My first week of my 52 week photo challenge is done! As I mentioned before, I am using a book I picked up at the bookstore called 52 Weekend Digital Photo Projects. I am really excited about this book because I am hoping it will break me out of my photography shell. I’ve seen other people do photo challenges in the past like 365 days of pictures, when they snap a picture everyday for the year. I wanted to do a yearly photo challenge for 2015, and settled on doing a weekly challenge. However, I was afraid that it would just be pictures I would have taken anyways (pictures of Joe or family and friends). I was wondering how I could make this challenging and exciting. I found my answer when I found this book! It had enough variation in the projects that I knew I would be challenged, yet they seemed achievable. My first project was to create a bright backlit picture. I cut a lemon very thinly, placed it in a baking dish with yellow dish soap, put a lamp under, and snapped a few pictures!