The 52 Photo Challenge

Weekly photography challenges to help keep your photography and creative skills active all year long

Sign up below to take part in this year’s “52 Photo Challenge”

The 52 Photo Challenge

Weekly photography challenges to help keep your photography and creative skills active all year long

Sign up below to take part in this year’s “52 Photo Challenge”

— Grow as a photographer with weekly photo challenges —

If you have been looking for a way to become more active with your photography, grow new skills, and add photos to your portfolio, this is the perfect way to get yourself out and create! The “52 Photo Challenge” is a weekly photo challenge that encourages you to use your camera on a regular basis.



What is the “52 Photo Challenge”?

The “52 Photo Challenge” is a way to help you grow your photography and creativity by taking part in weekly challenges throughout all of 2022.

When does it start?

The 2022 challenge began the first full week of January (Monday, January 3, 2022). However, if you’ve found this page and it’s already past the starting point, you can still join! The goal of this challenge is to encourage you to create and photograph every week, so you’ll still get a lot out of it if you join in and it’s already been going on for a while.

After you are officially signed up, you’ll be redirected to a page that shows all topics that have been shared each week up to this point. The first challenge topic you’ll receive will correspond with the week you signed up, so you won’t get any of the previous challenge topic emails. However, you can still view all past topics in either the welcome screen or on the community group site.

How does it work?

Each week I’ll assign a new topic for you to work with. You will receive the topic in an email (if you signed up), or in the Nicolesy Community group. For example, one week your assignment might be “circles”, so you will use your camera and create any photo that includes circles in the photo. You can be as literal or as abstract as you would like. Use your creativity and come up with something that you love!

The best way to get the most out of this challenge is to create brand-new photos with the current weekly topic and try not to pull from your older images (unless that is part of the weekly assignment).

How do I participate?

There are two ways to be involved in the 52 Photo Challenge. You can take part in one or both methods (they’re the same challenge, just different ways to get notified and communicate):

Newsletter Signup

Sign up to the Nicolesy Newsletter to receive weekly emails on that week’s challenge topic. You’ll simply receive an email with the information, and you can take it from there! This is a great method if you would like to take part in the challenge privately and on your own time.

Nicolesy Community Group

In the Nicolesy Community group, the same topic will be shared each Monday morning. However, this is a great option if you would like to share your challenge photos with other members and get feedback, or just want to see what others are creating.

What if I can’t participate each week?

There is no obligation to participate every week. This is a personal challenge that is meant to encourage and motivate you to create photos, so please feel free to participate at your own pace.

What do I get if I participate?

The goal of this challenge is personal development, as well as portfolio building. While there may be incentives along the way, the main purpose is to further your own photography and creativity. There’s no catch to it, only a method to help you grow and increase your skills with photography!




Sign up to the Nicolesy Newsletter to receive weekly emails and updates on the challenge topics.


Join the Nicolesy Community group to receive weekly updates and share your photos with others in the community.

Do you have a question about this challenge?

If so, please feel free to reach out using my contact form.