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Should I have a Photography Project?

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  • 07/06/17

Projects often evolve in ways that cannot be foreseen.

Should I have a Photography Project?

Personal projects allow you to experiment and grow as a photographer.
You have to decide on what you are interested in? This is key.

This can be as simple as men in suits or a particular city or a particular colour or it can be something that is more documentary photography. You could document a person’s life.

You could also take a photo a day.
A self portrait.

As the infamous Don McCullin states “Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”

You have a few options:

  • Photograph randomness, no structure and be flexible in your thinking.
  • Plan your project from meetings with subjects, location scout.
  • Or just photograph what you find interesting and then later print out the images and by putting them side by side understand the theme.

A good idea is to start looking at photography books and go to exhibitions. Understand the flow and the ideas behind the photography. Choose some photographers who you wish to mirror their career to get started and enjoy!