We all have our New Year resolutions list…well, most of us do.
I am all for New Year resolutions and 2017 is no different. What I usually do is pick one thing I would like to fulfil and once achieved, I know I have successfully completed my resolution list and adding something else along the way.
So, towards the end of 2016, I actually did a Google search on how I could motivate myself in 2017 in regards to my photography.
I did once attempt to do a weekly photography challenge and failed miserably. This was WAAAAAAYYYYY BACK in 2010.
Search ‘A Foto A Week’ for my seven…yes, SEVEN….miserable attempts.
Six years on, two kids later and somewhat photography wiser, I guess I am ready to attempt a photography challenge this year.
So, after looking at a few examples online, I came across a 52 Week Challenge created by Dale Foshe (Dogwood Photography), a photographer based in the USA. The 52 Week Challenge is in its second year as there was a challenge already in 2016 which I missed, but discovered via Petapixel whilst searching for photography challenge.
The rules of the 2017 challenge are very ‘simple’ 😩 according to Dale:
- Three categories will be the main themes throughout the 52 weeks – Storytelling, Technical and Artistic Impression.
- Sharing images created each week is HIGHLY recommended with the following MAIN hashtags attached to each submission – #dogwood52, #dogwood2017, and #dogwoodweek[NUMBER] (ex: #dogwoodweek1, #dogwoodweek2)
- Joining the various sharing platforms is also HIGHLY encouraged so you can comment on other submissions and tag images with the hashtags mentioned above – main groups Flickr Group Dogwood 2017 and Facebook Group Dogwood 52 Chatter.
- Print the list and keep it somewhere VISIBLE so you can refer to it and keep you motivated.
My main challenge will be to see through the whole 52 weeks seeing how pathetic I was in the past trying something similar.
So who is ready to attempt the 52 Week Challenge with me?
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