Taking on a photography project could be a good way to urge yourself out of a photography rut and to bring some focus to your clicks. putting some constraints on what you are going to require photos of or what camera gear you will use very will force you to become additional artistic too.
Photography comes nice if you have a correct camera – instead of shooting everybody and everything, taking up a procedure wise shots could be a good way to find out , where as you will find yourself with a coherent set of pictures at the top of it.
We’ve ready fifty fantastic photo concepts – one for each week in 2019. These area unit split into 3 sections: simple home comes you’ll be able to do nowadays, concepts you’ll be able to strive outdoors at the weekend and a series of current clicks comes that you just can begin currently however keep topping up within there turning weeks and months.
1. Water drop art
2. Indoor splash shots
3. Try cross-polarization
4 . Create smoke art
Flowers in ice
Psychedelic soap film
Still life light trails
Brenizer effect portraits
Right time, wrong lens
Minimalist mono landscapes
Shoot the uninspiring
Car park abstracts
Naked night photography
Recreate a tilt-shift effect
Rather than simply shoot a photo alphabet made up of letters on road signs and shop fronts, find objects and shapes that resemble letters. For example, the frame of swings in a play-park forming the letter A, or the curve of a rivers forming an S-shape.
Similar to creating a photographic alphabet, this project requires you to shoot objects that illustrate the numbers 1 to 100. You can take pictures of subjects that add up to each number, or shoot objects that resemble the numbers.
Faces in unusual places
An easy and fun photo idea: train your eyes to spot ‘faces’ unintentionally formed by everyday objects. Everything from a pair of bath taps to a manhole cover is fair game. See the Faces in Places blog for inspiration.
Light painting offers plenty of opportunity for creative photo projects, but how about trying your hand at a series of light orb shots. You don’t need much in the way of kit – a string of battery-powered LED lights wrapped around a hula hoop is perfect. Simply spin it in front of a tripod-mounted camera. If you’re shooting by yourself, use the camera’s self-timer function so that you can position yourself in the frame before the exposure starts.
Steel wool on fire
A night photography project you’ll need to do in an open area away from flammable objects… Put fine wire wool in a metal whisk, attach this to a chain, then set the wool alight and spin it. You need a brave volunteer, a tripod, and an exposure of about 15 secs at f/11 at ISO100.
Alternative car trails
For traffic trail photographs with a difference, shoot from a moving car at night as a friend drives slowly along a well-lit road. You will need an exposure of around 30 seconds. Use a tripod set up in the passenger seat and trigger the shutter with a remote release.
Intentional photo mistakes
Write a list of typical photography mistakes, then go out and see if you can take successful images that illustrate each of the ideas. Severely overexpose or underexpose pictures. Crop a subject awkwardly. Focus on the backdrop instead of the subject or intentionally include flare in the frame.
Make a series of animated GIFs which feature subtle motion. This technique requires a bit of Photoshop work, and you’ll need to shoot video rather than stills, but the results can be stunning. You’ll need to use a tripod so that the background remains still throughout the sequence and choose a scene where the moving elements are continuous or looping, so that the start and stop points will be less obvious in your finished cinemagraph. Subtle movement – such as a breeze blowing the leaves on a tree – often works best too.
Intentional Camera Movement (ICM)
You may be used to doing everything possible to take a sharp photo, but it can be liberating to do the opposite and move the camera during a comparatively long exposure. Try working in Shutter Priority mode, dialling in a shutter speed of 1/15sec or slower. See the work of British art photographer Chris Friel for inspiration.
Although it’s fairly easy to add Photoshop or Lightroom retro effects to your photos, you’ll get a more authentic appearance if you think about the style of image you want as you shoot. Lo-fi effects work well with simple, graphic subjects that are easily recognisable once the effect has been applied.
How many of us have the time to fit time-lapse photography into the daily routine? Force yourself to try this addictive technique by making it one of your photo projects for 2015.