MCP Project 52: One Photo a Week – Join in Anytime!

Update: MCP Project 52 for 2011 has concluded. Join us for MCP Project 12 for 2012 now! Click on the banner above to learn more. We look forward to seeing all your images.

MCP Project 52 for 2011

In photography, as with any job or hobby, it is easy to get into a rut. If you have ever needed a little photography lift, challenge or some inspiration, that is what the new MCP Project 52 is all about. Imagine taking pictures once a week just because you feel like it. Visualize photographing something while not pressured for the perfect shot.  Envision shooting just for yourself. Every week for up to 52, starting today, you can join MCP Project 52. You will be able to shoot something important to you, like your child, nature, the city, or something silly you just notice, like your toenail polish chipping. Or if you are up for a challenge, you can even play along with our weekly suggested theme.

MCP Project 52 – It’s a way to encourage creativity, make photography fun, and provide a challenge without actual pressure. Participants will sharing their art work and images weekly while inspiring each other.

I hope you will play along with me this year, share your images, and not worry about perfection. Take photos with your SLR, a pinhole, your iPhone, your computer’s on-board camera, etc. Whatever you want, any camera, any lens, anything goes.  Seriously!  No pressure. Edit them – or don’t. Be as creative or as simple as you desire. It’s up to you and your mood each week.

To participate in MCP Project 52:

  1. Comment below and let us know you will be joining in the fun! If you are reading this and realize you are well into the year, please join at any time. No reason to wait until 2012 just because you started late. So start any time. If you are not sure you can do it every week, challenge yourself, but if you miss a week, it’s ok.
  2. Join the MCP Project 52 group on Flickr – upload your one image each week to the group. By uploading to this group, you are giving us permission to use them on our “weekly shares” on the MCP Blog. Include your web address or company name in the tag or notes, so that if yours is chosen for a “share,” that we credit you properly.
  3. Make sure you are on my MCP’s Facebook Page.  We will announce suggested themes for the upcoming week on Saturdays on my blog and on Facebook. Go with the theme, or do your own thing – it’s up to you.
  4. Remember you can share unedited or edited images, iPhone, point and shoot, or SLR photos. Anything goes – you do not need to be a professional photographer.
  5. If you have a special one you love and did edit with MCP actions, we’d also love you to share it on the MCP Facebook Fan Page wall!
  6. Spread the word – share on Facebook, Twitter, your blog and photo forums.  For this 52 week project to work, we need you and your photographer friends. Please let others know – the more who join in, the more exciting, inspirational and fun.
  7. Share some LOVE – as you have time, look through submissions, and take the time to comment on a few images. Most photographers really appreciate getting feedback on their images!

That’s all there is to it – a new theme will be announced every Saturday, and time permitting, we will share a few of the many submissions each Saturday too. So check back every week to get inspired and shoot for yourself.

Spread the word:


If you join in, we would love you to share with others about the “project” by posting your images on your blog and use the banners to let others know how to join. You may also use the blog banner on your sidebar.  Feel free to link to this post whenever you mention on your blog or Facebook wall that you are part of MCP Project 52. Thank you!

The “I’m a Participant” Banner: (everyone who is a part of MCP Project 52 may use this banner)

 MCP Project 52: One Photo a Week   Join in Anytime!

Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions

Jodi Friedman is the founder of MCP Actions. She designs popular Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets that make editing faster, easier and more fun.

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    SuthernGirl says:

    I’m in….

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    Laura says:

    My first time joining, just submitted the butterfly pic under lau7171

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    I’m excited to be joining :)

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    Diane says:

    sounds awesome – I’m in!

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    safoora says:

    love to join.. got my first digital SLR as a birthday gift and want to try it out.. :)

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    Vanessa says:

    I need a bit of inspriation, so I’m in!

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    Sounds fun, I’m in!

  8. 1608

    I’m so glad that found this group through Lisa Otto and am looking forward to the challenge.

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    Patty says:

    Sounds like fun!

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    Sally says:

    This sounds like fun, I’m starting late but better late than never.

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    hlb says:

    I’m new to SLR photography, and am excited about this! thanks!

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    [...] MCP’s Project 52 theme for this week was illustrate a song. This was a fun theme and I really enjoyed the creative process! I received a Manfrotto tripod with a ball head for Christmas. I love it! It allows for  a quick set up and the ball head swivel/tilt action provides smooth movement. It was very helpful in creating this shot…… [...]

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    Gina Hammer says:

    I am in! :) Can’t wait!!!!

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    Crit Fisher says:

    Looking forward to the fun…

  17. 1617

    OK – time to join in the fun.

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    Karu says:

    I am in!

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    Katie H. says:

    I’m in! I’m gonna try my best to keep up with it!

