Tina Turner asks in her hit song,
"What's love got to do with it?"
She is talking about human relationships, but we can ask the same question here--what's love got to do with the relationship between me and my camera? Me and photography? Building a relationship with our cameras and our photo-a-day journey takes work. Some days it is easy to feel the love and on others we may wonder why we got involved with this commitment in the first place. Those feelings are normal. 365, or 366, days is a lot of days. Be kind to yourself when you feel your passion and love for this project waning. It will likely be no time before something kindles that spark again and you look forward to daily "dates" with your camera.
Though we talk about this being a daily project and how important it is to take it one step at a time, it is also important to look at the big picture. (Pun may be intended.) Each daily photo that we take is just one frame of the 366 that will be our story of 2024. Hopefully when we snap that lastl frame on December 31, 2024, what we see will be the final chapter of a our 2024 love story. Just as those days where we and a loved one don't see eye to eye on things don't ruin our love story, days where we aren't totally in love with our daily photo, or perhaps we even skip a few days, doesn't ruin the love story we have with our cameras and our longterm relationship with our 365 Picture Today project either.
We hope that the February prompt list provides some fun and inspiring opportunities for dates with your camera. There is something for everyone--from hearts to reflection to sushi to something at night.
What's love got to do with it? Everything! May you continue to find it, feel it, snap it, and share it with this community through your daily photos!
Happy month of love!
Explaining the Prompts
This year we are pleased to announce a whole new look to 365 Picture Today. We asked! You answered! Instead of weekly themes, we will be featuring specific days with specific tasks.
Where I Stand
This prompt will occur on the last day of every month! You get to be as creative as you like, but the challenge is to include your feet in the photograph. It will be fun to see the different environments our photography journey takes us to.
Colour day is back by popular demand! Instead of a full week of colour we are introducing "colour day". It will be occurring once a month with a beautiful colour chosen by your creative team. It is completely up to you to include either a little or a lot of the specified colour.
On Macro Monday we focus on the little details! On the 2nd Monday of every month we are asking you to use your macro skills to enhance the prompt of the day. We encourage you to get in close! You can use your macro lens, macro filters or simply crop your photos.
This is an exciting, new and super fun challenge for 2024! On this day we will be offering you a photography challenge and ask you to recreate it!
This one is for the inner techies in all of us! On Technical Day we will be giving out instructions on specific photography technical skills. There will be a variety of skills explained to help you learn or enhance your abilities. We can all learn from one another.
It's selfie day! Once a month we will be asking you to include a picture of yourself in the daily prompt. This gives us a chance to let our community member know what we look like!
The scavenger hunt is a quarterly challenge. We will give you some specific words to use to go camera hunting with. This is a fun challenge that also includes your chance to make a collage.
On the 5th day of every month you will take a picture in the same place. This will show the changing seasons, or just the subtle changes of the that environment. If you cannot be in the same place every month, just take a picture of where you are and what your world looks like on that day.
Once a month we honour a member of our community with a Community Profile and the chance to write a prompt with an accompanying photograph! It is a special day for community members and a chance for all of us to get to know one another just a little bit better.