Photography challenges are a great tool for both beginner and experienced photographers to get inspired and learn new skills. No matter how fun and convenient it is to take pictures with your iPhone, having a guide or goal can help improve your photography and help you think of new things to snap pictures of. Photo challenges can also be a fun group activity for you and your friends or for your kids. It’s interesting to compare shots and see how everyone interpreted a theme differently. Here are a few of our favorite challenges you can try yourself!
Project 365 is a pretty well known and simple photography challenge. The basic premise is to take a picture every day in order to document a year of your life and see through those pictures what it is that really matters to you. Many participants also choose a theme for their Project 365 – perhaps following the growth and adventures of their child or documenting a major life change. For those who have the patience and discipline to complete their Project 365, the resulting photos can be printed into a great SimplePrints photobook memorializing the year you’ve documented.
100 Happy Days
The 100 Happy Days challenge tasks photographers to take a picture every day of something that makes them happy. This is a great challenge to undertake as it helps participants focus on the little things in their lives that bring them joy, which helps foster a more positive outlook on life. Many people post their pictures to Facebook or Instagram with the tag #100happydays in order to easily share with others.
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge
The Daily Post is WordPress’s community for bloggers to learn and experiment together. In addition to their many other resources and tools, they host a weekly photography challenge with new themes posted every Friday. Even if you’re not necessarily a blogger, the challenges present an opportunity to get creative with your photography and may help you think of new things to shoot when you’re feeling uninspired.