This month is going to be a challenge but such a GREAT challenge. We are going to shoot EVERY.SINGLE.DAY! You know how much I loved doing my Project 365 in 2010 and how much it improved my photography. I have tried to do two other 365’s since that one but ended up failing. So let’s start small with manageable expectations – 30 days. Surely we can pick up our camera everyday for 30 days.
We all want to improve our photography. Who doesn’t want to get better at something they love? Well, you aren’t going to improve your skills by sitting at your computer and reading about photography all the time. You need to get out there and apply what you are learning.
Photography habit of the month – Shooting daily
1. Pick up your camera everyday.
Make sure you keep your camera in an area that is easy to get to. I leave mine on my desk or kitchen counter but most of the time my desk. I always know it’s there so when I see something I want to capture I know where to go.
2. Keep a list of ideas.
I found this very helpful when I was working on my 365. Somedays you won’t find the perfect shot staring you in the face. Instead, you can turn to your list of shots you would like to capture to help give you a prompt. Check out this 30 day challenge to photograph your kids to get you started if you need some more ideas.
3. Upload and edit those images.
Don’t let them sit on your camera. Upload and edit them daily. Last month we focused on editing daily so this shouldn’t be a challenge for you. Once you have edited them, export them so they are ready for print.
4. Share your photos.
Encouragement is one of the best ways to keep you going when it comes to daily shooting. Please share your images on our Facebook wall and when sharing on Instagram, Google +, and Twitter use the hashtag #clickaday. I will be sharing my images on Google + so I hope you will follow me and our hashtag!