As you start this 365 photography journey, give yourself permission to experiment and find what works for you.
Check out these ten tips learned from capturing a year of images…
- Pay attention to your patterns, where your interest and energy rise and fall throughout the day.
- Set a schedule. Do you like to shoot in the morning and post at night or post in the morning for the previous day’s photo?
- Create a primary plan. Do you want to shoot and share multiple images every day or choose one favorite?
- Create a backup plan for the days when you’re down to the wire and need to get it done, i.e. iphone image, image from previous shoot, etc.
- Don’t let yourself get stuck. Check out our year-long list of photo themes for your 365 photography project.
- Get connected right away. Community and accountability can often be the one thing that helps you through.
- Use the twitter hashtag #tasra365 in your post so we can find each other’s images easily and I can add you to our photo group.
- Blog about your project and link back here… that way we can find you and comment on your images.
- Comment on other people’s images to encourage more feedback on your own.
- Focus on progress, not about how many comments or visitors see your images.
Day 2 of Project 365: Texture Series
My image today continues the texture series I started yesterday. I captured this image in natural light. It’s a blanket I made for my son before he was born. It’s so small for him now that he sometimes uses it as a cape. Thanks to this project it took on a new life today when coupled with an inspiring quote.
Life is a tapestry woven by the decisions WE make.
The WE part is the most important related to this journey. If you’re here, you’ve made a decision or are contemplating making one… one that I believe can change your outlook, your images and even your life. Celebrate that decision. Then go after it with gusto each and every day!
Here are a few more quotes I found about the tapestry of life…
We don’t accomplish anything in this life alone… and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something. - Sandra Day O’Connor
We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.
The threads woven into the fabric of our lives are beginning to create a beautiful tapestry.
-Marilyn S. Bateman
The tapestry of life continues to be woven.