If you are looking to sharpen your photographic skills over the coming year, this 52 Week Photography Challenge might just be what you need!


If you’re looking to sharpen your photographic skills over the coming year, The 52 Week Photography Challenge might just be what you need. Photographer Dale Foshe has put together a list of 52 weekly assignments that anyone, anywhere, can download and take part in. “Part of what I have seen that helps my student’s grow the fastest is a repeating weekly assignment around three categories.”

Each week, the weekly assignment will be in one of 3 categories:

  • Portrait: Portrait photography is really about capturing the essence of a person in an image. A portrait image can range from a classic portrait to candid, or from street photography to a selfie. Each time this category comes up we will dive into a different area of portrait photography. The main focus should always be a person/persons (or maybe a pet).
  • Landscape: In the context of the #dogwood52 photography challenge, this category is pretty broad covering both traditional landscapes, and some non-traditional areas such as urbanscapes. Don’t be afraid to really explore your surroundings in this category. If the focus is the environment you are in, it will qualify as Landscape in this category.
  • Artistic Impression: When this category comes up, you really have room to express yourself. You can interpret the assignment literally or figuratively. Unlike the other two categories that are more focused, the main focus of this category is to let your creativity shine.

“Unlike most photography challenges which are just a simple list of ideas, this 52 week challenge is designed to push your photography to the next level. This list is going to be more challenging to complete than a simple 52 week photography challenge list. But stick with it to the end and I guarantee you will be a better photographer for it.” Foshe writes on the challenge webpage.

For the full instructions on how the challenge works visit Dale’s website here. It’s also recommended that you join a group of photographers to shoot and share your images with.  There’s already an official challenge page on Facebook, so if you’d like to join a large social group that would be a great start.

All the best! Let us know in the comments below if you’d be taking on the challenge and feel free to tag us in your images! We’d love to see how you get on!

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  1. Or join an instagram community, it’s the best way to meet like-minded people, learn bucketloads and stay motivated! @igerscapetown & @cityofcapetown are the most active here, but there are many such communities in SA.. We are one of the most active instagram communities in the world! 🙂

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