Photography Project Ideas

What photography project ideas would you work on if you had an entire week to devote to shooting? It's rare for most of us to get a solid chunk of time to spend on our favorite pastime. Let's indulge in some creative thinking, and share photography ideas!

Would you shoot doors and windows? A construction site, as the project progresses? Old cars? A "day in the life of..."? Would you take a trip to your favorite destination for some travel photography? Chase your children around? Shoot reflections?

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I've always wanted to go to a park, and set up my camera to point at a busy park bench. I'd settle in for a few hours, and then take images at fixed time intervals, say every ten minutes. It's really an exercise in time lapse photography. I think the resulting images could make a fun photo essay. The setting would stay the same, but the subjects would change at random.

Now, I'd love to hear your ideas!

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people on the bus 
I ride the bus a lot and I always see lots of people who have character in their face and I want to shoot them. Spending a week to take portraits of people …

Project I Lived Here. 
My idea: Okay, Project I Lived Here is a project I’ve created in collaboration with Phonar. This involves me collecting photos of people’s childhood …

In Every an hour 
Take your favourite person and make images of them in every room in your house, using existing sources of light (natural, lamps, reflective surfaces, etc) …

Parking Lot - a photo a day Not rated yet
After a great one-on-one session with Julie, I came upon the idea to take a photo every (work) day in the same parking lot. I further constrained the 'project' …

Alphabet Project Not rated yet
I'd like to take photographs of objects I come across that look like letters of the alphabet. For example, the letter D could be the handle on a coffee …

penquins Not rated yet
Penguins and Sea Lions I love penguins!, They are such an interesting creatures and they love to pose. This makes it easy to photograph them. While …

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