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Photo Projects for photography enthusiasts who want to expand their creative skills and find new ways to look at the world.

Photo Project: Going Retro With Your Camera

A while ago, I wrote about how to retrograde your DSLR. A guide to temporarily hide all the digital/smart features that your digital camera has, and turn it into something a bit more dated. Yes, it is a strange thing to do… But you know how people go back to writing with pen and paper to really connect to their thoughts? This may help you to do the same with your photography and compositions.

Now, let’s look at how you can use that retro DSLR to gain a deeper understanding of photography and to change the way you think with a camera in your hand. Let’s get started!

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Photography Project: Symmetry. Pic by James Jordan

Photo Project: Symmetry

Join other photographers as we explore the world around us, and understand the various principles of photography as we do so. We start off with looking at Symmetry, and how we can use symmetry in our compositions to tell us something more about the subject, to create an emotion or to create an aesthetically pleasing image. We wrote this article about how to use symmetry. Take a look at it, and then return here to join us in this exploration.

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The Urban Alphabet

The Urban Alphabet: A Photography Project

Today, challenge yourself to find an ‘Urban Alphabet’: Alphabets as found objects in everyday scenes around you.

Cities provide us with a wonderful resource in juxtaposed objects. Magnificently textured drain covers from a different era sitting next to modern paving and street markings, an ultra-modern skyscraper freshly sculpted out of the earth, yet forever posed against the immortal sky… they’re all there for the taking. Put one against the other, and see what alphabets you can make out of them.

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Photography Projects. Photo of a trumpet on a blue background

Photography Projects

We’ve all been told numerous times that “Great photography is more about the photographer than the equipment” and that “The equipment is just the tool”. But how does one actually get around to practicing the different aspects of developing a photographic vision?

With the Photo Project series of posts, we aim to give you a mission that will result in a series of photographs that challenge your skills and in the process improve your skill at seeing a photograph even before it exists in your camera. Join us, accept the challenge, and share your work!

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