Welcome to The 52 Project for 2015! Firstly, there are no rules - if you feel like you want to, just add your blog link to the linky below. If you would prefer to take part via instagram then just #the52project and link to @practisingsimplicity so I can see your portrait for the week.
If you're new to the project, one of the best things you can do in regards to filing your photos is create a dedicated folder. Save one photo for web resolution and one for print resolution every week and clearly label each one; this ensures that when it comes time to make your 52 book, the process is much easier!
Over the next few weeks I will be posting some photography related posts on a Sunday afternoon to hopefully assist those of you who want to improve your photography and editing skills. Whilst I'm in no way a professional, I do believe that shooting on manual is as easy as one, two, three (yes, three steps) and I'm happy to share them with you. As you can see, I have included my camera settings above and will continue to do so every week. Whilst they are not always the ideal settings for the situation, they give you an idea of how lenient you can be when shooting on manual (ideally I would have shot this at 1/125, f1.4, ISO 1000 but it was one of those moments that I would have missed if I adjusted the settings first). If you have any particular questions relating to photography and editing feel free to leave a comment - I'll make sure I include my answers in a future post.
I look forward to seeing your portraits for the week.