Welcome to another month of The Great 365 Project! I hope you are enjoying the photos you are creating and have gotten comfortable in the habit of picking up your camera every day. Keeping the momentum going with a daily project can be difficult, but is so rewarding.
Here are some quick tips to keeping your photo-taking energy level up now that the honeymoon phase is over:
- There are no rules — Whether you follow the prompts or go your own way, it’s all good.
- Don’t compare — Comparison is the thief of joy. Truly.
- Carry your camera every where — I know, that sucker is heavy. Whether it’s your DSLR, or your cell phone camera, having a camera with you at all times means you won’t miss an opportunity to capture a moment.
- Refer to the prompt list first thing — By having the day’s prompt in mind throughout the day, you’re more likely to see the situation present itself to photograph. Or you may even think of a way to make it happen!
- It’s ok if you miss a day — In the whole scheme of life, one missed day (or week) isn’t the end all. Don’t bag the whole project. When looking back at your photos at the end of the year you’re not going to notice a few missing days.
- Keep a journal — Writing down thoughts about the day’s photo will help you remember the moment. After all, we’re in this to document what matters most.
- Keep a journal — I’m not repeating myself 😉 This journal is a photographers journal. Consider keeping a small notebook to keep notes on the conditions and camera settings you chose and why. Doing so will help improve your photography, especially when you start critiquing your own photos.
- Take time to look back — At the end of each month, go back through your photos and pick out your favorites. Create a collage in picmonkey or your software of choice (I use blogstomp) and share with friends and family. It’s super invigorating and ego inflating to see what you’ve created.
This past month I was working on an online photography class, so I didn’t follow the prompts. I did manage to meet some of them though — like curly! Here’s a quick recap of my favorite moments from February:
The March prompt list is looking to be a lot of fun and I can’t wait to get started. If you have any questions about a prompt, please do not hesitate to reach out in the comments below. I’m happy to answer any questions you have!
Click HERE for the March prompt list phone wallpaper
I will be sharing my images over on instagram. I hope to see you there! When sharing on social media, use #TheGreat365Project and tag me @dianedownsphotography. I’d love to see your interpretations of the prompts and send high fives and encouragement your way. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
With gratitude, always.
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