Oxford School of Photography

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Find a photography project

One way to get your creativity flowing is to find a project to work on. It would be fine to work on something like ‘world peace’  or ‘saving the environment’ but let’s face it you probably live somewhere that neither of these are apparent in your everyday lives. One trick to finding a project is to write a list of all the the things that interest you (it is much easier to photograph things you have an interest in), then cross off anything you cannot do near to home, what is left is the opportunities you have. Projects can be something that are apparent and mainly visual, some can be more esoteric, on student on our Intermediate Course did a very interesting project on decay, it include substantial things like buildings falling into disrepair but also a bowl of fruit that he allowed to slowly decay over weeks, photographing it at various stages.

One thing you could start with is a project in your kitchen, photographing the fruit and vegetables that you buy every week and maybe some you don’t usually buy but which are photographically interesting, here are some examples from a Lighstalking post Nothing more complicated than veg and light from a window plus imagination


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