Mike Learns Photography

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”
– Marc Riboud


Now that we’re in 2019, I’m going to attempt a year long project of becoming a better photographer. Inspired by a post by Dogwood Photography, article here, I want to take at least 52 pictures over the course of 2019.

Here is a snippet of what to expect for the first 10 weeks:

Week 1Story Telling: Self-PortraitTake a picture that tells us who you are, without actually showing your face.
Week 2Composition: Rule of Thirds MotionYou already know what the rule of thirds is, now is the time to use it. Use Rule of Thirds to show motion in your picture.
Week 3Inspiration: Black and White Your inspiration this week is to simply take an amazing Black and White photograph of any subject you want.
Week 4Story Telling: WarmthTell a story that makes us feel warm inside.
Week 5Composition: Symmetry LandscapeLandscape is one of the most practiced type of photography. Use Symmetry in a Landscape to create a new viewpoint for this week’s image.
Week 6Inspiration: #NoFilterNo limit on what you shoot this week, as long as the image is pure. No filters, presets or other edits. Basic exposure corrections only this week.
Week 7Story Telling: Love StoryMake us feel the love in this week’s photo. Tell a love story in one image.
Week 8Composition: Leading LinesIt is easy to use Leading Lines to show depth in an image or guide the eye to a specific spot in the image. Instead, this week use leading lines to show the concept of infinity.
Week 9Inspiration: MoodYour Artistic Inspiration this week is the mood you are feeling today. Take that mood and use it to create art.
Week 10Story Telling: HometownTell us the story of your hometown. It could be a famous landmark, something the town is known for, or even just your favorite place to relax.