Knowing I would not follow through on another 365 project, I decided to try for 52 weeks this year. I wanted a simple glimpse into each week, with photos from both my Nikon and my phone.
I put together a few collage templates in Lightroom using the print module. Wanting to make this project as easy as possible I decided to go from Sunday to Saturday, making the first week a bit longer because of where January 1st fell.
As I edit my photos throughout the week in Lightroom, I flag those that I might consider. I also have Lightroom on my phone, so when I open it up all my new phone photos sync right to my computer. This makes everything I need right there. Come Sunday morning I have everything I need to put the collage together quickly. I lightly edit and drop them into the template and export the photo to a folder on my desktop. Easy peasy, done!
I then upload the collage to my blog and to Flickr, where I keep it in a private album. In Flickr I make a few notes about my week. At the end of the year my plan is to take the collages, along with the notes and make a book.
These are not my best photos, but the most meaningful, the ones that document my week. Some weeks are fuller than others, making it hard to narrow down my choices. Other weeks there is no contest as to what I want, or need to remember. In preparing for this post and revisiting each week I can see how much this project has grown and how important it is to me.
Making it easy has been a lifesaver for me, and so far I have not fallen behind!