August 365 Photo Challenge ListPosted by Katrina Kennedy on Jul 26, 2013 in 365, Blog, Idea List | 14 comments
Why Do You Take A Photo A Day?
Do you ever wonder why you keep taking a photo a day? Or maybe you’ve wondered why anyone would start this crazy project?
It all begins with one photo. It might not be the most amazing photo you’ve ever taken, but it’s a photo. A photo you’ve created of YOUR life. A perspective, place, and time no one else experiences but you.
Some days you will see the photo as soon as you rise from bed. You’ll think about it and know EXACTLY what you want to take and how to take it.
Other days you’ll forget about your photo until you are in bed ready to end your day. You may jump out of bed and find the smallest sliver of light to snap a photo. Or maybe you just stay in bed and take a phone photo of your bedside clock mocking you for being up so late.
Taking a photo every day for a year mimics life in that way. Some days will be easy and some days not. You’ll feel incredibly inspired for days at a time and then hit spells of nothing. Nothing looks photographable. Nothing seems interesting. That spell will end.
No matter how you approach this project or what camera you use, you’ll create an amazing journal of your life. Your life seen in a way only you can see it.
Maybe you’ll print your photos and hang them on the wall. Maybe you’ll keep them in a tidy file on your hard drive. Maybe you’ll tuck them into your Project Life or line them up in an album. There is no right way. There is only your way.
And that is good enough!
How can you use the list? Follow three quick steps!
Download the August Challenge List to your favorite device or print it for quick reference. I post mine right next to my desk.
Subscribe to the free daily emails for a prompt reminder and tips for each day’s prompts.
Go sequential if that’s your thing or pick one that inspires you. Go out on your own if you need to. There is no wrong way to use the prompts!
And really…if you need to skip a prompt…then skip it! It’s your project. Make it your own!
This month’s repeating prompts are:
August 10 – Self Portrait
August 17 – Color, this month we are Pink!
August 24 – A Portrait of a person
Create your image with whatever camera you have! Phone, dSLR, point and shoot.
Shoot what you can. Share what you can. No pressure. Sharing helps keep you motivated all year long.
- Tag them on Instagram or Twitter with #CY365. (You can follow me @katrinakennedy so I can follow you!)
- Upload them to the CY365 Gallery for a little gallery love.
- Post them to our Flickr group.
- Post them to the CY365 Facebook page.
In the comments below, tell me why YOU take a photo everyday.