The 2008/366photos project just hit the 1/4 mark. Just over 91 days in. I've been surprised at the number of edu-folk that decided to try the photo-a-day challenge this year. It's fun, interesting, frustrating, challenging, and sometimes really difficult trying to come up with at least one photograph every day that doesn't suck (or, hopefully, is interesting and/or good).
So now, we've got 40 people in the 366photos group. Currently there are over 1800 photos in the pool. There are likely many photos that are part of the project that aren't included in the pool (for myself, several are marked as "friends and family" only, because they are photos of my son and/or his cousins).
That blows me away. And there are some really, REALLY good photos in there. It's pretty cool to see people trying new things. Watching Michael play with off-camera flashes. Jen and Brian getting comfortable with their new toy. Stephen capturing winter in New Brunswick. Alan catching the cool stuff around Strawberry (and beyond). I'm not going to go through and list all 40 members :-) but it's been very cool watching what people come up with!
To be clear, though, this is not the only photo-a-day challenge group on Flickr. There's a 365photos group, 366 2008, Project 365+1, 366 of 2008, and any number of other similar groups. There are probably thousands of people just on Flickr doing the project.
But what is so cool about our own little 366photos project, is that it's composed almost entirely of edu-folks. A little community-within-a-community, of people trying something new and working (intentionally or otherwise) to improve their abilities and contribute content to the group. That's awesome.