Although not as popular as they once were, due to the daily grind of platforms like Instagram, 52-week projects are still out there. And they’re great for those of us that might’ve just got our first camera, or for those who just want to try and push ourselves to take on new challenges.
This Project 52 challenge coming from Dale Foshe at Dogwood Photography, is now in its fourth year. Tens of thousands of photographers participated in the challenges of 2016, 2017 and 2018. So now he’s running the Dogwood 52 Week Photography Challenge again.
As the name suggests, there are themes for all 52 weeks worth of 2019. Each of these themes will fit into one of three overall categories. Storytelling, compositional eye or inspiration. The exercises are designed to help you practice and improve a different aspect of photography each week.
Although 52-week projects can be fun on your own, they can be a lot more fun when done together, so there’s an official Facebook group for this year’s Dogwood 52 Week Photography Challenge. He also asks that if you post your images on social media, to tag them with #dogwood52, #dogwood2019 and #dogwoodweek[number] (so, like, #dogwoodweek42).
You can find out more about Dale’s 52-week challenge over on the Dogwood Photography website.