My sister convinced me to try an endurance photography challenge, such as a 365 challenge where you have to take a photo every day. She’s doing a 365 one, but I thought that would be setting myself up for disaster. I thought I could probably manage a 52 week challenge though – taking one photo a week for a year.
I found 52Frames and thought that site would suit me well. It gave me a broad theme for the week, enough to kickstart some inspiration, and somewhere to share my photos and progress with others.
So last week’s challenge was ‘details’ with a bonus optional challenge of a macro photo. So on the weekend I got out my camera and my macro filters and went into the garden to see what I could see.
Because I can’t use auto focus when using the macro filters, it was quite tricky. Plus, the depth of field was incredibly shallow. I found that it wasn’t until I was looking at them on the computer later that I could see if I had really captured a sharp image or not.
This one hasn’t been edited, and it’s not quite as sharp as I would like, but it was my best photo of the day to fit the challenge.
Unfortunately I stupidly didn’t realise that the window for submitting the photo is the same as the window for taking the photo. So when I went to upload the photo today, I was too late. Ah well. Lesson learned.
This week’s challenge is ‘portrait of a stranger’. Forget the bonus challenge of ‘use a prop’, just taking a photo of a stranger is going to be a serious challenge in and of itself. Eek! I’ll see what I can do, but I’m already kinda freaking out a bit!