This week, make some magic.

“Photography for me is a passion, a mixture of science and art that creates magic.” – Scott MacQuarrie

Children have the ability to believe without bias, to find wonder even in the most mundane of places and objects. As adults, we become dulled to the magic inherent to life, and perhaps we stop seeking it altogether. However, as photographers, we have an opportunity to reclaim it. Magic and beauty can be conjured in the simplest of photographs, which may then inspire wonder in the viewer.

Children effortlessly find magic in everyday things. Photo by <a href="" target="new">Jen Hooks</a>.

Children effortlessly find magic in everyday things. Photo by Jen Hooks.

“A little magic can take you a long way.” – Roald Dahl

If you’ve ever been to a Renaissance Festival, you’ve probably noticed the fairies, who are usually surrounded by fascinated children. We’ve been to a few in different states, and at each one, the fairies give our kids a simple marble, covered in glitter. They elaborately draw it out of a pouch, and deposit it into the kids’ hands with a fantastical flourish, trailing glitter and enchantment. The fairies also share a quiet word with the children, and I’ve never quite figured out what they’re saying, but it is something about wishes and magic. And the kids believe.

For this week’s challenge, find some magic, and charm us with it.

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  1. One of our favorite activities as a family each year is attending and cosplaying at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair hosted by Mount Hope Estate & Winery. Some of my photos have been featured in their media. This year my daughter and I cosplay The Princess & The Wench while my sons duel to the death over kindred differences! Visit the post at and join us for some merry mead and entertainment!

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  2. I am seriously disappointed. Once again – I have taken the time to do a prompt, only to have it not posted. I have done word prompts as well as this photography prompt. I was hoping you would have it figured out – but somehow my stuff keeps being put into your spam folder. Is this ever going to be fixed? At some point I will have to give up – and I really enjoy being a part of this site.

    Here is my current prompt post, if anyone is interested:

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