February 2022

The Month of Love

"How do you spell 'love'?" 

-Piglet

"You don't spell it you feel it"

-Pooh

February is the month of love, sweethearts, and valentines.  We cannot help but think of the colours red and pink, of frothy cupcakes, valentine letters, date nights and champagne.  

It should also be the month of SELF LOVE!  You are one month into your 365 Picture Today journey and it is time to reflect on what it means to you personally.  How is it going? Are you giving yourself a pat on the back for how far you have come, because you should!  You are amazing.  Remember that your pictures and journal are yours.  They belong to you and should speak to you and reflect where you are in life physically, mentally and emotionally.  Sharing it with the 365 Picture Today community is the biggest, sweetest gift of all.  Your photos are not only a gift to yourself, but to the community.

It is true; it is a month full of gifts and other romantic gestures.  It can sometimes lead to some anxiety, but remember what Pooh said, that it is the gift that you "feel" that matters.  It is the simple gift of giving that gives us pleasure.  Here at 365 Picture Today you cannot find a more giving or loving community.  We share, we laugh, we cry and most of all we hold each other up and encourage one another daily.  Every day we tell each other how much we care by commenting on and "loving" the photos of our photographic friends. That is the biggest gift we can give.

February is the month to celebrate our most treasured relationships.  Continue to take the time to send some love to fellow 365-ers!  Let's spread the love and remember to love ourselves.

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February 2022
February 2022

Each month is broken into 4 weekly themes: Picture You, Picture More, 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 YOU

Possibly the biggest challenge, but it allows you to chronicle your life and to be included in photos for loved ones who want to have photos of you, even if you don’t like how you look that day. You don’t HAVE to be in the picture every day, but we would love to see you.

During Picture You week you will notice some sub-challenges:

Sunday Selfie
Sunday of Picture You week you’re encouraged to take a selfie, nothing fancy, just your wonderful face.

Picture My Hands
What are you doing today? Show us what you’re doing or holding from your point of view and be sure to include your hands.

Picture the Alphabet
Have you seen the letter “E” in a fence or “O” in a ferris wheel? Find letters in your world, or, if you can’t find them, make them even with just a piece of paper and a marker. Let the letter stand out! You will see two letters for the prompt. We want two photos in a collage for your daily photo. By the end of the year you will have 26 letter photos to make words.

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.

PICTURE MORE

Let’s get technical! This will challenge your creativity with a technical agenda. In these weeks of your year you will look at repetition, triangles, diagonals, textures, centred photos (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. 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

Landscape, food, golden hour, still life, street, minimalist 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, 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 9. Take the 9 photos and make a collage. If a scavenger hunt is a bit beyond you that day, see if you can challenge yourself to fit 3 prompts in three different photos, or all nine in one. Make it work for you and your day.

Picture Recreate
In this challenge, all we want you to do is recreate an existing photo, whether that’s a Pinterest photo you’ve been wanting to try, a photo from a fellow 365er you loved, or a photo of you and your siblings in the bathtub when you were 5. As always, you can be as creative or literal as you want.

Daily Prompts

February 2022

365PictureToday Creative Team

Kris
Kris
Danette
Danette
Diane
Diane
Lysle
Lysle
Garnett
Garnett

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