Many people buy a great camera, use it for few weeks, and then it just sits in the closet, abandoned. Don't let this happen to your camera too! You can start some simple yet interesting projects, which will bring out the creativity in you. And you will get better in photography, as the project progresses.
But before you start on the project, it is a good idea to understand the basics of photography. Get some ideas on the exposure triangle, basic digi camera controls, and some basic photo techniques. Understanding settings like self-timer and digital filters will allow you to take better pictures. Here are some interesting ideas.
Interesting Ideas to Start a Photography Project
What is it? Well, you simply take one photograph of yourself everyday for 365 days of the year. You will get bored within a month by taking the same sort of self-portraits and soon will start trying out new ideas. This will bring out the creativity in you, as you will start thinking of shooting the subject (which is you) in some unique and different ways.
You can capture yourself in moods like bored, angry, happy, sad, calm, sleepy, bright, aggressive, dramatic, excited, careless, indifferent, etc. You can go on and on... So, capture these 31 unique moods of yourself.
This photography project asks your keen observation and touch feeling towards various things. So go around and discover the world again and the beautiful textures of various things that it has to offer. While taking the shots, make sure you get sharp well-lit pictures, so that you capture 50 texture pictures which show-off the details.
You can shoot a caterpillar, mosquito, spider, beetle, housefly, etc., to complete your 26 bugs project. This is a great macro photography project theme, so use the macro mode to its optimum to capture all the details of the bugs.
Best are trees without any leaves. Trees at nighttime also look scary. So go out searching for some spooky looking trees and take black and white or sepia pictures of them.
This is another popular photography project which involves taking shots of 99 strangers. This photography project can be quite challenging, as it will be difficult to capture strangers. And not everybody would like you taking their picture! But at the end of the project, you will have a collection of some really great pictures.
In the collection of 31 photographs, collect as many vivid looking eyes as you can. For a dramatic look, you can consider cropping the picture to show just one eye.
Sit on a bus, and buy a ticket for next bus stop. Get down and take a picture of the bus stop. Then again get on the bus, get down on next stop, and take a picture. This way you can complete your 27 bus stops photo collection.
This way, keep taking lots and lots of pictures, till you get the best 11 shots. To make the photographs look more interesting, try out various filter modes in your camera.