Marcee Harris Schwartz is a Brooklyn, NY mom of 2 and the winner of our newest PADF Challenge.

She took the very first Photosanity Workshop and learned how to overcome her biggest photo challenges in the twelve week course.

Since taking the course, Marcee has been an active member of the Photosanity community. She was interviewed for the Photosanity feature article on DNAinfo this May and she has started a family blog where she shares photos and updates with friends and relatives.

Congratulations to Marcee on winning the PADF Memories Challenge!

Marcee talks about how Photosanity helped her overcome photo frustrations and embrace capturing the moment with her kids.

Prior to Photosanity, what was your biggest photo frustration?

Where to start?! I didn't take good photos, didn't know how to edit them, didn't have a storage, backup or sharing plan, and I never printed my photos!

What photo project are you most proud of?

I am most proud of the photo-a-day projects that I completed for both of my kids. I love having a year of photos of each of them and I can imagine many days ahead when we will all flip through the pictures and talk about what was going on in our lives and our memories from when they were little.

About the winning photo...


Why is this photo special to you?

We've been doing evening trips to the playground near our house now that it is warm, which is such a fun break from the normal, hectic evening routine.

My son just turned one and, in this photo, you can just see him figuring out how to use the playground equipment. Each time we go, he gets more adept. He looks so proud of himself when he does something new. This photo seems to capture all of that.

Do the PADF challenges encourage you?

It's helpful to have a goal and a focus for the week. Without that, I find myself getting lazy about taking pictures.

How Marcee captured the moment...

Camera: iPhone

Editing tool/App: Camera+ to increase the contrast and clarity of the image