November 2023

And here we are, nearing the end of another year.  

For many of us, these final two months of the year bring with them a whorlwind of activities, holiday celebrations, and emotions.  With this busy-ness it may feel like taking a photo each day is becoming burdensome.  That is exactly why we need to keep taking pictures.  Even if your daily photo is a simple snap on your phone, for that brief moment in your day, you slowed down and were in the present.  All of those things on the to-do list waited for those few minutes.  And because we are often moving at break-neck speed preparing for all that the end of the year brings, it is nice in January to look back at our photos and reflect on those beautiful moments that we may have forgotten so quickly.  Hang in there!  Keep picking up your camera every day.  Experience this November with a grateful heart.

During this month, we'll finish our week of Lifestyle and then turn our cameras to Gratitude.  Perhaps those look the same for you.  Do you live a life of gratitude each day?  November's technical week is all about creating balance in the frame.  Maybe it also will become a metaphor for finding balance in our lives.  Cream is the color of the month.  For those in the U.S, Thanksgiving happens to fall during this week; so, load up that pumpkin pie with a big dollop of whipped cream and photograph it before enjoying the deliciousness.  For those who aren't celebrating Thanksgiving this month, we hope you'll find another reason to celebrate!

November will close with landscape photography.  Regardless of where you live, this time of year brings with it dramatic changes in our natural surroundings.  We look forward to seeing what this month looks like in your area.

The 365 Picture Today Creative Team is grateful for each and every one of you.  We thank you all for helping us to grow, nurture, and sustain this wonderful community.  

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November 2023
November 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 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. 


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! 


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. 


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. 


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

November 2023

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