I stumbled on #the100dayproject two years ago on Instagram and it has been this wonderful learning journey each year. So when I saw the announcement on Elle Luna’s page that the project was back I couldn’t contain my excitement. Both years were unique but shared a common theme: grabbing my camera and creating just for me. I create a lot for work but taking a few minutes daily to create for creations sake was reinvigorating; to play, to learn, to explore. The power of community also came to mind. I learned so much by just following the projects of others. Having friends’ take on the project kept me accountable to posting (even if I had to catch up once or twice).
So what is it? In short for the #the100dayproject you choose something to create, something you know makes you happy and then share your creations on a daily basis with #the100daproject hashtag as well as a unique hashtag for your collection so you can connect with others and learn together. Repeat daily 99 times.
Now the hard part: the project starts in 2 days and I’m still deciding what I should do. Help! At first I was wondering if I should do something completely different like sketching or painting, learning a new language or knitting. I think though I have come back to photography. Although I have a long way to go, I can see how the project has helped me improve my photography. So I’ve narrowed it down to 3 ideas:
- 10 x 10: Keeping a similar flow to last year, the 10×10 would let me have a focus. After playing with the slow shutter app today I would know which theme to start with
- Canada 150: With this special celebratory year one idea was to focus on 100 pictures to represent Canada. Probably taking a 10 x 10 theme as well from symbols.
- An Appy Moment: I’ve always loved how accounts like the.book.report share new or favourite books and wanted to do a similar stylized photo and video recap for my apps.
Will you join me? What action will you take for 100 days? No one is too old or too young!
See you online.