Welcome to Project MCP: Develop Your Skills as a Photographer

Welcome to Project MCP: Develop Your Skills as a Photographer

UPDATE: for 2013, we are moving Project MCP to the MCP Facebook Group:”Shoot Me.”  Join now for periodic skill-based photo challenges and creative editing challenges, plus conversation with photographers around the globe.  Share your images edited with MCP products, and ask for critique on your images. It’s fun and it’s free. So join us NOW!

www.groupmcp.com

 

You know what they say, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!”

Today, Project 12 officially becomes Project MCP. As a faster-paced, challenge-filled project, Project MCP is sure to inspire, teach and get you taking more photos.

What is Project MCP and how will it work?

Project MCP is designed to push your creativity, improve your photography skills and help you capture images and memories to last a lifetime. Beginners, hobbyists and professional photographers are all invited to share in the journey.

On the first Saturday of each month, the Project MCP Team will offer up four, or five, challenges; one for each week of the month.  The challenges might be a theme, technique or inspirational. Complete all, or just a couple. Take your photos in  one shoot or in multiple sessions. This way you can fit Project MCP into your schedule and your life.

To keep you motivated, each Saturday you can check back on the MCP Actions Blog to learn more about the challenges, see other photographer’s work and learn new techniques.

Where to upload your images:

You spoke, and we listened!

Submit your Project MCP photos by uploading your images to the Project MCP Flickr group (formerly known as the Project 52 Flickr group) or on the MCP Actions Facebook page.

  • You can upload five images to the Flickr group for each set of challenges posted.
  • Important: When posting your images to our group or page, tag them with the project name, month and challenge number. For example: Project MCP, March, Challenge #1.

How to participate in Project MCP:

  • Comment below and let us know you are on board. There is no timeline, so you can feel free to join anytime. The project is flexible; you can complete as few or as many of the challenges as you would like. Photos must be taken specifically for this project and within the time-frame indicated.
  • Join the Project MCP Flickr group and/or our The MCP Facebook Page, take your photos and upload your images.
  • Visit our Blog on the first Saturday of each month to find out the new challenges.
  • Bookmark this page: http://projectmcp.info – this will help you find the posts each month.
  • Remember, you can share unedited or edited images, iPhone, point and shoot, or SLR photos, anything goes. If you edited with MCP Actions, we’d love you to indicate what you used.
  • Spread the love – Everyone likes praise. Visit the Project MCP Flickr group and the MCP Actions Facebook page to view submissions and leave comments for your fellow photographers. Please only give constructive criticism if asked for. Remember many participants are non-pros and are just looking to have fun.  If you want detailed feedback and critique, indicate that.
  • Spread the word – Share on Facebook, Twitter, your blog and photo forums all over the web. The more participants we have, the more we will learn from each other as photographers and the more fun it will be. Grab a Project MCP Banner here.

A few guidelines:

We would still like to keep things as relaxed as possible for 2012, but to help things run smoothly we will stick to these guidelines.

  • Photos need to be taken in the within the noted time period and fit the challenge requirements. Do not use old photos which happen to fit a theme.  You will be cheating yourself.
  • Photos on the Flickr Group will be moderated. It make take up to 24 hours for your photos to appear.
  • Collages fitting the topics and time-frame are welcome. You can use tools like our Blog it Boards to display these.
  • No pornography, nudity, violence or any content deemed illegal by the United States Government. MCP Actions and its designees reserve the right to remove any photos  deemed objectionable.
  • Images must be taken by you.  You cannot submit images from another photographer.
  • By uploading to our project, you maintain copyright, but give us permission to use the photo on our Blog/Facebook, in the context of Project MCP. If we want to use a photo for any other purpose, we will contact you and obtain permission in writing. Please consider watermarking and branding your photos using tools like our Finish It actions  or Free Facebook Fix Photoshop actions.
  • Most importantly, have fun!

We hope that you will participate in Project MCP. We truly appreciate your feedback regarding Project 12 and hope that Project MCP is a change in the right direction. See you Saturday for the first challenges!

The Challenges Box: Current and Past Challenges

March, Challenge #1 –  Take a picture from a high vantage point, from above your subject

March, Challenge #2 – Capture a photo using natural light.

March, Challenge #3 Express the following word in a photo: Transition

March, Challenge #4 – Create a “guess what” photo – this is a photo that is so close up that the subject becomes abstract.

April, Challenge #1 – Illustrate the following in a photo: Showers/Wet

April, Challenge #2 – Take a picture using a shallow depth of field

April, Challenge #3 – Interpret the following in a photo: Blooming

April, Challenge #4 – Get Low. Lie Down on the ground and shoot above

May, Challenge #1 – Illustrate the following word in a photo: Neighborhood 

May, Challenge #2 – Sunny Day – Capture a photo with sunflare

May, Challenge #3 – Illustrate the following word in a photo: Friend

May, Challenge #4 – Get moving – Take a photo using motion blur 

May, Challenge #5 – One click – Don’t cheat. Think twice, click once – Show us your first shot

June, Challenge #1 – Express the following in a photo: Summer Love

June, Challenge #2 – The days are getting longer, but those summer nights are fun – Show us a night photo

June, Challenge #3 – Summer is about having fun – Snap a candid photo 

June, Challenge #4 – Illustrate the following in a photo: Refresh

July, Challenge #1 – It’s the 4th of July – Capture the meaning of the word “independence” in a photo

July, Challenge #2 – Still feeling patriotic? – Take a photo of something red, white and/or blue
July, Challenge #3  Try a new technique – Take a bokeh photo
July, Challenge #4 Summer is in full swing! – Take a photo of your favorite summer activity

August, Challenge #1 – The Olympic rings represent the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world – Take a photo illustrating repetition – bonus admiration for circles!

