Half-year update on The 52 Project

This year I’m doing two main projects – The 52 Project – where I take a picture every week of my kids, and my #52walksin2015 project.

I’m updating today on the first project because:

  1. it keeps me accountable
  2. helps me to keep my photos reasonably organised if I know I have to give you feedback

This Sunday will be number 30 for the year and I’ve only missed 1 Sunday – the weekend Dion and I went away.

I was also away this past weekend but I got Dion to take a pic with one of our other cameras.

My purposes for this project are simply to get a snapshot in time. I don’t care about perfect clothes (obviously), kids, etc. I just want to take a pic of them on a Sunday afternoon.

It’s really cool to see the changing of the seasons too.

These photos are the 25 I have up until the end of June.

As I always say, it’s never too late to start a project!

Tips and tricks:

  1. make it super easy (I take a few minutes and we’re done)
  2. label your photos well
  3. keep track (I have a spreadsheet with weeks of the year and dates)
  4. choose the photo that is most interesting/ tells a story, not necessarily the picture perfect one – those are the ones people (and your kids) are interested in
  5. store your chosen pics in a separate folder and label accordingly – you may want to make a photo album at the end of the year. I have a folder called The 52 Project and my files are labelled 01-52, 02-52, etc.

I’m going to have to do a similar sorting exercise for my #52walksin2015 project but I know we’d done 32 walks by the time we returned from our holiday a few weeks ago.

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How are you doing on your projects?

Do you have a photo/ walking/ running/ crafting project going on?

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  1. Love this project. I will have to go for one or two kids at a time though – too much of a “ho photos mom” thing going on. Can you believe that’s my kids that were always camera ready?

    • I can totally believe it. I’ve had to start bribing mine with a biscuit!

      I would focus the photos on candid moments because that’s all you’re going to get… and ask for “posed” photos for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays and such 🙂

  2. I started with a weekly family selfie.
    The project just died. I just couldn’t get it together and neither could my family! I’m also not concerned about clothes etc but I do want a decent picture in good light. It just became too much effort and I lost interest. I seem to battle with long-term projects. I need to do things that have an end-date that is easily in sight. Maybe I should try again for the last few months of this year.

    • Julia! What about a monthly photo? It’s only 12 things – make a list and knock them off. Also, I won’t tell if you want to start now 🙂 There are no rules!

      Next year I need to do a monthly self-portrait. I was looking for photos for my birthday invite and I had about 6 for the whole year (some are 3 from the same month) – terrible. Last year I was excellent at getting everyone in monthly pics 😮

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