In 2010, I did a 52 weeks blogging challenge, where I blogged about a particular prompt once a week for a year. I had so much fun with it, that when 2011 started, I was ready to do it again. I was ready for a new challenge, this time with color.
My personal 52 Colors Project is a mix of three of my favorite things – blogging, photography, and color. Having a task to focus on helps me blog, taking photos regularly helps me learn my camera, and finding a weekly color helps me document my life.
My guidelines are pretty simple: One photo taken by me per week for 52 weeks, with a color as the focus. Then I’ll go out (or stay in) and take photos of things in that color, arrangements that have the color, playing with textures, whatever strikes my fancy. At the end of the year, I’m going to have those photos printed and turned into a book to remember the challenge.
My goal is to document my life while exploring photography. I’m also curious what the daily colors I see and surround myself with are. Color is the first thing I notice, so finding 52 colors to blog about is a joy.
With that in mind, in July 2011 I created my 52 Colors Project Digital Kit, so that anyone who’s interested can do a similar color challenge! Included in the digital kit are two layered PSD templates, a set of weekly titles, and a short booklet with instructions, tips, and prompts.
The templates themselves are sized at 800 pixels wide and 72 dpi, perfect for even the largest blog layout and online use. I’ve included the very same file I use in my own personal 52 Colors Project, along with a brand new template. If you’re ready to buy, click the Add to Cart button below.
Please note before purchasing: In order to use the templates, you will need either regular Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Any version of either program will do, but I do want to be clear before you buy that you do need one of those two programs; I don’t want you to be disappointed.