30 Day Photo Challenge

Island HopperOne of the best things you can do to improve your digital photography skills, whether you use a DSLR or a $90 pocket digital camera, is to take pictures.  In the workshops and classes I teach – and any others people take – students receive a great deal of information. Actually taking photos is the best way to cement this information in your brain. Too many people only pull out their camera for special occasions, and then get unsatisfying results. Only using your digital camera every few months makes it hard to remember how best to use it. The more you use your digital camera, the more your photos will please you.

However, many people need a little more guidance than “just go take pictures.” I encourage my digital photography students to spend the first month after our workshop taking this photo challenge. This gives you a subject on which to focus every day. Interpret these subjects however works for you; try and take between 10 and 30 photos of each subject. They don’t need to be perfect; the act of using the camera is what matters here. I encourage students to post their best photos on our Facebook group.

  1. Name
  2. Outdoors
  3. Shadows
  4. Favorite color
  5. Meals
  6. Distances
  7. Sunset
  8. Chocolate
  9. Flowers
  10. Outfits
  11. Faceless self portrait
  12. Through windows
  13. Technology
  14. Clouds
  15. Water
  16. Dogs
  17. Inspiration
  18. Black and white
  19. Movement
  20. Birds
  21. Memories
  22. Faces
  23. Hands
  24. Night
  25. Coins
  26. Close-up
  27. Flower
  28. Treasures
  29. Reflections
  30. Smile

Questions? Email me or take one of my photo workshops. Head to my home page and look for the list of upcoming classes on the right side of the page.