January 2021

Welcome to 2021

Welcome to January with 365 Picture Today and the first thirty-one photos that will tell the story of your 2021.  To those of you who are new to 365 Picture Today and those that are new to a photo a day project, Welcome!  We are glad that you are here.  We trust that you will find a warm and welcoming community willing to share this journey with you.  To those of you coming back for another year with us, thank you!

We provide a photo prompt for each day.  What you do with it and how you interpret it is totally up to you.  Our number one goal is to encourage and inspire you to pick up your camera, whether that be your phone or a DSLR, and document your life one day and one photo at a time.  Some days the prompts will speak clearly and strongly to you.  Other days they may not.  That’s to be expected.   Some days you may be willing to meet the challenge of working with a prompt that doesn’t inspire you.  Other days, not.  That’s okay too.  Always remember that this is your project and the photos that you take each day need only have meaning to you.

There is a wealth of knowledge in this community. Feel free to ask questions about any and all aspects of photography in the private Facebook group.  You are likely to come across a few good recipes and jokes as well. There is also an infinite amount of compassion and caring amongst our members.  It is impossible to share a piece of your life every single day and not come to care about and call one another friends.  And once it is safe to travel about again, you can bet that friends in the 365 Picture Today community will find a way to gather in person.

If you have questions, suggestions, or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the creative team.  We do what we do for the benefit of this community so we want to know your thoughts.

All that said, here we go!  Start taking those photos...one day at a time.  Remember to share with us in our Facebook group and/or on Instagram using #365picturetoday.

Here’s to a new year filled with health, happiness, and good light!

 

Monthly eBook

January 2021

Explaining the Prompts

We are ringing in the new year with a brand-new way of presenting 365 Picture Today prompts. There will be weekly themes designed to fire up your imagination, increase your skill level, learn new techniques and share your joy of the photography world!

PICTURE YOU week just might challenge you the most! Getting in front of the camera is important in so many ways. It teaches us how others feel when the camera is pointed at them and it allows us to be more comfortable in our own skin. When we include ourselves in a picture, it documents our days, but you don’t HAVE to be in the photo at all if it does not fit your style. There is freedom in this week, but we do challenge you to turn the lens around and get in front of it! (You have a million pictures of your family, but none of yourself, right)? Each PICTURE YOU week will have a GUEST PROMPT where a member from our community will be given the opportunity to write a prompt for us to follow! The guest prompt is designed for you as valuable members to stretch your creative abilities and show us what you’ve got!

PICTURE MORE is ‘technical week’. The prompts will let you explore your creativity with a technical agenda. This is the week to try new skills, revisit old ones and maybe learn some really interesting tricks. You might just surprise yourself with your technical genius! One of the greatest things about photography is its diversity. We will be exploring camera angles, symmetry, breaking the rules, negative space and other tricks to make your photography evolve! During this week we will be stretching ourselves with skills that may range from techniques such as light trails, long exposure, lens zooming and panning, or we may switch things up and add some processing fun!

PICTURE COLOR is all about color, a specific color on a Sunday chosen by one of the creative team that will be featured exclusively! Sometimes you will easily find these colors and other times these colours may be more difficult to find. Be patient - sometimes the color will just ‘pop’ out at you in the most unpredictable way! The color prompt week will most definitely make our galleries look lovely!

PICTURE STYLE is all about your style within different styles! Landscape, street, night, travel, portraiture, still-life, wildlife photography and other picture modes are going to be stylized to create some amazing photographs. We will also be playing around with shutter speed and double exposure to give your photos a different “pop”.

EXTRA CHALLENGES: Each month we are including SELF PORTRAIT, WHERE I STAND and MACRO MONDAY challenges. We also have the new QUARTERLY CHALLENGES. First up is PICTURE YOUR WORLD, where you hopefully will return to the same place each quarter to take the same photo (see the seasonal changes), second is the SCAVENGER HUNT that went down so well last year and finally we thought that SONG LYRICS will give us all a bit of a challenge, all totally up to you, if you want to incorporate this into your daily photo.

Daily Prompts

January 2021

365PictureToday Creative Team

Garnett
Garnett
Kris
Kris
Danette
Danette
Diane
Diane
Lysle
Lysle