August, Challenge #2 – It’s all about sports – Capture a sports themed photo

August, Challenge #3 – It’s a multi-cultural event – there are 193 countries participating in the 2012 Summer Olympics – Capture a photo which captures the essence of your country

August, Challenge #4 – Everyone wants to bring home the gold – Take a photo of something “gold”.

September, Challenge #1 Lots of pencils, more and more books – Take a photo illustrating “back to school” or  the word “return”.
September, Challenge #2 – Everyone knows a good teacher makes all the difference – Take a photo illustrating the word “teach or teacher”.
September, Challenge #3 – The weather is getting cooler and it is getting dark earlier – Take a photo with the theme “signs of fall”..(If it is not Fall in your part of the world, go ahead and take a photo with your current season’s theme.)
September, Challenge #4 – red, green, gold and brown are the signature colors of Fall –Take a photo with a Fall color scheme.
October, Challenge #1 – It is getting darker earlier and the sun is getting lower –Take a silhouette or shadow photo.

October, Challenge #2 –  The chilly fall air makes me want to curl up on the couch with a good book – Take a photo illustrating the word “cozy”

October, Challenge #3 The leaves are beginning to fall from the trees. –Capture a photo of fall leaves

October, Challenge #4 – picking apples and pumpkins, visiting the fair and creeping through the corn maze  – Take a photo of your favorite fall activity. 

October, Challenge #5 –  All Hallow’s Eve is upon us – Capture a spooky photo! 

November, Challenge #1 – November is Child Safety month – Take a portrait of a favorite child

November, Challenge #2 –  The days are getting shorter – Take a low light photograph

November, Challenge #3 – Veteran’s Day – Snap a photo documenting those who serve

November, Challenge #4 Giving Thanks – Take a photo of something you are thankful for

November, Challenge #5 Christmas is Coming, the goose is getting fat – Take a photo of the first signs of Christmas

December, Challenge #1 – Decorations are popping up everywhere – Capture a photo of a favorite piece of Christmas decor

December, Challenge #2 – Christmas is full of traditions – Take a photo representing the word “tradition”

December, Challenge #3 – The Christmas spirit – Capture a photo of the Christmas spirit

December, Challenge #4 – Twas 2 days before Christmas, and all through the house…Snap a photo of your Christmas wish

December, Challenge #5 – Happy New Year – 2013 will come in with a bang – Take a photo representing the number “13”.

 

We want to thank our corporate sponsors for Project MCP:

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291 Comments

  1. March 1, 2012 at 9:18 am — Reply

    I’m in 😉

  2. adrienne f
    March 1, 2012 at 9:18 am — Reply

    I’m all in 🙂 Great idea, can’t wait 🙂

  3. March 1, 2012 at 9:21 am — Reply

    I would like to participate in the project.

  4. March 1, 2012 at 9:21 am — Reply

    Cool! I’m in!

  5. March 1, 2012 at 9:23 am — Reply

    I am interested….never done a photo challenge before.

  6. Rebecca Weaver
    March 1, 2012 at 9:24 am — Reply

    Hey, I might do this one!

  7. Karen Cupcake
    March 1, 2012 at 9:24 am — Reply

    I’d like ot give it a try!

  8. March 1, 2012 at 9:24 am — Reply

    I would like to give it a ‘shot’ 🙂

  9. March 1, 2012 at 9:26 am — Reply

    Count me in!

  10. Sara G.
    March 1, 2012 at 9:27 am — Reply

    I’m in and ready for the challenge!

  11. March 1, 2012 at 9:27 am — Reply

    I’m definitely in! Already doing a 365 project and running out of creative ideas, this will help A LOT!!

  12. Bethany W
    March 1, 2012 at 9:27 am — Reply

    I’m going to give it a go! 🙂

  13. March 1, 2012 at 9:28 am — Reply

    I would like to participate in Project MCP

  14. March 1, 2012 at 9:28 am — Reply

    I’m interested!! I’ve seen the “challenges” but have never participated, I’m looking forward to it!

  15. Sarah T.
    March 1, 2012 at 9:29 am — Reply

    Definitely would love to join! 🙂

  16. Jason R
    March 1, 2012 at 9:31 am — Reply

    I’m in. Already doing a 365 project and a scavenger hunt, but why not throw another challenge in the bucket!

  17. March 1, 2012 at 9:32 am — Reply

    This sounds awesome! Count me in too!

  18. March 1, 2012 at 9:33 am — Reply

    Sounds fun…I’m in.

  19. March 1, 2012 at 9:33 am — Reply

    Sounds good! I was enjoying Project 12, so I guess this is 4 times the fun.

  20. March 1, 2012 at 9:34 am — Reply

    Count me in! Looking forward to the challenge!!!

  21. March 1, 2012 at 9:42 am — Reply

    I’m in!

