Photo Challenge: Take a Photo Everyday in January


With the New Year comes New Year's Resolutions, and one of my on-going resolutions is to improve my photography skills.  I have a hunch I'm not the only one who wants to be a better photographer, so I would like to pose a challenge in which I will also participate.

The Challenge:
Take a photograph everyday in January.

The Reward:
Bragging rights and a fancy patch to show everyone that you successfully completed the challenge.

Simple, right?  It doesn't have to be the best photo EVAR.  It doesn't have to be beautifully lit.  It doesn't need perfect composition.  It just has to be the very simple act of picking up your camera, taking a shot, and posting it online.  It can even be a photo you're going to use in an Instructable, a dual purpose photograph.  The trick is that it has to be done every day.  No old photos.  No rehashes.  This is for personal improvement and making photography a habit.

Now I realize that not everyone will be able or willing to do this everyday because stuff happens.  If you can take a photo for 20 days in January, you will get a patch.  If you can manage to take a new photo every single day, all 31, in January, you will get a very special patch!

If you would like to participate in this challenge, leave a reply to this topic saying that you accept the challenge.  As you submit your photos, reply to your original acceptance reply.  This will keep things a bit tidier, and you will be able to see your accomplishments altogether.  There's a great deal of satisfaction in seeing a big chunk of what you've done and feeling motivated to do more.  If you would like to see an example of how to submit photos for the challenge, please look for my acceptance comment on this topic and how I reply to that comment with photos I am submitting.

Alternatively, you can submit links to images on your Flickr, Picasa, DeviantArt, and other image sharing services.  This will save on bandwidth usage on Instructables.  Please do not submit links to private accounts such as Facebook and Myspace.  The images must be publicly viewable without requiring a linked account.

There are some mighty fine Instructables on photography, so you might want to take a look around.  Hopefully, by taking part in this challenge, you will not only improve your photography skills but your Instructables as well.  You might even be motivated to post an Instructable about photography in January!

If you would like to participate in a much larger challenge, check out Project365.

So here's to a Happy (and productive) New Year!

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AngryRedhead (author) 7 years ago
ChrysN6 years ago
Thanks for the patch!
mikeasaurus6 years ago
I had a fun month taking and sharing photos, great challenge!
Goodhart7 years ago
Ok, I will make an attempt (and probably fail in it ). Does subject matter, matter?
Jan 1
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Jan.2 The Budgie my wife calls Wudgi
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Ugh, I keep forgetting to post mine....
Jan. 3

The view through my magnifier (I need this now because of fading eyesight):
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Jan. 4

The hoops I use sometimes to make antenna coils from (normally used for embroidery?), hanging on a machete, with a bayonet off the the left.
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Jan. 5

The mirror and hanger in the shower.
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