We all need inspiration for our photography. Creating a 365 photo challenge is one of the best photography ideas to help kick you in the proverbial butt.
Not only will it help you look for things to photograph daily, but it will also help to change the way you see things.
And it will have people checking out your social media again and again.
As the New Year is upon us, I though that this was a good topic to cover - REMEMBER, it's a leap-year, so you may want to do 366 images instead.
What Is a 365 Photo Challenge?
There are 365 days in a year (366 in 2020), and they are all there for the seizing. A 365 day challenge means that you capture an image a day based on specific topics, fields, genres or ideas.
Many photographers go for the really simple idea of photographing themselves, in the same way, every day. Over the year, we see changes in their face, as hair gets longer and the face ages.
Then, the images are turned into a video, flicking past each day. This is a great way to show the growth of a newborn or a child too.
This 365 photo challenge isn’t looking at different ideas each day but keeping the images within a certain theme.
There are many ways to do this, so you could repeat this challenge indefinitely.
Things to Consider
When it comes to these photography ideas, there are a few things you’ll need to consider.
Where Will You Share The Images?
These photo challenges are a great project to show on social media. It lets others know what you are up to, prompting likes and comments across the board.
Instagram is almost made for this idea as its platform is quick and easy to use.
If you own and run a photography business, this is a great way to bring people to your Facebook page or blog. These people will return day after day to see your progress.
If social media isn’t your thing, then consider creating a photo book at the end of your project. It makes for a great present with a personal touch.
Choose a Topic You’re Familiar With
If you’re not a landscape photographer or hate travelling, then perhaps a different-landscape-a-day project isn’t going to work for you.
Not only will it be impossible physically, but you might also lose confidence and give up entirely.
Start small and think about your day-to-day activities. If you like to walk to work, then a project connected to the street makes sense. You can capture your images to and from work easily.