  22. Sarah
    March 1, 2012 at 9:43 am — Reply

    Ready to try 🙂

  23. Judy Michurski
    March 1, 2012 at 9:47 am — Reply

    This sounds like fun and also very doable. I’m in!

  24. Brenda
    March 1, 2012 at 9:50 am — Reply

    I am in. I have no trouble with Flickr. 🙂

  25. Kim P
    March 1, 2012 at 9:50 am — Reply

    I would love to join! I am always looking for fun ways to challenge myself and learn new stuff. 🙂

  26. Helen
    March 1, 2012 at 9:56 am — Reply

    I’m in!

  27. Velma
    March 1, 2012 at 9:57 am — Reply

    Sounds like fun! I’ll play!

  28. March 1, 2012 at 9:59 am — Reply

    I’m in – was looking for a Project which I can start right now and love to hear about this new setting! Thanks for all you do!

  29. March 1, 2012 at 10:02 am — Reply

    I’m in. Thanks for going back to Flickr! Looking forward to the challenges.

  30. March 1, 2012 at 10:02 am — Reply

    I’m in

  31. Desiree
    March 1, 2012 at 10:06 am — Reply

    Im totally in! Can’t wait to get started 🙂

  32. March 1, 2012 at 10:07 am — Reply

    Count me in!

  33. Amber
    March 1, 2012 at 10:11 am — Reply

    Sounds fun – I’m in!

  34. Nicole
    March 1, 2012 at 10:13 am — Reply

    Sounds like fun! I’m in!

  35. March 1, 2012 at 10:15 am — Reply

    i want to give it a try too!

  36. March 1, 2012 at 10:18 am — Reply

    I’m going to give this a try. Should be fun!

  37. Ros Nichols
    March 1, 2012 at 10:23 am — Reply

    Sounds fab! Count me in.

  38. March 1, 2012 at 10:26 am — Reply

    I’m in!

  39. March 1, 2012 at 10:36 am — Reply

    YAY!! So glad to be going back to a weekly challenge and using the flickr group again! Thanks for adjusting! 🙂

  40. March 1, 2012 at 10:41 am — Reply

    Yay, I’m excited. Looking forward to this Saturday! Thanks MCP and all who are helping!!

  41. March 1, 2012 at 10:42 am — Reply

    I’ll join! I’m very new to photography but I’ll give it a try….can’t learn if I don’t practice.

  42. Sharon B
    March 1, 2012 at 10:47 am — Reply

    I’m in. Thanks for taking the time to make this happen.

  43. Raquel
    March 1, 2012 at 10:48 am — Reply

    I’m in.

  44. March 1, 2012 at 10:56 am — Reply

    suonds good! I’m in

  45. March 1, 2012 at 10:56 am — Reply

    I am so excited to get started!

  46. Jayne
    March 1, 2012 at 11:00 am — Reply

    Thanks! Sounds great.

  47. Alesa
    March 1, 2012 at 11:06 am — Reply

    I am in. I think this sounds really fun. Thanks

  48. March 1, 2012 at 11:08 am — Reply

    Count me in!

  49. Mandy Faulkner
    March 1, 2012 at 11:14 am — Reply

    I’m so in…nervous…but in!

  50. Amy
    March 1, 2012 at 11:14 am — Reply

    I’m in!

  51. March 1, 2012 at 11:16 am — Reply

    I’m in. 🙂

  52. Amber H
    March 1, 2012 at 11:17 am — Reply

    I would like to participate!

  53. March 1, 2012 at 11:31 am — Reply

    Sounds great, I’m in!

  54. Lynda
    March 1, 2012 at 11:31 am — Reply

    Looking forward to participating…I love learning from others!

  55. Janelle McBride
    March 1, 2012 at 11:38 am — Reply

    Im in for sure!!!

  56. March 1, 2012 at 11:39 am — Reply

    I’m in 🙂 Can’t wait!

  57. Jennifer Taylor
    March 1, 2012 at 11:46 am — Reply

    I am definitely in! Can’t wait to see all of the talent and growth! Thank you for all the guidance and help that you provide to us “New” Photographers! 🙂

  58. AmyK
    March 1, 2012 at 11:46 am — Reply

    Gonna give it a try 🙂

  59. Jennifer Taylor
    March 1, 2012 at 11:46 am — Reply

    I am definitely in! Can’t wait to see all of the talent and growth!

  60. Jenni R
    March 1, 2012 at 11:47 am — Reply

    Let’s do this! I’m in!

  61. VAMedia
    March 1, 2012 at 11:55 am — Reply

    sounds like fun, I’ll give it a try as I have time.

  62. Claudia Watson
    March 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm — Reply

    I think I’ll give this a shot! I have a crummy camera and an amazing desire to learn. Let’s go!

  63. Sharon
    March 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm — Reply

    I’m in!

  64. Lashawn
    March 1, 2012 at 12:05 pm — Reply

    I’m in!

  65. Dina
    March 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm — Reply

    Let´s go!! 🙂

  66. Denise
    March 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm — Reply

    I’m in.

  67. March 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm — Reply

    I love Project MCP, however you want to do it, and I’m totally in!

  68. March 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm — Reply

    I’m in! I think the entire month made me a bit lazy, and I was getting my posts in at the last minute.

