Sunday, January 06, 2013

A fresh start - 2013 - 52 photo projects

I know I know... Last year I said I would be doing a 52 project.  I intended to and then got overwhelmed with other stuff quickly, then I lost my drive to photograph anything.  After a rather busy and stressful year I am now back with some new gear and a renewed desire to enjoy photography.  This year my oldest has decided she would like to do the 52 project too.  We have already come up with a list of projects and some ideas of when and what to take photos of.

This time around it's not all about the photowalks.  Sure, I will take some photowalks but projects are what I will focus on.  I am only focusing on getting one shot for each but I may post more than 1 occasionally.  Each project will have a "theme" that will be listed in the post.  And as always I will not hold myself to too tight of a schedule, if I miss one I will just catch up as fast as I can.  I know I could have done this last year but there were a number of reasons I gave up quickly.  This year won't be the same.  I will try to post as regularly as possible and at the end I will probably make a nice photobook over at AdormamPix.

As for the new gear I have:  I recently picked up a Canon 60D with the 18-200 lens, 50/f1.4 lens, and the 85/f1.8 lens.  I also grabbed a Canon 600 EX-RT flash and a Blackrapid RS5 strap to go along with it.  I still have my old equipment that I may use here and there or I may sell at some point to get a new lens.  I've got my eye on the Canon 100/f2.8L macro lens but I don't have that kind of money right now.  I picked up all my new equipment at and so far I'm loving it.

First project: Photowalk

Every year on the 1st there is a nature walk called "1st Day Hike", my family and I have done this the past couple of years.  I took a walk with my family and new camera to grab a few shots.  I'm still getting used to the new equipment so it might not be my best shots but I hope to grow as an enthusiast photographer this year and my skills should get better.

My shot for this project...
My family during the hike.


Check out my flickr or google+

No comments:

Post a Comment