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

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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

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