As we watch 2013 slip behind us and look forward to what 2014 has to bring, one can’t help but wonder what’s going to be in store for us. Some of us declare New Year resolutions, like going to the gym or authoring a book. Others decide on education and bettering themselves in some incredible way.
Photographers are no different. We practice an art. We challenge ourselves to get that perfect shot, only to find that it’s never quite where we want it to be. We expect more from our work.
That’s where the “Project” comes into play. The only way to improve on anything is to practice it. And once you’ve practiced, you practice some more!
This year, I decided to participate in a P52 Project hosted by Kent Weakley. From photographing nature and wildlife, to and offering advice and training on his art, Kent has been one of many photographers I’ve followed in the cyber world to better my skill.
The P52 is simple. Post one picture per week. Make it your best. The only challenge to the P52 is the challenge you place upon yourself. Come up with an idea, photograph it, and post your best one. It’s amazing how you will then watch your art take shape over the span of a year…and it will only get better.
I’ve read an amazing quote from a few various photographers. “Camera’s don’t take pictures. Photographers do.” But it takes…practice!
Have a great New Year, and feel free to look at my P52 submissions on either my Flickr page, or over at Kent’s site.