It’s a new year, and I hope you had a great holiday season and rang it in with a bang. Now it’s time to buckle down and get back to work. Our January photography challenge is designed to get you out shooting, thinking a bit differently, and even get a little exercise! Anyone can do it, no matter where you live, what camera you use, or your photography experience and skill level.
Ready? Let’s get to it.
30 Minutes Photography Challenge
The theme for this challenge is 30 minutes and it goes like this:
- WALK 10: Step out your own front door, pick a direction, and walk for 10 minutes.
- SHOOT 10: Stop wherever you end up and for the next 10 minutes take photos of what is in that location, or nearby.
- WALK 10: Then in the final 10 minutes walk back home.
It’s that simple! So get out your walking shoes, get some exercise and fresh air, and take some photos.
So where’s the challenge?
The challenge here will be finding something to shoot for 10 minutes, wherever you end up.
So that might be a parking lot, playground, a busy street, or country road. You will need to dig deep to find enough to keep photographing for 10 minutes.
Look past the obvious, get closer and look at details.
Maybe you can even take a macro lens or extension tube to try some macro photography.
You could even stand in one spot the entire time and only shoot what is around you.
There are an infinite number of interesting things to photograph if you take the time to stop and look. Now is your chance.
Another way to approach it might be to take your dog or child along with you. That’s okay too.
But use whatever is at the 10-minute mark to photograph them.
Try to push yourself a little. If it’s cold where you live (like it is here in Canada in January) you might find a skating rink, icicles, frost on a car window, so don’t count yourself out just because the weather is nippy.
So get shooting!