The HooHaa 52 is back for its second year.
Those of you who haven’t followed my blog might not have a clue what I’m talking about. So here’s the brief synopsis of what it is. Basically, it’s a 52-week photography challenge. I have a group on Flickr with some fellow flickrites and each week, there’s a new theme. All of the participants have a week to interpret the theme and take a photo, positing it to the group.
This year, we have 13 people participating.
That’s a good number as it gives each person four weeks where they will choose the theme.
Last year, we started with a lot of people. However, as the year went on, people dropped out. It was disappointing, but it’s not too shocking as many people drop out of long photo challenges (I almost dropped out of the Project 365 so many times, but plodded through and was happy I did it).
Several people had mentioned doing something a little less stressful, so I came up with the basic premise for the 52.
I like the group we have this year as it’s a diverse group and some talented photographers.
I’m personally really excited for this as it’s hopefully going to push me in photography again. Over the past few months, I haven’t been able to push myself with my photos. I didn’t take near as many as I wanted to at GeoWoodstock and I didn’t utilize a few other things. The reality is that I live in a rural area and, at times, it gets hard to take photos of trees, back roads and small town stuff. Though there are some bigger metro areas within 1:30 or so (Albany, Binghamton), it’s still not that easy to up and do all the time because of current gas prices.
So, who knows what this can do for my photo inspiration.
Last year’s themes were interesting. Some of the more intriguing ones were:
- The Wilderness in my …..
- Geometric shapes
- My peeps!
Now, remember, each photographer can interprit the theme any way they see fit. For example, the “My Peeps” one. Though most people thought of friends etc., at least one person used the candy Peeps. So it can be whatever each photographer thinks. It’s very cool.
I haven’t made it “illegal” for themes from last year to not be used, but I am hoping most people will stay away from it and try and expand even more. Or, at worst, take one of last year’s themes and make it a little different.
The first topic is to be posted this Sunday and next week is the first week. I’m pumped to see what is around the bend with the photo challenge!
For those of you reading… have any ideas for themes I should consider during my weeks? Post them in the comments section!
Feel free to leave a comment, or e-mail P.J. at hoohaablog [at] gmail.com.