New Year Photo Challenge – Photo Ideas to Improve Your Skills

Last Updated: January 13, 2020

Want to take on a fun photo challenge in 2020? Capture every day in photos. The idea is simple: choose a theme and take a new photo every day that follows that theme. When you’re done, you’re left with an awesome photography portfolio that’s unique to you. 

You can take the photo challenge in any direction you like, but here are some Costco Photo ideas to inspire you along the way.

1. Photograph the Things You’ve Seen

For a unique way to create a niche collection of photos, make it your goal to take a photo of a certain something each day. Dogs, doorways, high-heeled shoes or vintage cars—choose something that interests you, track down a new one each day, and find new ways to capture it in a photo. By the end, you’ll have created a gallery-style photo series that people will love to look through. 

2. Photograph the Places You’ve Been

Want to see more of the world, or appreciate the spaces near you? Practice your landscape photography by taking a photo each day of a new place that you visit. Whether you’re travelling abroad or exploring your own hometown, there are endless places to discover. Trying a new café, taking a different route on a hike, or visiting a wonder of the world—snap a photo and jot down a few notes about the area.

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3. Photograph the Faces You’ve Met

Want to meet more people? Try to meet a new person each day and ask them if you can take their photo for your project. It’s a great challenge to push you outside of your comfort zone and improve your portrait photography skills. Who knows—you might even make some great friends through it.

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4. Photograph the Colours of Your Life

Take your photo series in a creative direction by focusing on colour, regardless of subject matter. Choose a hue that appeals to you and make an effort to find and photograph it as often as you can. Look for that colour in landscapes, clothing, objects big and small – if you didn’t already have an eye for detail, you’ll develop one through this challenge.

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Commemorating Your Collection

Whether your challenge lasts 100 days or 365, it’ll be a fun, rewarding way to stretch your creativity and practice your photography. Manage your collection on a photo platform like Instagram or Flickr. Friends and people all around the world can enjoy your photo challenge and think up their own.

You’re guaranteed to have some favourite shots by the end. Create a stunning, tangible keepsake with a photo book, featuring as many photos as you’d like. Or, pick the photos that you can’t get enough of and turn them into unique wall décor as canvas prints or metal prints.