  69. Erin Prakken
    March 1, 2012 at 12:22 pm — Reply

    I’m in!!!

  70. Kay Murray
    March 1, 2012 at 12:43 pm — Reply

    I’m in!

  71. Carol E Brooker
    March 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm — Reply

    I’m going to give it a try. Count me in. Thanks for the chance.

  72. March 1, 2012 at 1:08 pm — Reply

    I’m in 🙂

  73. March 1, 2012 at 1:08 pm — Reply

    I was in for Project 12 and I will most definately take this challenge and see if I can produce a picture every week! I wanted to do a Project 52 at the beginning of the year but thought that it would be too much with a full time job I work at almost 50 hours a week and raising a 4 year old but I really enjoy photography so I would like to give it a try!

    • March 1, 2012 at 10:56 pm — Reply

      Esmaralda,
      That is the beauty of ProjectMCP – you can do as much or as little as you like, take all the pictures in one sitting or several. We really wanted to make it flexible, as we are all busy! 🙂 Glad you are in!

  74. CJ
    March 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm — Reply

    I’m In!!!

  75. Tina
    March 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm — Reply

    Count me in!

  76. March 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm — Reply

    Sounds good! I like the new organization!

  77. Stephanie Bycroft
    March 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm — Reply

    Sounds fun

  78. March 1, 2012 at 1:51 pm — Reply

    Hi! Yes, I am in, I joined the flickr group, and was already an FB fan

  79. Leah Landry
    March 1, 2012 at 1:59 pm — Reply

    I’m in!

  80. March 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm — Reply

    I’m in!!!!

  81. March 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm — Reply

    I’m in! 🙂

  82. March 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm — Reply

    I’m in!

  83. Candace
    March 1, 2012 at 3:42 pm — Reply

    Im in!

  84. March 1, 2012 at 3:42 pm — Reply

    i’m in of course – hell lot of fun 🙂

  85. Carolina Duarte
    March 1, 2012 at 4:11 pm — Reply

    Im in First timer! I hope I do good!

  86. March 1, 2012 at 4:19 pm — Reply

    I’m in! I’m about to start my 365-project (documenting my 27th year of life) so this will definitely get the creative juices going! 🙂

  87. Monique W
    March 1, 2012 at 4:22 pm — Reply

    I am in .. hopefully I can keep it up!! 🙂

  88. Sarai Schuk
    March 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm — Reply

    Sure…I’ll try this out 🙂

  89. Melissa Lynch
    March 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm — Reply

    Sounds like a good way to start learning more 🙂

  90. March 1, 2012 at 5:31 pm — Reply

    I’m going to give it ago!

  91. Pieter Pretorius
    March 1, 2012 at 5:46 pm — Reply

    I would like to give this a go as well

  92. TS
    March 1, 2012 at 5:51 pm — Reply

    Probably a mistake, but I’m in!

  93. Kelly Batey
    March 1, 2012 at 6:41 pm — Reply

    Looking forward to the challenge!

  94. Nina Mason
    March 1, 2012 at 6:42 pm — Reply

    Sign me up! I am an aspiring photographer of I would love to have some new stuff and interesting shots for a future portfolio!

  95. March 1, 2012 at 6:44 pm — Reply

    Sounds like fun. Count me in!

  96. Jen
    March 1, 2012 at 7:19 pm — Reply

    I’ve been missing the Flickr group. Can’t wait to get started.

  97. Ness
    March 1, 2012 at 8:15 pm — Reply

    Why not!

  98. Brianna Hays
    March 1, 2012 at 8:42 pm — Reply

    Sounds awesome. I’m in!!!!!!!

  99. March 1, 2012 at 8:46 pm — Reply

    count me in

  100. Letia Derderian
    March 1, 2012 at 9:16 pm — Reply

    I’ve never tried a challenge, I would love to join in.

  101. carol sexton
    March 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm — Reply

    Me too

  102. guest
    March 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm — Reply

    wish i was better at marketing

  103. Sandra Perkins
    March 1, 2012 at 9:55 pm — Reply

    I’m in.

  104. Shelly Martin
    March 1, 2012 at 10:00 pm — Reply

    I’m in!

  105. March 1, 2012 at 10:47 pm — Reply

    I’d like to participate. Thanks for the challenge!

  106. March 1, 2012 at 11:37 pm — Reply

    Count me in!

  107. Alma C
    March 2, 2012 at 12:15 am — Reply

    This time I´m in!

  108. Antonio
    March 2, 2012 at 3:54 am — Reply

    I’m in

  109. March 2, 2012 at 9:54 am — Reply

    I’m in!

  110. March 2, 2012 at 9:59 am — Reply

    I’m in! I joined for the year and got my photo in for January but just ran out of time for February… so I’m ready for March. Bring it! 🙂

  111. March 2, 2012 at 10:33 am — Reply

    I’m in and very excited to learn from others!

  112. Samantha Gleaton
    March 2, 2012 at 10:59 am — Reply

    Sign me up!

  113. Vicki
    March 2, 2012 at 11:47 am — Reply

    Sounds good. Count me in.

  114. March 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm — Reply

    Would love to try. Thanks!

