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 sharing our images with you here!

Here are our Week 1 – Introduce Yourself image(s)!


CHRIS: For my introduction, I decided to essentially show my activities over the past week with a few personal items thrown in as well. I travel a lot. My pockets are always filled with rental car keys, hotel room cards and I spend a ton of time in airports; hence, the mileage credit card. I love cars. And I am currently lusting for a Porsche. I am a full time photographer and I have photographed three portrait sessions and a wedding in three different states this week. Our pets allow us to live in our home. I enjoy going out and meeting up with friends. One of the greatest compliments is when wedding clients/guests treat me as part of their families. My faith, my continuing education and sports are all incredibly important to me (though they are definitely not prioritized the same). Most importantly, my wife means everything to me. She helps to define me more than I ever thought possible.

SARAH: I am a coffee-drinking, music-loving nerd who shamelessly enjoys organizing and color coding. I’ve been blessed to not only pursue my dream of becoming a full-time photographer, but have had many opportunities to travel and explore new cities along the way. My husband, Josh, knows every characteristic and flaw about me and still loves me the same. I am a believer who learned the importance of faith, hard work, and generosity from my incredible parents. Without their support and guidance, I would not be the person I am today.

AUTUMN: I was the one who was the most excited about weeks of awesomeness and then I couldn’t think of anything to do for the kickoff intro…. also my helper (boyfriend) got stuck on overnights and my extra flash is busted. so no, I definitely didn’t prop my off-camera flash on a stool, on the back of my couch to take this photo…. definitely not.

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 2, “Costumes” is due Tuesday, November 5th!

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 Your 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 Fire vs Smoke (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