Monday, January 23, 2012

366 Photo A Day Challenge

I committed to taking one photo a day this year. That's 366 pictures. Whoa. I remember hearing my friend Julie grumble over this same commitment last year. But I also remember how awesome she felt when it was done! So...when I really started to think about it, I knew I would need some guidelines and inspiration to stick with it. Or all my pictures would be of food. And drinks. With an occasional psycho self portrait thrown in. So I asked my friend, April, if she'd be willing to help me come up with ideas for the next 11 months. Or 335 days. However you want to look at it, that's a lot of pictures I needed help with!

I asked April because I love her. Her spirit, her youth, her heart, her creativity, her introspection, her blog...and especially her eye for creative shots! Her photography is beautiful and fun, so I knew she'd be great at this. April was just as excited as me about the task and we got started tossing around ideas that night. What we enjoyed the most, was how many prompts could be left up to interpretation. We were excited to see what each of us were going to do with the prompt. Once we had completed a list for February - and realized all the different possible shots - we thought it would be fun to put the list out there for anyone to do! How much fun would it be to see multiple interpretations?! That lead us to create Photo366.

Want to join in the fun? You can play along just for the month of February or for the rest of 2012! You can use our list as inspiration just for yourself, or to post each day on Instagram, or blog your shots at the end of each week. Whatever you choose, we hope our "prompts" inspire you to get creative with your picture taking. We will post a new list of prompts about a week before the next month begins. You can follow us on Instagram or Twitter to be sure and get a heads up when the new prompts are posted. (@aprilmwalker and @bringingupburns on both!)

A few things we are excited to include every month, and are eager to see your interpretations of:
  • Each month will start with a color. February is RED. Could it be your wearing red, seeing red, hearing red, tasting red, being red, reading red, watching red, feeling red? We are excited to see!
  • If you play along all year, we'll work through the alphabet. February we'll take shots of the Letters A and B. Could it be Apple, Author, Anticipate, Appalling? Book, Begonia, Boiled, Between? What will you shoot? 
  • On the 15th of every month, the prompt will always be "You on 15." Can we each interpret this self portrait 11 different ways this year? I'm gonna try!
  • We will try to recognize holidays and events each month with abstract prompts. February we've included ones like "Romance and Makes You Blush" for Valentine's Day, "Favorite Movie" on the day of the Oscars, and "Leap!" on the 29th. So fun, right?!

So...that's Photo366! If you decide to play along in the month of February, we'd love it if you'd blog about the challenge and link up below. That way we can come follow you and be sure to see all the pics you'll be posting. And you'll be able to find others who have committed to the challenge and see their interpretations of the prompts too! We'll post a new linky each month, so by linking up - you're only committing to one month at a time. The linky is open until Feb 29th, so whenever you post, be sure and come back and link up as April and I are most excited about seeing your pictures. Above of all, have fun with it!


Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

Love this! I am so in!!

Alex P said...

awesome IDEA! I'm in! Alex

Cindy Jenkins {Jenkins Kid Farm} said...

What a fun way to break in this Instagram newbie! :)

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