In my opinion the beginning of a new year is a great time to get started on projects, whatever they may look like. The first few weeks make for an awesome jumping off point for new endeavors. For example, I’m going to apply for a business license today, and already started training for a 10k run this spring… both things that have been on my ‚to do‘ list for months now (I’m obviously the queen of procrastination). Anyhow if you made a resolution to take more photographs last NYE and haven’t quite gotten around to it yet, below are a few tips that might help you get motivated to take out your camera (or phone) and start snapping away.
I love the idea of documenting a whole year in photos. It doesn’t have to be an elaborately styled shoot everyday or the most amazing sunset, but let’s face it those quiet every day moments are sometimes even more worth capturing than even the prettiest sunset.
One month – one lens
If you have more than one lens for your camera, it’s a great idea to focus on one of them for a whole month (brownie points if it’s a prime lens 😉 ). Back when I started, I only had my 18-55 kit lens and pretty soon got the 50mm 1.4 from my dad. Let’s just say, the kit lens never saw the light of day again. I spent pretty much a year shooting anything and everything with my 50mm and it was awesome. If you spend so much time shooting with only one focal length, you really learn how to master it!! Can’t recommend it enough.
100 days of summer / winter / breakfast / …
I’m determined to make project 100 days of summer a reality this year and get the pictures printed in a little book in the fall (more thoughts on printing your pictures next week!!). You don’t have to be limited to summer, you can also make it 100 days of healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner if you vowed to eat healthier this year and make a little cook book at the end of it… It really doesn’t matter so much what you shoot, but that you do it! 🙂
These are just three of a ton of possibilities to be more intentional with your photography and create some cool images and as a result.