sharing: At the end of the road trip share your best playful photographs.
  10. Create a Photobook: Optional, organize your images into a photobook, use photos from all of the road trip adventures your took this month.