Creating Your Personal Photography Project || A Guide to Photography Inspiration

About this Skillshare Class

The Course

The goal of this class is for you to develop a personal photography project. This class is helpful to those who would like to have your work considered by magazines, art and creative directors, and ad agencies. Students will learn the importance of building rapport with their subjects before the shoot, as well as deciding on the timeframe of their project after the course.

Students will create, photograph, and edit a personal project within one month. Each course will guide them on how to complete each step of their project.

Class Project

Students will develop and photograph your personal project within 30 days. Use these steps as your guide:

  • Make a list of up to 10 personal project ideas.
  • Select one that can be completed within 30 days.
  • After selecting your subject, begin doing your research (Google, library, magazines, etc).
  • Determine what day you will start shooting.
  • Complete your shoot one week after selecting your subject.
  • After the shoot, start reviewing and editing your photos.
  • Share your class project in the Project Gallery.


  • Introduction
  • What is a personal project?
  • Where to find ideas and inspiration
  • Determine length of project
  • Establishing rapport before your shoot
  • Photographing your project
  • Editing the personal project
  • Recap of lesson / Class Project
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