with Courtney Slazinik
Photography Bucket List-Creative Exercise

Have you ever sat down and made a bucket list of things you wanted to photograph some day? It is a wonderful exercise that I encourage you all to do. Plus, this would be a great go-to list if you are in a slump to get your juices flowing. I started up a list last night and even had the help of a few of my friends and my mom. I left some extra spaces so I could continue to add to it.

You can download mine here.

What is on your photography bucket list??

  • Trish
    August 15, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    When you get to the Statue of Liberty, don’t forget to get Ellis Island, the harbor ferries, and the amazing NYC skyline at night.

  • August 15, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    This is a wonderful idea! I already had a sort of unofficial list of things that I want to photograph but hadn’t really considered making it an official list. Some of my items are the same as on yours. Quite a few of mine include taking a trip to somewhere else… like ivy covered houses in Ireland. I am going to make a list too. As always thank you for your inspiration!

  • August 15, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Love this! This is such a wonderful idea for thinking about where you are with your photography journey and where you want to go. I enjoyed reading yours as it planted some seeds for a list of my own. I plan to do this is the very near future. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • August 15, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    I LOVE this! What a wonderful way to find inspiration and ideas for future pictures. Your list is fabulous and I cannot wait to start working on my own!

  • August 15, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    That little lot should keep you going for a wee while. Lol. Great list!!

  • August 15, 2011 at 8:01 PM

    Great idea Courtney! I have a running bucket list, but now that you mention it I could add several of those items to my list and I have marked several of those items off (ie. full rainbow, sailboat in sunset). However, I am still wanting to capture more Long Exposure and Panning shots that I really like. I know this is more of a type of photography, but part of my bucket list nonetheless.

    I can’t wait to capture a pillow fight when my little guy is old enough.

  • August 16, 2011 at 4:16 AM

    Love this! I’m sitting here checking off the things I’ve done on your list, when I should be making my own. Thanks for the idea :)

  • August 16, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    What a great idea!

  • August 16, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    i think i’ll just use your list! j/k i managed a first kiss as a married couple a few years ago. but, so many on your list are truly good inspiration. i’d add . . . oh, i don’t know. that’s what those lines at the bottom are for, right? :)

  • August 17, 2011 at 2:19 AM

    That is such a great exercise! LOVE IT! I am for sure going to do this!

  • August 17, 2011 at 4:34 AM

    I love this idea! I think I am going to print yours and use it til I can find time to sit down and make my own! ;)

  • Karen
    August 17, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    Been thinking about a list like this for awhile but not done anything about, thanks for giving me the push to get on and do it. Love the blog btw.

  • Karin
    August 22, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    These are some great ideas you’ve thought up, Courtney!

  • December 17, 2011 at 9:46 PM

    This is a creative approach to a bucket list! I recently came up with my top-of-the-head list, but I like the idea of a situational vs. locational list (did I just make up a word?).

    Thanks for inspiring me to turn my list on its side and think about it in a different way!


  • Laranda Carnahan
    January 10, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    What a great idea, I am going to start my list tonight!!!!! Thanks for sharing yours.

  • June 29, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    I have just started my own bucket list ! Thank you for some extra ideas!

    • Courtney
      July 2, 2012 at 9:58 PM

      Awesome!! I hope you have fun crossing things off!

  • Anne-Marie
    August 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Love your font!

    Great list. Happy to say I have a lot of them check off.

    I am going to do my own bucket list. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • March 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    I have just written a bucket list, I found inspiration seeing this list.
    I have posted mine here http://blog.danspratt.co.uk/2013/03/photography-bucket-list.html

    • Courtney
      April 2, 2013 at 4:22 PM

      Great list! I love how you have the photos on their that you were able to capture! Thanks for sharing!

  • April 28, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    I guess I could give this a try…

    • Courtney Slazinik
      May 3, 2013 at 11:32 AM

      It’s a fun exercise :)

  • April 28, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    What a great idea!

    • Courtney Slazinik
      May 3, 2013 at 11:32 AM


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    • Courtney Slazinik
      August 21, 2013 at 4:15 PM

      Thank you so much!

  • August 16, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Hi! I’m an amateur photographer and I’m learning digital photography through blogs, books and magazines. I’m so glad I found your blog, I bet it will be very useful to improve the quality of my photos. I absolutely love your idea of making my own photography bucket list. I just started to be a ‘photographer’ so my list will be endless!

    • Courtney Slazinik
      August 21, 2013 at 4:15 PM

      Thank you so much! So glad you added photographer to your list :)

  • March 30, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    One exciting technique I would add to the bucket list is, Burnt Steel Wool on a beach at night, spelling out words like, “I Love You”

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