This past week I told you about the Project 365 Talk at The Motherhood, but I never really explained what a Project 365 is all about. We discussed the Project 365 at the Talk and The Motherhood posted a recap for those who were unable to attend
What Is A Project 365?
You may have heard the term, Project 365 and wondered what you need to do every day for a year?
Take pictures of course!
A Project 365 involves taking one picture every day for an entire year. I first heard about a Project 365 from the Photojojo website.
Why A Project 365?
Now you know what it is, but now the why.
It started as a way to improve your photography skills by practicing every day. The more pictures you take, the better you will become.
Photos of my daily life!
I always see it as an opportunity to document the little things in our lives. When taking a picture every day, you become more creative with your subjects. Instead of always photographing the big events like birthdays and holidays, you begin to capture the small things like your pantry and dinner.
Taking one photo a day for 365 days.
In 20 years, those shoes that your kids always leave in the back hall that drive you crazy, will bring you to tears. Don’t forget to document those daily moments.
My Project 365
I have participated in a Project 365 for over 5 years. I am not fanatical about it. If I miss a day or two, that’s ok. It has become such a natural part of my life now that I don’t really think about it anymore. My family doesn’t see me taking pictures of everything anymore.
Week 4 digital scrapbooking layout of my 2012 Project 365.
When I started, my biggest problem was remembering to take a photo every day. I tried sticky notes, but they just started to blend in with the space and I didn’t notice anymore. Then I discovered a Project 365 app for my iPhone that sent me a daily reminder.
Project 365 Apps
There are so many tools available to make participating in a Project 365 a bit easier.
Photo-365 for iPhone & iPad - Send you daily reminders and shows the pictures on a calendar each month. ($ 0.99)
Daily Mugshot – Daily Mugshot is great if you want to take a picture of a person every day. You can set up reminders so you don’t forget. (Android, iPhone, Free)
Photo365 for Windows 7 – Shows pictures on a calendar and share directly with Facebook. ($1.49)
Daily Photo for Android – Shows the calendar, but no reminder. (Free)
Why Use Phones?
Our phones have become awesome tools for the Project 365 because we have the phone with us so much of the time. Now that the camera on our phones are getting better, it is one of the best tools available.
Let’s Talk About Project 365!
Have you heard of a Project 365 before today? Ever take part in one? Plan to in the future?