In 2020, I’m tackling something big friends: A Project 365. If you want to join me for the Cherish Everyday Project 365, keep reading!
As Pookah gets older, I feel like time is just slipping away, and more than ever, I’m hyper-aware of documenting my days with him.
This blog started off as a journal/scrapbook of my life as a mom, full of photos of my life and tips to help you capture yours. I want to get back to that. I want to get back to journaling my life through photos.
I’ve done a 365 photo challenge before, but that was 6 years ago! I decided sometime in the fall that I wanted to tackle one again but wanted a bit of support this time.
Lucky for me, I’m joining up with my friend Jennifer from over at Cherish365 for this year-long project! And we want as many of our friends and community to join us as possible.
Even if you aren’t participating every day, we want to see your lives this year while we share ours.
So How does this Project 365 Work?
The goal of a Project 365 is to take a photo every day for an entire year. 365 days or 366( 2020 is a leap year!)
You can a: just snap a photo or you can B: follow the prompts that we provide.
Jennifer and I have put together prompts for every single day of the year! At the end of every month, we will share the prompts for the next month on Instagram so that you can have your prompts and be ready to shoot.
Then, share it on Instagram or Facebook sharing the hashtag #cherisheveryday365 or #cherisheveryday365_jan ( example) when doing a specific month’s post.
We will also be sharing tips on how to document your life all year long. So make sure you are following us both!
Tips to Help You Complete a 365 Photo Challenge:
I’ve done one of these before,so I’m going to share a few tips that helped me complete one.
1. Set a reminder.
I used reminders on my phone to alert me about 3 pm to take a photo. And another at 8 pm. Because let’s face it, life is busy! But I was committed to taking a photo every day. The 3 pm photo reminder was a reminder during daylight hours and the 8 pm reminder was just in case I silenced the 3 pm one and forgot about it.
2. Always have your camera with you.
It’s up to you what camera you want to use to complete this challenge. I’ve done an iPhone only 365, I’ve also done one with my camera. I cherish both! This year, I will use whatever camera I have with me at the time. Because I will NOT use the excuse that I didn’t have my big girl camera with me!
3. Remember that every photo in your Project 365 is not going to be perfect.
MOST of these photos will be snapshots. And that is perfect. Remember, you are documenting your life over 365 days. This is life in photos.
Life is messy. Life is out of focus. Life is boring. Life is life. Don’t be afraid to post a perfectly boring photo in bad light that you converted to black and white because it’s the only thing that saves it! Just post!
4. Share the photo.
I’ve found that sharing the photos somewhere public keeps me going and motivated. You will see most of my 365 photos on my main account @lashawnwiltz . I’ll also be sharing some of my favs from the hashtag over on the @theeverydayeyecandyproject
5. Just keep going.
If you miss a day, or two, or more, just pick up where you left off. Start again. A Project 365 is an ongoing thing and just because you miss a day doesn’t mean you failed! Just keep swimming as Dora says. Just keep taking photos.
Ok, so that’s it! I’m linking to Jennifer’s Post here so you can read what she says about the 365.
Make sure you are following @jenniferborget and @lashawnwiltz on Instagram for updates. We have a ton of things we want to share with you this year about photography and how to document your days. Make sure you are following us so you don’t miss a thing!
Who is in!?!