Become a Better Photographer With This 52-Week Photo Challenge
From pros to the most green amateur, this is excellent advice. Now let me add a few (free or almost free) essential apps for your cell phones to help. Most people don’t need to buy a camera, they already have a good on in their phone. FOTOTOOL-Helps with exposure, tracking sun and moon angles. TPE to find “golden hour” and exactly where the sun will set on the horizon.
Not free but worth it-
Lightroom for cellphones and lastly just in case you want to make a video from stills or stills and video mixed get Adobe RUSH, amazing easy fast editing software.
Dale Foshe from Dogwood Photography put together a 52-Week Photography Challenge to help photographers new and old improve their skills. Each week the challenge (now in its fourth year!) encourages photographers to perform a new task. They’re not photography classes, but more projects to get you out in the world and thinking about what you’re taking pictures of.
We spent the last week learning all about the basics of photography, from the way your camera works.
Challenges are broken down into one of three categories: Storytelling, Compositional Eye, and Inspiration.
Each week you’re given a new challenge that fits into one of those buckets. You snap a shot and then share it to a Facebook group where other people doing the same challenge can view them and comment on them (and perhaps offer some tips on how they can be improved).
Week 1 Story Telling: Self-Portrait Take a picture that tells us who you are, without actually showing your face.