There’s no better way to improve your skills and creativity than by taking a risk. Personal projects let you do that, challenge yourself.
Undertaking a personal project is a way to step out of your comfort zone, a way to challenge your skills. It helps you focus on your photography without the pressure of client needs. It can be a revitalising experience.
My choice for personal projects is to photograph people, it can gives me an invaluable insight to a group that only comes with time. I need to gain trust and once I have done this I am in in a position to produce more interesting work.