In recent years, I have tried to have an annual photo project. In 2009, I successfully completed a 365 day project with a picture a year, a layout a week. I finished the layouts and published the book in early 2010. It was rewarding to complete and it is great to look at all the day-to-day moments. In the years since, I have done weekly collections in a digital format.
I’m planning to do a similar project this year but am still playing with themes or a unique hook. I want to incorporate my keep-the-stories efforts but still deciding how. I’ll keep you posted on that one.
Photos are a great way to capture everyday moments. The routines of your day can be interesting or entertaining in years ahead and I am always amazed at how often I look at photos and think, “Oh, I’d forgotten that I used to do that all the time.” If you have children, they will look back at the images and marvel at their daily activities. OK, it might take them awhile to appreciate it but eventually, they’re sure to get there. A year-long photo project can take as little or as much time as you want and can be focused or random. The details are up to you.
There are plenty of places to find inspiration for a photo project – 365 days – 52 weeks – 12 months – 4 seasons – or a particular person or object through the year. Many of related sites have challenges or opportunity for sharing. Of course, you can start any time of the year -it doesn’t have to begin on New Year’s Day, although that is a favorite launch date for many people – it might even be a resolution – but it is not the only option. You might prefer to start on a birthday or anniversary, a milestone change or any day when you are expired.
Don’t worry about having a fancy camera or lots of equipment. If you don’t have a DSLR, use a point and shoot or the camera on your phone. Just get out and take pictures.
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Do you plan a 2018 photo project? What will your project be? Do you expect to keep the fame form all year or will you change it, for example, making each month slightly different?