March CY365 Photo Challenge List | 2014Posted by Katrina Kennedy on Feb 27, 2014 in 365, Blog, Idea List | 5 comments
There is a camaraderie in photography. There is a community we create by picking up our cameras to document our lives.
On March 4th, 2011, I launched CaptureYour365 because of that camaraderie. That connection. This month we celebration our connection.
We are connected in a quest to find the perfect light. We are connected in the desire to create THAT photograph. The one that will take our breath away when we move it to our computer monitor. The one that will make us cry when it arrives from the printer.
We have different cameras. We have different skill levels and different subjects we like to put into our frame. But we are all connected in the desire to capture the moments of our lives. We are connected in our burning need to treasure this very moment.
We work so hard to create a life that we can deem photographable. While some of us may wipe the dirty chins or tidy the room before we shoot, we are all working toward the same thing. Valuing the memory. Valuing the moment.
Sometimes our preservation may come from desperation. The desperation to stop the child from growing any faster. The desperation of fragile relationships and more fragile lives.
When I see your photos I get it. I understand the treasure of a blurry image of the person who is no longer with us. I understand the value of the snapshot of your child who isn’t a child anymore. I understand the underexposed photo you’ve tucked into your mirror and the draw of the faded faces in the photo by the window.
And you do too. You don’t need to ask why I’m shooting a crayon. Or a Lego. Or what I ate for breakfast. In that we are united. And when I see you from across the room as you take that photograph I smile. Because I understand.
And here are this month’s repeating prompts (the pink words). Not sure what a repeating prompt is? We talk about them on the CY365 Podcast.
- Create A Self Portrait | March 1 – Step Outside
- Create A Macro Photo | March 3 – Choose A Favorite
- Photograph A Number | March 19 – 365
- Practice Portraiture | March 22 – On Their Terms
- Create A Photo With Your Phone | March 23 – Phone Art
- Capture Where You Stand | March 27
Subscribe to the free daily emails for a prompt reminder and tips for each day’s prompts.
Have you felt the camaraderie of photography? Share in the comments below.
How can you use the list? Follow three quick steps!
Download the March Challenge List to your favorite device or print it for quick reference. I post mine right next to my desk and carry it on my phone.
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!
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.
You have options!
- Tag them on Instagram or Twitter with #CY365. (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. Take a look at the Facebook Photos of the Day to be inspired!
In the comments below, share how you’ve felt the camaraderie of photography!