My Photo Projects

John Hedgecoe’s Complete Guide to Photography: A step-by-step course from the world’s best-selling photographer contains 71 projects designed to progress from basic to advanced photographic techniques. My goal is to complete all 71 projects and, in the process, greatly improve my photographs and my understanding of photography and photographic equipment.

As I complete each project, my intent is to more than just check the boxes, but also to take interesting photographs in their own right. I hope you enjoy the results.

Here are the projects:

The Essential Elements

  • 1.  Shape
  • 2.  Form
  • 3.  Texture
  • 4.  Pattern
  • 5.  Color Contrast
  • 6.  Color for Impact
  • 7.  A Touch of Color
  • 8.  Color Restrained
  • 9.  Diffused Color
  • 10. Tone
  • 11. Black and White or Color
  • 12. Tonal Range
  • 13. Light Tones
  • 14. Dark Tones
  • 15. Perspective
  • 16. Fore-, Middle, and Background
  • 17. Framing
  • 18. Viewpoint
  • 19. Emphasizing Elements

People

  • 20. Portraits in Natural Light
  • 21. Figure in Available Light
  • 22. Group Composition
  • 23. Enhancing the Image
  • 24. Using Screens and Reflectors
  • 25. Position and Associations
  • 26. Character and Expression
  • 27. Informal Street Portraits
  • 28. Black and White Portraits
  • 29. Children’s Portraits
  • 30. Children at Play
  • 31. A Day at the Coast
  • 32. Photographing a Wedding
  • 33. Photographing a Public Event

Places

  • 34. Improving the Image
  • 35. Time of Day
  • 36. Facades
  • 37. Sense of Place
  • 38. Landscape in Monochrome
  • 39. Black and White Landscape
  • 40. Changing Light
  • 41. Shooting into the Sun
  • 42. Difficult Weather Conditions
  • 43. Dominant Skies
  • 44. Dusk and Night
  • 45. Industrial Landscape
  • 46. Beauty in Strange Places
  • 47. Cityscape
  • 48. Architectural Viewpoint
  • 49. Architectural Detail
  • 50. Themes
  • 51. Simple Interiors
  • 52. Complex Interiors
  • 53. Large-Scale Interiors
  • 54. People and Interiors

Still-Life

  • 55. Found Still-Lifes
  • 56. Still-Life and Camera Position
  • 57. Still-Life Theme
  • 58. Variations on a Theme
  • 59. Difficult Materials
  • 60. Food Still-Life

The Natural World

  • 61. Animals Near Home
  • 62. Farm
  • 63. Flowers and Flower Gardens
  • 64. Zoo
  • 65. Domestic Animals
  • 66. Birds in Flight
  • 67. Using Special Equipment

Action

  • 68. Technique
  • 69. Action with Flash
  • 70. Action
  • 71. Sports

9 Responses to My Photo Projects

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  2. LGBT eParty says:

    Great Tips!

    Again, Thank you so much!

    Have a wonderful happy holiday season!

  3. I really enjoyed the thought process behind this post.. It has certainly intrigued me on projects to try and develop my own photography. Thanks! x

    • I’m glad to read that this page may have inspired you. In all honesty, I got stuck on one assignment and haven’t been keeping up with my original plan since, so thank you for your comment, because I’ve now been reminded of what I set out to do and am re-inspired to pick it up again! :)

  4. atkokosplace says:

    This is a wonderful post. What a fantastic way to learn. This inspires me. Looking forward to seeing more of you great work!

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