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Personal Photography Projects: 10 Ideas That You Can Start This Month

A great way to improve your photography and document your life during this extraordinary time is to start a personal photography project. If you need ideas, keep reading! Check out these 10 ideas for Personal Photography projects.

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I don’t know about you, but I need a creative outlet! And what better way to pass the time and improve your photography AND document this extraordinary time in your life than to do a Personal photography project?

If you know me, you know I love a good photography project. And frankly, next month, I’m going to have about 3 going at the same time.

If you need ideas, keep reading!

10 Personal Photography Projects : Ideas to Document Your Life

30 Days Mobile Only Photos

Shoot only with your phone. Shooting with your phone regularly can help you learn composition, light, and framing. And it’s so easy! I’ve done a 365 with my iPhone and a weekday in the life-like project called Saturdays

10 on 10 Project

I love these! You take 10 photos on the 10th day of the month. It’s like a shortened Day in the Life. I love these because it forces you to pick and choose the best photos from your day.

Cherish Everyday 365

The beauty of our Cherish Everyday 365 is that you can jump in at any time. So instead of making this a year-long project, it can be a month. Check out the prompts for April here.

Shoot Like a Roll of Film

Shoot Like you are shooting a roll of film: take exactly 36 shots like you are working with a “roll” of 36 exposures.  Be intentional every single time you press your shutter button.

4 Sunday Mornings Personal Photography Project

Every Sunday this month, show us what your Sunday morning looks like. Make a conscious effort not to take the same photo every Sunday. Show us different elements of your Sunday. Tell the story of your Sunday morning

A Day in the Life

With this project, you choose one day and take photos all day to capture a day in the life of you, your family, your dog..anyone. It’s a great way to capture routines and a slice of your life on what is an ordinary day.  

I do these all of the time, and an easy way to do it is to set your timer every hour and take a photo.  You can do it with your DSLR or your iPhone.

30 Thankful Days

For 30 Days, photograph something that you are thankful for. Shooting every day for 30 days straight not only improves your photography skills, but helps you to acknowledge the things in life you are grateful for.

A Month in Black and White

Take photos with the intention of converting them to monochrome.  If anything it will teach you what makes a good black and white photo. You can do this by converting it to black and white or take a photo in black and white IN camera.

A Color Month

For this month, pick a color, and take photos where that color is dominant in the image.  It can be anything or any color you choose. You must take at least one photo a week featuring your colo

Self Portrait Project

Once a week, take a self-portrait. Not a selfie, an actual planned out self-portrait. Get in front of the camera to show you were there.

A Self-portrait project is one of the best ways to get in the frame and practice composition, light and storytelling with a cooperative subject.

Ok, so there you have it, 10 ideas for personal photography projects to help you to document your life. Which one are you going to try?