For the past month or so, I've been trying to take at least one photo per day. I've been using my phone to take each picture and Instagram to edit and share.
I've really been enjoying this process. I know a lot of people do this already, but for some reason I am just getting into it.
I think it might actually have to do with the fact that I follow so many people on Instagram who I think take great pictures, and so I thought mine weren't worthy. However, I'm realizing that I have a voice and a unique perspective. Taking the photos for myself is really the priority anyway. Then, if anyone else likes them, great.
The fun part about this for me is noticing those moments in the day that I want to capture in a photo. I think it helps me to be a little more present, a little more aware, and more appreciative of what's going on around me and the beauty of it all.
It's also really cool to have a sort of photo album of all of my "work." Instagram is great for this.
Even though Instagram works out for me, there are other ways to take your daily photos. You might like the Instax instant camera which spits out Polaroid-esque photos in seconds. These look awesome, but the film is costly so that might not be for everyone. It's not for me, at least not on a daily basis.
A digital or "old fashioned" film camera would be great if you don't mind carrying it around. Also, with film you're paying again per photo.
This leads me back to why I use Instagram. You can also get your Instagram photos made into all sorts of things like books, magnets, and cards.
I promise I'm not sponsored by Instagram. I just think it's a great tool.
Follow me on Instagram if you're interested: @meganvvilson
Also, I'd LOVE to see your daily photos! Leave your name in the comments if you want!