Every week, we send you a new assignment. You have 7 days to take your shot and share it with the community. Together, we give feedback and guidance to help you grow. Oh, and it’s totally free.
52Frames has a single mission: to turn you into a truly awesome photographer.
We believe that the recipe for creating awesome photographers is actually pretty simple.
We call them the 3 C’s:
Like any skill worth having, learning photography takes practice. And hard work. And patience. That’s why the core of 52Frames is the weekly challenge. Every week we present a photographic challenge designed to stimulate your creativity, expand your expertise, and refine your personal voice. Don’t miss a week – the consistency is kind of a big deal. I even said so in a TEDx talk.
You don’t become great all by yourself. (Well, that one guy did, but we can all agree he was a jerk, right?). It takes a community of support, motivation, and the occasional tough love to help someone grow. At 52Frames, that means offering great critique, sharing inspiration, or even just walking around town with some other eager photographers.
And the 3rd, maybe most important C, and that’s creativity. Because at the end of the day (or week?) you are gifting yourself a slice of creativity in your otherwise busy life. In this chaotic world of e-mails, meetings, and diapers, we invite you to take a little “me-time.” To identify the beauty that surrounds all of us. To look through that viewfinder… to wait for just the right moment… and to click.
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