  115. March 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm — Reply

    i’m in 🙂

  116. Tim Sorrells
    March 2, 2012 at 3:30 pm — Reply

    I’m on board

  117. Sarah J
    March 2, 2012 at 5:04 pm — Reply

    I’m really needing some inspiration and motivation to get back to my hobby. I’ve been off the bandwagon for a while. This looks great!

  118. serline
    March 3, 2012 at 2:29 am — Reply

    Me too!

  119. March 3, 2012 at 8:18 am — Reply

    I’m in!

  120. March 3, 2012 at 9:25 am — Reply

    This sounds fun. I’m in!

  121. March 3, 2012 at 9:49 am — Reply

    I’m in 🙂

  122. Jen F
    March 3, 2012 at 10:51 am — Reply

    Excited to see that you are doing this on flickr! I’m in!

  123. lisa Wiza
    March 3, 2012 at 11:04 am — Reply

    im so glad its changed and is bck to flickr!!im in 🙂

  124. March 3, 2012 at 11:25 am — Reply

    I like the more specific challenges to try. Thank you! Looking forward to helpful feedback as well.

  125. March 3, 2012 at 11:46 am — Reply

    Awesome! I’ll be joining in! Doing a weekly project on my own wasn’t working out…

  126. March 3, 2012 at 2:59 pm — Reply

    Count us in!!!!

  127. March 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm — Reply

    Iam in!

  128. March 3, 2012 at 4:06 pm — Reply

    we’re in!

  129. March 3, 2012 at 4:07 pm — Reply

    Im in! You can count on me.

  130. March 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm — Reply

    I’m excited to be a part of this group.

  131. March 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm — Reply

    Im in.

  132. Stephanie
    March 3, 2012 at 7:40 pm — Reply

    I’m in!! Very excited already.

  133. Julie
    March 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm — Reply

    I am in, too!

  134. Mechelle
    March 3, 2012 at 10:43 pm — Reply

    I’m in! So excited to complete these challenges!

  135. Valeria
    March 3, 2012 at 11:17 pm — Reply

    I am in

  136. March 4, 2012 at 12:40 am — Reply

    I am in too! Thanks guys!

  137. MG
    March 4, 2012 at 1:15 am — Reply

    I want to join!

  138. March 4, 2012 at 1:49 am — Reply

    Okay, I was on board for the MCP 12 option and will switch things up for this. I need to downloard the new button for my blog!! I think the Challenges will be fun!

  139. Mabel
    March 4, 2012 at 1:50 am — Reply

    I’ll give it a try.

  140. March 4, 2012 at 4:45 am — Reply

    Im in! This sounds like so much fun for a newbie-photography like me

  141. March 4, 2012 at 8:49 am — Reply

    Just found out about this and am going to dive right in! Yay…

  142. March 4, 2012 at 4:38 pm — Reply

    Sigh. I was so excited about the one-theme-a-month; it just worked for me. I’m willing to give this a go too, though.

    • March 5, 2012 at 3:23 pm — Reply

      I’m with you, Christina. There are tons of these time-intensive projects out there. I was looking for something that would fit with my busy schedule and allow me to explore one theme thoughtfully, on my time.

    • March 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm — Reply

      Christina, the other project was not very well received so we changed it – we are listing 4 themes and people can do all or just one. And submit 1 photo for each – a few for 1, or just do 1 theme. In a way this should make everyone happy.

      We are open to feedback but there was too much lag for most in a once a month project, so we decided to make it so it could go either way depending on the person.

      Sorry you are disappointed. Jodi

      • March 5, 2012 at 5:24 pm — Reply

        It’s okay. I know you can’t have everyone jumping for joy all the time. : ) I worked on my photos for March’s challenges today, and I’m feeling better about it. Sorry for complaining…

  143. jen bryner
    March 4, 2012 at 6:17 pm — Reply

    i’m in!!

  144. March 4, 2012 at 11:51 pm — Reply

    I want to participate to the challenge 🙂

  145. March 5, 2012 at 4:17 am — Reply

    I’m in! The themes for March look great!

  146. Carol Harris
    March 5, 2012 at 9:30 am — Reply

    I’m excited about participating – so count me in!

  147. Sara Woods
    March 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm — Reply

    I’m in! I was in for January, and I love the new format.

  148. March 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm — Reply

    Iiiiiiiiiiin!

  149. Janet Ratliff
    March 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm — Reply

    Im in, many I will learn how to take a good picture!

  150. Cassandra W
    March 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm — Reply

    In!!

  151. March 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm — Reply

    Ugh. I shan’t be participating in this new project. I was really excited about the full-month, single-focus challenge. The reason I joined it was because I don’t have time to devote to these weekly or highly social-media driven project. Shame you threw the baby out with the bathwater on that.

    • March 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm — Reply

      Michelle, the other project was not very well received so we changed it – we are listing 4 themes and people can do all or just one. And submit 1 photo for each – a few for 1, or just do 1 theme. In a way this should make everyone happy.

      We are open to feedback but there was too much lag for most in a once a month project, so we decided to make it so it could go either way depending on the person.

      Sorry you are disappointed. Jodi

  152. March 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm — Reply

    A perfect fit for my calendar, hopeing to get two a month done!

  153. Genevieve
    March 5, 2012 at 4:29 pm — Reply

    Gonna give it a try!

  154. March 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm — Reply

    I’m in!

  155. March 5, 2012 at 8:24 pm — Reply

    I’m in!

