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 45 – “Sloth” images!

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CHRIS: For 11 days, I was on a cruise and I ate ridiculous amounts of food; yet the elevator was still my best friend…

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SARAH: The struggle is real.

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AUTUMN: being a sloth is always a bad thing…. but is it really? look how cute…..

Here are our Week 46 – “Shadows v Reflections” images!

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CHRIS: The drama of enveloping clouds versus the calm of a glacier.

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SARAH: Perspective changes everything.

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AUTUMN: shadows amaze me- the way they can change a room, a person, a landscape, and make you notice things you never would otherwise.

Here are our Week 47 – “Hero” images!

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CHRIS: My parents are incredible. They immigrated from Taiwan in the last 60s with very little money, they have since put three children through graduate school, have been blessed with 5 grandchildren and have allowed me to become the man that I am today. They are the definition of heroes.

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SARAH: This incredible heroine is my grandmother. Anyone who can successfully raise 7 children, manage a family farm, and battle Alzheimer’s with a witty sense of humor is a hero in my book.

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AUTUMN: have you been to a hibachi grill? these people are heroes. their skill set is amazing

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 48, “Silhouette” is due Tuesday, September 23rd!

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

The La Brisa team is teaching our 4th Introduction to Portrait Photography Class in Manhattan, KS! Tuesday, October 7th, from 9am-5pm. More details + registration form is on the La Brisa blog – http://www.labrisaphotography.com/2014/09/introduction-portrait-photography-class-2014/

Join us for an awesome day of learning and giving back! Special thanks to Prairiewood Retreat & Preserve for helping us donate 100% of profits to Sunflower CASA Project, Inc.!!!