Reinventing the 365 Photo Project in 2012

It happened over dinner in a Las Vegas hotel. The challenge was issued… and accepted.
12 months later, the challenge was completed.

What’s happened since is no less than what seems like a miracle.

So why not reinvent the project and see what roads it will lead down this time?

ARE YOU IN?

The first challenge was issued in August 2009 by photo guru and business master Scott Bourne. He said that if I was serious about improving my photography, I’d take 3 actions daily… for a year.

The result was a guaranteed 300% improvement in my photography. Hard to believe, I know. But when it comes from someone with decades of experience and expertise, you listen to them, not yourself (most of the time).

3 SIMPLE STEPS TO IMPROVE YOUR IMAGES 300% IN ONE YEAR

  • Take at least 1 photo every day.
  • Read at least 1 page in my camera manual every day.
  • View other professional images every day.

365 PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT CHALLENGE FOR 2012

  • Daily take a new picture or post an image you’ve never shared.
  • Shoot at least 1 photo series per month.
  • Study 1 new photo book/photographer per month.

That’s the plan. Some slight variations, but clear intention to focus once again on the daily image, on seeing deeper into the everyday, and making my camera and images an integral part of my life.

Have you thought of taking the plunge again or for the first time? There’s still room on the sign up list with over 500 other photographers. Feel free to accept the first challenge or the second one. This is for you… for the doer and the dreamer. For making your dreams something you take action on every day. Don’t overthink it. Just act and trust that the resources and commitment will show up when you need it.

If you’re in, leave a comment below, then sign up with your fellow photographers. If you’re on Twitter, leave that in the comments too and I’ll add you to the tasra365 tweeps page!

BONUS: It’s a leap year, so you get one day of grace! 365 images in 366 days!

Would love to join you in this challenge!

  • Cheryl Reddick

    i just completed my fourth 365…and was not going to do another one.  however…i like the ‘reinvented version’.  especially since it says…take OR post a photo.  that…i can do.  on twitter…i’m @credd.  

    • http://tasramar.com/ tasra

      Fantastic! Added you to my twitter list of 365 photographers. If you use the hashtag #tasra365, we’ll be able to find and encourage you on the journey!

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  • Jenni

    Challenge accepted…shall be my first 365!

    • Anonymous

      Woohoo Jenni! Welcome to the challenge. I promise if you stick through it the entire year you will see AMAZING changes!

  • Millie

    I’ve started already and i’m posting it on Flickr. I’m @mil_l on twitter. I find your website very interesting and inspiring, it gave me confidence to start my 366 this year!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah for confidence! Sometimes that is all it takes to see transformation in our lives and images. So excited to meet you and be part of this journey with you!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah for confidence! Sometimes that is all it takes to see transformation in our lives and images. So excited to meet you and be part of this journey with you!

  • Karen Johnson

    Yep.  Gonna take the challenge again.  I’m probably going to focus more on what I like to do the best rather than random type shots.

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely a great idea Karen. That’s part of the reason for me “forcing” myself to do a new set of series images every month. I want it more intentional and less random. So happy to have you on board!

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely a great idea Karen. That’s part of the reason for me “forcing” myself to do a new set of series images every month. I want it more intentional and less random. So happy to have you on board!

  • Karen Johnson

    Yep.  Gonna take the challenge again.  I’m probably going to focus more on what I like to do the best rather than random type shots.

  • Erin- BerryLane

    I’m in- for the first time ever Im going to go for it in 2012.

    • Anonymous

      First timer… you are going to be amazed at the results. Just remember to stick through the first couple weeks and build a routine. Once you make it past the initial phase, you’ll love it!

    • Anonymous

      First timer… you are going to be amazed at the results. Just remember to stick through the first couple weeks and build a routine. Once you make it past the initial phase, you’ll love it!

  • Anonymous

    I just can’t stay away!  back in! posting shortly.  :)  Thanks for upping the ante Tasra

    • Anonymous

      Yahoo! I’m so thrilled to have you on board Brian. Our first adventure was amazing and I know this will be even more brilliant!

    • Anonymous

      Yahoo! I’m so thrilled to have you on board Brian. Our first adventure was amazing and I know this will be even more brilliant!

  • http://twitter.com/danielpdunn Daniel Dunn

    I’m so in, and super excited about it. I started today, yippee! I’m @danielpdunn on the Twitters, and would love to find some other folks to encourage and be inspired by. Thanks for leading the charge Tasra!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah Daniel! I have to say you gave me some of the spark to reinvent this challenge and give it another go! Here’s to an amazing year!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah Daniel! I have to say you gave me some of the spark to reinvent this challenge and give it another go! Here’s to an amazing year!

  • Thaddeusmiles

    I’m looking forward to 2012 and this project. Been saying I’m going to do it for a few years now. Today I’m finally brave enough. my twitter is @sifublack:twitter 

    • http://tasramar.com/ tasra

      Added you to the tasra365 photographers list on twitter. Going to create a new 365 tweeps list too and will add you. Glad to have you along for the journey! :)

  • Anonymous

    Never really taken pictures before.  What the heck. :) – @ClaytonMacleod

    • http://tasramar.com/ tasra

      It’ll be an adventure for you if you’ve never attempted something like this before. Start carrying your camera everywhere!

      • Anonymous

        At the very least, I’ve always got my iPhone on me.  We’ll see if it’ll do me any good, I suppose, hehe.

