3 Photography Projects You Should Start Practising



We're all working toward the same objective of becoming better photographers. There's always something fresh to discover or a technique to better.


Taking on a project is one of the finest methods to develop your photography skills. Project management will provide you with goals to attain within a particular time limit through precise and well-planned procedures.


You'll undoubtedly improve as a photographer if you practise your photography on a regular basis.



Project 365

It's a year-long project that demands you to take at least one new photo every day.


Practice with intention and consistency is the best method to enhance your talents in any capacity. Given this, it should come as no surprise that a project 365 would aid your photographic development. Every day, you practise with intention!


Using your camera on a daily basis will help you get more familiar with your settings. As a result, controlling your camera will become second nature to you.


Taking a fresh shot every day also encourages you to be more creative. If you do the same thing 365 times, you're bound to get bored. It suggests you're willing to explore new things! And as an artist, you develop as you explore new things.


Daily shooting encourages you to evaluate your surroundings on a regular basis. You'll make an effort to observe the world in fresh ways. You'll be able to photograph things you would not have considered worthy subjects in the past. And you'll notice that you're appreciating the photo-worthy aspects of your daily routine on a whole new level.


Maintaining consistency is a common difficulty when taking on a project 365. It's difficult to keep up with taking a shot every day.



"Shoot-like-film"

Every single press of the shutter button cost money when photographers could only work with film. There was no way out. There was no looking behind the lens to see how the shot turned out. Instead, the photographer had to slow down, be deliberate, and do everything she could to ensure that every shot was worthwhile.


A little of the strain was removed as digital photography began to supplant film photography as the main medium. We didn't have to get it right every time anymore. We could simply shoot a thousand frames and keep the five that worked.


When you add in a plethora of storage alternatives, it may appear that there is no need to wait for the "decisive moment." However, I've discovered that when we take the time to be more conscious, slow down, and shoot as if our digital cameras had film inside instead of memory cards, our greatest images improve even more.


It's exactly what it sounds like: a shoot-like-a-movie initiative. You use your DSLR like a film camera, which means you only have a certain number of frames to shoot, ideally 24 or 36.


This project encourages you to take your time and think about the scene before you shot. It makes you think about what you're going to do before you press the shutter.


Through this project, you will learn to be a more patient photographer who waits for the right moment to shoot rather than shooting in the hopes of capturing it. A shoot-like-film project is ideal if your goal is to become a more thoughtful photographer who takes their time.



Composition challenge

The impression of your image on its viewer is heavily influenced by its composition. Starting a composition challenge is an excellent method to put your photographic skills to the test. It allows you to experiment with different genres, settings, and lighting while also allowing you to focus on improving a single aspect of your photography.


Each month, assign yourself a new compositional rule to investigate. Alternatively, you may shoot many photos of the same item with different compositions. Alternatively, you may go out and look for different compositions as they occur naturally and photograph them. However you chose to approach this endeavour, the important is to make composition the major focus.


Treat this project as if it were a scavenger hunt! Take your camera and a list of the compositional aspects you want to capture with you when you go out. Allow yourself an hour or two to complete your to-do list. You can even bring a friend who is a photographer and make it a fun excursion for the two of you.


When you're shooting, training your eye to consciously seek out these features to add into your photographs will make the process become second nature.