Starting a 365 Project was one of the best things that I have done over the past few years. A 365 Project is essentially a commitment to take a photograph every day for a whole year. Some people take photos of a single subject (themselves, their child etc.) and others just take whatever comes to hand.
For me I started a 365 Project because I wanted a reason to pick up my camera every day and at the same time try and improve my photography. I’m not the sort of person that will pour over manuals and books, learning all the functions and features of my camera before I start shooting. That doesn’t work for me. I take inspiration from the images that I see and then I like to try and use that within my photography. Sometimes it might be a different way of looking at an object, the way in which lighting has been used or the way in which the photo has been processed afterwards. For me it was just about the photo but also about how photos can be manipulated and processed in PhotoShop.
Starting a 365 Photography Project Tips
So here’s my top tips for starting a 365 Project:
Be Prepared to start a 365 Project
I won’t kid you – completing a 365 project isn’t easy. It sounds easy; take a photo every day and blog about it, but after a while it can?really start to get to you! Some days are better than others, but you have to be prepared for this. If you aren’t then the temptation to give up can easily win.Tell people that you know you are doing it, so that they can get involved.
Set yourself some 365 Project rules