Friday, January 7, 2011

MCP Project 52

I've been tossing around the idea of joining the cool kids and attempting do the "Photo A Day", or Photo 365, or whatever you want to call it.  The idea being that you capture snippets and snapshots of your life every day for a year.  You can of course purchase special albums or scrapbooks to store these photos in - and I've been sorely tempted to do that too.   After all, shopping for scrapbook supplies has been one of the most habit-forming addictions of my life.  I think I'm over it now.  Or, I should say, I'm a recovering shop-aholic.  Anyway, I've been tempted to set the 365 goal for myself, but then I realize that I'd be setting myself up for disappointment after a while.  (I'm not being cynical - trust me, I cannot do a photo every day for a year.) Then I saw this idea today on Pioneer Woman's photography blog.  How 'bout just 52 photos per year?  Using the MCP Project 52.  Yes! that's more my style.

I signed up on a spur of the moment whim just now.  It looks like it's going to be just right for me.  For one thing, the invitation is to join anytime during the year.  They're not picky.  Next, they are open and welcoming to all types of photographers and all ranges of equipment - from your cell phone all the way up to professional grade camera gear.  Also, they provide a weekly theme or prompt, to guide you in being more creative in your photography activities.  But the weekly theme is pretty broad and allows a lot of flexibility in your approach.  And finally, they have a Flickr group that folks will be posting their weekly photos to, and I'll be able to go there and be inspired by all types of images and all skill levels of participants.

So, I guess I'll jump in and attempt this year-long project.  Who knows where it will lead?  I'll post about it here, though, so I hope where ever it takes me, you'll come along for the ride!


  1. Good luck - I am trying a 365 for the first time this year. I put a reminder on my phone otherwise I would have been behind by now! lol!

  2. @Stephanie, good luck with your 365 project! Would love to see some of your results on your blog, will you be posting there?

  3. This sounds like I could do one a week! I will try to sign up!