Getting into challenges is such a tiring yet a fulfilling thing to do. I have been into photography for quite some time now and I can say that I did quite good and made some recognition. Though I don’t excel most of the time but the experience and the lessons I got is truly worth for keeps.
52 Week Photography Challenge
This photography challenge was started by Dale Foshe, a wedding photographer based in North Carolina. The challenge is designed to push your photography to the next level.
Weekly Challenge Categories
Each week, the weekly assignment will be in one of 3 categories:
Story Telling: Good photographers can take beautiful images of something. Great photographers can take an image that tells its story. This category makes use of compositional rules and directed prompts to push you towards not just looking at the beauty of something, but to find a way to tell that something’s story.
Technical: Technical Aptitude is just as important as creative inspiration in photography. With that in mind this category is a mix of in camera and post processing techniques designed to expose you to new technical skills and techniques.
Artistic Impression: When this category comes up, you really have room to express yourself. You can interpret the assignment literally or figuratively. Unlike the other two categories that are more focused, the idea of this category is to let your creativity shine.
Where to share your photos
There are a lot of photography community on the internet and you just have to be diligent enough to share and submit them. There are also sites that allows you to make money from your photos.
Here’s a list of websites where you can upload and share your challenge outputs. If you happen to know other websites that offers the same service, please do let us know on the comment section.
If you want to share your images with the rest of the people who are taking part in the challenge Dale recommend the following hashtags: #dogwood52 and #dogwoodweek[NUMBER]. Or if you want to take and finish the challenge with us? Join our Facebook group here. A group effort is way better I guess.
The 52 Week Photography Challenge List
Download the official challenge in PDF here.