A Quick Project Idea: Day50

February 9, 2011
50mm.29 - Pair of Chucks

One of 50 photos I took with my 50mm on February 19, 2009

For those of you looking for a project that doesn’t last quite as long as 365 Project, may I suggest you consider joining me in a Day50 project?

Back in 2009, on the 50th day of the year, I took 50 photos with my 50mm lens (you can see all 50 photos in this set on flickr). What a blast! I loved the project for a couple reasons:

  • There was no time large time commitment – the project was over in just one day.
  • You didn’t have to do anything special – I just went through my normal day and took my camera with me wherever I went. Some of my photos were more artistic some were more “hey, this is what I’m doing right now”
  • It forced me to use a lens that I love, and yet rarely use

The 50th day of the year is February 19, which happens to be a Saturday this year, which might make it easier for others to particpate (in 2009, it was a work day, so I had to bring my camera to work, which I felt a bit awkward about, so I didn’t get many pictures during the day). Don’t have a 50mm lens? No problem, just take 50 photos at 50mm on a zoom lens, or at any set focal length if you don’t have a zoom lens that covers 50mm. Don’t have a DSLR? That’s fine, just commit to taking 50 photos in one day.

This is my favorite “quickie” photography project I’ve ever done, so I think a few of you might enjoy it as much as I do. If you decide to do it, too, after you post your photos somewhere, leave a link in the comments (of this post or any post) and I promise to go check out your photos!

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  • Here's my 50on50 set for February 19th. It was a success in that it was a great experience and I posted more pictures for this one day than most months. I'm hopeful that I'll be closer to 50 photos when I try this again next year.

  • kathy b

    I am going to do this~!! But I work long hours on saturdays....may I shoot 48 on the 48th tomorrow/?? because I can't wait eitther...

  • Hey Iffles! That's a great idea, I'm doing a gig on Saturday night and guess what I was planning to shoot with? I gonna link to this from my blog but do you fancy setting up a Flickr pool so everyone can upload?? Be a mamouth group I know but it'll rock! Gimme an email and let me know.

  • Hey Iffles! That's a great idea, I'm doing a gig on Saturday night and guess what I was planning to shoot with? I gonna link to this from my blog but do you fancy setting up a Flickr pool so everyone can upload?? Be a mamouth group I know but it'll rock! Gimme an email and let me know.

  • Hey Saul, I was being lazy and didn't feel like maintaining another flickr group, but if YOU want to set one up, I'll add a link to it in my reminder post that's going to go up Friday :)

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