Photography Project Ideas | Part 2
I ended my last post with the thought of two more photography project ideas, a photo a day and 52 weeks. I did not go into detail about these two projects for a few of reasons.
- They are both longer projects that will require more of your time.
- I did not want to think of something that would take up more of my own time.
- I honestly did not feel as though they needed more explaining.
Since that last post, I have been thinking about those two projects. I recently discovered a couple posts by a photographer that I have been admiring lately, Bethadilly. Her pictures are clean and real. She sees what is happening around her and brings even the simplest of things to life with her camera. There are objects that I would never even consider to take a picture of yet, she captures them beautifully. I encourage you to take a look at her work for you own inspiration for what to capture. Just keep in mind, the goal is not to copy her style or even my style during these projects. The goal is to find your style and we are just a little bit of help along the way.
In her posts she discusses the importance of picking a project and specifically one that challenges you to pick up your camera daily or weekly for the year. She even goes as far as sending out a word prompt weekly for the 52 week challenge to give you something to focus on and to improve your photography skills. If you want to embark on a greater project, I encourage you to head over to her 365 challenge or her 52 challenge and get started today. Even though she talks about starting at the beginning of the year, I think it is important to just start. It doesn’t matter whether it is a week into the year or a couple months. Make the decision to start a project and get going. There is not a better day than today to start improving your skills. Get going!
If you choose to do a project, I want to see them. Whether you post it on a blog or Instagram, let me know! If it is Instagram, go ahead and tag @jessicapowellphoto and #jsphotochallenge. I look forward to seeing your work!