I’m Phil. The idea for 52winners is to have 52 exceptional photos by the end of the year. If you’re like me – not shooting for a living – you’re in roughly the same boat and need attainable goals and practices to improve and succeed. That’s the focus of this site.
Rather than spending another year doing roughly the same thing, I want to make certain that in 52 weeks, I’ve grown my art and answered these questions:
- Who is my audience?
- What are my motives for investing so much time and money in photography?
- Am I producing objectively good work?
- Where is my photography going?
It seems like everyone is a photographer, and lots of IGers are established and confident of their footing in their subject and target audience. Others are still working on their confidence and strengths. I want 2018 to be a good investment toward my 10,000 hours.
Amateur does not mean “mediocre.” I believe in excellence, and I’ll bet you do too. I hope to engage with and learn from the larger community of photographers. I will be posting my best photo per week of my own, as well as featuring photos taken by others during the week.
Thanks for stopping by!