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    My photo project for 2018

    Last year my hubby and I were striving to fulfil a 12-month photo project with a theme (such as buildings, people, contrast, etc.) defined for each month. When the project was nearing its end, we both wanted to continue together somehow and started discussions about how to do that. Of course, we could just come up with new themes and continue in the same way this year but it didn’t seem attractive any more, we longed for a change. After a few heated but eventually constructive debates we agreed on an assignment interesting and inspiring for both of us so here is the project we would like to work on…

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    Starting a 12-month photo project

    Do you work better under pressure, even under that self-imposed? I do so a few years ago I chose to fulfil a 52-week photo project to improve and enhance my photography skills, it was back in 2014. Based on evaluation of pros and cons of the project I decided to take it slower and use some guidance and in 2015 I participated in a course focused on still life photography. The year felt as not long enough time so I continued with shooting this style and participating in a similar course also in 2016. When I was thinking about a new photo project for 2017, I was pondering over my experience of those three years. What was good…

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    Evaluation of my be-still experience

    At the end of 2014 I announced my intended participation in Kim Klassen’s year-long course “Be still 52”, a course that was focused on creating still life images. As I told you at that time, after experiencing my 52-week photo project in 2014 I wanted to improve in planning, arranging, working with light, working with the depth of field, working with textures, I wanted to open my imagination more. Have I met those expectations? Have I improved those skills? Did the course help me to achieve my goals? Here is my evaluation. I haven’t fulfilled all of the assignments that we got in the course but for a change, I…

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    Evaluation of my 52-week photo project

    2014 will soon be over and I’d like to evaluate the 52-week photo project I started at the beginning of the year. If you are interested in hearing what it was or was not good for, sit back comfortably and read on. It’s quite personal and it would be a different process for you but I guess we are not that different in many regards. First of all I wanted to express my heartfelt thanks to my wonderful husband for supporting me and helping me with everything I needed. He was often accompanying me, sometimes taking his own photos, sometimes just being there with me which also helped. Further I…

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    Starting a 52-week photo project

    During the first days of this year I was reading several interesting articles on photography that made me ponder over my photography aspirations and expectations. Are there any? Am I satisfied with my achievements? Is there anything I should change or do better? Those questions didn’t appear out of the blue. From time to time I heard their whispering and was aware of their existence and I knew they were just waiting for the right moment to speak up. I started taking photographs with an old Russian easy-to-use camera as a teenager. I was documenting our holidays but I lacked interest in photography. Then many many years later I met…