My 52 (or 24)-week Photography Challenge

Posted on November 27, 2017 in Community, Photography, Social Media

So, the beginning of the year is always a time to set resolutions and commit to new challenges. As last year came to a close, I was starting to get back into photography a little bit – which somewhat lasted through the whole year – and wanted to create something a bit more tangible to track my progress. I came across this 52-week challenge and asked my dad (who’s also way into photography and even has his own photography business!) to join me.

Though I really enjoyed the challenge and tried to keep up, family, work, and the usual day-to-day caught up with me and I ultimately ended up not making it all the way.

As a keepsake for what I actually did accomplish, here are all my posts for the challenge on Instagram: (Dad’s are below, too!)

Week 1

Whatchya thinking about? #ruleofthirds #dogwoodweek1 #dogwood2017 #dogwood52 #burnette52weekchallenge

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Week 2

I never would have guessed how many more shots I would be taking knowing I can't edit anything for this week's challenge. #sooc #dogwoodweek2 #dogwood2017 #dogwood52 #burnette52weekchallenge #surf #surfing #paddlesurfing #atlantic #spacecoast #florida

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Week 3

Week 3 is “Land”. I settled on this shot because I really liked the scale contrast of these small coquina rocks and the endless ocean behind them. #sooc #dogwoodweek3 #dogwood2017 #dogwood52 #burnette52weekchallenge #surf #beach #coquina #atlanticocean #spacecoast #florida #waves

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Week 4

This week of the #dogwood52challenge got a little bit away from me, but here’s a #mirror shot nonetheless…. #dogwoodweek4 #dogwood2017 #dogwood52 #burnette52weekchallenge #mirrors #blackandwhite #kiddos #backyardphotography

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Week 5

This week's challenge had me taking a new look at some familiar things. (And snapping a whole lot of angles at the beach!) #dogwood52challenge #dogwoodweek5 #dogwood2017 #dogwood52 #burnette52weekchallenge #tenshots #windyday #darkskies #beach #daytonabeach #inthesand

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Week 6

I might be wrong, but all I see here is a bunch of walking cotton candy…. 🍭🍬 (Challenge: candy. Since this is the advanced challenge… you can’t actually use candy in the scene!) #dogwood52challenge #dogwoodweek6 #dogwood2017 #dogwood52 #burnette52weekchallenge #candy #pink #flamingos #seaworld #birds #cottoncandy

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Week 7

Forgotten. (Challenge: forgotten. Abandoned was a very popular week in the original challenge. For the advanced challenge tell the story of something forgotten.) #dogwood52challenge #dogwoodweek7 #dogwood2017 #dogwood52 #burnette52weekchallenge #douglasthelion @douglastoys #blackandwhite

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Week 8

This little guy earns the honors of being the subject of this week’s challenge: #oneshot. (Technical: One Shot. Imagine that it is the last frame on a roll of film, and you have to nail it. For this challenge only take one shot. No deleting, no 2nd shot. The honor system is in play.) #dogwood52challenge #dogwoodweek8 #dogwood2017 #dogwood52 #burnette52weekchallenge #squirrel #floridalife #florida #wildlife #backyardphotography

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Week 11

A day late, but still counts.. (Gotta work on the last 2 weeks still….) #splittone #dogwoodweek11 #dogwood2017 #dogwood52 #burnette52weekchallenge #seaworld #happyharbor #rides #florida #themeparks

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Week 12

These sunglasses are pulling double duty this week as the #Dogwood52 submission and spreading the word about @FlipQuiz (tell your teacher friends about flipquiz.me!) 😎 #dogwood52challenge #dogwoodweek12 #dogwood2017 #burnette52weekchallenge #floridalife #florida #beach #beaches #sunglasses #orange

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Week 13

The #Mickey straw is sparkling in the #goldenhour glow. #dogwoodweek13 #dogwood2017 #dogwood52weekchallenge #dogwood52 #burnette52weekchallenge #sunset #sunsetsunrise #sky #instagood #instagram #disneyside #disney #mickeymouse #magickingdom #florida #nicepic #travel #themeparks

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Week 14

This week’s challenge, entitled “Panning” is not something I usually do, so it was a bit of a struggle. I think it came out okay, but not my best work…. #dogwoodweek14 #dogwood2017 #dogwood52weekchallenge #dogwood52 #burnette52weekchallenge #soccer #tma #eagles #blueandwhite #brb

