12.03.2011






                          
    Well, first just imagine being able to look back at any day of your year 

            and recall what you did, who you met, what you learned… 
   accomplishments, your haircuts, hurts, your happy times, and relationships. 
   Time moves quite fast every day. Taking a photo a day will make you a better photographer. 
You will get better at taking pictures and become much more creative.
                 {I can barely remember what I did yesterday}

    Your year-long photo album will be an amazing way to document your travels,and see your life in a whole new way! A 365 Project: How to take photos each day First, why would anyone want to take photos everyday?Using your camera every day will help you learn its capabilities. 

Here are some tips from others who have done this!


  1. Bring Your Camera Everywhere
    Yes, everywhere. Get in the habit. Grocery stores, restaurants, parties, work, and school. Going to a movie theater? Snap a pic of the flick with your phone–there are photo-ops everywhere. If you have one of those tiny tiny cameras, you have no excuse not to have it in your pocket all the time. And if you don’t? Camera phones are a great substitute.
  2. Make Posting Easy
    You can install blog software like Movable Type or WordPress on your own site and create an entry for each photo, but for true ease of use, try a photo sharing site. Flickr will let you post a week’s worth of photos in 2 minutes flat, and fotolog and Photoblog.com are geared toward a photo-a-day workflow. My personal favorite is Instagram. Making it fast and easy means you’re much more likely to do it.
  3. Vary Your Themes
    Try to capture the day’s events in a single photo. Perform photographic experiments. Take a photo of someone new you meet, something you ate for the first time, or something you just learned how to do. Take a photo of something that made you smile. And don’t forget to take a photo of yourself at least once a month so you can remember how you’ve changed, too.
  4. Tell a Story
    Use your blog entry, or your photo description, to explain what’s going on in each day’s photograph. How good did that dinner taste? What made you want to take a photo of that stranger? It’ll help you remember down the road, and it gives friends following along a better appreciation of why you took the photo you did. You don’t need to write a lot, just enough to add some color.
  5. Don’t Stop, No Matter What
    This is perhaps the most important tip of all. You will get tired of taking a photo every single day. Some days, you will consider giving up. Don’t. The end result is worth the effort. Remind yourself why you wanted to do it in first place. There will be times you’ll think there’s nothing interesting left to take a photo of, and times you’ll think you didn’t do anything exciting enough to take a photo of. There’s always a great photo to be made.
    Get out of the house and take a walk. Or stay inside and look around. Take a photo of something important to you. Take a photo of the inside of your house so you can see how your taste has changed over the years. Take a photo of anything, just don’t stop.
  6. Post early, post often
    Plan on going through and posting your photos at least once a week so you don’t get backlogged and feel overwhelmed. Ideally, post every day or two. Again, spend the time up front to make sure it’s quick and easy to post. It’ll make all the difference.
      There are tons of resources online to help you with getting started and how to stay motivated and also to give lots of ideas on what to take pictures of! 
I'm trying to come up with a list now for the whole year so that I have a kind 
of road map to follow. This is going to be hard, and it is going to take some commitment for sure, but...

I do believe that starting on January 1st, I am going to take on this project! 
How about you? Game?

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