For those who don't follow my Tumblr blog http://smnphoto.tumblr.com I have already started a 52 project. The idea behind a 52 project is that it gets you out out with the camera on a regular basis and each week you are always shooting to a theme. As I'm finding, balancing a full time job, part time photography business and getting out with the camera in my spare time is hard, so I don't set myself too strict rules for the 52. I allow myself the chance to use old stock photo's of my own, or use my iPhone camera and various photography apps, such as Snapped and instagram.
So I'll bring this blog up to date with all the shots from my 52 project so far this year, and a brief explanation of each shot.
Week 1 - "Time"
Time is an important factor of my day job, so it was quite apt that this was the first theme of the 52 project.
Despite promising not to shoot many shots from the day job for the 52 project, this was too good an opportunity to miss (although that promise won't be kept to I can assure you).
This is a picture of my duty card for that particular day at work, shot with iPhone and using a couple of filters on instagram, and cropped so the duty card filled the whole frame.
Week 2 - "My Everyday"
So onto week 2, and already going back on my promise on using my day job as subjects for the 52 (well I did warn you above hehehe).
This is a scene I see more or less everyday, rush hour at Cornbrook tram station.
Again shot on iPhone and using instagram and snapseed filters.
I used the tram on the left and the platform furniture on the right hand side to frame commuters in the middle of shot
Week 3 - "Out Of Focus"
This was an old stock shot of mine, originally taken during a street photography shoot in August 2015.
At the time I was honing my panning skills as it's not something I've tried before.
For this shot I was trying to frame the cyclist between the 2 taxi's and place the cyclist in the first 3rd of the frame, whilst using a slow shutter speed to convey movement.
This shot with my Nikon D7000.
Week 4 - "Shadow"
Quite a tenuous link with this one, and this shot bore out of the fact that I hadn't any time to think and get out to take a proper shot and also wanting to use my camera, and take a fresh new shot.
So these are my running shoes, and they have made me a shadow of my former self, as I'm currently in training for this years Manchester 10k run. Running, or any kind of physical sport, hasn't interested me in the past, but having lost quite a bit of weight through it and feeling better in myself, I'm now hooked.
This shot, taken in my front room with the D7000 and using natural light through the front window, and composed with the trainers filling most of the frame.
Week 5 - "Morning"
A shot of the postbox at Victoria Rail Station, another one taken using iPhone and using the snapseed app.
Again time was against me this week, and whilst waiting for a friend to arrive saw this opportunity for a shot.
Using the collection time plate to fill frame diagonally from left to right.