November 2022

Let’s be grateful...

It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the end of 2022.  This time of year brings with it all “the feels.”  The excitement of the holiday season is fast approaching as is the need for quiet reflection on all that has come and gone in our lives since January.  We are caught between all that is yet to come and that has been and  is now just a memory.  Aren’t you glad that you have taken a photo a day to help you remember, honor, and celebrate all that this year has given to you - things beautiful and maybe not so beautiful, moments big and small, events both happy and sad.  All that you have experienced in taking this year’s photos will inform every photo you take from here after.  None of us are the same person that we were on January 1.

Our weekly themes for this month are Gratitude, Brown, Animals, and Color Combinations.  As we take our November photos, regardless of the actual theme or prompt, let’s do so with a deep sense a gratitude.  Let’s be grateful for each photo that we are able take.  Let’s be grateful for the amazing human that each of us is.  Let’s be grateful for this incredible community of supportive and talented photographers and friends and the diversity among us.  And let us be grateful for the whirlwind of activity and emotions that this time of year brings with it.

Remember, as life becomes a little more hectic, to enjoy yourself.  Don’t let taking your daily photo become burdensome.  A one-and-done photo with your phone because that is all for which you had time is certainly reflective of your day…and that is what this project is all about.  Be kind to yourself.  And have a grateful heart.

Happy November, everyone!

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November 2022
November 2022

Each month is broken into 4 weekly themes: Picture You, Picture More, 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 YOU

Possibly the biggest challenge, but it allows you to chronicle your life and to be included in photos for loved ones who want to have photos of you, even if you don’t like how you look that day. You don’t HAVE to be in the picture every day, but we would love to see you.

During Picture You week you will notice some sub-challenges:

Sunday Selfie
Sunday of Picture You week you’re encouraged to take a selfie, nothing fancy, just your wonderful face.

Picture My Hands
What are you doing today? Show us what you’re doing or holding from your point of view and be sure to include your hands.

Picture the Alphabet
Have you seen the letter “E” in a fence or “O” in a ferris wheel? Find letters in your world, or, if you can’t find them, make them even with just a piece of paper and a marker. Let the letter stand out! You will see two letters for the prompt. We want two photos in a collage for your daily photo. By the end of the year you will have 26 letter photos to make words.

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.

PICTURE MORE

Let’s get technical! This will challenge your creativity with a technical agenda. In these weeks of your year you will look at repetition, triangles, diagonals, textures, centred photos (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. 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

Landscape, food, golden hour, still life, street, minimalist 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 9. Take the 9 photos and make a collage. If a scavenger hunt is a bit beyond you that day, see if you can challenge yourself to fit 3 prompts in three different photos, or all nine in one. Make it work for you and your day.

Picture Recreate
In this challenge, all we want you to do is recreate an existing photo, whether that’s a Pinterest photo you’ve been wanting to try, a photo from a fellow 365er you loved, or a photo of you and your siblings in the bathtub when you were 5. As always, you can be as creative or literal as you want.

November 2022

365PictureToday Creative Team

Kris
Kris
Danette
Danette
Diane
Diane
Lysle
Lysle
Garnett
Garnett

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