  156. Katayoon Ahmadi
    March 6, 2012 at 12:01 am — Reply

    I’m in, hopefully 😀

  157. March 6, 2012 at 2:02 am — Reply

    keen to give it a try

  158. March 6, 2012 at 9:01 am — Reply

    I am in, but I can’t seem to find the time frame mentioned. Am I looking in the wrong places?

    Only taken in March? February?

  159. March 6, 2012 at 11:25 am — Reply

    IM IN! 🙂

  160. March 6, 2012 at 11:29 am — Reply

    Sound great! I’m in!

  161. March 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    I’m in!

  162. Melissa Hall
    March 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm — Reply

    Think I’m in.

  163. March 6, 2012 at 7:09 pm — Reply

    I’m in.

  164. March 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm — Reply

    I’m in… I hope. I have started projects like these before, and get so busy with other responsibilities, I fall behind. Wish me luck, this time!

  165. Stacy W
    March 7, 2012 at 4:34 pm — Reply

    Sounds fun ~ count me in! =)

  166. March 8, 2012 at 9:26 am — Reply

    How exciting! Count me in!

  167. March 8, 2012 at 11:28 am — Reply

    I am in!!

  168. March 8, 2012 at 1:09 pm — Reply

    I’m in.

  169. March 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm — Reply

    This is better than just one challenge a month! Count me in!

  170. KathrynDJI
    March 8, 2012 at 10:44 pm — Reply

    Thank you! I will be participating.

  171. Erin
    March 9, 2012 at 11:16 pm — Reply

    I’m in!

  172. Sandra Toler
    March 10, 2012 at 11:57 am — Reply

    I’m IN!!

  173. Karen
    March 10, 2012 at 6:02 pm — Reply

    I’m in! Hoping this gets me back into the swing of things!

  174. Traci
    March 11, 2012 at 1:59 pm — Reply

    count me in:)

  175. March 11, 2012 at 7:31 pm — Reply

    Thank you for the challenge, I’m in!

  176. […] Last week I was reading a blog post over at MCP Actions and saw that they were doing a photography project called Project MCP. […]

  177. March 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm — Reply

    just jumped in. Am already in the Flickr Group from last year.

  178. Ashley G.
    March 13, 2012 at 9:52 am — Reply

    Sounds fun!! I’m in…

  179. […] This past weekend, I got the opportunity to shoot some pictures at a nearby park. My friend and her girls ended up going with us. Her daughter .J. proved to be a very willing poser and I got some great shots of her on a spontaneous photo shoot. I used the one above for the natural light challenge. […]

  180. Ruel
    March 14, 2012 at 3:28 pm — Reply

    I want to Join. 🙂

  181. March 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm — Reply

    I’m in!

  182. March 16, 2012 at 12:14 pm — Reply

    i’m in!

  183. Manda
    March 16, 2012 at 12:39 pm — Reply

    I’m in!

  184. March 16, 2012 at 6:27 pm — Reply

    On board

  185. Jennifer
    March 16, 2012 at 9:29 pm — Reply

    Did one! cooool!

  186. Cary
    March 17, 2012 at 12:03 pm — Reply

    I’m in! Looking forward to being pushed to practice and improve my skills.

  187. March 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm — Reply

    I’m in

  188. Kristen Penkrot
    March 17, 2012 at 9:46 pm — Reply

    I’m in!

  189. March 18, 2012 at 11:38 am — Reply

    I’m in!!! Just posted my first 2!

  190. March 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    Not sure if I responded or not but I am definitely on board!

  191. rosalie gower
    March 18, 2012 at 7:14 pm — Reply

    I am in!!

  192. […] photo challenge for this week was “Express the following word in a photo: […]

  193. Cheryl
    March 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm — Reply

    I would like to join the challenge.

  194. Lisa
    March 21, 2012 at 2:48 pm — Reply

    would like to participate.

  195. Tina Schriver
    March 21, 2012 at 4:09 pm — Reply

    Better late than never…I’m on it, dog-gone-it!

  196. Kim Peterson
    March 23, 2012 at 6:47 pm — Reply

    I’m in… 🙂

  197. Tammy Sullivan
    March 25, 2012 at 8:19 am — Reply

    I am so in. Sounds like a lot of fun with a sprinkle of challenge. Thank you.

  198. March 26, 2012 at 6:00 am — Reply

    i’m in 🙂

  199. Jodi C
    March 26, 2012 at 1:39 pm — Reply

    Sounds great!

  200. I’m going to try it, but I still doubt that I’ll do more than one challenge. I don’t mind so much the way that the assignments have changed because it’s really left up to us, as it is… but rather the uploading method. I very much preferred the link-up. That was the appeal for me. I’m in though…

  201. […] the weekend, I attempted to shoot some photos for this week’s challenge – Create a “guess what” photo – this is a photo that is so close up that the subject becomes […]

  202. Kathleen
    March 30, 2012 at 5:28 am — Reply

    I’m late to joining the game but excited to give it a try. I’m hoping this is just the kick in the pants I need to do more photography!

  203. Mandie
    March 30, 2012 at 5:51 pm — Reply

    I’m in! I’ll probably wait to start until April, but I’m looking forward to the challenge!

