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Project 365: How to Take a Photo a Day and See Your Life in a Whole New Way

Why do it?

Taking a photo a day is a big undertaking with big payoffs. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider doing it:

* Imagine being able to look back at any day of your year and recall what you did, who you met, what you learned… (Often we find it hard to remember what we did just yesterday or even last night, let alone a whole year ago!)

* Your year-long photo album will be an amazing way to document your travels and accomplishments, your haircuts and relationships. Time moves surprisingly fast.

* Taking a photo a day will make you a better photographer. Using your camera every day will help you learn its limits. You will get better at composing your shots, you’ll start to care about lighting, and you’ll become more creative with your photography when you’re forced to come up with something new every single day.

Tips on How to Do It

Here are five tips on how to create your own Project 365:

1. Bring Your Camera Everywhere
Yes, everywhere. Get in the habit. Grocery stores, restaurants, parties, work, and school. Going to a movie theatre? Snap a pic of the flick with your phone–there are photo-ops everywhere. If you have one of those tiny tiny cameras, you have no excuse not to have it in your pocket all the time. And if you don’t? Camera phones are a great substitute.

2. Vary Your Themes
Try to capture the day’s events in a single photo. Perform photographic experiments. Take a photo of someone new you meet, 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.

3. 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.

4. Don’t Stop, No Matter What
This is perhaps the most important tip of all. You will get tired of taking a photo every single day. Some days, you will consider giving up. Don’t. The end result is worth the effort. Remind yourself why you wanted to do it in first place.

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.

5. 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.
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2010-03-29 08:52 pm

Project 365: #38

The horse is not amused.

What'choo staring at? )
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2010-03-09 10:20 pm
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Project 365: #37

It's like one of those puzzles where you have to find the old woman and the young girl..

Course, she's more like a dragon when she's awake )
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2010-03-09 10:06 pm

Project 365: #36

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows

Bah dah bing bah dah boom. Tish. )
dayindayout: (stormtroopers)
2010-03-09 10:02 pm

Project 365: #35

Halfway there with tonight's photo dump!

Those toes look a bit pink... )
dayindayout: (Short)
2010-03-09 09:41 pm
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Project 365: #33

Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

I love the smell of rural in the morning )
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2010-03-09 09:35 pm
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2010-03-09 09:11 pm

Project 365: #31

I think they call this.. art.

Some things are set in stone )
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2010-01-30 08:14 pm
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Project 365: #29

I'm getting too old for this shit

Does anyone have a ladder? )
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2010-01-30 07:57 pm
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Project 365: #28

There seems to be something attatched to my foot..

The mofo strikes again! )
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2010-01-30 12:36 am
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Project 365: #27

I feel like Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden

Open field. Walled Garden. Oh yeah. The similarities. )
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2010-01-30 12:31 am

Project 365: #26

Everything looks so much prettier at night

I have nothing even remotely witty to put here )
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2010-01-30 12:23 am
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2010-01-19 01:30 am

Project 365: #24

The last one for today I promise

The oldest building in the village )
dayindayout: (pink heels)
2010-01-19 01:17 am

Project 365: #23

I have this thing for flowers

Do those look weird to you? )
dayindayout: (telly)
2010-01-19 01:06 am