What Are You Going To Do With Your 365 Photos?Posted by Katrina Kennedy on Dec 27, 2011 in 365, Blog, Scrapbook | 18 comments
What does 365 mean to me?
It means focus. And attention. It means remembering each and every day to pause for at least 1/50th of a second to point my lens in the direction of something in my life. The small details and the big moments.
Sometimes the photos seem meaningless today. The snap of my keyboard. The photo of the glass on the counter. The desk in all its messiness. The shoes at the front door. The numbers on my house. The tree in the midst of dropping its leaves to the ground.
I know something about those photos. I know something that will happen someday. Maybe not next year, but perhaps in ten and definitely in 20.
I’ll look back at what appear to be mundane images. I’ll look back on the smallest details and be transported to today. I’ll see things that no longer exist in my life. I’ll see things that mattered on one day that have exited my life on others. I’ll see relationships as they were. Smiles before they aged. Toys before they were broken or discarded. I’ll see memories I might otherwise forget.
And for all of those memories I’ll be thankful. Very, very thankful!
Knowing how to keep all of these memories will help keep my project going throughout the year. It is easy to become overwhelmed with your volume of photos. Knowing your plans and setting interim goals along the way will help you keep up with the project.
It is also okay to leave your photos in a folder on your computer. If that works for you. Just begin with intention.
There are a lot of options:
Blog your daily photos
Many people choose to blog their daily photos. Some with a dedicated photo blog while others incorporate their photos into their personal blogs. A few of my favorites are:
Scrapbook with a Template
If you scrapbook, you can place them into a template. I love the ease of this option. I’ve used different templates each year. I’ve learned the simpler the page, the easier it is to use this option. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Anna Aspnes – Anna’s 2011 Template Album allows for the flexibility of missing a day here or there. I love that!
- Becky Higgins’ Project Life Digital Templates
Are you feeling extra creative? You can place your photos on your own page designs. Change it up each week if you’d like. Really make it your own. I started with Anna Aspnes’ 2011 template and changed it often. This was a bit more time and effort than I will put into the project in 2012.
Old school is still cool! Print your photos as the year progresses and you have tangible proof of your project. There are many fun things you can do with them. I’ve got even more ideas on the CaptureYour365 Pinterest Board.
- Place In A Ring Bound Album
- Urban Outfitter’s Photo A Day Album
- Frame Them
- Hang Them On The Wall (I’m really tempted by this. I love the idea of my daily photos being part of my daily life.)
Keep Them Digital
- Create a Movie – I’m working on a 365 movie in iMovie. I’ll share when I’ve finished this year’s photos!
- Leave Them In A Folder – I label it POTD. It may not be as tangible but it is easily viewable and saves cost.
How will you bring your365 photos together?