Start the year with Twelve!
Twelve is a photography project I have created with you in mind. For the next 12 months, I am going to host a photography project based on a monthly word/theme. This is not a project for me, but for you, my lovely readers. I encourage you to join me in a monthly photography project with a twist.
What Do You Need To Do?
Sign up for a flickr account (if you don’t have one already) and join the group, Twelve. At the beginning of each month, I will post a theme or word for you to explore throughout that month. Along with the theme word, I will also provide you with colour inspiration for that month. You can shoot the theme alone or the theme with the colour inspiration included in your photograph. For example, if the theme word is ‘grow’ and the colour inspiration ‘green’, you can shoot your photographs around the theme of ‘grow’ or you can shoot a range of photographs incorporating both the theme and the colour green.
I challenge you to take at least 3 to 6 photographs per month. The idea is to take the theme and interpret it in a number of different ways. I encourage you to shoot more than one image to try and stretch your range and scope. You could shoot the same subject 5 different ways or shoot 5 separate subjects. If you would like to shoot more than the advised 4-6, go for it! Feel free to shoot any medium- digital or film.
Once you have shot your images, you can share them in the flickr pool and add them to your blog. You may want to create a special set just for your Twelve project photographs on flickr. Come back here and leave a link to your images on the appropriate monthly Twelve post to share with others. I may share some of the monthly images here on Mocking Bird.
I encourage you to look at other people’s images and comment on their work as well as sharing your own. Building a community of photographers can only help to make you a more aware and thoughtful photographer.
The theme for January is: Wish- Hold your breath, dream big, look forward, with open arms, take a leap…
January Colour Inspiration: violet, white
I am excited to get started with Twelve and I hope you will join me in this project for 2011. Would you like to join me? Get snapping!