It’s time for another 31 Day Series. I have done this series more than 5 times over the last six years. I was ready to forget it this year since I have some other commitments, but I find that I just can’t give it up. I plan to post in a little different format though, adding posts to this 31 Day page as I have time to write them, not necessarily 31 days in a row but in a “31 posts when I can” sort of way.
Two years ago I did a 31 Days of Photography Series based on a challenge that I found on Pintrest. That challenge has been pinned and re-pinned hundreds of times, and is one of my post popular pins. During the series I learned lots about photography but not a lot of it really applied to blogging or how to take better blog photos.
This new 31 Day challenge is targeted at bloggers who want to learn how to take better pictures of small objects, interiors with bad lighting, close ups, less than perfect gardens, projects that don’t turn out exactly perfectly, and maybe even how to make your mouth water food photography. I will even throw in some basic editing, storage and collage tips.
Disclaimer: I am not a photography professional, I have never taken a photo class in my life. However, My photography is much improved since I started 6 years ago. I have taken more than 20k photos since I started blogging. I know a lot more now than I did then. Six years down the road I will have even more wisdom to share on the subject.
I am starting a Facebook Page and a Pintrest page for this series, a place where you can post your pictures for comment and discussion among the group for the benefit of Learning Through the Lens. You can get a Smug Mug account for professional quality photo sharing right from Adobe Lightroom. Sign up here with my affiliate link.
Here’s the line up:
Day 1: Your favorite outdoor space
Day 2: something blue
Day 3: your pet, or some one else’s pet
Day 4: your favorite food in macro
Day 6: your favorite food from above
Day 7: your food photography set up
Day 8: take a selfie with a selfie stick
Day 9: the same object 10 times with different angles or backdrops
Day 10: sunset
Day 12: fall colors
Day 13: photo a plant in macro
Day 14: something shinny and reflective
Day 15: sunrise
Day 16: water
Day 17: white anything
Day 18: your living room
Day 19: your kitchen
Day 20: panorama
Day 21: handmade item
Day 22: before and after
Day 23: your favorite thing
Day 24: the room in your home with the least amount of natural light
Day 25: happy place
Day 26: photo collage
Day 27: someone you love
Day 28: a handful of ……..
Day 29: pattern
Day 30: your office or workspace
Day 31: edit a poor photo