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. StephanieB
    January 4, 2012 at 9:05 pm —

    Looking forward to the challenge & seeing all the creativity from everyone!

  2. Lisa
    January 4, 2012 at 8:19 pm —

    I’m in!!!!! yay

  3. January 4, 2012 at 6:18 pm —

    Great project to get me focused again after the holidays!

  4. Blancheska
    January 4, 2012 at 6:12 pm —

    I’m in! Phooey for me! 🙂

  5. Rebekah
    January 4, 2012 at 5:54 pm —

    I’m in! As long as I remember!

  6. Kaylene
    January 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm —

    How do you add your Like vote on an image. Cheers

    • TLHarwick
      January 5, 2012 at 2:39 pm —

      “liking” an image is easy! Simply click on the word “like” under each photo!

      Project 12 Team Leader

  7. January 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm —

    I love projects! Can’t wait to start brainstorming, submit and see what everyone else comes up with 🙂

  8. April Williams
    January 4, 2012 at 11:45 am —

    Very excited to think on this one and get creative

  9. January 4, 2012 at 11:12 am —

    Once a month is a perfect pace…gives you more time to really think and brainstorm for the perfect shot of what you want to say.

  10. Jolie
    January 4, 2012 at 10:03 am —

    I hate relolutions because it stresses me out if I don’t keep them! This is a great challenge for me!

  11. January 4, 2012 at 9:54 am —

    I’m in. Excited to participate, meet others, learn and grow.

  12. January 4, 2012 at 9:34 am —

    I’m in! Sounds exciting!

  13. January 4, 2012 at 9:33 am —

    How fun! I do a 365 project and love the idea of this as it gives a theme to work on- cant wait to see what everyone comes up with

  14. January 4, 2012 at 9:28 am —

    cant wait to brainstorm

  15. Rachel
    January 4, 2012 at 3:15 am —

    I’m in! I tried the Project last year but never managed to upload any photos. I did follow along and learned a lot but I am looking forward to learning even more this year by participating!
    Thanks for putting all this together!

    • January 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm —


      I hope that you’ll be uploading some photos this year! You are right that this is a great way to improve your skills!

  16. Katie
    January 3, 2012 at 10:33 pm —

    I am definitely getting in on this project. Why shouldn’t i add more to my plate? lol

  17. Cathy Goutierrez
    January 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm —

    I can’t wait to begin. I do have one question, do I need a blog and how do I get started with a blog, or can I just download my images from my comp. files?

    • January 3, 2012 at 11:33 pm —

      you can host at a place like flickr. Or on a blog. See wordpress and blogger.

    • Deborah Vivona
      January 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm —

      Go to flickr and sign up for a Free account. Then upload from your home computer to flickr. Having your photo on flickr, then gives EACH of your photos each owns URL address or link to share 🙂 Flickr is easy to learn to use 🙂

  18. January 3, 2012 at 9:17 pm —

    I’m in! This should be fun!

  19. Lindsey
    January 3, 2012 at 7:34 pm —

    Sounds fun! I’m in!

  20. Amanda Buford
    January 3, 2012 at 6:52 pm —

    I will be participating! I am really excited to challenge myself!

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