2012 Genre A Month Photography Challenge
365 day creative challenge? Umm… no. Postaday2012? Too adventurous. But after my moaning about my 80% completion of the Alice painting, the knitting, the sewing and many other things, I feel a target is order. I was recently reading The Complete Photographer by Tom Ang. He details a number of different photographic genres. It gave me the idea that choosing to focus on one genre each month was probably achievable. This is a personal challenge but if anyone else would like to join me for moral support, I welcome you. (Andrew doesn’t know it yet, but he’s already joining me!)
So here’s my plan:
- January: Wildlife & Nature Photography
- February: Travel Photography
- March: Landscape Photography
- April: Event & Milestone Photography
- May: Fashion & Nude Photography (I’m opting for the former!)
- June: Sports Photography
- July: Portrait Photography
- August: Documentary Photography
- September: Abstract Photography
- October: Macro Photography
- November: Urban Landscape Photography
- December: Pet Photography
If you are participating in the Genre a Month Photography Challenge, please post a comment including a link to your efforts on this page.
I almost made that last one ‘cat’ photography as they are the only pets I have!
Many of these subjects are in Tom Ang’s The Complete Photographer, a few are ring-ins.
I’m already doubting how I will achieve this. Is it ok just to have one photograph a month on topic? Yes, I will allow myself this! If I have several, all the better! I keep thinking that Wildlife & Nature Photography may not be the easiest to select in January. Firstly, it’s usually stinking hot in January (I’m in Australia) and most wildlife is well served hiding under a rock. Secondly, I’m not going to a zoo in January so that means I have to find some wild wildlife, so to speak. I made February Travel as I am going away for a short period. I could have equally made it Event & Milestone photography as it is Andrew’s 40th birthday.
The only one I think may be near impossible is ‘Sports Photography’. I really don’t do sports. When Andrew reminded me that his place is very near a football oval, I decided to retain the genre. It may be good for a laugh!
So, I think my Canon 550d is going to have a workout in 2012. Wish me luck!
January: Wildlife & Nature Photography
Posted on December 26, 2011, in Photography, Photography Challenge and tagged Australia, Canon, Canon 550d, cats, Photograph, Photographers, photography, Sydney, Tom Ang, Wildlife, Wildlife & Nature Photography. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.