Count the days
Embarking on a 365 photo project is easy, finishing one is tougher. Tracy Calder speaks to four photographers who committed to taking pictures daily, and how they kept it up
Tracy Calder speaks to four photographers who committed to taking pictures daily
Taking a picture every day for 365 days is challenging, there’s no doubt about it, but the rewards are manifold. From improved technique to new friendships and increased confidence, the habit of daily shooting – and sharing – can have a positive effect on your practical skills and even your personal wellbeing. But sticking to such a self-imposed ‘rule’ is never easy: there will be days when you are ill, others when you lack motivation and time, and some when you just can’t find subject matter that inspires you. Thankfully there are many ways to preempt, and dodge, these stumbling blocks.
We speak to four photographers who have gone the distance and wish to share their wisdom. The projects range from capturing unique angles of a famous landmark every day to taking a daily self-portrait, having multiple themes in one project or if you’re thinking long term, one picture a day for 10 years!
The lighthouse seen from within the centenary windows of the Saint Mary Fort
A splashing wave and Barra Lighthouse
Children flying kites on Morro do Cristo Hill