A photo a day. Every day of the year. 365 photos.
Sounds fun... and a little scary, too. Right?? I love the idea of having a photo a day to document a year in our lives. I am sure at the end of the year I would come out a better and more thoughtful photographer. And I think it would teach me to pay closer attention, to notice the every day details of our lives, and to experience more gratitude.
I've been dreaming of doing a Project 365 since last year. But I gave up the idea for 2009 when Creating Keepsakes quickly sold out of their Project 365 kits. Looking back, now it seems silly that I thought I needed a kit to take on this project. But the hugeness of the project and the pressure to take pretty photos are still there, with or without a kit.
But I don't want to let that hold me back. I can do this. And I will, staring on 01/01/10. In the meantime, I'm going to gather up lots of pretty inspiration. And ponder how I want to focus this project. At first I was thinking of just every day photos of our lives. But then I stumbled upon a lovely photographer doing her 365 in self portraits...
So maybe it will be a mix of every day photos with a monthly self-portrait. I'm still dreaming up the plans! If you are thinking of doing your own photo project or want to learn more, here are my favorite Project 365 resources:
Want to read more about the Project 365 concept? Check out Photojojo's article.
Need tips? Here's a great list from someone who completed their own 365.
Not sure what to take photos of? Creating Keepsakes published a list of 365 ideas.
Need inspiration? And a home for uploading your pictures? Flickr has multiple groups: Project 365, Project 365!, 365 Days, and Project 366-1.
Want to scrapbook your 365? Becky Higgins is developing a new product called Project Life.
Want to share your 365 in grids on your blog? Making mosaics at Big Huge Labs is fun, easy and free.
I'm know this will be a lot of work, but I'm sure it will pay off!