I have a passion for photography (as you’ve probably noticed!), and there are tons of awesome scrapbooking ideas online.  My favorite idea is Project Life – I love how clean and organized the layouts look.  Many will claim that scrapbooking can be “affordable”, but it still costs money.

At some point in the future I might take up scrapbooking, but in the meantime here are five free, fun photography projects I love.

(Side note: I don’t print these photos.  I share them on Facebook and Instagram because it’s free to do so.  If you’re interested in printing your photos, Costco offers cheap printing [10 cents per print] with surprisingly good quality.)

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52 Week Portrait Project

Take one self-portrait every week for a year.  Get creative.  Play with different angles, utilize different types of lighting, and try new settings on your camera.

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12 of 12

On the 12th day of the month (or any day that you choose), take 12 photos of your day and put them in a grid.  Don’t worry if your day isn’t too exciting – the purpose of this project is to capture the everyday details we often don’t photograph.

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This one is a bad example because it certainly isn’t a typical day, but it’s by far my favorite 12 of 12! (Photos courtesy of Studio Delphianblue and Megan Bailey)

From Where I Stand

Take photos of your feet (from where you stand).  What I love about this project is that there’s no timeline – you don’t need to take photos once a month, once a week, or every day.  Take the photos whenever you feel like it!  This is a great option for those of us who are forgetful  😉

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365

Take one photo every day for an entire year.  The photos can be of anything you want.  To narrow your focus, choose a particular theme for each week or month.  You could focus on a certain subject (a pet, for example), a color, a type of lighting, an interesting angle…the possibilities are endless!

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100 Happy Days

Take one photo of something that makes you happy every day for 100 days.  You may have seen this one on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #100HappyDays.  This project is awesome because it forces you to focus on the little everyday things that you’re grateful for.  Research shows that focusing on gratitude increases happiness and decreases stress.

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Fun time with friends! #100HappyDays

What are some of your favorite photography projects?