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    Nancy Greene says:

    I am in- MCP project 52 . thanks

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    FlowerChild says:

    I’m in. I’m nervous as I have been away from photography for a few years — but this is the best way to get back.

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    Sarah says:

    I am in and looking forward to the challenge!

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    Digitizing Dreams Photography says:

    I would love to join

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    Eva says:

    I’m in! I can’t wait to start!

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    Dani1620 says:

    I’m in & excited to join the group.

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    Tara C says:

    I’m way late, but I’m in!

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    Sherri L says:

    I’m a budding enthusiast. Still learning, but excited to join in!

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    Missy Barrett says:

    Sounds like fun. Think I’ll try it and see if my photography lovin’ daughter wants to also. :)

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    Thurayn says:

    I am in, I am in

  34. 1634
    Anna Hettick says:

    I am joining in the fun! Not sure it will be every week but it will be every week I have time! =) Thanks!

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    Rochelle says:

    I’m glad it’s not too late!

  36. 1636
    Leana says:

    I’m in and excited to learn!!

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    Sarah says:

    I think I’m going to join in on the fun! :)

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    Linda Deal says:

    I would love to join in the fun of this challenge. Some of the photos I’ve seen here are wonderful.

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    Doug M. says:

    Joining late, but I’m in.

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    Melissa Ramsey says:

    I’m in and so excited to have something to inspire me to get out there and think every week. I just got into photography at the end of last year and I am loving it and learning so much every time I use my camera. So excited!!

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    Karen L says:

    I’m in!

  43. 1643
    Elesha Newton says:

    Im in… looking forward to the challenge.

  44. 1644
    Tracy Tyson says:

    I am so excited to be joining in all the fun and looking forward to growing as a photographer.

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    Megan S. says:

    i would love to join!! i love your blog! =D

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    karin langan says:

    Can’t wait to get started!

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    Kristi says:

    I’m in too! Better late than never…

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    AmyG says:

    I know I’m late, but I’m joining & very excited about it :)

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    CJ says:

    I’m in too!

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    Michele Q says:

    I started last week and continuing this week. I really needed something to do just for me. Fun! Thanks for providing the themes

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    Lisa Campbell says:

    I want to join! Better late than never, right?

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    Michelle Holland says:

    What fun! Sorry I only found Project 52. Happy I can join now.

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    Stephanie says:

    I can’t wait to give this a try!!!!

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    elizabethf says:

    sounds like just the inspiration im in need of.

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    Sherri Ash says:

    I would love to join! I hope it’s not too late.

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    Ann T says:

    I am just starting this week :-)

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    Getting a late start, but looking forward to contributing.


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    TexTravels says:

    Excited to start!

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    Jen White says:

    I’m so excited to keep photography fresh & exciting. Can’t wait to join in and play!

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    Savain phann says:

    Well got a few more weeks in the year! Let’s do this!

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    Lizze says:

    I’m really excited to be joining! I just have one question. Is there a place that we post on here once we post every week so that we can view each other’s pictures? Thanks for humoring the newbie’s silly question. :-)

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    Loree Bowers says:

    I would like to join…

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    Tia says:

    I would love to participate! :)

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    Erica says:

    I’m going to start this week!

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    Kevin says:

    Are you continuing this in 2012 ?
    If so… I’m in starting 1st week of January !
    Thanks !

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    Lisa Leden says:

    I am looking forward to being challenged and inspired!

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    Caterina says:

    I’ll be joining in for the new year! So excited.

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    Fabrice says:

    heart light from my heart.

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    Kaela Bostic says:

    I’m joining for the New Year!

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    Robyn Reid says:

    What a great resolution for 2012! I’m excited to be a part of the project. My first challenge will be to figure out how to reduce my photos to the right size in Aperture so I can submit them!

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    Nesha says:

    I’m in…so excited!!!

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    Robyn Reid says:

    have signed up on everything and am ready to go!

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    Jillian says:

    Please count me in. Sounds like fun!

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    Cala Iverson says:

    I would love to join!

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    Leah Landry says:

    I’m in! When does the next one start? Completing this challenge is one of my New Year’s resolutions!

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    jomicheal nelson says:

    I’m in.

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    Robyn Johnstone says:

    My New Years resolution to take more photos. I’m in!

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    Christine says:

    I enjoy photography as a hobby, but seem to have fallen into a creative rut. I’m hoping to broaden my perspective and this looks like a great way to do it!

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    Briony says:

    I am a mumma of 6 beautiful children and I am on the way to becoming a full time photographer.3 children at school and Triplets are at home so until they are ready to hit school it is home study for me … I would love to participate…

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  85. 1685

    I am REALLY in!! I need this for me to challenge and inspire!
    I have a full time job, married, two beautiful girls under 5 years of age, and I am also a newborn & Birth photographer.

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