One of my undertakings this year is 365 Project, a photography project where I’ll take one photo every day for a year. Some of you are probably thinking – that’s not hard! – but it is. Considering the fact that sometimes I won’t pick up my camera for weeks at a time, this will be quite a challenge for me.
How it works.
Always have your camera on hand and take a photo everyday. There are so many different possibilities! You can take a photo of yourself or choose a theme; a photo of what you eat could make it similar to a food journal, for instance. Or… just take a photo of anything! That’s what I’m doing. I’ll try to capture what’s important to me on that particular day. Hopefully there will be some of me scattered throughout, but I can’t guarantee it. My favorite place is behind the camera.
Then, share it with the world.
I’m not sure if I’ll post my photos daily, but I’ll try. I’ll be adding them to 365project.org and to Flickr, and each Friday will do a “Week in Photos” post here on my blog. For those of you that have been considering starting a blog, this would be a good way to get it off the ground. It’s easy to do with Blogger – then just post a new photo everyday, write a little blurb about it, and with time, you may even be inspired to write more. If blogging’s not your thing, another option is to post your photos to a Facebook album for all your friends and family to see. There are several Flickr groups that you can add your photos to – 365 Days, Project 365!, and Project 365. And if you tweet about it, make sure to use hashtag #project365 so that others who are interested can easily find your photos, too.
What am I hoping to get out of this?
Time flies. I’m hoping to slow down a bit. I want to be more present. Experimenting with my camera is another aspect I’m looking forward to. I need to venture off the Automatic path. I’ll look back at my year in photos and hopefully learn a little more about myself. What truly is important to me? What did I accomplish? Where did I go? Who did I meet?
Does this sounds like something you’d like to take on?
Visit some of the following links for more information and inspiration. I started on January 1st, but you can start any day you’d like. Picking a special day might make it easier to see the project through until the end. Your birthday, or the day one of your children is born, for example. If 365 photos seems daunting, you could always make it a 52 project, and take one photo a week. There are no rules.
- 365 Project – You can follow me here at: http://365project.org/mariana/365/
- Project 365: How to Take a Photo a Day and See Your Life in a Whole New Way on Photojojo
- Free Project 365 iPhone app. Easy to use. To add a photo, just tap on a date. Then add a caption and submit it via email, to Facebook, or Twitter.
- Consider Starting A Photography Project365 In The New Year at Digital Photography School
- Clouds 365 Project – cool idea!
Have fun with it!
If you’re participating, please leave your link in the comments so I can go check out your photos!