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How To Start A 365 Photography Project

By Jan 4, 2017 4 Comments

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You probably already heard the saying “a photograph is worth a thousand words”. The Project 365 is more than that, it gives you a visual recording of an entire year in your life. What is Project 365, you may ask? Project 365 challenges you to take a photo a day for 365 days. As you participate in a 365 photography project, you will strengthen your photo skills, and capture all the little moments in your life you might otherwise allow to pass.

Jumpstart your creativity and work on your photography skills by participating in a 365 Photography Project. Start today! You don't have to wait until the beginning of the year!| Photography Tips

How To Start A 365 Photography Project

When I first started my Project 365, I wanted to be more than just a Virginia wedding photographer. I love spending my weekends creating beautiful memories for some of the most in love couples around, but at the same time I wanted to take time to shoot for myself and create beautiful memories for my family and I. And let me just tell you, the entire process has been so rewarding!

Small White Flowers | The great thing about a 365 Photography Project is that it offers you a chance to stop and take pictures of small things you might otherwise overlook.

Here are some quick tips to help you get started:

1. Decide on a social platform to share your photos. I personally chose to showcase my everyday pictures on Instagram. For me, this is what works best and I get to use #hashtags to connect with other Project 365 enthusiasts and make it even more fun. If you want to get creative, you can create your own personalized hashtags.

Stop and capture all of the small moments in your life with a 365 Photography Project | Avocado and Lime

2. If you ever find yourself in a rut, using prompts can help. There are so many daily prompts out there, you just have to use your imagination and get creative to make them work for you. Because I want to help you get started, here are 10 prompts that you could use to make your job easier. Just pick up your camera and snap away!

  • In My Kitchen
  • Early
  • Jewelry
  • Dessert
  • Work
  • Old School
  • Letters
  • Fruit
  • Time
  • On The Floor

3. Start today! The best thing is that you don’t have to wait until any specific day or time — you can start today! If you are looking for ways to improve your photography skills this year, you should consider starting a Project 365.

Coffee and Computer | No moment is too small to capture for your 365 Photo Project.

By committing to daily photography, not only do you create memories for yourself and your family, but you will also improve your photography tremendously.

About Alina Thomas

Alina is a Northern Virginia wedding photographer based out of Leesburg, VA. She has a passion for arts and design, and strives to express it through her work. She is creative at heart and loves nothing more than sharing her knowledge in photography with other Virginia wedding photographers on her blog each week. Alina loves being a new mom to her first-born and spending time with her husband who helps her run her businesses. Please feel free to follow her on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google+.

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