As a photographer, sometimes you need to work on things outside of your normal day-to-day life and this project is going to help us (and you) challenge, grow and creatively develop your photography as a whole. Weekly for the next year, we will be creating images and we call it 52 Weeks of Awesomeness (52WoA)!

Here are our Week 27 – “Portrait of a Stranger vs. Portrait of a Friend” images!

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CHRIS: Local barista vs. my wife.

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SARAH: Top image- Autumn. She is an incredible photographer, terrific test light model, but above all a loyal friend who always has a witty comment to brighten your day.

Bottom image- Larry. He was discussing plans for construction with his colleague, Lee, when I passed him on the sidewalk. He reminded me of my grandpa and seemed like an approachable guy so I quickly introduced myself and explained the 52 weeks of awesomeness challenge. I’ll admit that I was bit nervous to randomly walk up to a stranger and ask to take their photo, but Larry’s infectious smile and friendly demeanor made things easy. This photo was taken right after Larry’s colleague reminded me to “get his good side.”

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AUTUMN: we always have our phones around these days. it makes it easy to take creepy pictures of strangers, and to have on hand for pictures of friends who like you enough to let you take their picture after carrying 20 heavy boxes up from the basement….

For those of you interested in participating, PLEASE join us! The more the merrier! You definitely do not need to be a professional photographer, this is something you can easily do with your point and shoot, cell phone, ipad, etc. You can comment with a link to your image here on our blog or on our La Brisa fan page or you can tag La Brisa Photography in your image on your own FB page or use the hashtag #52WoA on twitter and/or instagram that way we can share your efforts with everyone else! If you are interested in joining our La Brisa Aspiring Photographer Workshop group on FB, please request to join as we will also be sharing our images there too.

Week 28, “Tequila” is due Tuesday, May 6th!

Post Date Week Theme
2013.10.29 1 Introduce Yourself
2013.11.05 2 Costumes
2013.11.12 3 Honor
2013.11.19 4 Artificial Light vs Natural Light (Two Images)
2013.11.26 5 Gluttony
2013.12.03 6 Thankfulness
2013.12.10 7 My Favorite Color
2013.12.17 8 Slow Shutter Speed vs Fast Shutter Speed (Two Images)
2013.12.24 9 Joy
2013.12.31 10 Gifts
2014.01.07 11 Celebration
2014.01.14 12 Smoke vs Fire (Two Images)
2014.01.21 13 Dreams
2014.01.28 14 Winter
2014.02.04 15 Gametime
2014.02.11 16 Intentionally OOF (Out Of Focus)
2014.02.18 17 Love
2014.02.25 18 Lust
2014.03.04 19 Inspired by a movie
2014.03.11 20 One for the Road (Signs, Streets, Traffic, etc)
2014.03.18 21 Green
2014.03.25 22 Macro vs Micro (Close up vs Minature ~ Two Images)
2014.04.01 23 Pride
2014.04.08 24 Foolish
2014.04.15 25 Greed
2014.04.22 26 Spring
2014.04.29 27 Portrait of a Friend vs Portrait of a Stranger (Two Images)
2014.05.06 28 Tequila
2014.05.13 29 Mom
2014.05.20 30 SOOC (Straight Out Of the Camera vs Edited ~ Two Images)
2014.05.27 31 Loss
2014.06.03 32 Music
2014.06.10 33 Your Favorite Shoes
2014.06.17 34 Dad
2014.06.24 35 Color vs Black & White (Two Images)
2014.07.01 36 Summer
2014.07.08 37 Fireworks
2014.07.15 38 Pets
2014.07.22 39 Envy
2014.07.29 40 Water in Multiple Forms (At Least Two Images)
2014.08.05 41 Travel
2014.08.12 42 Sunrise vs Sunset (Two Images)
2014.08.19 43 Motion
2014.08.26 44 Overcome your Fear
2014.09.02 45 Sloth
2014.09.09 46 Shadows vs Reflections (Two Images)
2014.09.16 47 Hero
2014.09.23 48 Silhouette
2014.09.30 49 Wrath
2014.10.07 50 What do you do for fun?
2014.10.14 51 Autumn
2014.10.21 52 Self Portrait