        • http://tasramar.com/ tasra

          That’s actually a great idea for a series!

  • Sandy Horvath-Dori

    Sounds like a great way to improve my photography! Count me in!

    • http://tasramar.com/ tasra

      Fantastic! Ever done a 365 photo project before?

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  • Ingridew

    Happy New  Years Tasra!   I did your first challenge and I have to say I learned a lot.  Although I started my own 2012 52 weeks photo challenge, I think Ican  do both yours and mines together.  The photo series and the book were part of my 2012 goals so this is perfect.   count me in.   I think I’m still the twitter and challenge list.  @ingridew:disqus 

    Ingrid

    • Anonymous

      So thrilled to have you back on the team Ingrid! You were such an active participant and it’s exciting to have so many of us starting at the same time!

  • http://www.maddiepiecreations.com/ Brooke

    I’m going to try this again.  I always have such great intentions at the beginning of the year!  I am going to partner up with some local ladies and see if we can’t hold each other accountable

    • Anonymous

      Sounds like such a smart idea Brooke! Accountability and community are absolutely critical in keeping your commitment. Stay involved here too and you’ll find support you need to get through the difficult days!

    • http://tasramar.com/ tasra

      Hey Brooke! How is your challenge going?

  • http://tasramar.com/ tasra

    Not sure I can change the link, so feel free to link up your new URL. Happy to have you on the journey!

  • http://tasramar.com/ tasra

    The year of something new… I love that! You can complete it this time. :)

  • http://tasramar.com/ tasra

    Congrats on 2 days down! It’s just the beginning!

  • http://twitter.com/KittyMason Kitty Mason

    I’m in! Blogging on http://blog.kittymason.com/. 1 down, 365 to go! :)

    • http://tasramar.com/ tasra

      That’s great Kitty! Happy to have you on the adventure!

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  • Heather

    a few days late, but I’m in!

    • http://tasramar.com/ tasra

      It’s never too late! Glad you’re in. Are you on twitter or pinterest? If so, share your username so we can follow you. :)

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  • Qualityspeed10

    Great! Love this idea. @momentdriven

    • http://tasramar.com/ tasra

      Added you to our twitter list!

  • Terri Jacobson

    Tasra! I did my first year with you beginning January 1, 2010. I morphed my second year occasionally posting a photo from a previous shoot and I’m going strong again this year. 

    Yes, yes, yes I want to be part of your tweeps again this year.

    Terri

    • http://tasramar.com/ tasra

      Fantastic! I’ll start featuring photogs again on Fridays this week. You should send me your story and some of your favorite images! 

      • David

        Not heard of this idea until today and I must say that I really like it. I’m very happy to join-in please!

        • http://tasramar.com/ tasra

          Great time to start! Where will you post your images?

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  • Beautyman rebekah

    I have decided to undertake the challenge, have thought about it in previous years; as I approached the twelve month anniversary for having worked in disaster ravaged Queensland I decided now was time.

    • http://tasramar.com/ tasra

      The best time is NOW. Glad to have you on board the challenge!

    • http://tasramar.com/ tasra

      The best time is NOW. Glad to have you on board the challenge!

    • http://tasramar.com/ tasra

      2 weeks into the challenge! How is it going?

  • http://perzpective.com/ Zack

    So, unfortunately I’m a little late, but I’m still “accepting the challenge” and also letting my followers do the same! I also recommended a link to this page. Love the idea.

    @per_z_pective:twitter 

    • http://tasramar.com/ Tasra Dawson

      It’s never too late to join and experience the transformation from a 365 challenge! Happy to have you on the journey!

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  • John P. Argueta

    Hi there. Very interesting site you have here! I visited via Ron Dawson tweet. I’d like to sign up for the 365 Challenge & find out more about the Coaching you mentioned.

    Thanks!

    John @JargaPix

    • http://tasramar.com/ tasra

      Hi John! Thanks for stopping by! I added you to the tasra365 list on twitter so you’ll be able to find other participants. If you use the hashtag #tasra365 you’ll see what others are posting and others can find you as well. Enjoy the journey!

      I mentioned coaching in this article:
      http://tasramar.com/2012/02/how-to-accelerate-your-life/

      Is that what you’re referring to? You can find out more about the coaching I’m part of at http://www.chairco.org/

      As a sidenote, both Ron and I do coaching as well… so let us know how we can help or direct you to the person who can!

      • JA

        Thanks Tasra! I’m gonna read it more in detail now on my computer and start the challenge tomorrow…or maybe tonight. :)

        JA

  • John P. Argueta

    Hi there. Very interesting site you have here! I visited via Ron Dawson tweet. I’d like to sign up for the 365 Challenge & find out more about the Coaching you mentioned.

    Thanks!

    John @JargaPix

  • Dltmpowell

    Yep yep! I’m gonna do this!! My first 365!

  • Dltmpowell

    Yep yep! I’m gonna do this!! My first 365!

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  • Guest

    I started a 365 at the beginning of the year and a few months in got way to caught up in the “likes” I was or wasn’t getting. I started to shoot for other people and completely lost focus of why I started it in the first place. So I kinda fell off my 365 bandwagon. But I have regrouped and am shooting for me again and loving it, I am ready and excited to pick up with my 365. I came across the link for this in Pinterest and love it already!

    • http://tasramar.com/ tasra

      Fantastic! Thanks for stopping by!