Why Photography Projects are Important

_H6T2202At a time when nearly everyone has a camera and access to software to fine tune their photographs, simply creating good photographs is no longer enough to stand out amongst the multitude of photographers that compete for attention.  Having great gear is nice but not enough either because other photographers can purchase the same gear.  Having great software is not enough because other photographers can purchase the same software.  Having access to great subject matter or locations is not enough because other photographers can have access to the same subject matter and locations.

So what can make us truly unique?  When everyone has access to the same tools and knowledge, being unique no longer comes from using these tools and knowledge.  Being unique, different or original, in one word standing out and expressing a personal vision, comes from using these tools and this knowledge in a creative manner. In a day when hardware, software and subject matter are readily available and accessible, it is our creativity that becomes our ‘success edge’ so to speak.

An effective way to generate creativity is to work on projects instead of on isolated images.  In this essay we are going to look at the creative aspects offered by projects. MORE…