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If there is one thing that I love about photographing my everyday, it is the satisfaction of seeing my life in photographs at the end of the year. It’s a way for me to preserve my memories forever and, one day, share what my everyday once looked like with my children. I cherish these photographs. And because I cherish them so much, I love to share my year in photos with my friends in family. One of the funnest and easiest ways for me to share my photography with everyone is by making a video collage of my photos through Animoto. Not only does it take only minutes to create a beautiful video, but the video just makes my photos come alive once it is paired with the perfect song. Plus, with just a click of a button, I can share my video quickly on social media! And because social media is the perfect way to stay in contact with friends and family, I love using it as a way to share what’s going on in my little world.
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Even though picking up my camera every single day to capture a photo seems like quite a commitment, it is something that has become so very important to me. And with the new year quickly approaching, I love to encourage photographers to take on the challenge of completing a 365 photography project at the New Year.
Yes, it is another thing to add to your day.
Yes, it is going to be a little work.
Yes, it is going to require a little thought and organization.
But it is also going to be one of the most rewarding projects.
If you are still in doubt on whether you should take on the challenge of tackling a 365 photography project, remember the following reasons why I think you should!
- No.01You never know what moment you are going to capture!
Just like anything in life, every photo is a surprise! When you wake up every morning, you don’t know what your day is going to bring. But by carrying your camera along with you to capture part of your day, you are guaranteeing that you will capture something special about your day…even if it seems simply ordinary at the time. Even the ordinary needs to be remembered. Most of my year contains photos of my coffee cup routine or an adventure I took to the market. But then there was that one morning, where my picture was of our very first baby’s sonogram. Even though I hoped, I didn’t know at the beginning of the year that one of my daily photos would be of something so life changing and precious. And that is the best thing about photography projects…the surprise of it all! You never know what the year is going to bring, so make sure you have your camera ready so you don’t miss it!
- No.02Your children will thank you for it.
Whether you have children yet or not, it is important to photograph your everyday for them. If you have children, your photos will most likely include your day to day adventures with them…which will be so very exciting for them to look back on in the years to come. If you don’t have children yet, like me, it is just as important to photography your daily life. There is nothing more fun for your children than seeing what your life was like before you had them. Children love to see what you looked like, what you did, and what you were passionate about.
- No.03That feeling at the very end.
It really is hard to describe that beautiful feeling at the end of the year, when you take your final and 365th photo. It’s a feeling of joy. Of relief. Of unbelievable accomplishment. And, believe it or not, it is a feeling that you will feel over and over again. You will feel it every time you see your images. This is why it is even more important to celebrate the completion of your 365 photography project with your family and friends by making a video through Animoto. Whether you want your video to include every single photo, or just a glimpse of your year with your favorite moments, it is so important to share all of your memories.
- No.04Your photography skills will soar!
Oh, the improvement! This may be the most exciting thing about a 365 photography project. There is something to be said about what an impact picking up your camera every single day can do for your photography. I could talk about this forever! To keep it short, I was amazed at how much my composition, photography style, and camera skills drastically improved throughout the year with every photo that I took. By the end of the year, I could visually see an evolution in my photography skill as the days and months went by because I was learning so much about photography every single day. I always tell photographers that completing my first 365 photography project was the best thing I have ever done for my photography.
Have I talked you into beginning a 365 photography project at the New Year yet!? I hope so! Of every photographer who has completed one, there have been no regrets! Whether it is to photograph memories for your family or to help improve your photography one day at a time, there are too many wonderful reasons for you to pick up your camera and take a picture every day!
Do yourself a favor, take a few minutes and create your own video showcasing your year. Please share it on our Facebook page when you do. I’d love to see your year in review!