Take on a Personal Project
by Suzie Lee, co-founder of The Photocoop, a photography community and rental studio
My friend inspired me to do a "first signs of spring" photo project last week. Since we spent the last couple days of spring break with a sick kiddie and broken plans, I took the healthy kid with me and we went hunting through the neighborhood for the first signs of greener days. Nature photography is not my thing but this was fun!
So we are starting to see the first signs of spring, that means it’s the perfect time to start planning a personal project for the upcoming season. Personal projects are important for us photographers. It’s an outlet to focus our creativity and set goals. There is nothing more rewarding than completing the entire project from conception to final product, be it a set of prints, magazine submission or blog content.
Tips for personal projects…
So of course, I’ve got to take my own advice. I spend a good deal of my time selling wall portraits YET, I have very few on my own walls. Well I plan to fix that... one small project at a time. I have a wall on my entry stairs that is screaming for some art. I’ve also got literally tens of thousands of images of my children that have never seen life off my hard drive. So I’ve given myself a budget of $100. I’ve got a really crafty idea in mind and I’ve ordered the supplies. The project should be done by Monday so stay tuned for the reveal!
Here is a great list of creative ideas to try here. I am going to play with idea 8.
Update: See my completed project here.
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