Monday, November 30, 2009

Photo 365?

I'm considering launching a 365 project next year. What's that, I hear you say. It's a challenge that has been doing the rounds on Flickr, in which you take a photo every day for a year - a sort of mini photo-log of your year.

The disadvantages? Well, you have to take a photo every day for a year. At the minute, my camera gets maybe one outing every fortnight or so - it would be a complete change to be using it every day. It could also be tricky to think up fresh inspiration for 365 photos from my daily life, given that I tend to do the same things fairly frequently...

The advantages? Getting to know my camera better and moving from the more automatic settings to the fully manual settings - properly using the camera. It'll also test my commitment, and make me think through what I'm doing, as well as developing my photographer's eye for shots.

Any advice or tips? Am I just crazy to even think of something like this, let alone do it?

In the meantime, here are links to a couple of friends who have been doing the 365 challenge: MacBern, JDHolic, and Zcott.


  1. Great idea Gary go for it. Yes lots of people are doing this on Flickr and I've even thought about it myself but am just too lazy I suppose ;-)

  2. I'll do it if you do it ;-)