And congrats! We’re thrilled you’re partaking in The 365 Project. Now, you’re probably wondering: What’s this all about? So here are some FAQs to get you started.

What is The 365 Project?

The 365 Project is a chance to document your year. One photo at a time.

How do I sign up?

Just RSVP. By RSVPing, we’ll be able to message you about prizes, special announcements and discounts on Picaboo products.

How did The 365 Project start?

The 365 Project was inspired by Brandon Scharr’s book. Every time we shared his book with friends, it inspired people. And we found, that as people flipped through his book, they saw everyday objects in a new light.

What if I miss a day?

Big whoop. That will happen. Just take two pictures the next day.

What if I run out of things to shoot?

We’re here to help. Each week, we’ll provide themes for you to photograph. Use those themes or shoot anything you want. It’s up to you. This is your project. There are no rules.

How will I become a better photographer?

We’ve enlisted the help of Stephanie Glover, Deborah Tripplet, Mike Carroll, Laura Hamilton and several other professional photographers to offer advice and inspiration. We’ll also provide opportunities for you to have your pictures critiqued by our team of pro photographers. Plus, we’ll provide advice, information and tips on lighting, angles, composition and equipment throughout the year. Our goal is to make you see things in a different way.

I’m a professional photographer and I’d like to get involved.

Awesome! We’re looking for professionals to share their pictures, advice and sit on a critique panel. Please leave a link to your website in the comments below.

But wait, 2012 is a Leap Year. Should this be the 366 Project?

Well, to be honest, we didn’t realize it was a Leap Year! But we actually slated the project to begin on 1/2/11 so that everyone had time to recover from their New Year’s festivities. So, it really is a 365 project!

This is a big committment.

Yes, it is. But it’s a commitment to become better. To be a better photographer and to look deeply into your life. At the end of the project, you’ll be surprised at some of the shots, themes and memories that you may have forgotten.

How can I win a camera or other Picaboo prizes?

Throughout the project, we’ll ask you to share your pictures. Sometimes we’ll give you an assignment or we’ll just ask you to share your favorite picture. All of that will come out along the way. But don’t worry, there will be plenty of chances to win prizes.

Do you have any tips to help me along the way.

We sure do! Take a look at these Get Started tips.

How do I start?

Make sure you RSVP here. On Monday, January 2nd, please post an image to our Facebook wall. This will let us know you’re in. If you’re not sure what you should photograph, we’ll provide a new theme every week. The first theme is listed below. Bookmark this page to find out future themes.


The 365 Project Themes

Week One = Goodbye Holiday


It’s never too late to join. Your year begins when you’re ready!  RSVP here to stay in-the-know!