Welcome to January 2024!
Its a new year, a new month, and every day is a new opportunity to see the world around you in a way that you have not seen it before. Whether this is your first year of taking a photo a day or your tenth, we are glad that you are here. This is a wonderful place to make friends and share our mutual love of photography.
On January 1, it can feel a little overwhelming to commit to taking a photo every day for 365 days, or in the case of 2024 366 days! Take it one day, one photo at a time. Know that some days your photos will be spectacular and other days they might not be. That's OK. At the end of the year you will literally have a picture of your year; every photo has a necessary place in that picture. And if you miss a day, a week, or even a month, no worries! Pick your camera up when you are ready. Those missing photos also are a part of your story of 2024.
As you begin this yearlong journey of a photo a day, consider your "WHY?" We are all here because of our shared love of photography, be we all also have our own reasons for taking a photo a day. For some, the primary purpose is to improve their technical skills, both with the camera and in post processing. For others, it is to journal their every day...the good, the bad, and everything in between. Whatever your personal WHY, know that you find support from the members of this amazing community. Also, always feel free to ask questions in the private Facebook group.
A quick word on this year's prompts. For those of you who have been with us, the daily prompts will look a little different this year... one word. For some of you that will make them feel simplified. For others, they may seem too limiting. Please know that the prompts are ALWAYS just a suggestion. We have no prompt police! We offer the daily prompts merely as a means to get your creative juices flowing. They may spark some creativity. They may encourage you to think outside the box. Or, they may send you in a completely different direction. Whatever photo you take on any given day is the photo you were meant to take. This is YOUR project!
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.