Did Santa put a new camera under the tree? Are you finding yourself wishing you took more pictures of your kids and family? Are you looking for some motivation or methods to get your creative juicing flowing? Do you just love photography? Are you wanting to better your photography skills? If the answer to one of these questions is yes, then you should start a project 52.
What is Project 52??
Well my friends, Project 52 is a weekly “assignment” for – you guessed it – 52 weeks. Every week you will take a photo of a pre-determined idea or theme. These themes are put together to help you use our creativity and push you beyond your boundaries allowing you to learn and experience more possibilities. It is a chance to keep your camera in your hands and always practicing photography. By then end of 2014 you will have a variety of awesome photos and will have learned so much in the process.
For example, the word is pink. In this case, you may take a photo of a woman with hot pink lips or heels. Or maybe even a pink house. The possibilities are endless. This keeps your creativity running wild and free, as well as keeps your cameras in our hands at all times. You never know when the perfect photo will come about.
Camera and skills
What is great about a project 52 is you do not have to be a professional photographer or own a fancy camera. All you really need is a desire to take pictures. The idea is to just shoot. You can use your smart phone camera, point and shoot, or fancy DSLR. It is entirely up to you.
Sharing your photos
Where you share your photos is completely up to you. With social media today, the possibilities are endless. Like many things in life, doing things with friends is so much more fun. Get with your friends and start up a Facebook group for your poject. This can be a way to keep each other motivated and to get ideas. You can always share your photos with East Valley Moms Blog on Instagram. Just hash tag your photo #EVMBp52.
Here is a list of themes to get you started. Switch them out as you see fit.
- Self Portrait
- Golden Hour
- Found it on the Ground
- A Heart
- Negative Space
- Trick or Treat
- My Wish