It’s the First Anniversary of the Photo Rehab!

Today is a very special day! I have the pleasure to invite you to celebrate the first anniversary of the Photo Rehab, which was born after the Photo 101 course held in November 2014.

This was the opening post Photo101 Rehab that I dedicated to the first patients of the The Clinic Photo Rehab, my blogger friends Andy Townend, Cardinal Guzman, Desleyjane, Justine Nagaur and Mara Eastern and more ‘patients’ joined the fun. I’m eternally grateful to have met them during the course and for their ongoing support to this idea. A huge hug to all of them.

The first plan was to run the Photo Rehab only during the month of December, and at the end I posted a summary of all photos of the participants below that could be found at Inlinkz: It is a Wrap – Photo101 Rehab

But by that time the ‘patients’ experienced withdrawal symptoms, and wanted to carry on the adventure, so I officially opened the Photo Rehab on January 2015 with this post: The Clinic – Photo Rehab is Open Again

The Photo Rehab grew as a stronger  community of photo lovers, regardless of being or not professional photographers, as our common goal has been to share our photos and experiments with the techniques we learned, join each others’ challenges, or simply keep in contact.

In time, The Photo Rehab had the privilege and honor to partner with these fantastic photobloggers, who host photo events at theirs and this blog:

Image Reboot – hosted monthly by Desley at Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist

Tech of the Month – hosted monthly by Perelincolors

Available Light – hosted monthly by Nalinki at Angles and Views

Imagecraft Bootcamp – hosted weekly by Mitch Zeissler

Desley and I also begun to host the Cover Makeover weekly challenge.

If you haven’t seen yet any of these challenges and all photos submitted by bloggers in Wrap ups of these challenges, go and see them. If you have not joined or visited the Flickr group created by Mitch, give it a try. If you are already appreciating the Sunday Wrap up of the Photo Rehab, you may have noticed that there are around 950 photo entries at Inlinkz, where bloggers add their photos and make them available to all who want to see them.

Besides the pioneers’ bloggers mentioned above, there are so many more to mention, who became loyal ‘patients’ of the Photo Rehab. You can find all of them in Inlinkz and in the Sunday Wrap up. Please visit them as you won’t regret the beauty and diversity of views that you will find.

Heartfelt thanks to all of you who joined the ride, either as a host, ‘patient’ or a visitor, making the Photo Rehab, a community of Photobloggers worth joining.

I wish you all even more inspiration and creativity, and hope to celebrate with you many happy returns!

Thank you!

Lucile

45 thoughts on “It’s the First Anniversary of the Photo Rehab!

  1. Happy anniversary, Lucile! I am so glad you started the clinic, decided to keep its doors open and to develop it further with challenges, creative wrap ups and make it a lovely and welcome place for all of us. Your clinic is the best example that a bunch of online strangers can easily become a community and friends. I hope that we can celebrate many more anniversaries together!

    • Thank you, Lois, for your lovely comment and above all for the ongoing support to the Photo Rehab. The credit is not mine but belongs to all of you who appreciate it and submit entries every week! Thank you!

  2. I can’t believe it’s been a year. I’m just getting on the bandwagon and it’s been so great getting to know you better. I so enjoy your own creativity and appreciate that you encourage others to grow in theirs as well. Blessings to you in 2016!

    • Heartfelt thanks, Lisa, for being a loyal participant and supporter to the Photo Rehab. It’s great to have you here and your stunning photos. Thank you too for your considerate words. It means a lot.
      Blessings back at you!

  3. A very Happy Anniversary to One and All!

    A great many thanks to the wonderful Lucile for hosting this great opportunity for all us mere mortals, who love photography so much. This is a great place, filled with talented people, and I for one am glad to be part of it!

    Live Long and Prosper!
    Gun from Rantings of a Third Kind

    • Hi Gun, heartfelt thanks for the consideration, support, kindness and generosity. I truly value your loyal participation in the Clinic and your belief in what I’m attempting to create. Thank you for being always there and for the trust. Giant hug.
      Lucile

  4. Happy Anniversary! It’s a testament to you and your dedication that the Clinic has grown and blossomed over the year. I love having met so many creative and talented bloggers in the Clinic and see their wonderful shots. Can’t wait to see what happens in 2016!

  5. Thanks for the mention and for running the “rehab”. I haven’t posted anything for the challenge for a while, but I’ll probably post something soon. Went into a gym-rat/book-worm period which meant less blogging.
    I’m planning to keep up the GR/BW combination, but try to do some more blogging again.

    • You’re most welcome! Do t ever feel obliged to post for the Photo Rehab. I know you always supported it.
      It’s good to have a blogging break as well. I just had mine. It helps to find a new balance and to define a lighter way to engage as I also need to tine to other things I like doing.
      Good luck and see you around!!

  6. First of all, nice to see you back to it! Secondly, thank you for hosting the photo rehab! I need to add some more pics! Whenever I link photos and see the grid filled with amazing photos, I feel honored to be a part of it. And I can’t believe it has been a year! Congratulations on your one year anniversary for this wonderful project, Lucile!

    • Thank you so much my dearest Terri. I am very grateful to have you as a loyal and creative patient of the photo rehab. I could not wish for more. Your support to this project means a lot. Without you all this wouldn’t have been possible. ❤️😘

  7. Well, Lucile, it is incredible to think that a year has passed by since the heady days of Photo 101, those few weeks in which the Rehab blossomed, and my how you have cultivated it and made it into something to be proud of, quite remarkable and you have made some wonderful connections that have allowed so many of us to explore the worlds of the people that you brought to the table. As they used to say about Volkswagen, ‘if only everything was as reliable as…’ 😉
    It has been an honour to be part of it and to be highlighted in your post when so many have contributed.
    Long may you continue!

    • It’s been an amazing year, Andy, and I have never imagined that blogging would be such a lively social experience. Meeting like-minded people, making virtual friends who I later met and cultivated the relationship, was totally new to me.
      The photo rehab is very special to me because it was born for the desire to remain connected and learning together, as we did during the course. The further developments were born again through connections and meeting of minds.
      I’m very pleased that the photo rehab is more a community than a photography event, as there are already plenty out there.
      I like the laid back style I apply to it and encourage the others to follow. Creativity is not find inside boxes of instructions, right? And it can only flourish when people are not afraid of sharing their ideas and images, regardless of being professionals or not.
      Everyone is welcome and all have something to say and show that will speak to us on many levels.
      Heartfelt thanks for being there from day one and for being a strong force to make this happen and be worth it. I’m grateful, honored and privileged to share your work here.

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