I have been asked by a couple different people if I knew all 52 Themes for RWPE couldn’t I think ahead?
The truth is that I could think ahead, but off the top of my head I couldn’t tell you what maybe 5 of the themes are that haven’t been used yet.
Plus I have to admit that I don’t feel the need to think ahead on RWPE, when I’m already planning very far ahead for my Personal Photo Project of the Week. To put it somewhat bluntly, thinking ahead defeats the purpose of the project. The point of the project is spontaneity and being forced to think creatively when faced with a timeline. But admittedly there is a factor of convenience involved as well.
During the first 3 weeks, the photo that I have ended up taking (all 3 weeks) has been my 3rd or 4th idea. The first ideas just haven’t worked out because of time and sometimes the weather.
However, I do want to afford other people the opportunity to “think ahead”, so below I have listed all 52 Themes:
1 means available 0 means used.
1|~|Peace of Mind
1|~|Painting with Light
1|~|Rule of Thirds
1|~|Symmetry and Patterns
1|~|Depth of Field
0|~|Use of Space
1|~|Odd Camera Angle
1|~|Panning & Camera Blur
Some of these themes are somewhat specific photography techniques that some people might not understand. Don’t worry, when “Depth of Field” or “Painting with Light” or chosen, I will do my best to explain what that means. Of course, there is no reason to have to think inside the box and feel obligated to use that technique literally.