Ideas for Future Photo projects.

Here are a list of photo projects that I eventually want to do. This list will also be found on the menu bar above as well so that I can update it and show progress on them easier.

The list so far:

365 Random Shots – No specific subject just to take and post a picture once a day.

52 Self Shots – Take and post a shot of myself once a week. Can use reflective surface and mirrors but not an actual mirror in my own home.

100 Strangers @ 50mm – Shoot a portrait of 100 people I have never met with my 50mm lens. Also if possible get their First Name or Nickname, Occupation, and have them answer one of five predetermined questions. Couples are allowed but not groups (except families but they only count as a couple).

Complete 10 Challenges Project from Her View Photography

One subject per month challenge – Pick one subject and focus on it for one month.

  • Lines & Curves
  • Lights
  • Flowers
  • Macro
  • Mornings
  • Evenings
  • Family Fun
  • Animals
  • Leaves
  • Music
  • Home
  • Color Focus
  • Faceless Portraits
  • Body Parts
  • Pick a Letter
  • Night Photography
  • Black & White
  • Doors & Windows
  • Inspired by the written word 
  • Juxtaposition 
  • Landmarks in a new perspective
  • Live performances
  • Landscape
  • Street Photography/Street scape
  • Food
  • Elders
  • History
  • Fears
  • Shapes
  • Movement
  • Unusual perspective
  • Water

Alphabet in a Light Box – Photograph 26 objects based on a letter of the alphabet in a light box to learn lighting and macro photography.

Feel free to suggest others you think are interesting or have done yourself for me to add to the list in the comments section below!

Thanks for reading
Jason

Still think you need that Pro Camera?

I have often read posts out on the photography forums about people who seem to think that they need to spend a lot of money and get the best “Pro” camera in order for them to be good at photography.

Well this is just not true. They forget that a camera is just part of the equation to get a great shot. It is just a tool you use and that the real key to getting a great shot comes from knowledge, experience and knowing the limitations of the tools you use (e.g. the camera you have at hand).

You can take stunning photos with some of the “cheapest” camera’s out there if you know how to compose, frame and work the lighting you have at hand.

To help you understand that it’s more you that makes or breaks a shot than the camera you use take a look at the videos in the link below where some well known photographers are handed some pretty crappy cameras and they still manage to make some great shots with them.

DRTV Pro Photographer Cheap Camera Challenge

Thanks for reading
Jason

Moving to the Creative Cloud

Well I broke down and subscribed to the Adobe Creative Cloud.

Now the reason I decided to go this route is because I am getting a student discount through NYIP so for the time being I only have to pay $21 (includes tax) compared to the $50 most people have to pay for the same service.

Now for my photography I mainly use Lightroom with Nix and onOne software suites to edit images. So I’ve not really gone into depth with using photoshop (or my photoshop elements 11 that I bought). However this will at least let me play around and learn any of the adobe products until I decide to either keep PS, go back to PSE or use something else in the future for a reasonable price.

Thanks for reading
Jason