Here is the second installment in my 52 Week Photography Challenge. Week 2’s challenge was to take a traditional landscape photo. This was taken at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. I shot this on some newly acquired Svema Color DS 100 film that I ordered online from Ukraine. Not bad for film that expired in 2002!
Back in January, I decided to take on a 52 Week Photography Challenge. Since I shoot film, it’s difficult to have the photos from each week of the Challenge processed in time to have them posted in the corresponding week. So I have to post my photos late. Week 1’s challenge was to to take a self-portrait. Here it is below. This is a half-frame photo taken with my Diana Mini.
With the start of a new year comes new photography projects. I’ve always wanted to try a Project 365 or a 52 Week Challenge, so this year I’ve decided to go for it! The challenge I’ve chosen is Dogwood Photography’s 52 Week Photography Challenge.
I like this challenge because each week alternates between 3 categories: portrait, landscape and artistic impression. Many projects just give you a theme for each week’s photos, but the Dogwood challenge combines categories with themes. That’s right, there are themes for each of the categories. Now some might find this combination of themes and categories too restricting, but I think it’s rather freeing. There’s still lots of room for creativity and you have to focus on pushing your craft within each category. It is a challenge after all and not a to-do list.
I’ll post the photos here as I work my way through the challenge, but since I shoot film and I send it out to The Darkroom for processing, my photos won’t be posted right away. I promise to shoot the photos during the corresponding week, but it will take a while before you see them.
And if you’re interested in taking a photography challenge yourself, here are a few links to get you started:
- Project 365: How to Take a Photo a Day and See Your Life in a Whole New Way
- A Beginner’s Guide to Project 365
- 11 Tips to Succeed with a Photo365 Project
- 11 Tips For Completing A Project 365
- Pinterest: 52 Week Photo Lists
- Muppetography: Monthly Photographic Scavenger Hunts
Good luck with your photography project and Happy New Year!