5 Photo Projects You Can Start and Finish in a Weekend [IP75]

In this episode I'm joined by long-time listener of the Improve Photography Podcast and full-time commercial photographer Wasim Muklashy.

What's in this episode

  • 5 Photo Projects You can Start and Finish In One Weekend
  • A little about Wasim's business in commercial photography

Doodad of the week


5 thoughts on “5 Photo Projects You Can Start and Finish in a Weekend [IP75]”

  1. Several times now, you have mentioned that you sometimes think photographers are the least generous people in the world. I think maybe you aren’t looking in the right places, because I see evidence to the contrary, every day. Check out groups like these (to name a few) and have your faith restored…you may even want to eat your words 😉

    http://www.heartsspeak.org/ – Photographers donating their time and photos (and often, their hearts) to animal shelters and rescue groups.

    http://www.drawinghope.ca/ – An incredible photographer and artist who creates spectacular fantasy portraits of children living with serious illnesses and disabilities.

    https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/ – Photographers who make themselves available, at a moment’s notice, day and night, to photograph stillborn babies so that their parents will have something beautiful to remember them by.

    I’m sure a quick google search would locate dozens of other, similarly generous organizations. In fact, that might be an excellent theme for a show, to talk about the options photographers have to donate their work to worthy causes, often gaining valuable experience and certainly more satisfaction than just “giving it away” to those who are not actually in need.

    1. I’m aware of most of these groups. I think it’s fantastic to see photographers doing that. But I bet only one out of 100,000 photographers in the world has participated in such a group. In general, I think we photographers (me included) need to do a lot more giving. Thanks for the comment.

  2. Jim,

    This has to do with the 5 projects podcast. For the life of me, I only count 3! Are they listed somewhere else on your site? Or, maybe I just don’t listen carefully enough.

  3. Hi Jim!

    This was one awesome episode. It was really inspirational. Photo project that started speaking to me is the one where you look for historic architecture. Well, I thought, that’s fun (I love architecture), I’ll start right away. And then two hours later I kind of realized that I live in medieval city. After a little bit of thinking I decided to go for it and make it a longer project because one weekend is just not enough. Right now the oldest building in my list from 1250 – the highest church in town. If I count back to 2010s, it makes 77 buildings/photos!!! I doubt that I find authentic building from every decade, but still, it’s worth a try. And there’s a big adventure ahead of me.

    Thank you!
    And all the best!

  4. In IP75 you mentioned a photographer/artist who applies paint to her photos. It sounded like her name was Robin Decker. I’m very interested in learning more about this. But when I Google “Robin Decker” all I get are links to a lingerie model. Can you supply more info about her or other artists who do this type of work?

    Thank you and keep up the great work.

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