To be able to visually re-live every day of a year; to better your photography day by day; to document your growth both physically, cosmetically and mentally – this is Project 365.
An article on photography newsletter/blog website Photojojo has inspired me to be a part of this project. And I suggest that all other budding photographers, bloggers, and even anyone who owns a digital camera should join me.
Seven good reasons to start your own Project 365:
- You will have a visual diary to remind you of any day for a particular year;
- By looking back on what you have chosen to photograph, you will learn to monitor yourself, prioritize, and figure out what is important to you as a person;
- You will become a better photographer as you learn your camera and start to care about composition, lighting, technique and so on;
- You will get into the habit of taking your camera everywhere with you (you never know what will crop up for you to photograph!);
- You will develop an eye for details and your creativity will soar as you are forced to find inspiration in everyday objects;
- You will learn to appreciate the details of the world around you (think of it as reaching a state of enlightenment!);
- You will have a visual story to look back on in years to come (especially if you choose to annotate your pictures);
There are more, of course; you just have to think them up. Try taking a look at Taylor McKnight’s Project 365 from 2006 for inspiration.
My Project 365 will be hosted on orangeacid.net in the Projects section. I will put a daily update on the homepage too, if I can figure out how.