Last month, I doubled up on daily photography projects. I’m 204 days into A Year of Us, my 365 photo/story project where I blog a daily photo and short story and finished my 31 day Story in a Frame challenge on Instagram.
I questioned whether it was too much but as I watched my hard drive and Dropbox folders fill to capacity, I understood something, this daily photo habit I’ve worked so hard to cultivate and inspire is real.
When June 1 rolled around, I jumped in again. I hustled to write another 31 prompts (apparently it’s my go to assignment number plus you can take an optional day off on short months) for part two of the Story in a Frame challenge. Not everyone likes assignments, I get that.
I’m a fan and I even tire of them some days. The thing is, like them or not, they work.
Assignments help push ideas and technique. They keep the process fun so it’s easier to look through that viewfinder every day. So what about you? Yeah or nay to the assignment routine? What do you do to stay in the photo game?
p.s. Skip on over to Instagram and join the new Story in a Frame photo challenge (#storyinaframe)! You can also check out the Story in a Frame Facebook page for conversations, ideas, tips, and more. Photos too (of course).