365 Days a Year
By Adrian Zupp
There’s always something to photograph. Really, you’re only limited by your imagination. But if your imagination ever needs a break, think about this: Nearly every day of the year celebrates or commemorates something.
We’re not just talking birthdays and wedding anniversaries. The whole notion of dedicating a day, week, or even a month to a cause or event has become quite a trend over the past decade or so. Even to the extent that, should one be so inclined, they could devote all their photography energies to compiling series of photos around these days.
A Web search will fill you in on the vast range of these days but here’s a sampling – by no means a complete list – to give you a better idea of the phenom (starting with the present date):
17-23 Constitution Week (17th is Citizenship Day)
24 Worldwide Day of Play
26 Family Day
(the entire month is Disability History and Awareness Month; Walk & Bike to School Month; and UNICEF Month)
9-15 Among other things, this is Fire Prevention Week
16-22 National Character Counts Week
24 United Nations Day
11 Veterans Day
20-26 National Family Week
1 World AIDS Day
10 Human Rights Day
15 Bill of Rights Day
You get the idea. It could practically be a cottage industry! Think of some of the shoots you could do around these themes. Maybe you could send some of the shots you get to your local paper. Why not?
So if the idea piques your interest, go online and take a look at the listings and perhaps put together a shoot calendar. It’s one more way to become a better and more creative photographer.