  204. Tirish
    April 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm — Reply

    I’m in!!! B)

  205. April 5, 2012 at 8:19 am — Reply

    Hi

    Just found you via Flickr – looking forward to the challenges!

    Glad I found this.

  206. April 7, 2012 at 6:50 am — Reply

    count me in!

  207. April 9, 2012 at 3:58 am — Reply

    I used to follow along while we were living in Japan, but since leaving after the earthquake and us having twins…well time has been a a premium. I also merged everything to a new flickr account. So slowly emerging again and hope to start back on some of the challenges as time permits…you may remember our crazy hairless kittehs 🙂

    Glad to be back.

    C

  208. Yvette
    April 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm — Reply

    I would like to join in the fun!

  209. 5wisches
    April 11, 2012 at 12:45 am — Reply

    Just found this site thanks to The Pioneer Woman’s website. I love the idea and look forward to joining in on as many as I can!

  210. Melanie
    April 11, 2012 at 11:56 am — Reply

    I am joining late put I want to be a part!

  211. lwebbshots
    April 12, 2012 at 8:04 pm — Reply

    I am seeing uploads to the Challenge that do not fall within the scope, either time wise, for instance on is there now from September 2011, or that do not follow the theme.

    I am confused how these entries are getting approved and what is the point of the rules the rest of us are trying to follow.
    thank you!

    • TLHarwick
      April 12, 2012 at 10:47 pm — Reply

      Hi,
      The Project MCP Team has been working very hard to moderate each and very photo, unfortunately, sometimes a photo or two slip through the cracks. We are pretty liberal in the moderation, as the challenges are open for interpretation. We hope you will continue to be patient as the team works towards more closely moderating the photos posted for each challenge!

      Thanks!
      Trish

  212. April 13, 2012 at 12:04 am — Reply

    I’d love to join in on the challenge! I need to try some different techniques/angles. Thanks!

  213. Caela
    April 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm — Reply

    I think this would be great to join. Please include me in on the challenge.

  214. April 21, 2012 at 9:33 pm — Reply

    I think I will join in on the fun. If not this month, certainly next. Happy shooting!

  215. ellen
    April 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm — Reply

    I’m In

  216. Rich Gaskill
    April 28, 2012 at 11:43 am — Reply

    This should be fun. Count me in!

  217. Sara Francoeur (Simply Sweet Photography)
    April 28, 2012 at 8:47 pm — Reply

    Hi! I’d love to try this out!! It sounds like an awesome oppurtunity to learn and grow! 🙂

  218. April 29, 2012 at 9:04 am — Reply

    well im a little late in the game but i want to be on board for may 🙂

  219. Mary
    April 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm — Reply

    Joining at last! Can’t wait to see the May themes!

  220. April 29, 2012 at 11:15 pm — Reply

    I just found you… I’d love to join in. These challenges look fun!

  221. Sue
    April 30, 2012 at 6:56 am — Reply

    I’d like to re-join. I did some of the 2011 challenges, and I think I’ll love the month-long challenges. So I’m in, beginning in April! Thanks for your work in running this group!

  222. Rachel
    May 1, 2012 at 5:42 pm — Reply

    Just discovered your site. Looking forward to trying some of the challenges!

  223. May 2, 2012 at 8:48 pm — Reply

    Im very excited about this! Looks like a great way to keep the creative side going!

  224. May 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm — Reply

    count me in!

  225. May 6, 2012 at 5:17 pm — Reply

    I love a good challenge!

  226. Michelle Schneider
    May 6, 2012 at 11:23 pm — Reply

    I’m on board! Do I have to link my photo from the facebook page to this blog, or just leave it on facebook? Just want to make sure it makes it to the project board!

  227. May 9, 2012 at 10:18 am — Reply

    I’m in. Not sure I can play every week, but I’ll do what I can.

  228. May 11, 2012 at 8:11 am — Reply

    I want to join in!

  229. May 14, 2012 at 9:55 pm — Reply

    I have decided to start participating in Project MCP 🙂 Excited to explore my creativity!!

  230. jordan
    May 15, 2012 at 9:51 am — Reply

    I’m a little late to the game but I’ll play!

  231. May 17, 2012 at 11:03 am — Reply

    I’m in! Better late then never!

  232. May 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm — Reply

    Gonna try this! Challenges have helped improved my photography. I’d also LOVE to win that lens! 😀 I’ll put my photo up on your FB page!
    Thanks!

  233. May 17, 2012 at 1:47 pm — Reply

    On board!

  234. Star Davis
    May 18, 2012 at 10:46 pm — Reply

    I would like to participate , maybe this will help me think outside the box.

  235. Michael
    May 20, 2012 at 10:36 pm — Reply

    I’m on board! Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!

  236. Jill Brunks
    May 22, 2012 at 8:51 am — Reply

    This sounds like a great challenge! I wish I had begun taking part at the beginning of the year. Oh well, better late than never. I will be doing the May Challenge and can’t wait to get started.

  237. Elle Zee
    May 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm — Reply

    I found your challenge a few weeks ago and am excited to try to join in from time to time. Thanks!

  238. John Motycka
    May 25, 2012 at 8:39 pm — Reply

    I just found this when I was looking for a way to get my photography creative juices flowing – I think this may be it.

  239. May 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm — Reply

    I’m joining late, but I will try to participate as much as possible! It’ll be fun to be challenged in my photography.

