…technically this year it is a 366 (thanks leap year!)
Are you taking part in a 365 (366) this year? I have to admit I have tried doing one before and fell flat on my face, so why am I attempting it again this year??????? Because my creativity is at an all time low!
I have only completed 4 days so far and I am already feeling my creative juices flowing, it is going to be a hard slog but I know this year I can do it….and now that I have just told the whole TPE community that I am doing it I guess that holds me accountable!
What is a 365 (366) challenge?
If you haven’t heard of a 365 challenge before, it is when you take one photo everyday for the whole year. Many people choose to join in with other photographers to do this challenge and they shoot a particular theme everyday. By participating with other photographers it does keep you accountable.
Having a theme to shoot each day can be a huge help especially if you are just starting out in the world of photography.
Where can I join in?
There are several places online that do these challenges every year and it can be a huge help to keep you motivated. Here are just a couple of sites where you can participate in a 365 (366)…
Typically you post your image everyday, it can be on Instagram, Facebook, your blog, Flikr or anywhere else you want to share it. I haven’t decided yet if I am going to share my images everyday, or weekly or at all!
I have chosen not to follow a theme as I want to draw my inspiration from my environment and how I feel on the day.
Here are just a couple from my first few days..
Although I am not following themes I still might refer to them when I get stuck, one thing I do plan on doing is challenging myself to only use one lens for 30 days and I am only allowing myself to use my dSlr because I take loads of photos on my phone already BUT that isn’t to say that you can’t just use your phone or a combo of your phone and dSlr, the choice is entirely yours!
What do I do with the photos after I have taken them?
That is entirely up to you! You can choose to do a summary blog post of the year and share your favourites or you can create a book with all the images from the year. That is what I plan on doing!
If you are planning on doing a 366, my biggest piece of advice is DON’T be hard on yourself if you miss a day! Life happens!! At the end of the day it is a personal project so whether you choose to do it for fun or for creative growth ENJOY IT!!!!
Don’t want to commit to a 366 then why not consider a 52 week project where you take one photo per week.
Originally from Canada, she upped sticks and moved to England 13 years ago, where she started a new adventure with her British husband. Her love of photography was ignited over 20 years ago when she travelled to Moscow, Russia aged 14, she hasn’t looked back since.
She started her business nearly 3 years ago, she soon realized that to offer her clients the best possible service, it needed to be personal, so she started looking into more ways to create this service, when the opportunity came to meet with Elizabeth Halford to take the Sales in Plain English class, she jumped at it.
When Erin isn’t working, she enjoys hanging out with her son at the British seaside and camping (or glamping as her son calls it). She also loves a bit of crocheting and sewing in the winter months.