Are you considering a photography project for the coming year? Here are some great options and tools I want to suggest to you. All of these projects aren’t for everyone, but there are options here and I know you could tackle at least one of them!
1- Project 365
This project is set up for you to take a picture each day of the year. Either with your dSLR or your iPhone! You can choose or it could even be both…really there are no rules, you make up your rules as you go. The only rule is you take a picture each day of the year!
This is a super big commitment, I’m not going to lie. I have attempted several times and to my honesty I have never followed through. I admire those who have completed this project and completed it with success!
Tip: If you are going to be posting these on a Facebook page or Instagram feed label your images i.e.: 1/365 then day 2 label it 2/365 and it’s easier to keep up with (if you skip a day) as well as see your progress!
Great additional read: 5 Tips for a Successful 365 Photography Project
Live Snap Love has a great read on: How to start a 365 Photo Project
2- Project 52
This project is set up for you to take a picture one time a week. Whether with your iPhone or dSLR…this project is a commitment but not quite as massive as the 365! Again you choose your rules…just be sure you have at least one picture a week.
Tip: If you are going to be posting these on a Facebook page or Instagram feed label your images i.e.: 1/52 then day 2 label it 2/52 and it’s easier to keep up with as well as see your progress!
Tip: Consider choosing one day a week that you attempt to take your picture or post your picture. This keeps you on track and organized and not waiting until the “last minute” each week to cram in a photo!
Variations to Project 52:
3- Black and White 52
4- Day of the Week 52
5- Picture of a child/children 52
6- Everyday Life 52
7- Be creative with what inspires you for a theme for a 52 week project
8- 30 Day Project
Looking for a smaller shorter photography project? Consider a 30 day photo project. You could do this project multiple times throughout the year but allowing yourself a break from month to month.
Following a e-course i.e. the Photograph Real Life E book will not only broaden your creativity but teach you a technique to go along with each project. WIN-WIN!!
Take any of the above ideas and concepts and use only your iPhone. This can be fun and less stressful because lets face it you have this camera on you probably 99% of the time. Am I right?
BONUS tip: If you choose to post these on Instagram or Facebook. Use a #hashtag consistently for your personal reference at the end of the project you can easily gather all of your images for the project. i.e. #52(your name) or #1/365(your name)
Everyday Eyecandy has a few additional projects that might be of interest to you: 16 Photography Projects for 2016
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Hi I’m Erin a Southern girl from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom a blog helping mom-tographers as well as up and coming photographers become successful! You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our new little addition Miss Elle in our 500+ sq foot cottage as we build our dream house on our two acres! We are blessed beyond measure, love to travel, involved in ministry at our church and in between all of that I run three successful businesses!