I have been asked by a few people about ideas for photo projects for the Summer.
There are many things that you can try over the summer quite easily, whether you go and have a day out in your local town or city
and take time to look at the architecture, or whether you have a day in the woods and spend time looking at all of the textures around you that you would normally walk by with the kids or the dog and not even notice.
Think about your composition and also think about what you will be able to do with your images at the end of the session, you can make a montage of your images, you can make books calenders, or maybe you'll just choose your favourite photo for a screen saver. So long as you are pushing your creative boundaries when you are out and about - thinking about what you have in the frame of the photograph and if you are not 100% happy, move to the left or right, move closer to the subject or further away, don't be a lazy photographer and just zoom in on everything, change your position, croutch down if you think you'll be able to get a better angle.
Try getting up early on holiday before the hustle and bustle of the day starts and capturing the sun coming up, or maybe you will be somewhere where there are fabulous sunsets, get yourself a series of sunset shots, they can make great montages.
Not everybody is going away, maybe you have a couple of days off work over the summer and you just want to try a day out somewhere with your camera, you don't need to spend lots of money, try going to your local woods, find a stream and try a series of water shots - with movement and without and see the difference it creates to the mood of the photograph,
or a local arboretum and get some macro flower photos or fields of flowers if that's what you have locally to you,
Look around you and see what you have that will fit in with your time schedule - whether it's a day or a weekend, but whatever you decide to try, make sure that you are trying something new and pushing your creativity, by trying new things you will continue to learn and get more and more enjoyment from your camera.