As you get very comfortable learning to use your camera, it is important to try new ways to help you improve your experience as a photographer. The world of photography is evolving every day and great photographers know that they have to meet up with the growing trend by improving their skills to become the best at their craft. Sometimes you might find yourself stuck in a creative rut which you can use to your advantage. Here are some challenges that will help you in taking your talents to a higher level.
Attend a photo walk
Take a photo walk as a way to explore new areas with your lens. These events are usually held in a lot of places all over the world. To find them, you will need to search online for these type of events and sign up. A lot of them are free to join. It would be best to move the light in this event because you would be taking a long walk throughout the time.
You will need events like this to help you practice taking photographs of almost anything. It is also a great way to network as you also get to meet other photographers and learn new techniques from them.
Take photos of strangers on the streets challenge
This challenge requires that you take a random photograph of any person you meet on the street but you will need to seek their permission first. If they agree, you can then direct them to take a pose or create an interesting position. You can also take photos of people like in a documentary style.
It is important to know how to approach people you’ve never met because it helps you in building customer relationship with your future clients. Also with these type of pictures, you get to see your environment more clearly and be able to recognize the best moments that are worth capturing.
Use a disposable camera
You can join this challenge by buying a disposable camera from stores, gas stations, and pharmacies. They are very cheap and you can get up to 24 shots from this camera. You can document your life with these photos and after you process them, you would be surprised how well the photos will come out even much better than phone filters. These cameras are able to give you photo images that are similar to film whether you want it colored or just a grainy quality.