MCP Project 12: {Month One} Resolution

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MCP Project 12: {Month One} Resolution

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Our 1st MCP Project 12 theme is:

*** Resolution ***

The word resolution can mean many things.  These theme “resolution” can involve the obvious New Year’s Resolution, as shown in my sample image or something far more complex.  Look for definitions online to help you brainstorm your theme.

Here are a few of the many definitions:

  • the act of resolving
  • the measurement of detail by a sensor of a camera
  • a judgement, verdict, or outcome
  • determination

Photo disclaimer: I quickly took the photo above while preparing this post.  We hope you will take time to be far more creative and artistic than a snapshot of a scale.  We are excited to see how you interpret this theme.

A few words about MCP Project 12:

Project 12 gives photographers the opportunity to take more photos, be creative and have fun. Hobbyist and professional photographers can join us by capturing images based on our monthly themes and share with the MCP community.

At the beginning of each month, for the next 12 months, we will introduce a theme on our blog. You will have up to a month to brainstorm, develop your ideas, and take your photos. If you prefer a weekly challenge, like Project 52, challenge yourself to use the theme in multiple ways.  You may upload up to four images per month.

To learn more details about Project 12, please visit the P12 Home Page.

Check back on the last day of January to see some featured images and get even more photo inspiration.


How to participate:

  • Enter a comment on the P12 Home Page Here and let us know you will be joining in. You can participate every month or just a few.
  • On each monthly Project 12 Blog post, this being the one for January, there will be a linky tool to submit your photo. Photos can be linked back to your Blog, Flickr or other photo hosting site.
  • Please read the Guidelines before starting.
  • You can see all photos on the blog post at the first of each month on the Linky Tools. Just click on the thumbnail images. You are welcome to leave a quick note or “like” for the photographer too, but unless they ask for critique, keep it simple.
  • While you work on your images, you are welcome to post photos to the MCP Facebook Wall and ask for advice and feedback from MCP fans. Alternatively you can post to the comment section of this Blog post with your photo(s) and ask for ideas, critique, etc from participants.  The most important way to grow your photography skills is to practice, practice, practice.  Now is your chance.

<<< Learn how to add your images here. >>>

Your images will show in this grid once you upload them. See our test image, the scale, to see how it works and looks:


<<< Get a MCP Project 12 banner for your blog. >>>


If there is something we did not cover above or on the Project 12 Home Page, please leave a comment in the “comment section.”  If your question is personal, you can also send an email at:

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We want to thank our corporate sponsors for MCP Project 12, Tamron USA and MCP Actions.


If your company wants to take part in sponsoring MCP Project 12, please contact Jodi at



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  1. Dana
    January 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm —

    Hoping to participate – looks much more manageable than the more frequent ones, so I like that.

    I see the grid of submitted photos above, will you be able to scroll through them or will they all open individual links? I’d like to be able to scroll through them at a good size to have a look at the ideas and captures.


  2. January 3, 2012 at 5:39 pm —

    I think I’m going to try. Sounds fun.

  3. January 3, 2012 at 5:23 pm —

    This is awesome! Can’t wait to start this!

  4. Melody
    January 3, 2012 at 12:02 pm —

    I’m in. I’ve done several assorted 365’s and was a bit burned out. I was looking for something a little less demanding. This may just be it!

  5. January 3, 2012 at 12:57 am —

    I will be participating!

  6. Carrie
    January 2, 2012 at 11:52 pm —

    I’m looking forward to Project 12. I started project 52 on fire last year but then found I just couldn’t keep up. This is more my pace 🙂

  7. January 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm —

    Count me in!!!!!! Am loving the time frame of a month… I found that with the project 52, I would consider the theme for too long and leave myself short on time to actually shoot! Looking forward to this….. yay!

  8. January 2, 2012 at 9:19 pm —

    I’m in!

  9. January 2, 2012 at 8:09 pm —

    Count me in:)

  10. January 2, 2012 at 7:58 pm —

    I’m in.

  11. CJ
    January 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm —


  12. January 2, 2012 at 5:47 pm —

    I hope to participate! Thanks for the challenge!

  13. Toni Combs
    January 2, 2012 at 1:11 pm —

    Sounds fun and just what I need to get my mind and camera moving! I’m in!

  14. Linda L
    January 2, 2012 at 12:53 pm —

    Can you participate in the challenge if you are not a dslr camera owner? I have a new Canon SX230 HS and I just purchased PSE 10. Am I too much of a newbie to participate? LOL I don’t have a blog or a website either!! E-gads!! : ) BTW, one of my resolutions is to learn how to use the camera and the software!
    Linda L

    • January 2, 2012 at 8:32 pm —

      Linda…of course you can participate! That is one of the reasons for the P12, is to help you grow as a photographers, either amateur or pro.

      While we don’t recommend it because of privacy issues on Facebook, you can still use it to link back your photo. Just make sure that your P12 album is visible to everyone.

      Good luck!!!

    • January 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm —

      Yes – you can. We welcome any images taken with intent to meet the theme and that use thought and creativity. iPhones are fine too.

    • TLHarwick
      January 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm —

      Please join the fun! Project 12 is open to everyone! Young, old, experienced and not! We cannot wait to see your entries; let us know if you have any questions!

      Project 12 Team Leader

  15. Lisa Thayer
    January 2, 2012 at 11:44 am —

    I LOVE it….but unlike most, I truly believe we should strive everyday to resolve to BE more, to achieve more, to NOT necessarily DO more as sometimes we need to strive to DO LESS, to be our best….so, I want to make daily ones. There’s no time like the present to make goals and reach for them. Why wait for more time to pass to start, fail, start again? Today is as good as any to make a new resolution for today!! 🙂 So, I am sure my photos will be a little random for some, but important for me to see. I am a visual person…so this is GOOD!

    Thank you for todays challenge!!!

  16. Kim
    January 2, 2012 at 11:27 am —

    I like the challenge! I am in 🙂

  17. January 2, 2012 at 11:08 am —

    I’m in!

  18. Abbey
    January 2, 2012 at 10:52 am —

    I cannot wait to start this

  19. Kelli
    January 2, 2012 at 9:53 am —

    This one is tough! Off to look for definitions:)

  20. January 2, 2012 at 9:21 am —

    oooo…. thats a tuffy, good thing I have a month

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MCP Project 12: {Month One} Resolution