Throughout this entire challenge, it’s been my goal to photograph things OTHER than myself (whenever possible). However, I thought it would only be appropriate to walk into frame, wave farewell, and walk back out of frame this time around. After all… It does tell a story.

It’s been an incredible experience that will be awfully hard to ever forget. There were ups, there were downs… but it’s been an experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life. If you were keeping track, you may have noticed that on each challenge day I wanted to not only do the challenge that was being set forth for the day… But I also wanted to do other personal challenges for myself alongside with it — Adding another dimension to the level of what the challenge was. I believe THIS is what makes people grow creatively.

On a side note, I also made another challenge to myself. I wanted to see if I could ONLY use a 50mm lens (Canon EF 50mm f/1.4) for every single photo that was shot for this photo challenge – In which I accomplished as well!

If you are a photographer, I personally think a 30 Day Photo Challenge (or something similar) should be a mandatory activity for you to be involved in at least once. Something that you make yourself go through in order to grow and expand your abilities. It keeps you accountable, it forces you to be creative, and, if you take it seriously, it makes you think “outside the box” every single day. As a side accomplishment, it will also help build your portfolio of work.

There was a rough patch toward the middle, where I just could not possibly shoot on a particular day (due to my schedule) but I definitely stayed on track, posting two of the challenges the next day (the one from the previous day and the one for what was supposed to be the current day) and even a couple little extras with it. There were also days where I shot severely close to midnight, so I didn’t get some photos up on the exact challenge day (even though they WERE technically shot ON the challenge day) but I made sure to post them early the next morning.

Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed this journey with me and I want to thank anyone who stuck around for the whole thing. I hope to do many more challenges to help me become a more experienced creator.

If you have any suggestions, please feel free to let me know in the comments section below!

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