Ten Handy hints for participating in a Weekly Photo Project

Ten Handy hints for participating in a Weekly Photo Project

As we get ready for the Weekly Photo Project 2015, thought I'd share some of the things I've learnt over past couple of years.

First - Don't be shy - we really don't care what level of experience or quality of gear you have. We have absolute beginners and full-time professionals taking part, with everything from high-end DLSRs to 2MP smartphones. The point is to take part - to paraphrase one of my author friends "If you want to be a photographer, take photos!", and this is as true for those just wanting to improve their skills as for those looking to turn (or are already) pro.

Second - Make sure you create a new album for the project at the start of the year, and (this is the important bit) add each photo to it before you share it. 

Third - Include the theme in the caption of the photo before you share it - it makes it a lot easier when you are reviewing your work.

Fourth - Print a copy of the themes and keep it in your camera bag or wallet. Cross off themes as you post them. That way you can avoid accidentally doubling up - which is something I did in Weekly Photo Project 2014.

Fifth - Remember the deadlines are only guidelines. In 2014 I posted my photo for the Week 6 theme in week 52! 

Sixth - Keep it up! Just because you missed a few weeks, get back to it, and keep going - even in the last week you have time to catch up!

Seventh - Have fun. The project should not be a chore, it should be a joy and a reward. If you find it being a drag, take a break and then come back to it - it will wait. Take part in a couple of the short challenges that pop up from time to time. 

Eighth - If you are planning on posting from your phone or tablet, email the cut-and-paste lists to yourself from your desktop. On my tablet at least, you cannot select-and-cat from the G+ application from someone else's post.

Ninth - Ask for help if you need it. The other participants and the curators will cheerfully offer advice if you ask. This is the one I find hardest.

Tenth - At the end of the year, share out the whole album that you've collated. You've put together a year's worth of photos - that is something to be proud of.

#wpp2015

Comments

  1. Excellent post and thanks for helping to spread the word.  Merry Christmas to you.
    \Francesco

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  2. Thank you this is really great Rob Masters :D

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