December 2023

Auld Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?

Wow!  We have already reached the month of December thus almost completing a whole year of daily prompts and responses.  We have all gotten to know each other just a little bit better, weathered each other's ups and downs, joys and sorrows, and at the same time learned the photography styles and our fellow 365'ers.  We have learned from one another and that is certainly something to be proud of and to celebrate.

Perhaps you posted every single day.  Maybe you posted as often as possible.  Some of you may have followed the prompts to the "T" while others might have wandered off in a direction that best suited you.  No matter what direction you took, you are a rock star and appreciated and loved.  

We are a unique group here at 365 Picture Today and each and every one of you is a valuable and loved member.

May your Christmas and New Year be a time of joy and celebration.  

For auld lang sang, my dear
For auld lang sang.
We'll drink a cup of kindness yet
For the sake of Auld Lang Sang.

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December 2023
December 2023

Explaining the Prompts

Each month is broken into 4 weekly themes: Picture Life, Picture Basic, Picture Color, and Picture Style. These are meant to fuel your imagination, keep you engaged, and challenge your creativity. They give you the opportunity to see the same things in different ways. 

PICTURE LIFE 

Picture Life is where you will be challenged to chronicle your life.  Each Picture Life week will have a theme that will give us a glimpse into your day-to-day life.  This is where we all will have the opportunity to get to know one another a little more.   We encourage you to show us all aspects of your life, including your beautiful self!  In Picture Life week there will be a Where I Stand prompt coupled with a time of day prompt.  Here we encourage you once a month to show us what you are doing at a certain time of the day by showing us where you are standing. 

PICTURE BASIC 

Let’s get technical! This will challenge your creativity with a technical agenda. In these weeks of your year, you will look at leading lines, flat lays, lights, and shadows, (to name a few!). Don’t be shy to ask for clarification, camera settings, or any tips and tricks. We aren’t magicians here, we share our secrets! 

PICTURE COLOR 

We will focus on a specific color chosen by the Creative Team for these weeks.  This year our colour choices will be a little beyond just the basics.  You can include a little of the color, go completely monochrome, or anything in between. You will likely find that this is one of your favourite weeks. 

PICTURE STYLE 

Lifestyle, architecture, landscape, sports, and golden hour, are just some of the styles you will be encouraged to play around with to try out something new. Some of these might be a little out of your comfort zone. Our hope is that by the end of the week, you may have discovered something you love. You might find style in your original photo or add some style in post-processing. 

EXTRA CHALLENGES 

Along the way, you’ll notice a few added monthly challenges sprinkled in to give you extra inspiration. 

Macro Monday 
For this prompt, we encourage you to get in close. Grab your macro lens and macro filters or just crop your photo in post-processing. This is where we can focus on the little details. 

Scavenger Hunt 
A quarterly challenge where instead of one prompt, you have 4 . Take the 4 photos and make a collage. Make it work for you and your day. 

Picture My World 
This is a quarterly challenge. We are hoping you can return to the same spot 4 times on these days to document the changing seasons in your world or in your life. 

Extra Seasonal Challenge

We are introducing something new this year…. Seasonal challenges. Seasonal challenges are extra technical challenges to help you learn or practice technical skills. The challenge is separate from daily prompts and is there to give you that extra boost if you want to take it on. The extra challenge will occur 4 times a year and will come with technical instruction. Once the challenge is offered, you will have a week to think about it, practice, and then take and post your image. 

December 2023

365PictureToday Creative Team

Kris
Kris
Diane
Diane
Lysle
Lysle
Garnett
Garnett
Leslie's selfie
Leslie

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