“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.”
Participating in scavenger hunts and in the 52 Frames project have been terrific ways to keep me practicing my photography. I find that each image I make, the good and the bad, help me create better pictures the next time. Both the scavenger hunts and the 52 Frames project also encourage me to try things or photograph subjects I would not have ordinarily photographed.
Week twenty-four presented the challenge of hands. I thought of many ways to photograph hands. One day, close to the turn in day, I had an idea during my walk. I saw a lone basketball player on the local court. I noticed his shadow on a nearby fence. After continuing on my walk, I turned back and asked the young man if I could photograph his shadow while he practiced.
The challenge for week twenty-five was to make a background. I purchased flowers that week to bring some sunshine into my life. Using an image I took of the flower arrangement, I made a background for a portrait of my dog, Maui.
The challenge for week twenty-six was flashlight. For some reason, I had a hard time coming up with anything I was excited about for the challenge. In order to keep up my steak of submitting one image per week, I decided I would just take a picture of a flashlight on the final day I could submit. After taking a look at that image, I noticed a Lego camera on my bookcase. I photographed it, added the light using processing software, and uploaded my flash light image for the week.
I had to use complementary colors to create an image for week twenty-seven. I went to my favorite local florist and purchased some flowers to help me fulfill this challenge.
Last week’s challenge, week twenty-eight, was to take a picture and ask another photographer to process it for me. My great friend, Chris Almerini, agreed to help me out with this challenge. I spotted the deer family on the golf course. I was thrilled when they went to the water’s edge so that I could capture their reflections, as well. Many thanks, Chris, for your wonderful interpretation of the image file I sent to you!
I am looking forward to this week’s challenge and continued photography practice.
How do you schedule deliberate practice with your photography?
If you would like to see all of the amazing submissions for each of these challenges on the 52Frames website, you can find them here: