The Picture Perfect Project.
The concept is simple but the impact it will make it priceless.
The only photos you regret are the ones you don't take.
In 2016, we want you to create your own photo challenge. Once a month, every week or every day? How many pictures do you want to take? What do you want to take pictures of? The choice is yours.
This challenge is so customizable to fit your lifestyle. If you think taking one picture a week is doable, do it! If you think that is too much pressure, go for once a month! Or if you're feeling up to the challenge, go for one a day. When you look back on that year of photos, you will be so happy you challenged yourself and you followed through.
Me, personally, I'm going to shoot for one photo a day with one photo per week being of Mason. Just knowing how busy we are during the week days and how sometimes I can go days without taking pictures of ANYTHING, I don't want to overwhelm myself but I do want to challenge myself. I love filling in my month of photos on my Collect app on my phone, so I'd really like to challenge myself to make sure I take at least one picture a day to be able to fill in the month accurately (real life : even though I'm using the app now and filling it in fully, the days are not truly representative of what we did/what happened on that day - like I said, sometimes I forget to take ANY pictures and so I'll use what I have and mix and match to fill in the month).
I want this to be fun, not a burden, so I know a photo of Mason once a week and taking a photo of something once a day is an attainable goal. And I must admit, I am the most excited about this challenge because I want to get better at photography. Even though I love the saying "comparison is the thief of joy" and try to remember it when I see all those AMAZING pictures on Instagram popping up, I must admit, the comparison creeps in... I try my hardest to create beautiful photos, but I always feel like I fail in comparison. But not next year! Next year I want to learn how to edit better and how to angle and take better photos. I'm so excited to be paired up with these amazing ladies and know I can learn a thing or two (or twelve) from them on how to take better pictures.
Whitney from Work It Mommy
Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me
Beth from Our Pretty Little Girls
Courtney from Sweet Turtle Soup
Desiree from Macke Monologues
Elizabeth from Chasin' Mason
So, regardless of what you choose to take photos of or how often you choose to take them, the point of this project is to set a goal for yourself and use your camera!
And then, on the 2nd Thursday of each month, we invite you to link up with us!
You can share your photos and post about your photo challenge progress (or failures) from that month. You can also check out what other bloggers are taking pictures of and maybe get some inspiration or photo tips. Challenges are always more fun when we do them together!
Think about your 'Picture Perfect Project' for 2016 and make a plan. Then set a date to start, grab our button, and mark your calendars to join us for our first link up on January 14th!
We can't wait to see your photos!