With the new year comes new beginnings. While many are making resolutions to lose weight, spend less and save more, I , for one, will be pledging to improve my photography skills. And one way to do that is to participate in a Project 365.
For those not familiar with a Project 365, basically you take a photo a day for an entire year. And most people elect to start their projects on January 1st.
There are several benefits to doing a Project 365. For one, you can improve your skills as a photographer. It will also cause you to think outside the box and be creative when it comes to photographing subjects each and every day of the year. It will also help your eyes see light in a new way. And in the end, you’ll have a great sense of accomplishment. It does after all take a great commitment to create and take photographs for 365 days in a row.
Now I know a Project 365 can feel overwhelming. Many people wonder what to photograph day in and day out. Here are several ideas of what to photograph for your Project 365.
Select a different theme for every month. For example, in January when the weather outside is frightful, you can photograph subjects indoors and perfect your use of on camera flash. Since February is the month of Love, you can photograph subjects with red in them. In March you can try your luck at photographing objects green in color. And April is a great time to photograph Spring in all its glory. By now I’m sure you get the picture.
Just about everyone has a camera built in to their cell phone. You could use nothing but your cell phone camera throughout your Project 365. And with all the fun Apps available for Smartphones, you’re sure to find something fun to use like the Retro Camera App available for Android phones. Or if you own the illustrious iPhone, there is actually a Project 365 App which provides a blank calendar for you to fill with your photo of the day.
You could be really daring and take a self portrait for 365 days.
Perhaps you love the great outdoors. You could focus on taking landscape photos the entire year.
A Project 365 is also a great way to document your daily life or that of your children. and family.
Flowers. Just about everyone loves flowers.
We consume food on a daily basis so why not take a photograph of at least one meal every day. This might also help you lose weight. LOL
Here are some photographs I created in 2010 for my Project 365:
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