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Project 52 Guidelines

Post by Duck » Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:51 am

[heading]Please read and follow these simple guidelines for a successful project[/heading]

  1. When you start a project please title the post with your name and a brief description of the project. This will make it easier for others to track your project. Some title suggestions are;
    • UserName's Project 52
    • UserName's weekly photo venture
    • UserName's photo a week
  2. It helps visitors to keep track of your progress if you number your images. Specially if there are several postings between image posts.
    • Continuous count; 1, 2, 3... or 1/52, 2/52, 3/52...
  3. THIS FORUM ACCEPTS IMAGES UP TO NC17 Tasteful and Artistic topless and bare butts allowed. If you intend to post anything above a PG13 rated image in your 52 please mark the title NSFW so people know what they can expect.

[heading]Why do a Project 52?[/heading]

The Project 52 is designed to inspire you into capturing a minimum of one photo a week. Unlike a daily challenge, such as the Project 365, you don't have the stress of creating daily images. By undertaking Project 52 you are fostering your creative nature, exercising your technical abilities and reinforcing self discipline. This self-appointed task encourages you to keep your eyes open to every potential photo opportunity. Keeping your camera at hand allows you to indulge, for that brief moment, in something you enjoy.

[heading]Some simple tips to keep in mind[/heading]
  • Everything is fair game: Work, family, play, vacation, anywhere you happen to be offers a possibility for a great image. Carry your camera everywhere.
  • Mind the content: We are going to allow images up to NC17 RATING in this Forum. No vulgar, lewd or pornographic images. Label your post title with NC17 so people are aware of the contents.
  • Experiment: While you should keep good photography rules in mind (composition, exposure, etc.) give yourself the freedom to experiment. Your goal is to explore the medium.
  • Life happens: The reality of life is that we can't always take a photo a week. If it lags, make up for it on a weekend. This is not a commitment to us, but to yourself. If you find you can't maintain the project drop it until you can get back to it.
  • Take notes: Write a little blurb about each image posted. This will become a form of journal or diary for you.
  • Reward yourself at the end: Take all these great shots and written notes and put them together into a keepsake album. With on-demand publishing, crafting a memory book is easy.
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Post by Nikodian1 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:52 pm

Reward yourself at the end: Take all these great shots and written notes and put them together into a keepsake album. With on-demand publishing, crafting a memory book is easy.

This is an excellent idea, especially for us beginners.
I've made an electronic photo album on my computer for the 52 challenge, I can then see at the end how much I have or haven't improved!
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Post by Duck » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:35 am

Jenny, the nice thing about a printed book over a digital slide show is that tangible feeling of accomplishment. There is nothing better than seeing your own photos printed on glossy paper and bound into a book. You can share it, gift it, archive it for your kids, etc. Personally, books are much more satisfying than a computer screen.

However, you hit the nail on the head about being able to survey your progress over the span of a year.
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Post by Nikodian1 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:57 am

I had started a photo book with Blurb. It will be in the making over the next 12 months!
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Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:31 am

Duck, I am planning to start my P52 and looked at some of what others have done but can't find any photos . What am I doing wrong or not doing right? Matt
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Post by Matt Quinn » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:21 pm

Duck, I am trying to post #3 in my Project 52 but don't know how to do it. I don't want to post it as a reply to my own post. What should I do? Thanks, Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:10 am

I would like to start one soon so this is timely. Thank you so much! S-
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