June 2023

June Poem 

Far up in the deep blue sky, Great white clouds are floating by; 
All the world is dressed in green; Many happy birds are seen, 
Roses bright and sunshine clear, Show that lovely June is here!
by F.G. Sanders

Yes, June is here and it is so lovely that we get to spend it together!

We hope this 6th month finds your 365 Picture Today project in full swing with no signs of slowing up! 

June will have you searching for lavender, taking a “less is more” approach with minimalist photography, sharing aspects of your space with us, and practicing composition with leading lines. This month also includes our quarterly challenge, Picture My World, you can return to the same spot from March to document the changes or show us what’s currently happening in your world.

A must-see this month is the Strawberry Full Moon on June 3rd. It's named in part for its namesake the strawberry as well as its reddish/pink hue. Mark your calendar again, June Solstice is on the 21st the official transition into summer! For the Northern Hemisphere, this brings with it the promise of extra hours of daylight on the longest day, and for the Southern Hemisphere, they will transition from autumn into winter with the shortest day of the year. 

As you look through the 365 Picture Today Facebook page and Instagram feed take note of these changes in each other's photos; green grass where there was once snow, selfies have moved either indoors or out, flowers blooming here while leaves are falling there, flipflops make an appearance for some and the return of sweater weather for others.

June is a month of transition and we hope you find this month's prompts make those transitions a little more fun!

Happy Clicking Everyone! 

 

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June 2023
June 2023

Explaining the Prompts

Each month is broken into 4 weekly themes: Picture Life, Picture Basic, 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 LIFE 

Picture Life is where you will be challenged to chronicle your life.  Each Picture Life week will have a theme which will give us a glimpse into your day to day life.  This is where we all will have the opportunity to get to know one another a little more.   We encourage you to show us all aspects of your life, including your beautiful self!  In Picture Life week there will be a Where I Stand prompt coupled with a time of day prompt.  Here we encourage you once a month to show us what you are doing at a certain time of the day by showing us where you are standing. 

PICTURE BASIC 

Let’s get technical! This will challenge your creativity with a technical agenda. In these weeks of your year you will look at leading lines, flat lays, lights and shadows, (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.  This year our colour choices will be a little beyond just the basics.  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 

Lifestyle, architecture, landscape, sports, golden hour, 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 4 . Take the 4 photos and make a collage. Make it work for you and your day. 

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. 

Extra Seasonal Challenge

We are introducing something new this year…. Seasonal challenges. Seasonal challenges are extra technical challenges to help you learn or practice technical skills. The challenge is separate from daily prompts and is there to give you that extra boost if you want to take it on. The extra challenge will occur 4 times a year and will come with technical instruction. Once the challenge is offered, you will have a week to think about it, practice, and then take and post your image. 

Daily Prompts

June 2023

365PictureToday Creative Team

Kris
Kris
Diane
Diane
Lysle
Lysle
Garnett
Garnett
Leslie's selfie
Leslie

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