Each year we make goals for our photography. I’ll touch on that more later but let’s talk about some a possible photography project you could take on in 2013.
By working on a photography project you can improve your photography for free. When I took on my first photography project in 2010, I would never have guessed that I would become
obsessed love photography as much as I do. You can check out the photography project list from 2012.
Read how to start a photography blog as a place to document your photography project
Photography Project Ideas
1. Project 365
This is always the first photography project I suggest to anyone who asks for one. I completed a Project 365 in 2010 and it was by far the best thing I did for my photography. You can read more tips about completely a Project 365 – 11 tips for completing a Project 365 and Tips to make your Project 365 a success. Yes, taking a picture everyday for a whole year can be a challenge but it will be one you never regret doing.
2. Project 52
Unlike a Project 365, this is a photography project that you take one picture each week. If a 365 is too much of a commitment for you then a Project 52 may be more your style. The key is that you are continuing to take photos.
3. Re-do a Workshop
Have you taken a workshop in 2012?? Pull out your workshop material and re-do the assignments each week again. A bonus would be if you could find a couple of your old classmates to do it with. This is a great way to reinforce what you learned and make it become a part of your everyday photography.
4. Create a bucket list.
By sitting down and creating a bucket list of items you want to photograph, will prevent you from becoming bored and not knowing what to photograph. Take a few minutes to make a list of all the things you want to capture in 2013.
5. Complete creative exercises
I have several creative exercises on Click it Up a Notch that you could work on one a month. By working on creative exercises you are forced to shoot outside your comfort zone. This is great to help you figure out what you do and don’t love to photograph. I will try to create a new creative challenge each month so keep checking back to get the latest one.
6. Work on a specific skill
Similar to the bucket list, make a list of skills you want to learn and tackle. Then focus on each one of those skills each week. There are countless resources online for you to find a new skill. Obviously, we have a ton here but you can find other ones on Pinterest and by googling different skills.
7. Tackle different types of lighting
We can get comfortable working with same type of light. Tackle natural light – 45 degree, split lighting, backlighting and work on dramatic light. Use different light sources like refrigerator light, bathroom light, iPad light. The possibilities are endless. Focus on one a week. You can find more posts on lighting here.