My Project 52

What is a project 52 you ask?

It’s a project undertaken by those wishing to improve their photography skills each and every day or week.  Who has time for that?

Certainly not someone who has two young kids, and a full-time job.  Oh yeah, right.  That’s me.

I’ve been following several blogs by a few amazing photographers that are currently doing their own project 365 or project 52 and have been intrigued by how this “simple” every day task has seemingly changed their lives.  Some say the project turns into something for them and that it improves their photography skills in subtle but valuable ways.  Others simply do it as a way to document every single day or week of their children’s lives for one full year.  Each of these reasons sounds great to me, and knowing that I pick up my camera almost everyday and certainly once a week anyway, I think I’ll give it a whirl.

The rules.  Some photographers set rules or expectations in order to be consistent for their readers.  I’m going to try to be somewhat flexible so that I don’t drive myself nuts, and I hope you’ll understand.  Since I’m a full-time working mom, and work in front of a computer all day, the last thing I want to do some days is get in front of the computer again!  So, taking a day off every now and then is good, and I will try to not disappoint myself if I do.  I will try my best to post images at least once a week that were taken on previous days to save time.  Some photos will be post-processed, others not.  I am in the process of a) learning to rock my camera and b) learning to post-process photos so that when I don’t “rock” it, all is not lost.  I hope anyone with photo critique experience will chime in at any time, with any constructive criticism.  I would be forever grateful to you if you do!

The subject of my project 52 will most likely be my two kids, with a few landscapes, wildlife and general Yellowstone shots thrown in the mix from time to time.  So, if you are here to see the kids, great.  If not, I apologize.  The default will always be my two little explorers!



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