I was reading an article this week about a photography project in which a photographer went around the world photographing life at 8am.

“From morning prayers to fresh coffee and commuting to the office: What 8am looks like in different parts of the world”. 

The images from this are not only beautiful, but they evoke a kind of wonder in that you see how other people live during a seemingly familiar routine – the morning ‘getting ready’ routine.

Feel free to take a look at the photos and the article here.


This got me thinking about a cool photography project we can do this week together

I’ve been hitting kind of a ‘bored’ stage in my own photography lately and thought it would be fun to start doing some weekly photography projects together with you.

The ‘morning routine’ idea made me think of an older idea I saw when I first got started in photography and I’d like to do that this week.


This week’s project: ‘my life through the day’.

This week take one day during the week or weekend and take a photo at the top of the hour from when you wake up to when you go to bed.

If you wake up at 8am, then you’d take a photo right then, at 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, etc. until you go to sleep.

It doesn’t have to be a selfie.  This will allow you to get creative and will force you to think of things you might not have thought of.


Ideas to start with

Instead of a ‘just got out of bed’ selfie with crazy hair, think of photographing your alarm clock time in black and white, or the sunrise, or something else unique.

Instead of a photo of the breakfast table consider an birds eye view of the creamer swirling in your coffee, or a macro closeup of the cracks in the egg shells from the eggs are you are making.

This will force you to get creative, considering you might choose to do the project during a workday and roughly 8 hours (8 images at the top of each hour) will be in the office.


Once the day is over, pick out your favorite image the next day and upload it to the Hacking Photography Facebook group.

This project should end up giving you 12-18 different images to choose from.  Once you select your favorite, go upload it to the Hacking Photography Facebook Group.

Enjoy this challenge and I can’t wait to see your images in the Facebook group!