Do you want to become a better photographer?
Practice. Practice. And more practice is what we recommend.
Learning about, understanding and using the basic photography techniques when you take photos is so important.
But many people struggle knowing what to photograph.
We use this 52 Week Photography Challenge to help photographers new and old improve their skills.
Why Weekly Photo Challenges?
We started doing Weekly Challenges in our Free Facebook group: Your Photography Journey. (We’re now on year three!)
Each week the challenge encourages photographers to get out and take pictures of a specific subject or use a composition technique.
You take photos during the week then share them in the Facebook group where other people doing the same challenge can view them and comment on them.
We encourage the group to do these two things:
1 – View the Weekly Challenges as a good way to push yourself to take photos and try new things. This is not a competition with others, but a means to improve your skills.
2 – Set a goal to take NEW PHOTOS for each challenge. Again, the challenges are meant to get you out taking pictures!
We also do live video Photo Reviews each week to discuss the weekly challenge.
What People Like About Weekly Photo Challenges
We asked our Facebook group members what they like about the concept of weekly photo challenges. Here’s what they said:
52 Week Photography Challenge List
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Week 1: Horizon Line
Week 2: Rule of Thirds
Week 4: Fill the Frame
Week 5: Leading Lines
Week 6: Perspective
Week 7: Sunrise
Week 8: Sunset
Week 9: Blue Hour / Golden Hour
Week 10: Depth of Field
Week 11: Wide Angle / Panorama
Week 12: Part of the Whole
Week 13: Framing
Week 14: Patterns
Week 15: Foreground
Week 16: Negative Space
Week 17: Reflection
Week 18: Scale
Week 19: Movement
Week 20: Long Exposure / Motion Blur
Week 21: Vertical / Horizontal
Week 22: Golden Spiral
Week 23: Landscape
Week 24: Structure
Week 25: People
Week 26: Number
Week 27: Natural Light
Week 28: Shadows
Week 29: Silhouette
Week 30: Lines
Week 31: Curves
Week 32: Macro / Get Close
Week 33: Viewpoints / Angles
Week 34: Sky
Week 35: Night
Week 36: Weather
Week 37: Season
Week 38: Water
Week 39: Wildlife / Pets
Week 40: Eyes
Week 41: Tree
Week 42: Layers
Week 43: Balance
Week 44: Color
Week 45: Black & White
Week 46: Mood
Week 47: Contrast
Week 48: Abstract
Week 49: Subject
Week 50: Shape
Week 51: Minimalism
Week 52: Tell a Story
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TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY
In order to find out what type of photography you truly love, you must capture images of many things: people, landscape, architecture, food, dogs, cats, birds, rivers, waterfalls….
Set a goal to find those things you LOVE to PHOTOGRAPH!
The best way to learn photography and improve your skills – shoot, shoot and shoot some more!
You can read and watch tutorials, but until you put the information you have accumulated into motion, you aren’t going to learn a thing!
- Photography Composition Ideas Video Series
- Lightroom Tips Video Series
- Online Beginner Photography Courses
- 52 Week Photography Challenge List
- Digital Photography School Courses & EBooks
Photography should be FUN! If you are photographing the things you LOVE, it will be!