News!!! Photo Rehab Launches a Weekly Photo Challenge

When you put a scientist, photo-writer blogger together with an executive, pseudo-psychologist blogger, anything can happen, as they try to reinvent the words and images they see and make them their own.

Our mutual love of black and white dramatic photography, makes us The Drama Queens! And we have fun experimenting with that in the Photo Rehab Clinic.

When we heard that some rehab patients wanted ‘thematic treatments’ at our clinic, we came up with an idea to feed your creative vibes!

What’s that?

It’s the Photo Rehab Weekly Photo Challenge:

Cover Makeover!

What’s the theme? To make a cover for the book, CD or movie that we will share with you every Thursday.

How does it work? Here is the Drama Queens’ prescription:

  • Every Thursday we will give you the name of a book or movie, etc. and share with you our take on a new cover.
  • You will prepare you own cover by using your archive photos or shooting a new one to go with the theme.
  • Prepare your post and publish it. Remember to Ping Back (hyperlink) to this post. You may also copy your link to the comments section of this post.
  • Use the tag #PhotoRehabCoverMakeover, so that we can find your post in the WP reader.
    Add your photo to the link provided below. In this way, you expose your photo to the other participants and the audience of the Photo Rehab.
  • If you wish, you can add to your post the badge we made for the challenge (below).
  • We will make a weekly wrap up of all the ingenious cover makeovers photos!

Considering that this idea came from two drama queens, isn’t this a cool challenge?!

Now that you have your theme, what are you waiting for? Let’s dive in.

This week’s theme is: “THE LONG WAY HOME”. A book from Louise Penny.

Here is the original cover  


And here is the gorgeous make over made by Desley! 

Judge a Book 1_cover








Read on for details on how she made the cover.

For our first Cover Makeover, we thought we would share with you how it was made. The image of the road is one that I took a few years ago in Stanthorpe, which is a small wine region in Queensland, Australia.

In Lightroom, I converted the image to black and white and added some drama “imagereboot-style”. Of course, drama!

Now for the fun part! I transferred the image to my iPhone and opened it in the “Over” app. This cool little app lets you add text and artwork to your images. It comes with a standard set up fonts, but I recently added a new bundle pack of fonts and artwork. I’m really looking forward to playing with them.

Once you’re happy with the result, you can save it to your camera roll and upload to WordPress.

If you don’t have Over, you can use MS Word, PowerPoint or Photoshop,  or apps like Pixlr, PicMonkey, Olympus Image Share, Hueless (b&w) and Camera+.

What else do YOU use for adding text to images??

Ready to juice up your artistic side?

Here is the link to add your Cover Makeover. Click on the image below to add your cover when you are ready.


Happy Cover Makeover-ing 🙂

Desley and Lucile

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41 thoughts on “News!!! Photo Rehab Launches a Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Hi Lucile, I love the idea! Good luck with the challenge – I will swing by regularly, and probably participate (once there is a movie/book I feel I know well enough). Cheers!

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  2. I don’t have time either…but I made time!! (I’m supposedly packing my bags for our next adventure tomorrow but you girls sucked me right n with this fun challenge!) I’ll post it soon 🙂

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  3. Lucile, this is a very cool idea! I look forward to seeing the covers that bloggers will create and Desley’s is super duper!


        1. I agree with you. She’s top. And your challenge has opened a secret door to a genre which she not only lives but is very good at it.
          And so are you!
          I will only humbly accept this comparison if you reduce its proportions, as I’m no match for the two of you! Since I met you during the course, I have learnt a lot from you and your work keeps being inspirational.

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