Project 365 – What is it? Simply put: Take one picture a day for one year and post it to your blog. Simple. Easy.
I have decided to jump on the bandwagon and start my project TODAY, especially since I do have a new digital camera, might as well get good use of it.
Here are some great TIPS for your Project 365:
1) Take Your Camera Everywhere. Yes, everywhere. Get in the habit. Grocery stores, restaurants, parties, work, and school. Camera phones are a great substitute for a traditional digital camera.
2) Make Posting Easy. Blogs are fun, easy and FREE. You can start a new blog in minutes. Other easy ways to post your photos are on photo sharing sites. Flickr will let you post a week’s worth of photos in 2 minutes flat, and fotolog and Photoblog.com are geared toward a photo-a-day workflow. Making it fast and easy means you’re much more likely to do it.
3) Vary Your Themes. Perform photographic experiments. Take a photo of someone new you met, something you ate for the first time, or something you just learned how to do. Take a photo of something that made you smile. And don’t forget to take a photo of yourself at least once a month so you can remember how you’ve changed, too.
4) Tell a Story. Use your blog entry, or your photo description, to explain what’s going on in each day’s photograph. How good did that dinner taste? What made you want to take a photo of that stranger? It’ll help you remember down the road, and it gives friends following along a better appreciation of why you took the photo you did. You don’t need to write a lot, just enough to add some color.
5) Don’t Stop, No Matter What. You will probably get tired of taking a photo every single day or simply forget. There will be times you’ll think there’s nothing interesting left to take a photo of, and times you’ll think you didn’t do anything exciting enough to take a photo of. There’s always a great photo to be made.
Get out of the house and take a walk. Or stay inside and look around. Take a photo of something important to you. Take a photo of the inside of your house so you can see how your taste has changed over the years. Take a photo of anything, just don’t stop.
6) Post Early, Post Often. Plan on going through and posting your photos at least once a week so you don’t get backlogged and feel overwhelmed. Ideally, post every day or two. Again, spend the time up front to make sure it’s quick and easy to post. It’ll make all the difference.
NOTE: Project 365 tips were borrowed from the Photojojo.com website.