And so it begins...

Welcome to my first post on my blog.  

For 2014 I have decided to attempt a year long photo project to improve my skills.  I thought about doing a 365 project and then quickly realized the error of that thinking.  I have a very active 3 year old at home (what three year old isn't active?) and I like being an active and engaged father, so I don't really have time for a 365 project.  The prospect of taking selfies at 11:59pm just is not appealing. Instead I am going to start on a 52 week project.  Hopefully I will learn much and grow in my skills.  

I will be primarily using weekly photography assignments from www.digital-photography-school.com as my source of inspiration.  I also have a new Diana F+ and a new Yonguo 560II flash that I will be learning how to use over the course of the next year.  I'll have a separate  post for the gear that I have at my disposal.

I figure that I'm more likely to be successful if I put out this little project of mine into the world.  That way I can use peer pressure from anonymous internet users to keep me honest.

We'll see how things go.  I'm very excited to see where this project will take me.