What is www.365project.org?

What is www.365project.org?

By Kim Watermeyer – 

Did you know there’s a free website for photographers! Whether you’re a complete novice, or professional, this site is for everyone interested in photography. You can use your phone camera or an expensive professional one. It doesn’t matter.

People from all over the world, from 5 year olds to 105, come together to post photographs and share their stories? It’s a beautiful thing.

One can get into the habit of posting a picture every day but it’s not written in law. It’s your project so you can do whatever you want, and follower or unfollow whoever you want.

The site is packed with weekly or monthly themes, challenges, tips, tutorials, meetups etc. It’s up to you to use the site as you wish.

If you want some technical assistance, there are heaps of professionals and competent amateurs willing to share their photographic skills.

You can take all sorts of photos: landscapes, abstracts, portraits, or even the contents of a garbage bin etc – or you can participate in one of the 365’s challenges.

    

I posted a photograph every day for 4 years without missing a day! My first year I was doing it on my own via a blog until someone introduced me to the 365Project. It was amazing!

It was important to me that I stuck to my ‘every day’ brief. Some days are more difficult than others. I was known, on a few occasions, to post a photo of my big toe, or something as ridiculous at midnight! Some people only post when they can. This project made me look at life in great detail. Everything became a potential picture. Absolutely everything! Nothing was too boring – if the subject was mundane, then I tried to take it from a weird angle to make it look more interesting.

Looking back over my 1460 photos, I remember each and every one of them and the exact moment I shot it. Wonderful memories. A great way to keep a diary and a fabulous way to make new friends. I have personally met up and befriended four 365ers along my travels.

    

My first year – I wrote a haiku with each entry:

The 365 Project

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‘Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world.’ – Bruno Barbey

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2 thoughts on “What is www.365project.org?”

  • I’m a newbie in this field but i’m willing to learn coz’i’m also interested in photography….where can i post my pictures?

    • Hi Gilda – Please go to the link in our blog that will take you directly to the 365Project website where you can join up. It’s really easy and so much fun. – Good luck

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