Photo-a-day Projects: Ways to improve your photography

by | Sep 29, 2021 | Travel Photography

“Photo a Day” or a project every day for a year. This will help you to enhance your photography skills by learning something new every day. I believe that being a photographer requires creativity and knowledge, but it is always best to have a little bit of practice too. This way you can create some unexpected and inspiring images. Success is not always about how often you win. Sometimes success can be about how much you learn and how you grow as a person.

What is it about one’s day that makes people want to take photographs? Is it the sun, the weather, the mood? Or is it the desire for something documented to remember?

  1. I know it sounds like a lot of work, but taking a picture every day has helped me create a visual diary of my life.
  2. I’ve found that my new habit of taking time for myself has forced me to find things in life that are beautiful. I’ve taken more photos than usual, and this has helped me grow my Instagram account.
  3. To encourage creativity every day, try making your subjects different.
  4. Your environment may be a lot different a year from now.
  5. You need resilience to keep shooting even when you don’t want to. It inspires you.

Why not try something new and different? You don’t have to sacrifice creativity or inspiration to learn. You can keep your creativity alive and keep learning at the same time. 

Sitting down and writing your thoughts on paper is one thing, but you need to get out there and shoot. Ideas are great, but without action, they are useless. A great idea doesn’t replace hard work. So if you want to capture an idea, you need to run with it.

You will make awesome progress this year. You will be amazed at how much you learn about photography and how good you get at it.

Never think of Giving up

Create something when you feel like you can’t create. It might not be much at the start, but step back and you might see more than you thought.

 If it’s 10 pm and you haven’t taken a photo that day, get creative! Pull out your phone and start snapping away. What should you photograph today? The baby monitor? Your neighborhood? Or, maybe you should stay home and take it easy. You can take a picture of your wall with an analog clock or one of the things around you.

Think about the reward at the end

Every day is an opportunity to learn, grow, and explore. A 365-day photo challenge will give you the satisfaction of looking back at every one of these days.  The photos can be shared with other people so they can experience the same satisfaction. The photos will also serve as a reminder of what you have done in a year. Photography can be tricky. That is why it is important to be aware of the different types of techniques that are used depending on the requirement. 

This will teach you how to complete projects more efficiently, making you more passionate, dedicated, experienced, and creative.