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Week 15

It’s a little late, but better late than never… Challenge week 15: Hard. Hard materials, hard to walk through, hard to see – Longhorn Caverns in Austin, TX #dogwoodweek15 #dogwood2017 #dogwood52weekchallenge #dogwood52 #burnette52weekchallenge #austin #texas #caverns #longhorncaverns #atx #underground

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Week 16

Dreaming of the beach. #dogwoodweek16 #dogwood2017 #dogwood52weekchallenge #dogwood52 #burnette52weekchallenge #lines #beach #melbourne #florida #spacecoast #dunes #dreams

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Week 17

If you've been following along, you'll know that I've been working my way through the #dogwoodchallenge with @mburnettephotography. This week, #dogwoodweek17, was titled Loop Light. Although I get that the challenge is meant to get you out of your comfort zone, I ultimately decided that I'm not a fan of this technique in general, so this week gets a big X. I didn't forget. I didn't think it was too hard. I just simply didn't like it. #burnette52weekchallenge #dogwood52challenge #whine

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Week 18

Decided to take it in a more artsy direction for this week’s challenge: Purple. #dogwoodweek18 #dogwood2017 #dogwood52weekchallenge #dogwood52 #burnette52weekchallenge #purple #nyc #newyork #timessquare #newyorkcity #artsy

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Week 19

It’s summertime. (Dogwood challenge week 19: Backyard) #dogwoodweek19 #dogwood2017 #dogwood52weekchallenge #dogwood52 #burnette52weekchallenge #backyard #pool #water #splash #drone #aerialview #aerialphotography #mavicpro #mavic #dji

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Week 21

Dogwood Week 21 – Artistic: Soft (In this case, I’ve chosen to go with a soft focus…) #dogwood52 #dogwood52weekchallenge #burnette52weekchallenge #dogwoodweek21 #dogwood2017 #artistic #soft #lonely #blueberry #southernhillfarms #florida #farms #centralflorida

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Week 23

It’s been a while and I’m way behind, so these might be a bit out of order until I can catch up…. Dogwood Week 23: Technical f/8 #dogwood52 #dogwood52weekchallenge #burnette52weekchallenge #dogwoodweek23 #dogwood2017 #technical #f8 #disneycruiseline #disneycruise #cruiselife #brb

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Week 24

Dogwood Week 24: Green #dogwood52 #dogwood52weekchallenge #burnette52weekchallenge #dogwoodweek24 #dogwood2017 #artistic #green #lonely #plant #leugardens #leafygreens

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Mitch’s Posts

Week 3

#burnette52weekchallenge #dogwood52 #dogwood2017 #dogwoodweek3 #mbwk3 #MBurnettePhotography #mbphotography #ernanixonpark #brevardcountyparks #melbourneflorida #walkruntravel #travel #trees #treelimb

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Week 4

Good Morning #burnette52weekchallenge #dogwood52 #dogwood2017 #dogwoodweek4 #mbwk4 #mburnettephotography #mbphotography #sunrise🌅 #sky☁ #skylovers #mirror #reflection #goodmorning

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Week 5

Towering over. #burnette52weekchallenge #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek5 #mburnettephotography #mbphotography #dogwood2017 #mbwk5 #lighthouses #lighthouse #ponceinlet

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Week 9

I got an unexpected gift this week from a dear friend. I was given their old Cannon AT-1. I’m not sure how old it is, but I do know that it took some of my own wedding pictures, so that’s at least 36 years old, and I’m sure it had some miles on it then. This week’s challenge I decided to make it my star subject “Still Life” #mburnettephotography #mbphotography #burnette52weekchallenge #dogwood52 #dogwood2017 #dogwoodweek9 #mbwk9 #cannon #stilllife #stilllifephotography #vintage #camera📷 #cameras #photography #bestpics #l4l👍 #instagood #instagram

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Week 11

Week11 Split Tone #burnette52weekchallenge #dogwood52 #dogwood2017 #dogwoodweek11 #mbwk11 #mburne#mburnettephotography #mbphotography #niceshot #splittonning #splittones #splittone #flower#flowers #instagood #instagram

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Week 15

American Steel #dogwood52 #burnette52weekchallenge #dogwood2017 #dogwoodweek15hard #dogwoodweek15 #mbwk15 #mburnettephotography #mbphotography #americansteel #trains #railroad #rails #cedarrapids #iowa #quakeroatmeal #quakeroats #tressell #tressels #instagram #instagood #travel #travelfromsquareone #travelphotography #nicpic #bluesky

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