Saturday, August 8, 2009

Declaring My Purpose

Hello there. My name is Amy Jo. Perhaps you know me from The Cheese Party or the Philly Moms Blog, or maybe you've just happened here by accident. However you arrived, welcome! This blog is different from my others in that is has a singular purpose: to photograph 50 faces with my 50mm lens between now and December 31, 2009.

I've been shooting for a little over three years now, and I see this project as a way to help my advance both my love of photography and my skill as a photographer. I have zero formal education in photography, which is something I hope to change in the next year. I shoot with a Canon Rebel XTi and about a month ago I bought a 50mm f/1.4 lens. Which is when the seeds for this project were planted.

I don't claim this idea as my own. I do, however, claim all of the rights to the photographs on these pages. I love sharing, though, as long as you ask! I also love company, so if you are so motivated, feel free to participate as well. Let me know in the comments or by email and I'll keep a running list in the sidebar of all participants.

These first few shots are ones I've already taken and are mainly being posted to test the blog formatting. Once I start posting the 'real' faces I'll number them.



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  1. wow! great idea! I will have to ponder this as I am already committed to 365 self portraits and 52 mini art pages in this year alone! But I love this idea ...

  2. This is a GREAT IDEA. I'm going to think about it and MAYBE join you - I'll let you know . . . sounds challenging but FUN!


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