Mostly365: Share a photo with the world every day!

Jan 1 2011

It takes 10,000 hours to become an expert in a field, and in the world of photography that roughly translates to about 100 pictures a day for about 5 years. It sounds daunting, but if you keep it light, stay passionate, and shoot what you love to shoot, you’ll look back one day soon at an incredible portfolio of work that is all you.

This year, I am encouraging everyone to shoot and share one photo a day for 365 days. To help you with this challenge, tap tap tap and I have created Mostly365.com — a new website where you share your daily photos with the world with one tweet.

1. Take a Photo

Snap a pic with any camera that you have access to. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a state-of-the-art dSLR, your cell phone camera, or $10 toy camera, the important thing is that you start taking more pics!

2. Share it

Post your pic to one of the many sharing sites and tweet it using the #mostly365 hashtag. Here’s the big list of all the services we support:

You can even just tweet with a link to a .jpg image.

Two years ago I started a 365 project on Flickr and after less than 2 weeks I abandoned it. I felt overwhelmed with having to take a photo everyday and didn’t want to share pictures that weren’t “amazing” in my eyes. What I’ve learnt over the last two years is that every photo you take, good or bad, is a stepping stone to becoming a great photographer.

The beautiful thing about photography these days is that anyone can access the tools to take great photos. You don’t need professional photography gear or school-taught knowledge to capture life’s beauty. All you need is the passion to get out and capture life with through your lens and the courage to share it with the world.

I want Mostly365.com to be a fun and inspirational place where you can share your photos, stay motivated to keep shooting, and connect with other enthusiastic shutterbugs. The most important thing is to have fun! If you miss a day, don’t get down on yourself, that’s why we call it Mostly365 ;)

Follow Mostly365 on Twitter.
Join the Mostly365 Group on Flickr.
Join the Mostly365 Group on Facebook.

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49 Responses to “Mostly365: Share a photo with the world every day!”

  1. Congrats on the new site, it looks great :)

  2. Lisa.. wow the mostly365 site is polished and nice. Will try it out right away.

  3. I wish everyone the best of luck! We’ve been doing something similar over at http://www.nicesmilesir.com/ (apologies, submissions have slowed down for the holidays!)

    Keeping it light is definitely the way to go!

  4. At least a picture a day, great idea!

  5. I love this :) I had just started something like this for the month of January on my blog as a way to slow down & pay attention to what’s going on around me. I suppose doing it 365 will help me even more, so I’m in!!

  6. Hey Lisa!
    A great idea to start this project. Thank you.

    I started a 365 today (I’m a bit late posting on here for the uk as it’s not past midnight). Here’s my image from day 1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/82211356@N00/5313391025/

    Happy New Year, and the best of luck to everyone who takes part.

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  8. I love the Mostly365 site! Thanks for coming up with the idea.

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  10. Thanks Lisa this is a cool idea and I love the site. I successfully completed a 365 project in 2009 and it did wonders for my photography. As Scott Bourne says the key to being a better photographer is to look at 10,000 pictures with a critical eye and make 10,000 pictures. So I’m off again for 365 in 2011.

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  12. I love this! I usually use Instagram on my I-Touch, but this is so cool!

  13. Beautiful site, LOVE the idea! Thanks for sharing :) If I had an phone I’d post with everyone else, but despite not having the time to actually post everyday I am doing a 365 this year. :) My last one lasted about 3 months, so I’m really tackling this one!

  14. 365 days is a long ways away, but I’ll give it a try. I’ll be shooting my 365 photos from my iPhone only as a challenge to see more in my day-to-day experiences. This will force me to find interesting subjects even when I’m not carrying my DSLR. Can’t wait to be inspired by all of the great photos. Lets GO!

