52 Week Project

It’s all over and done with… A little something for everybody I guess…

So… I went ahead and gave this a go. Many photographers embark on a 365 day project in which they create and share one image per day for an entire year. These 365′s as they are called help to motivate people to get out and shoot every day.

With my busy work and family schedules, I decided to go the 52 week route. Just something to help keep myself fresh and active. This is where I was adding a photo every week for an entire year…

Thanks for coming back here every week  to see what I was up to. . .

So there it is… One full year of weekly image postings.Stay tuned in to the blog for random image postings throughout the year. I’ll leave this page here so I can go through all of the images and try to gauge whether or not my photography improved at all over the last 52 weeks….

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Week  #52  February 25, 2012

Adam SivitzPlaying with multiple flashes and gels while shooting a musician in the recording studio…



Week  #51  February 20, 2012

Can you tell that I’m really over this 52 week thing yet?  It seems that I haven’t really made an attempt at a photo since the dominoes. This shot is just me playing with my new lens, a Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR. I absolutely love it! Well, next week will be the final posting on the page and I will move on with my random photo postings on the blog. Thanks for coming back every week to check out my photos.



Week  #50    February 12,  2012

Shot for a composite that I am working on. Perfect example of the “rule of thirds”



Week  #49    February 5,  2012

Really didn’t shoot much other than a concert this week. This is the next show that I hope to be shooting.



Week  #48    January 28,  2012

Another shot from my strobist session this week…



Week  #47    January 23,  2012

Reworked an image that I shot almost 4 years ago with a point & shoot


Week  #46    January 16,  2012

Tried my hand at shooting my nephew’s hockey game… Who knew 8 and 9 year-olds could skate so fast


Week  #45    January 8,  2012

More HDR fun aboard the Katie H


Week  #44    January 2,  2011

A budding Food Photographer ???


Week  #43    December  25,  2011

Santa's cookies that we left for him on Christmas EveZachary wanted to leave his favorite “Yellow Oreos” for Santa . . .



Week  #42    December  16,  2011

Up Close and Personal


Week #41  December 10, 2011

 A composite image from a recent shoot I did. And yes they were delicious.


Week #40  December 2, 2011

Experimenting with Photoshop’s radial blur filter


Week #39  November 25, 2011

Five shot HDR on the Allegheny River


Week #38  November 18, 2011

10 second exposure from the roof of the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA


Week #37  November 11, 2011

On Veterans Day   —   Protecting our own . . .


Week #36  November 4, 2011

A cool Halloween-ish shot. Only a few days late 😉


Week #35  October 28, 2011

Fallen leaves letting us know that summer is definitely gone until next year…


Week #34  October 23, 2011

Topaz Adjust’s Spicify Filter really juiced this one up


Week #33  October 14, 2011

Shallow focus on a bunch of good memories…


Week #32  October 7, 2011

Had to use a shot of Zachary. Today is his birthday. He’s four already!


Week #31  September 30, 2011

Bleeding the Line….  Haven’t played with selective coloring for a while…


Week #30  September 24, 2011

Photo shoot with the band Still Small Voice


Week #29  September 16, 2011

Mark Hoppus of Blink 182… Getting more and more concert gigs…


Week #28  September 10, 2011



Week #27  September 2, 2011

No HDR here… This was done completely in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3


Week #26  August 26, 2011

This used to be my serpentine belt

Week #25  August 19, 2011

Getting close to the bees at Phipps Conservatory


Week #24  August 12, 2011

Toying around with my 85mm f/1.8 to get a really blurry background


Week #23  August 5, 2011

I used the Vibrance and Clarity filters in the Topaz Adjust  Photoshop plug-in


Week #22  July 29, 2011

Toying around with a 5 exposure HDR of Downtown Pittsburgh


Week #21  July 22, 2011

Shelby Cobra 427   –  Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

Single exposure HDR with enhancements in Topaz Adjust


Week #20  July 15, 2011

So this is where the back alley bullies get their muscle from?


Week #19  July 8, 2011

Playing with sparklers on the 4th of July

Week #18  July 1, 2011

Playing around at the Pittsburgh Zoo while riding the train.

Week #17  June 24, 2011

Just maybe my favorite concert shot to date.

Week #16  June 17, 2011

Hand-holding a long exposure to show the rushing traffic.


Week #15  June 10, 2011

More clowning around with shallow depth of field

Week #14  June 3, 2011

Playing with the depth of field of Nikon’s 70-200mm f/2.8 tele-zoom


Week #13  May 27, 2011

52 Week ProjectClose up of a sweaty beer bottle under an LED flashlight.

Week #12 May 20, 2011

Yep… Another flower shot


Week #11 May 13, 2011

Playing around with a 70-200mm zoom

Week #10  May 6, 2011

Thanks to all of the recent rain, I had been meaning to do this.

Week #9  April 29, 2011

I took advantage of the nice weather yesterday and got down really low in order to shoot these Tulips out in the back yard.

Week #8  April 22, 2011

I shot this photo of Paul Tabachnek at the Hard Rock Cafe during his CD release show.

Week #7  April 15, 2011

Pittsburgh Super MoonMaybe a cop-out, but I just wanted to show off an awesome print that I just recently sold. And, still have more for sale!!!  By the way  –  the corners are not faded as in this photo. The sky is a nice, even shade of sapphire blue. 

Week #6  April 8, 2011

52 Week ProjectI found James Dean near the Allegheny River

Week #5  April 1, 2011

Can we please have our Spring?

Week #4  March 25, 2011

FlowersDaffodils waiting for the Spring

Week #3 March 18, 2011

Sticking with another musical theme this week. I couldn’t resist.

Week #2  March 11, 2011

One awesome trombonist that I met between shoots last week

Week #1   March 4, 2011

I took this shot from the passenger seat at 18 mph.

With a little cloning in Photoshop we were suddenly doing 88.


  1. April Hoffmann August 19, 2011 at 12:47 AM #

    That beer bottle has never looked so good before…..I love those purples. Never would I have know that’s what it was.

    The action shot wk 16, nice

    Wk. 5 is a nice photo too.

    Wk. 22 of Pittsburgh…….pretty neat , I like the colors…….no pollution

    Those one’s I like best

    • Rich August 19, 2011 at 5:22 PM #

      Thanks April . . . I hope to keep coming up with better and better shots as I go….

  2. Rach Banham July 15, 2011 at 3:36 AM #

    Lovely variety of images which has inspired me to attempt a 52 week project.

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