Project-101

I was reading the January 2020 issue of Amateur Photographer, and there was an excellent article in there titled 101 things to photograph before you die.

What a fantastic idea and a great way to push yourself to try new things and develop your own photography skills. Plus, it is a great excuse to go exploring, visit new places and have some fun experiences. So I’m going to try and do it, 101 things to photograph—project 101.

If any of you want to try this yourself, please remember to tag me so I can see it!

As I complete each one, I’ll update this gallery. So keep an eye on it.

The Rules

The article didn’t actually include rules, but to keep the spirit of things, I have created some.

  • Photos that were taken prior to the start of this project (Jan 2020) don’t count.
  • A photo or a visit can only count as one from the list.
    For example, the Taj Mahal is a Landmark and a UNESCO site. So my visit there will only count as one thing of my choice. A second, separate visit also won’t count! The whole point is to try/visit new places and things, so that would be cheating.

101 Things to photograph before you die.

Locations and Landscape

  1. ☐ A castle
  2. ☐ A ruin
  3. ☐ A light painting
  4. ☐ A British National Park
  5. ☐ A foreign national park
  6. ☐ A historical landmark
  7. ☐ A monument
  8. ☐ An optical illusion
  9. ☐ A storm
  10. ☒ A pier
  11. ☐ A waterfall
  12. ☐ A star trail
  13. ☐ A nightscape
  14. ☐ A road
  15. ☒ A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  16. ☐ A capital city
  17. ☐ A mountain
  18. ☐ A lake
  19. ☐ A beach
  20. ☐ A sunset
  21. ☐ A sunrise
  22. ☐ A snowscape
  23. ☐ A garden
  24. ☐ A religious building
  25. ☐ Spring
  26. ☐ Summer
  27. ☐ Autumn
  28. ☐ Winter
  29. ☐ A city skyline
  30. ☐ A bridge

Sports & action

  1. ☐ Motorsport
  2. ☐ Cycling
  3. ☐ Urban sports
  4. ☐ A train
  5. ☐ An airshow
  6. ☐ Dance
  7. ☐ Team Sports
  8. ☐ Athletics
  9. ☐ Watersports
  10. ☐ A boat

Street

  1. ☐ A protest
  2. ☐ A rainy day
  3. ☐ A candid moment
  4. ☐ A parade
  5. ☐ A reflection
  6. ☐ Statues
  7. ☐ Fountains
  8. ☐ Buskers
  9. ☐ Street art/graffiti

Animals & nature

  1. ☐ A cat
  2. ☐ An urban animal
  3. ☒ A bird
  4. ☐ An underwater animal
  5. ☐ A safari animal
  6. ☐ An insect of arachnid
  7. ☒ A dog
  8. ☐ A reptile or amphibian
  9. ☒ Fungi
  10. ☐ A farm animal
  11. ☐ An animal from your garden
  12. ☐ A tree

Portraits & people

  1. ☒ A professional model
  2. ☐ A portrait with flash
  3. ☐ A re-enactor
  4. ☐ A fine-art nude
  5. ☐ A stranger
  6. ☒ A studio portrait
  7. ☐ An environmental portrait
  8. ☒ A wedding
  9. ☐ Hands
  10. ☐ A travel portrait
  11. ☐ A self-portrait
  12. ☐ Live music
  13. ☐ A baby or a child
  14. ☐ A silhouette
  15. ☐ A member of the royal family
  16. ☐ A celebrity

Still life & macro

  1. ☐ Jewellery and watches
  2. ☐ Figurines
  3. ☐ Flowers
  4. ☐ Frozen items
  5. ☐ Oil and water
  6. ☐ A water splash
  7. ☐ Food
  8. ☐ Smoke
  9. ☐ A fruit
  10. ☐ A vegetable
  11. ☐ An antique
  12. ☐ Tools
  13. ☐ Coffee

Everything else

  1. ☐ A religious holiday
  2. ☐ Neon signs
  3. ☐ Total solar eclipse
  4. ☐ A texture
  5. ☐ The moon
  6. ☐ Your home town
  7. ☐ Mist or fog
  8. ☐ A mask
  9. ☐ Fireworks
  10. ☐ Abstract light and shade
  11. ☐ A festival