15 Photography Project Ideas You Should Try This Weekend

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujfilm 23mm f1.4 sample images (10 of 13)ISO 2501-30 sec at f - 1.4

The weekend is upon us! It’s time to go out and have fun with your camera. But if you have no direction, why not try some of these creative photo projects?

Ask a Complete Stranger for Their Photograph and Tell Them You’re Building Your Portfolio

Kodak Porta 400

Kodak Porta 400

Get the Horizon on a Landscape Completely Straight

Chris-Gampat-The-Phoblographer-Sony-A99-Aquarium-photos-and-landscapes-edited-7-of-15ISO-50-680x453

Learn to Backlight a Portrait

Pro Tip: We recommend that you communicate with the person that you're photographing first to get insight as to what they want. Some headshots are more corporate oriented while others are for comp cards, actor profiles, and dating websites.

Pro Tip: We recommend that you communicate with the person that you’re photographing first to get insight as to what they want. Some headshots are more corporate oriented while others are for comp cards, actor profiles, and dating websites.

Capture a Candid Scene on the Streets and Overcome Your Shyness

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss 12mm f2.8 first impressions samples (6 of 8)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 4.0

Compose a Scene By Color

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss 50mm f2.8 touit extra photos (13 of 14)ISO 4001-320 sec at f - 2.8

Try Shooting in Auto and See How the Results Turn Out

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss 12mm f2.8 final product photos (1 of 2)ISO 8001-40 sec

Manually White Balance While Spending an Entire Day Shooting Photos

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss 12mm f2.8 first impressions samples (1 of 8)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 4.0

Spend an Entire Day Shooting With a Single Focal Length

Felix Esser The Phoblographer SLR Magic 35mm T1.4 Review

Photograph The Process of Making a Meal By Getting in Close

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Shoot Street Photography Using the Zone Focusing System

Pro Tip: The zone focusing system requires using the depth of field scale on your lens. It tells you that at a given distance and when the lens is stopped down at a given aperture, a certain range of subject material will be in focus.

Pro Tip: The zone focusing system requires using the depth of field scale on your lens. It tells you that at a given distance and when the lens is stopped down at a given aperture, a certain range of subject material will be in focus.

Shoot Panoramic Scenes and Stitch Them Together

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer RhinoCam rooftop panorama (1 of 1)ISO 1001-500 sec

Try Only Shooting from the Hip

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm 23mm f1.4 more street photography (7 of 10)ISO 6401-640 sec at f - 5.6

Try Out Macro Photography

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss 50mm f2.8 Touit Macro review samples (2 of 2)ISO 2001-60 sec at f - 22

Photograph a Subject with Direct Flash

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Phase One IQ250 portrait with Natalie (5 of 5)ISO 1001-320 sec at f - 4.0

Use Second Curtain Flash and Try Light Painting

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Lumopro LP-180 flash Rollerhoops images (2 of 2)ISO 2501-6 sec at f - 8.0

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