November 2021

November in the US brings the holiday of Thanksgiving. 

This can be a reminder that it’s so important to always be thankful – no matter what month of the year it is or where in the world you live.

What can thankfulness in photography look like?  We can be thankful for our family and friends who support us in our photography journey.  We can be thankful for mentors who have taken the time to share tricks and tips to capture a similar photo or technique we admired.  Being grateful is recognizing things that bring us joy and photography is our way of turning that joy into something that will last forever.  As photographers we constantly look for things we can turn into a beautiful image.  In turn, those beautiful images can bring joy and gratefulness to those who follow our 365 journeys. 

Taking a photo a day, like we do, really trains us to pause and really appreciate our surroundings – people and things alike.  When we take a few moments out of our day to capture the prompt, we really get daily opportunities for mindfulness which really can translate into gratefulness.

Life can get stagnant; it can get boring, busy, and dull sometimes.  Sometimes, for very long periods of time.  If that is a place where you find yourself from time to time, sit down and make a list of things you can be thankful for.  Here are some ideas to help get you started: family and friends, pets, favorite places, learning something new, creativity, comfort, color, music, laughter, and love. 

We are so thankful for each one of the 365 Picture Today members!  We are so grateful that you are all here sharing this journey with us!

Monthly eBook

November 2021

Explaining the Prompts

The 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

November 2021

365PictureToday Creative Team

Garnett
Garnett
Kris
Kris
Danette
Danette
Diane
Diane
Lysle
Lysle