Project 52

Update:  It’s official, I completed my Project 52 on 4/17/2013, one year and two weeks after I started.  It has been an amazing journey of discovery, challenge, and growth.  I am now drawn to projects, and have collected over 100 that I still want to try.  I will continue to explore new creative assignments and techniques….stayed tuned.

Initial Post:  I have to admit, after finishing my Project 365 (one iphone photo a day for a year), I’ve been a bit lost.  I was thinking back to some of my favorite images from 2011, and many of them were for projects I had done for on-line classes, or that I had given to myself.  I found that I really broke some creative blocks with these “weird” projects, and decided I needed to do more.  Besides a little piece of me cries every time I put my camera away – there just aren’t enough official outings I can plan giving everything else that is going on.

So here we go, one project a week for 52 weeks.  I have a list of 70 to choose from; gathered from different books I have read over the years.  And I have given myself until May of 2013 to finish in anticipation of some weeks where I just won’t be able to do a project.  I will start a project each Wednesday, create a post with my results (and trials and tribulations), and then post my favorite photo from the project here.

Week 52:  Funky Portraits

Lailo Portrait

To see more, read the post, Funky Portraits

Week 51:  Tilt the Horizon

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To see more, read the post, Tilt the Horizon

Week 50:  Photographing Negative Space

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To see more, read the post, Photographing Negative Space

Week 49  Photographing Refraction through a Crystal Ball

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To see more, read the post, Photographing Refraction through Crystal Ball

Week 48:  Creating Illustrations from Photographs

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To see more, read the post Creating Illustrations from Photographs

Week 47:  Photographing Points of Intersection

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To see more, read the post Photographing Points of Intersection

Week 46:  Creating a Poster using Tri-color Toning

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To see more read the post, Creating a Poster using Tri-Color Toning

Week 45:  Photographing through Textured Glass

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To see more, read the post Photographing through Textured Glass

Week 44:  Hands Holding an Object

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To see more, read the post Hands Holding an Object 

Week 43:  Photography and Light Painting

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To see more, read the post Photography and Light Painting.

Week 42:  Photographing Abstracts using Kitchen Items

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To see more, read the post, Photographing Abstracts using Kitchen Items

Week 41:  Creating an Etching from a Photograph

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To see more, read the post, Creating an Etching from a Photograph

Week 40:  Holga Photography

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To see more, read the post Holga Photography

Week 39:  Photographing Stupid Signs

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To see more, read the post Photographing Stupid Signs

Week 38:  Photographing Flowers Using High-Key

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To see more, read the postPhotographing Using High-Key

Week 37:  Photographing through Ice

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To see more, read the post, Photographing through Ice

Week 36:  Pinhole Photography with Lensbaby

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To see more, read the post, Pinhole Photography with Lensbaby

Week 35:  Christmas Tree Bokeh

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To see more, read the post, Photographing Christmas Tree Bokeh

Week 34:  Creating Abstracts with Straws

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To see more, read the post, Creating Abstracts with Straws

Week 33:  The Orton Effect

To see more, read the post The Orton Effect

Week 32:  Photographing Water Reflections

To see more read the post, Photographing Water Reflections

Week 31:  Shooting through a Kaleidoscope

To see more read the post, Shooting through a Kaleidoscope

Week 30:  Street Photography and Shooting from the Hip

Lots of smiles in the land of happy

To see more, read the post Street Photography and Shooting from the hip

Week 29:  Photographing Refraction Through Water

To see more, read the post Photographing Refraction Through Water

Week 28:  Photographing Mini-Dioramas

To see more, read the post Photographing Mini-Dioramas

Week 27:  Photographing Product Packaging

To see more read the post, Photographing Product Packaging

Week 26:  Photographing Americana

To see more, read the post Photographing Americana

Week 25:  Photographing with a minimal horizon

To see more, read the post Photographing with a Minimal Horizon

Week 24: Isolating architectural lines and curves

Triptych of Reagan Airport Ceiling

To see more, read the post, Isolating Architectural Lines and Curves

Week 23:  Photographing Flags

To see more, read the post, Photographing Flags

Week 22:  Classic Cars

To see more, read the post Photographing Classic Cars

Week 21: Photographing a Color

Blue glasses 2

To see more, read the post Photographing a Color

Week 20:  People jumping

To see more, read the post Photographing People Jumping

Week 19:  Double Exposures and Symmetry

Abstract of building “squished” and turned on it’s side

To see more read the post, Double Exposures and Symmetry

Week 18:  Seeing Your Everyday Surroundings Differently

sad old robe

To see more read the post, Seeing Your Everyday Surroundings Differently

Week 17: Telling a Story with Pictures

To see more read the post, Telling a Story with Pictures

Week 16:  Creating Collages from Murals and Other Street Art

To see more, read the post Creating Collages from Murals and Other Street Art.

Week 15:  Photographing Blades of Grass to Create Natural Abstracts

To see more, read the post, Photographing Blades of Grass to Create Natural Abstracts

Week 14:  Creating Graphic Silhouettes

To see more, read the post, Creating Graphic Silhouettes

Week 13:  Creating painterly interpretations from photographs

After

Too see more, read the post, Creating Painterly Interpretations from Photographs

Week 12:  Working with one lens

To read more, see the post Working with one lens

Week 11:  Photo Essay of Someone you Love

To see more, read the post Photo Essay of Someone You Love

Week 10:  Photographing Everyday Objects (Eggs)

To see more, read the post Photographing Everyday Objects (Eggs)

Week 9:  Color Blocking

To see more, read the post Color Blocking

Week 8:  Theme week – Photographing old clocks

Dodging Insomnia

To see more, read the post Photographing Old Clocks

Week 7:  Camera and lens movement

To see more, read the post Camera and lens movement

Week 6:  Ten steps from the front door

To see more read the post, Ten steps from the front door.

Week 5:  Geometric Shapes in Shades of Gray

To see more, read the post, Geometric Shapes in Shades of Gray

Week 4: Portraits without Faces

Communing with nature

To see more, read the post “Portraits without Faces.”

Week 3:  Below the Knee

Ready for work

To see more read the post, “Below the Knee”

Week 2:  Patterns in Nature

Inside swirl of nautilus shell

To see more, read the post “Patterns in Nature”

Week 1:  Reflections in Metal

Abstract of Pansies in the Garden

To see more, read the post “Reflections in Metal”

6 thoughts on “Project 52

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  3. It’s been awhile since I’ve visited your site, and decided to take a mini-vacation when I ran across the link in my Favorites. What an amazing journey you’ve taken us all on! Thank you for sharing your skills and the beauty of all that is around us, every day…

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