Your Daily Photography Journal

I stumbled across this website tip and thought it was a great project that I would recommend to anyone.

The goal is to take a picture every day a year. 365 of them.

For photographers and those aspiring to be great photographers, the idea is stated very eloquently here:

Taking a photo a day will make you a better photographer. Using your camera every day will help you learn its limits. You will get better at composing your shots, you’ll start to care about lighting, and you’ll become more creative with your photography when you’re forced to come up with something new every single day.

Not only that, but it’s a visual journal to help you recall the important moments of your life. Photojojo features a list of how you accomplish this task, which I’ve outlined briefly below.

  1. Bring your camera everywhere. DOn’t leave it home, even if it’s a huge DSLR.
  2. Make posting easy: use a blog.
  3. Vary your themes. Focus on food, people, scenes, new clothes. Don’t be monotonous.
  4. Tell a story. Add a caption or a funny anecdote.
  5. Don’t stop, no matter what: stay motivated.
  6. Post early, post often. Do it once a week and don’t let it overburden you. (I’ve fallen victim to that with over 400+ images to process!)

Speaking of often postings, there is a daily photoblog application called Pixelpost that allows you to post a picture a day (or whenever you upload it if you don’t want to be confined by a schedule). My photoblog runs on it.

Great list — definitely something I’ll take with me.

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