I’ve really enjoyed my 52/50 Project and am so pleased that I didn’t miss a week of it. I love my 50mm lens, and it was a good excuse to be sure it got put on the camera at least once a week. So here are the last of the photos, some of which I've posted earlier for other subjects.
Skylar was loving the ranch dip at Thanksgiving. I don't think too much celery got eaten.
I had my zoom lens on most of the time during my first trip to Chicago, so there wasn't much to choose from. I love the photo, but it's not technically very good.
The perfect photo for the week!
We took Caleb to the Wonderland Express at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Once again I had my zoom lens on until lunch when I remembered I needed a 50mm photo. Caleb's delight in this photo is watching the train that goes around the dining room of the cafe.
Caleb was helping put away all the Christmas decorations. Sarah made sure Christmas was over before Caleb's birthday celebration on December 30th.
With a new year ahead, I’ve given a lot of thought to what kind of photography project I wanted to take on for 2014. I’ve considered a lot of different things, but have finally settled on spending a year with David DuChemin. His e-book “The Visual Toolbox: 50 Lessons for Stronger Photographs” should give me more than enough challenges to last the year. Here’s a blurb from Craft and Vision where I purchased the e-book a few months ago.
The Visual Toolbox is packed with lessons about the tools of the photographic language – the camera, the lens, and the more important stuff like visual language, composition, and learning to see. Most of those lessons are accompanied with real-life, honest-to-God assignments to get you out there learning how to make stronger photographs, not just learning to use a camera.
I purchased a small notebook to use for this year’s project on Amazon. I’ve already made a list of a variety of subjects and themes I might use as I practice my skills, and will use it to take notes on my reading, and reflect on my experiences.
One of the many amazing displays at The Chicago Botanic Garden. I took the zoom out first, then the zoom in.
Having a photography project (0r two or three) seems to keep it fresh, and I'm looking foward to finding new images in 2014!