The new year brings tons of inspiration to try new things & look at the world with fresh eyes. I love when people create resolutions of goals for themselves! While I don’t think you have to wait till January comes around to create goals, I think there’s something to be said about committing to stretching yourself & pushing your creative juices a step further by welcoming new opportunities. If that happens to be the first of the year, so be it!
3 Creative Ways to Push Your Photography this Year
No.01Play with Light
All photography centers around light, which is pretty amazing if you think about how many different lighting situations you find yourself in every day. One of my favorite creative exercises is exploring different ways to capture light. Perhaps you’re quite comfortable shooting in natural light & pretty much stick to a small range of lighting situations. What would you shoot if you could learn how to photograph in different types of light?
Consider these fun ideas!
No.02Consider a Project
Taking on a photography project is easily one of the fastest ways to see growth in your photography. Not only are you typically shooting daily (or weekly) you’re forcing yourself to constantly find inspiration to create exciting images. Photography is like any other muscle & the more you flex it, the stronger it becomes. Plus, the bonus is that you can look back & see all the memories & progress you’ve made!
Consider these photography project ideas!
No.03Find a New Subject
When I was little I loved to draw but I never knew what I should draw a picture of! Now that I’m older, it’s funny that my kids as me the same thing – What should I draw? I think too often we all feel a little uninspired & that can definitely happen if you’re always shooting the same types of subjects. I love creating opportunities to push yourself by changing up what you’re actually shooting. You may find that different subjects are surprisingly challenging & some subjects, you are naturally good at! Maybe you’ll even find a new passion!
Consider these new subjects to spark creativity!
So are you up for the challenge? What will you be working on this year with your photography?