  15. Hi Lisa! It’s very cool idea! :) I am pleased to join

  16. I’d love to see posterous support!

  17. Consider me on board Lisa! Awesome!

  18. Really nice site, we’ve has members doing them for the last 3 or 4 years, its really good to see it spreading. Great stuff

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  20. This is an amazing idea. For mostly anything you want to become good at, consistent training is really the key. I know from past experiences how difficult it can be to follow through with these things, but I think Mostly365 could be exactly what most people need :)

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  24. This is an awesome idea! I just started taking daily photos of my brand new daughter, I’m going to have to try using this service.

    I actually just completed 365 days of Toy Story photos ( http://tinyurl.com/ts365 ) and while not every one of them was a winner, the experience was a majorly rewarding one! I do wish I had discovered Camera+ before that ended though, as I used my iPhone for every shot (a great way to learn how to push your iPhone and apps, plus it’s super convenient!)

  25. I so would like to do this, but I a bit confused as to how to post to the website can anyone help?

  26. Can’t figure out why my photos are showing up from flickr with the #mostly365 tag. Can anyone help me?

  27. [...] Mostly 365: I’ve mentioned in a previous post that I tried the whole 365 photo project last year and failed miserably. Looks like I’m not the only one as others have tried and failed as well. Mostly Lisa has come up with a project 365 that involves twitter (yay! we love twitter) so you can tweet your favorite photo of the day. I might give this one a chance but not too sure I’ll be able to complete it by the end of the year. [...]

  28. I will join it…. :)

  29. @Ann: You have to add the flickr link to a tweet with the #mostly365 tag.

    Loving mostly365, awesome idea!

  30. @Ann – You have to post a tweet on twitter with the flickr link and the #mostly365 hash tag. Just uploading it to flickr with that tag won’t add it to the mostly365 site. Flickr is just one of the places you can host your photos for the mostly365 site but the tweet w/hashtag is how the site finds the photo. Hope that helps!

  31. @Tiffany McCoy: All you have to do is upload a photo to one of the sites listed above and then send out a tweet on twitter (make sure your account on twitter is public) and add the #mostly365 hash tag to the end of your tweet.

  32. @Tiffany McCoy: Oops, and don’t forget a link to the photo in the tweet as well!

  33. My granddaughter turned two on December 29. I have taken a picture of her every single day since (including) the day she was born. At then end of each year I made a photo book of the pictures. It is such a fabulous way to watch her grow. Originally I was going to do it only for the first year. However, now I fear she will probably be photographed daily until her marriage:)

  34. :) nice … i am actually doing the same with hashtag #onedayonefoto

    here’s my camara+ set http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcoruiz/sets/72157625608969327/

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  36. Hi Lisa, I had the same idea on october 2010 and I’ve started this challenge on 1st january 2011, but only yesterday I discovered your Mostly365.com!

    However, I noticed my pic tagged with #mostly365 was not displayed on the site…

  37. It’s been 2 years since I did my 365 days. I think it is time to do it again. I’ve gotta keep doing it in order to produce better pictures. Congrats on the new site and I like it. =)

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  40. I started a 365 project on momentile.com – will photos posted on momentile and tweeted with the #mostly365 hashtag show up on your site?

  41. Any ideas about a future Android app like this?

  42. hmm I think you just ignited a projevt idea :-))

  43. Great idea and smashing site. One question though…how do I share a photo on your mostly365.com site? I know you mentioned something about #mostly365 hashtag, but how do I use it…Cheers

  44. Mostly365 was an excellent idea. I’ve been using it every day since I heard about it as motivation to go out and shoot a new photo every day.

  45. Nice pictures on this site.
    I have seen the Beta of the new Photo program of Leo Laporte and Lisa.

    Greetings From Holland
    Erwin

    Http://www.helpinghandalmere.nl for more info.

  46. great idea..
    Am i to late to join?

  47. Wonderful site. Just one (maybe two) suggestions: a filter feature so that we could just view iPhone pics & a search feature so we can view specific items.

  48. How do I get a flickr image onto the #mostly365 site?
    W.

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