I have been involved in Don Giannatti’s Project 52 for the past year. We just shot our last assignment. The assignment was described as follows:
Assignment Number Fifty One: A Book Cover: “52: My Journey of Light and Discovery”
Book Covers are striking… and they have to pull you in. Look at the name of the book… find the visual elements there. The name is full of imagery, and descriptive, fun visual words.
My decision to participate in this class was one I never regretted. It forced me to shoot so much more than I normally would have. I sincerely do not think there is a better group on the internet – helpful, honest, non argumentative, egos kept in check, and great encouragers. Everyone’s work was inspiring, as was the discussion. We all received helpful feedback – sometimes hard to hear, but always useful and pushing us forward. The assignments were designed to stretch us out of our comfort zones and to polish up our current skills. We worked on location as well as studio portraits. Assignments also covered product and concept shots. The 2012 class is just beginning, so I would encourage any and all to participate. Don is a great mentor – just look at his work over at www.lighting-essentials.com. It’s a great way to step up your skills. Also check out the Project 52 site he has running: http://project52.org/