Week #5: Greetings From

To be shot and submitted between Sunday, Jan 25 and Sunday, Feb 1 (noon, Eastern)

Turns out, we have Framers in over 30 countries. So let’s see where y’all live! Here at 52Frames, we celebrate diversity and the sharing of perspectives. What better way to share than to share a bit about your hometown. Think of yourself as a tourist in your own town, and capture something unique and photogenic that represents your home/city/country/continent. (And if you’re not home this week, just take a photo of wherever you are!) It can be something iconic, something personal, something subtle, something touching, something funny, something hidden or something obscure. Or something else. Just think outside the box and make something yours.
Important note: The idea is not to design a postcard. There is no need for text on your photograph, in fact text often detracts from a photograph – let your image stand on its own! The goal of the exercise is to help you see your everyday surroundings with new eyes, and direct you to express the familiar in an interesting and captivating way.

Tips and Tuts for this week:



Need some inspiration? Check out our previous “Greetings From” album from 2014 or check out this New York Times project from 2013, in which teenagers from across America photographed their hometowns.

Extra Credit: “16mm Focal Length or Wider”

A wiiiiiide shot is a great way to create some dramatic effect, and to show off a whole lot more than can fit in a standard frame. If you don’t have a wide-angle lens but want to experiment with the power of a wide focal length, we encourage you to rent or borrow one! Take a photo with a 16mm focal length, or wider, to qualify for this week’s extra credit!

Again, it is not necessary to work in this Extra Credit piece. It’s extra credit!