Thursday, January 15, 2015

Project 52

Exciting news. . . I have decided to attempt a project 52! A photo a week, once a week, of my wilds.

I am thrilled, and yet- very, very, wary. 

For you see while I am all aflutter for the practice, the images, and for the new friendship with fellow blogger Helen from I Will Bloom- who is bravely attempting this with me- I am also skeptical.


1/52

First, I am world's worst at  follow thru and dedication. I get so riled up about new projects and ventures but rare to never enjoy them once reality sets in. I am so hoping that this will not be the case here. That I won't get thru one month and then decide to quit or even more likely, to forget all about it. 

Second, I am a procrastinator to the core- and I can so see myself remembering late Saturday evening that I have yet to get an image- Poor gal, she had no idea what she was getting into when we decided on this together!







2/52

Still, I am hopeful, filling my head with positive feedback and confirmations- "I can do this", I tell myself. 

I read some of the best advice from  Jodi at Practicing Simplicity. She said "pick up a camera and take a picture". Wise words really- I plan on using this as my mantra throughout the year and I think at the end I will have 52 images- some I  will love, some I will be far too critical of, but I know there will come a day when perfection won't matter- more that I captured a time- that will mean the world.


"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever. . .It remembers little things long after you have forgotten everything."
-Aaron Siskind


or

"You are a pest, by the very nature of that camera in your hand."
-Princess Anne 
(and probably my wilds by the end of this year:)

25 comments :

  1. I love this idea, doll! And think of what an incredible photo journal it's going to make at the end of the year.

    PS- I think it's a cutest thing ever you call your babes your "wilds." :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  2. Love your photos, and happy to see you playing along in the 52 project :)

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  3. Sounds like a fun project, I know you won't have any trouble coming up with one photo a week! ;)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  4. This is fun! I love these shots you've gotten so far! :) So sweet. I tried to do a 325 photo challenge last year.... oh boy. Should of started smaller. I like this one a lot! Excited to see the progress. :) XO - Alexandra


    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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    1. Yes, that seemed a little to extensive for me, one a week seems fairly doable!

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  5. Beautiful photos! LOL: I was having many of the same thoughts but we're in it together, girl ;)

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  6. This is such a great idea / project and will be so lovely to look back on once the year is over!

    prosecco in the park

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  7. This is such a great idea! I am no photographer but love the idea of seeing how much they have grown throughout the year. You take such beautiful photos!

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  8. Great post ! Your blog is awesome :)
    Do You want to follow each other ? :)
    http://kasjaa.blogspot.com/

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  9. once a week? you're probably already do that, right? i mean, i see gorgeous pics of those kids on the space pretty regularly :) i think the task will come easily, and it will probably inspire all sorts of creative ideas since it's consistently on your mind <3

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    1. Seems like it shouldn't be hard, since I already need images for the blog. I think it will be just getting some idea of perfection out of my head and just getting a picture.

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  10. What a wonderful idea!! These photos are stunning and you'll treasure them forever!

    lovejoanna.com

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  11. i've been considering this project too - for my personal growth as a photographer as much as for keeping a photojournal of august - but, like you, i'm skeptical about my follow through. the best adivce i've read from other's who do photo project's like P52 is from my friend, Lauren, who says to "hold it lightly". beautifully put, i think. good luck and have fun!

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    1. I like that-well said. You should join in!

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  12. Okay Girl! This sounds fun and challenging... but like you I'm a procrastinator and am known for starting 1000+ projects! lol--- So how about you go ahead and teach me some mad photo skills and then I'll jump in the challenge with you! I'll call it "Challenge 30" or something and finish out the year ;)

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  13. You won't regret it! And I think making it a part of your blogging practice will help with engaging the project consistently. Can't wait to see what images you churn out. So glad you're doing this!!! xo

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  14. Sounds fun! Love these pictures!
    http://wonderfullymadebypris.weebly.com/

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  15. I love the idea of this challenge. I may have to look into it. Do you have to pick a single subject for all of the 52 weeks?

    V
    Life+1

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    1. I think you could do it however you'd like. I decided on portraits, but I think it could be anything. You should definitely join in!

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  16. I am horrible at follow through projects as well ;) Good luck with this, it'll turn out so beautiful. Helps that your kids are photogenic ;)

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  17. I think you already do such a wonderful job at capturing moments of your family!! You make the every day look so beautiful! Good luck on your project!

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  18. Your pictures are already beautiful... I'm sure you'll do great! Can't wait to follow your little ones this year!

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  19. This sounds wonderful! I am a horrible follow-througher as well, but I think blogging is in itself a discipline sort of art form and so I'm sure you have what it takes! Good luck!

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  20. This is such a great idea! I look forward to seeing more of your images throughout the year. I know you can do it! :)

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