For our January podcast challenge Sabrina (@theperrylegoadventures) and I challenged the community to show us there best hygge themed photos! We were so pleased by the response with over 50 entires this month! Clearly we all need to share a little hygge with our friends and family!
What is hygge? The urban dictionary defines it as
A Danish word (pronounced HU-guh) meaning social coziness. I.e. the feeling of a good social atmosphere.Urban Dictionary
While most people associate a feeling of hygge with winter, it can be enjoyed in any season. Hygges origins are from 18th century Norway but the Danes have embraced it and made it their own. According to visit Denmark – “in essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Cozying up with a loved one for a movie – that’s hygge, too. And there’s nothing more hygge than sitting around with friends and family, discussing the big and small things in life. Perhaps hygge explains why the Danes are some of the happiest people in the world”
According to our toy photography community Coffee, hot chocolate, reading, going on walks, eating good food and sitting by the fireplace all represent hygge!
Check out our discussion and make sure you check out all the fabulous images from the tag #tp_sharehygge. Because what we learned this past month is we ALL need a little more hygge in our lives!
Next up – #tp_seeingred
A huge thank you to everyone who participated in #tp_sharehygge. Sabrina and I had a wonderful time exploring the Danish concept of hygge and how we can bring that energy into our photography and lives! I hope you enjoyed the challenge too!
Next up we will be exploring the color Red! What does red mean to you? Does it represent anger, romance, energy, or danger? Can you use the color red to focus your viewers attention? How is red used in pop culture or in your everyday environment? Do you want to paint the town red? Or maybe you’re currently seeing red? Red is both the color of love and anger!! You can use red as a point of focus or possible a color overlay. Red is a powerful color that can provoke a strong response from our viewer. How will you see red?
Red is an amazing color and I cant wait to see how our community explores this dynamic and powerful color in their photographs. Have fun and don’t forget to tag your photos #tp_seeingred!