366 Photo Project In 2020
366 photo project, every four years a 365 project can become a 366 one.
Take 366 photos in 366 days, a photograph everyday if possible.
A leap year has an extra day, so a year long leap year project can also have one.
For some reason I’ve never cared much for a 365 project but I do like a 366 photo project.
I completed one of these projects in 2012, which I wrote about here.
As we’re close to the start of another leap year I’ve decided to have another go.
All the photographs in this article are from my 2012 photo project.
When I completed a such a project
In 2012 when I completed a this project I started taking random photographs at the beginning of the year.
As the year progressed I began to shoot thematic photos, in groups of nine photos each.
This changed gradually with the later sets of nine more defined than the earlier ones.
The main thing I found was that it was great for developing new ideas.
If you specialise in one type of photography, you probably stick to that.
Doing a year long project it’s easier to try other types and see how you like them.
Pick a theme for several days
This time I intend to do groups of six photos, each on a theme or subject.
366 is divisible by six which means that if I get through it, there will be all complete groups.
365 is also divisible, by five, but six is an even number, and more inviting to me.
It’s good to think out some possible theme ideas before starting, but to be flexible once you start.
All that’s necessary is to have the next idea worked out at least a day before you start it.
Just one day at a time
I have a facebook page with the same name as this blog; Enjoy Your Photography.
On this page I intend to add a photograph everyday for the whole year.
I know it’s a slightly daunting prospect to do that, but if you take it day by day, it’s doable.
As each day comes just get a photo that day and don’t think of doing so for the whole year.
Everyday you can see what you’ve accumulated, and don’t think about what’s to come.
Try new types of photography
Think of all the genres of photography that you’ve never tried.
Pick one or two that you always thought you’d like to try and do so for a day.
Perhaps you could stick with it for a few days and see if you like it.
If you don’t like it very much, well now you know, and you can forget it.
On the other hand if you did like it you can add it to the types of photo you take regularly.
You can start this project on any day
You can start a year long project on any day of the year, it doesn’t have to the 1st January.
It is a nice day to start though being the first day of the calendar year.
If you find this article after 1st January 2,020 and you’d like to have a go, just do so.
Take a day or two to think about how you’ll go about it, and then start.
Don’t worry if you don’t get to take a photo a day, every day.
If you miss a day here and there, get two the next day.
The object is to get 366 photos in 366 days, as many as you can on a daily basis.
It feels great when you finish it, and you’ll probably learn something along the way.