5 Photography Projects for the New Year

The start of a new year is a great time to begin a new project. We all know about - and have probably even made - New Year's resolutions. How about using the New Year to spark some creativity and expand your photography skills? If you are stuck in a rut or just looking to add some fun to your every day photography, take a look at our 5 Photography Projects for the New Year. 365 Project This is the mother of all ambitious photography projects. Joining a 365 project "requires" you to take a photo every day of the year and post it. You can post it to a Flickr account, photography group, personal blog - wherever you want! Some have themes and some don't, it all depends on what kind of group you join. You can do this project with a group (which will make you more accountable to … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Conquer Your Photography Demons

There is nothing worse than fear and doubt getting in the way when you are trying to be creative. They tend to show up at the most inconvenient times and can trigger internal conversations something like this: You are not good enough. What makes you think you can take a great picture? You have no vision. She/he is a much better photographer than you. These thoughts are not unique to any one individual and the list could easily be a mile long with additional negative thoughts. When you need to be creative, make a beautiful picture or get something done, it helps to have a few things in place to help you conquer your demons and do the work: Establish a ritual. Shoot your morning beverage everyday. You don't need a fancy camera or special lighting, just get started and do … [Read more...]