This year marks 20 years of snapping photos for me.
But in those years, I have never challenged myself to try shooting various photography styles and techniques in a short period.
Initially, I thought this was a challenge where I took a photo every day for 30 days.
But with recent lockdowns and personal injuries, I have decided that I will be chasing 30 photos when I can for this time around and use this experience to build on future challenges that may end up shooting a photo a day.
The goal of this photo journey is to improve techniques I already know and learn new styles I have yet to try.
The reason being is that over the past couple of years, I stopped shooting. I think one of the reasons was that I was struggling to find things to shoot. I knew I had to start thinking outside of the box and experiment to reignite my passion for photography. This is how the 30 photo challenge idea started.
I have randomly selected 30 photos to shoot. I do intend to finish this as quickly as possible, with lockdowns, weather and my back injury all considered. The order may change if need be, but I will try my best to stick to the program.
30 Photo Challenge shot list
• Self-portrait (Rembrandt Lighting)
• Black and White – Canon-80D Picture Style Settings
• Double Exposure
• Rules of Thirds
• Lens Flare
• Dynamic Tension
• Light Painting
• Colourful Water Drops
• Frame within a Frame
• Water Splash
• Slow Sync Flash
• Harris Shutter
• Shallow DoF
• Light Graffiti
• Street Photography
• Favourite Moment
That’s the list.
Hopefully, at the end of this photographic journey, I have re-bounded with the camera to speak and found the passion I have somehow misplaced.
I also hope to inspire and even educate along the way with how-to videos and blogs on how I got the shots.
If you have read up until here, thanks for reading, and I hope you follow along with my journey – enjoy!
Last but not least… I’m rebooting my Youtube channel.
Here’s the first video:
I’m sure I’ll look back at this in a few months time and pick it apart for everything that is wrong with it.
But, you have to start somewhere…