Calling All Photographers | Project 52


We only have ONE MORE WEEK until 2017 Project 52 begins! And I’m starting the countdown today!

Seven days to resolve that it’s finally time to learn how to use your camera.

Seven days to choose to shoot for yourself more often.

Seven days to decide you want to do a personal challenge.

Seven days to conclude that meeting new people is a good thing.

Seven days to join our 2017 Project 52 Flickr Group and do this thing!

This will be my fourth Project 52 since I got my dSLR 10 years ago. Believe me when I say that it’s a challenge, but it is also rewarding. We all walk into this project with different goals, but we all finish feeling accomplished. Whether you have 52 images at the end or not, there will be a sense of success for trying, for learning, for pushing yourself… I know you won’t regret it no matter what skill level your at. If you’re new to photography, you’ll be encouraged and able to ask questions along the way. If you’re an experienced photographer, wow us!

So to remind you again, here’s the details:

  • Project 52 is a weekly challenge where a new prompt is announced each week. These will be randomly selected each week to keep us on our toes!
  • We have a Flickr Group to post our images; I thought this would be the best way to house all of our images in one place and encourage each other through comments. You can find it here.
  • You can also share your images anywhere else you’d like to. On your personal blog, on your Instagram account, Facebook… I think the hashtag #2017project52 will be a great way to search and share our “likes.”
  • I like Hump Days. There’s less pressure with our “deadline” falling in the middle of the week. I’ll share my own submission on Wednesdays and announce next week’s prompt.
  • The first prompt will be announced on December 28 – Week One’s images is due Wednesday, January 4, 2017. And prompts will be announced on all channels (our Flickr Group, this blog and on Instagram).
  • There’s nothing fancy about this challenge, so remember ANY CAMERA WORKS – your phone, a point-and-shoot or a dSLR.
  • Have fun – push yourself to take a new photo every week. Try not use photos from your archive; it defeats the purpose of challenging yourself as a photographer.
  • This shouldn’t have to be said, but please make all images SFW – we have a “safe” rating in our Flickr Group and I will remove any images that don’t fit within that rating.
  • I encourage comments from all participants as we’re a community of photographers with a common goal. That said, please keep comments positive and encouraging; only offer critiques when explicitly asked for one.

Sign up for Flickr if you haven’t already, join the group, invite your friends and be ready for next week! Our first prompt will announced on Wednesday, December 28!