The Projects

Every year, starting in January, a group of professional photographers will join together to do a full year of personal photography projects. Throughout the year, there will be a 12 different project “themes”, which are somewhat generic in nature, allowing for a wide range of interpretations.

The goal is to find the fun, the creative and the joie de vivre that we all have for photography but lose when we sometimes get bogged down in doing work to pay the bills, rather than for just fun. AND to challenge ourselves to do that with a specific assignment in mind. We look forward to these project challenges, even when things are busy in our lives, families and businesses.

From time to time, a member of our group will do their own little side project, and we will post about that as well, showing their images and instructions to give others some ideas for their own personal photography projects. Such as this image which was done as part of a tutorial on how to make and photograph frozen bubble.

Equally, that image could also have been created for any number of other potential project themes, such as winter, delicate, science, round, cold, etc.

We want to encourage other photographers, at whatever stage of skill and interest they are, to follow along and even do the projects alongside us (we are working on a creating a place where you can share your results too, ask for feedback and just talk about your photography experiences during the projects…that will come hopefully in early 2017, just in time for the new group of projects, so stay tuned).

You can follow along with us here on the blog OR over on our facebook page. And we would love to hear from you about YOUR photography projects (we will also from time to time, be featuring other photographers projects so if that interests you, drop us a line!)


2016 Project Themes

The Photography Project 2016 contributors have selected several projects for the year.

They are meant to be open to interpretation. We are all creatives with different styles, interests, and ideas, so we wanted to work on projects that would give all of us a chance to show all of our different approaches to the imagery.

THAT right there…is my favourite part of this project…first, having a go at the theme myself and THEN seeing what everyone else has done. It is such a surprise sometimes, which makes it all the more fun.

If you want to follow along with the themes yourself and do the projects as well, we would love the hear about it. Send us a link to your Facebook or Instagram feed and keep us updated! We would love to see what you are up to as well!

The projects remaining in 2016:

July – night

August – makeup or body art

September – social issues

October – ruined

November – movement

December – dance