A photo project is always a great way to stay inspired in your photography, motivate you to document people, moments, places, or things, and help you grow as a photographer. It can also be a nice way to pass the time while you’re in quarantine during a global pandemic and get your mind off things for a bit.
If there’s one thing I have learned during our last four weeks of quarantine, it’s that there’s beauty in slowing down. Every day, I’m thankful for another day with my family where we are healthy and safe. I’m thankful for the endless amounts of unexpected family time, and for the special moments that get to happen simply because we have been gifted free time in the safety of our home.
After this is all over, I want to have something to remember this time by, so I’ve decided to create a photo challenge to create a collection of images that I’ll be able to add to my family album. These images will tell a story, and they’ll be just as important as the big milestone moments we tend to focus on under normal circumstances.
I’m starting the project on April 15th and I’d love for you to join me!
15 days of photo challenges to help you document moments with your loved ones
Here are just a few tips
- Include yourself and/or a loved one in every photo. Remember that your children will treasure these photos forever and they will want to see YOU in them, too.
- Use whatever camera you’d like. As they say, the best camera is the one you have in your hands. Use your fancy camera if you’re looking to grow as a photographer, or use your phone camera if that’s what will make this project possible for you.
- If you miss a day, pick up right where you left off (something tells me quarantine won’t be ending on April 30th so you should have some extra time.)
To get started, check out the photo prompts I’ve posted and save them (screenshot the prompt list above or download it here). These are just ideas; you don’t *have* to use them. The goal of the project is to document your life at home so if your favorite image of the day ends up being a different one, that’s fine!
If you’d like to use this project to connect with others, feel free to:
- Upload your photo to Instagram or Facebook and use the hashtag #IPstayathomechallenge
- Tag me so I can see your photo (@idaliaphotography or @idaliaphotographynewborns)
Also, I’ll be posting some photo tips on Instagram so follow me there if you’d like to have access to them.
I hope you enjoy this project! See you on April 15th!