Project 365.

People often say that their whole lives flash before their eyes or that the years go by way too fast – let alone months, weeks or even days. It sounds impossible but also quite incredible. Weekdays suddenly just become a day with an end and nothing significant in between that. I say every day should be celebrated regardless of its significance or memory. Because every day culminates into a wonderful life.

When a guy called Taylor McKnight started taking a photo a day in 2004, he never imagined his project titled ‘Project 365’ would not only serve as a way to remember a year, but also help him understand what was important to him in his life and how it could be remembered.

Whether it was his relationships, career, or his fashion sense, recording a photo a day for a whole year left him with a rich visual history of his life in 2004. And it made him a better visual photographer to boot!

Following on from this success he did it a second time and gave us all a few tips for us budding Project 365ers.

  • Vary Your Themes
    Try to capture the day’s events in a single photo. Perform photographic experiments. Take a photo of someone new you meet, something you ate for the first time, or something you just learned how to do. Take a photo of something that made you smile. And don’t forget to take a photo of yourself at least once a month so you can remember how you’ve changed, too.
  • Tell a Story
    Use your blog entry, or your photo description, to explain what’s going on in each day’s photograph. How good did that dinner taste? What made you want to take a photo of that stranger? It’ll help you remember down the road, and it gives friends following along a better appreciation of why you took the photo you did. You don’t need to write a lot, just enough to add some color.
  • Don’t Stop, No Matter What
    This is perhaps the most important tip of all. You will get tired of taking a photo every single day. Some days, you will consider giving up. Don’t. The end result is worth the effort. Remind yourself why you wanted to do it in first place.There will be times you’ll think there’s nothing interesting left to take a photo of, and times you’ll think you didn’t do anything exciting enough to take a photo of. There’s always a great photo to be made.Get out of the house and take a walk. Or stay inside and look around. Take a photo of something important to you. Take a photo of the inside of your house so you can see how your taste has changed over the years. Take a photo of anything, just don’t stop.

Without further ado, here is how my 2017 panned out one photo at a time. Happy Project 365-ing!

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