Photo Op: 52 Weekly Ideas for Creative Image-Making by Kevin MeredithPhoto Op is a photo projects book with a difference. Featuring 52 inspirational ideas, backed up by jargon-free practical guidance, it is packed with cliche-busting images from some of the best, brightest, hottest photographers working in the Flickr community - many of whom already have a cult following. This book offers a weekly dose of creative inspiration for photographers and images-makers of all levels, and features diverse challenges ranging from quick-fire results to more immersive techniques. Photographers and image-makers are always on the lookout for inspiration and guidance, and Photo Op provides both in a fun, accessible format that will kick-start creativity, enhance skills, and build confidence behind the lens.
*Each project is explained in detail so photographers with any level of experience can easily complete all 52 ideas
*Packed with dynamic, quirky imagery - this is not a run-of-the-mill photo projects book
*Contributors include some of the most popular photographers from the Flickr community, covering projects for all types of equipment from the cheapest plastic camera to the spiffiest dslr
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Five 52 Week Project Ideas
Tackling a photography project is not only a great way to improve your photography skills but it can keep you from feeling like you take the same photo everyday. However trying to come up with photography project ideas can be a challenge. You know I love a Project and have lots of tips on completing one. Whether you take a photo a day in a Project or choose to do one photo a week in a Project 52 this is a great way to focus on your photography skills. Take on a shorter commitment by doing a project that lasts on 30 days. There are many different ways you can do this. In my ebook, The Unexpected Everyday , I give you a 30 day photography ideas challenge to learn a new skill and give you a prompt for each day.
There are many different types of photography. For example, nature, food and sports photography. To improve your skills in whichever style you are most interested, take our 52 week photo challenge! All you need to do is take a little time each week to snap a specific type of photo. These weekly challenges will help you become more familiar with different aspects of your camera and teach you a little about different angles, lighting and camera settings. Before you begin the weekly photo challenge, we have a few tips to ensure that you really do improve over the course of the year.
One of the best ways to become a better photographer is to commit yourself to exploring a certain theme for awhile. And what better time to do that than at the start of a new year! Some people go so far as to start a day project where they take a photo every single day. A 52 week project is a lot more reasonable. I encourage you to make the next year your '52 week project'. Here are some ideas to get you started. Get up close!
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My week photography project is now complete! Here are some of my favourite photos taken during my project:. Here are a few tips for your photography project:. Choose a frequency that is doable but is also enough of a challenge to make you grow. Choose topics that interest and excite you. She was the inspiration behind starting my project, and I used some of her suggested topics when I needed ideas.
This year, I attempted a couple of photography projects and, as I took more and more photos, I found that they were getting better and better. The best way to learn is to practice and what better way to do so than with a fun, creative photography project. I actually only made it about three months before I stopped. You also get a record of your year. Think about the last time you used your camera when was that?