  240. May 28, 2012 at 2:22 pm — Reply

    I’m in! I love motion blur, and needs lots of practice!

  241. May 29, 2012 at 8:48 am — Reply

    I’m slow but finally climbing on board. Not sure how often I can participate but I’ll try! Thanks for the challenges.

  242. May 29, 2012 at 8:57 am — Reply

    I would love to join… Thank you!

  243. June 1, 2012 at 8:08 pm — Reply

    Just joined!

  244. June 2, 2012 at 10:17 am — Reply

    I joined too, I’m a complete amateur (just started to shoot in manual mode, to be honest) but I want to improve and have fun, and your challenges sound like the perfect inspiration to do so!

  245. June 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm — Reply

    OK, I’m in!

  246. arabesque2012
    June 3, 2012 at 7:58 am — Reply

    a bit late but I’m in !! Too bad I didn’t find out about it before…

  247. Reggie
    June 3, 2012 at 6:25 pm — Reply

    The different themes will definitely help me concentrate on my photography.

  248. Kim Reed
    June 4, 2012 at 6:04 am — Reply

    I’m late joining also, but this will be fun!

  249. June 6, 2012 at 10:41 am — Reply

    I’m late joining too, but this sounds interesting 🙂

  250. June 12, 2012 at 9:53 pm — Reply

    im soo in! better later than never! love the challenges

  251. Mia
    June 15, 2012 at 6:12 am — Reply

    Im in!! Looking forward to the challenge

  252. June 21, 2012 at 12:34 pm — Reply

    Hi, just joined for the challenge…having fun

  253. Danielle
    June 26, 2012 at 7:35 am — Reply

    A litttle late, but I am excited to jump in!

  254. Jean
    June 30, 2012 at 6:10 am — Reply

    Just joined!

  255. Nikkie H.
    July 5, 2012 at 10:39 pm — Reply

    Just starting! Looking forward to the challenge!

  256. July 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm — Reply

    looks like I am quite late in the process but I just came across this… I’m in 🙂

  257. Gina Baj
    July 14, 2012 at 10:13 pm — Reply

    Just what Ive been looking for …… something to help me get up and play with my camera. Im in!!!! and can’t wait.

  258. August 9, 2012 at 3:18 pm — Reply

    I am really, really late to the party but I am just going to jump right on in!

  259. Michelle Schneider
    August 11, 2012 at 8:52 am — Reply

    Can you please direct me towards the August challenges? I’ve been looking for over 10 minutes and still come back to this page where I only see March through July. Thanks!!!

    • August 11, 2012 at 7:29 pm — Reply

      I think the main page has been updated now, so you should see them in the “challenge box” above. Sorry for the delay!

  260. August 11, 2012 at 9:45 am — Reply

    I’m in!

  261. August 11, 2012 at 9:59 am — Reply

    I found this a little late…. but ready to jump in and have fun! 🙂

  262. August 11, 2012 at 10:27 am — Reply

    Count me in! I need a bit of motivation and a creative push!

  263. August 11, 2012 at 10:40 am — Reply

    I’m in to try! Never too late right?

  264. August 11, 2012 at 10:40 am — Reply

    I’m late joining the photo challenge but, I am now on board!

  265. August 11, 2012 at 10:50 am — Reply

    I will try this

  266. Mary
    August 11, 2012 at 11:57 am — Reply

    Perfect timing! I was just looking for a weekly photo assignment last night! Definitely in ;).

  267. Chuck Tennesen
    August 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm — Reply

    Yup think I’ll jump onboard too. 😉

  268. August 11, 2012 at 6:02 pm — Reply

    I in !! So I will start from the August Challenge #3.

  269. August 12, 2012 at 11:25 am — Reply

    I’m in. But I think I should start from the Challenge #3, should I?
    Thank you for the idea !

  270. Mari
    August 13, 2012 at 5:33 am — Reply

    Count me in!
    I need motivation and a creative push!

  271. Cora Dahmus
    August 14, 2012 at 10:04 pm — Reply

    I’m in!! A little late, but here I am. Thanks for putting this together!

  272. paula greenway
    August 18, 2012 at 10:07 pm — Reply

    up for the challenges…sept…THANKS

  273. August 20, 2012 at 7:23 am — Reply

    A little late, but I’m onboard!

  274. September 1, 2012 at 11:06 am — Reply

    OK, i joined the project. I need something to get me out of the box.

  275. Heather Clark
    September 2, 2012 at 12:32 pm — Reply

    Sounds like fun! I’m always up for a challenge to push me to do something new and different!

  276. September 23, 2012 at 7:21 am — Reply

    A little late to the party but I’m in.

  277. Sonja Lamberson
    September 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm — Reply

    I’d like to participate as well! Thanks!

  278. September 29, 2012 at 9:30 am — Reply

    I would like to join the photo challenge this week.

  279. October 8, 2012 at 9:15 am — Reply

    Oooo sounds like fun…I’m in! Better late than never right?

  280. Julie
    October 15, 2012 at 6:55 am — Reply

    I added to photos to last weeks challenge, but they have not been accepted by the moderator yet?

  281. December 9, 2012 at 5:27 pm — Reply

    I want to give ot a try…im in!

  282. Michele
    January 4, 2013 at 10:00 pm — Reply

    Count me in!

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