Are you just getting started with photography?
Are you uninspired, in a rut, or lacking creativity?
Have you tried a 365 project in the past and failed?
No matter where you are as a photographer spending just 10 minutes a day with your camera can help you grow, improve your skills, and add some great images to your portfolio.
Here are my tips for daily shooting.
- Keep your camera accessible. Keeping your camera charged, with a lens on and somewhere handy allows you to grab it when you have some free time or need a mental break.
- When you physically see the camera you can grab it and take on a walk, run out to capture beautiful sunlight at the end of the day, or capture funny moments around the house.
- Taking 10 minutes to photograph each day builds skills. It will encourage you to start looking for light, reflections, color, and movement. All these things help to create a great image.
- Don’t expect to get great photos each day. That is not the point of the exercise.
- Daily shooting is an exercise. You are working with your photography muscles. The skills of navigating your camera, creating a strong composition, exploring light, and expressing emotions.
- You don’t have to have a plan. Just start looking and exploring with your photography. Think less about the location, the subject, and more about what you see through your lens.
Try it for a week and see what you think. With all new things it takes time but I know from my own experience your images will get stronger and stronger. Each failure will bring you closer to success.