WELCOME TO 2020 and 365 Picture Today!
We are excited to be sharing this journey of a photo a day with each of you.
A new year, a new month, a new project...with new comes both excitement and probably a bit of anxiety. We all feel it; you are not alone! Committing to a project that encourages us to do something every single day for an entire year can feel overwhelming, especially on day one of 365! Remember that each of those 365 days also brings with it newness, an opportunity to start fresh.
Our goal for 365PictureToday is to create and cultivate an attitude within this community that every day is important and worthy of being documented. Today may feel mundane, boring, or even sad; it is still important. In some way, big or small, it changed you. As Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) said, “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
As a point of departure for this year’s prompts, we are using the National Holiday Calendar. It has some silly and some serious holidays and observances. The January prompts are intended to be an introduction to how that format will work. Our hope also is that they will help those who are new to photography learn the basic language and terms associated with picture taking as well as spark some creativity in those who are seasoned photographers.
We are all beginning something new together. The 365PictureToday team is filled with anxiety and excitement as we all step into 2020 together. We want to create a project and a place where each of you feels encouraged, safe, and challenged to become a better photographer and a better person. We also want to hear from you. What do you like so far? What do you wish to see from us? You’ll find contact information for each member of the team on page 14. Please use it!
Happy New Year to each of you!