Here to inspire as always, we have come up with an A to Z list of ideas that you can use for your 365 project. You can work through the list itself to fill up 26 days, take a week on each to fill up half year, or even dedicate an entire chunk of your project to just one idea – the choice is yours!

Photo courtesy of Mike Hendren

The inspiration has been split into tangible things, abstract ideas and things that you should learn to do with your camera. Stretch your imagination, learn new techniques, capture new perspectives, but most of all - Enjoy!

A – animals : from aardvark to zebra, cuddly or plastic toys to your pet poodle.
B – bokeh : work it ‘til you got bokeh picture perfect
C – clouds : is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is a cloud, and each one is unique.
D – daytime long exposure : get that ND filter ready!
E – empty spaces : abandoned buildings, empty seats, open fields, empty places are everywhere.
F – food : take daily diet snapshots, mouth-watering menus or documenting cooking skills.
G – ghosts : blurred figures, multiple exposures and light orbs are all valid ghost pictures.
H – high : get a different perspective on any subject from up high.
I – insects : remember to keep in mind our tips for taking pictures of mini beasts!
J – jumping : animals that jump, trampolines, show jumping, jumping for joy – get that shot!
K – kindness : tender moments only caught in candid photography- keep your eyes open.
L – light trails: painting with light is easy with our hints n tips!
M – macro photography: don’t forget our top tips for successful macro shots.
N – numbers : on houses, dice, lottery tickets, tv channels – numbers are everywhere!
O – ornate : seek out the detail of ornate objects or people dressed to the nines, and get up close
P – plants : flowers, leaves, houseplants and even the industrial kind are all on the menu.
Q – queues : a line of people patiently waiting (or not) makes for great street photography.
R – reading : a book, a favourite phrase or just somebody quietly indulging a in a great book.
S – sunsets : they happen every day, perfect for a 365 project!
T – talking : gesticulation, speech, words – communication makes us who we are.
U – under : get down low and see the world from a different angle!
V – vinyl : stickers? records? linoleum floors? what catches your eye today?
W – water : waves, waterfalls, droplets, torrential rain; water, water is (almost) everywhere.
X – xxx : a (tasteful) naked selfie... remember we showed you how!
Y – yellow : pick a colour, any colour, this one is yellow.
Z – zoom : pretend you are a spy for a day and get up close and personal without anyone knowing!

A to Z projects are a common project in themselves – pick a theme and make it stretch across the whole alphabet e.g food: A is for apple, B is for bread, C is for cake - you get the picture.
Have you tried out a list of ideas for your project? Let us know what went well, and what you wish you had avoided! Look forward to seeing your best shots below!

August 15th, 2013
This is a very good list for inspiration. Thanks
August 16th, 2013
Great ideas above for some things to try. Thank you.
August 16th, 2013
Love these ideas! Thanks for the inspirations! :)
August 16th, 2013
Great post, thanks!
August 18th, 2013
Love it!
August 18th, 2013
a must try or must do project, which I haven't done and i'm almost through my third year on 365. good idea!
August 19th, 2013
Very clever and very cool idea. Well done
August 20th, 2013
Inspirational ideas. I might have trouble sleeping now :-(
August 21st, 2013
Instant inspiration! Thankyou:-) and @annstebbing I have the same problem - I wake up in the night with all sorts of photo ideas then can't get back to sleep!
December 8th, 2013
April 23rd, 2014
@mittens Are you going to do a naked selfie for "X," Marilyn? I double dare ya' :-)
April 12th, 2017
I thought this was for my A-Z Project-North Carolina, but no.
November 14th, 2017
Love this and will use it. Thank you for sharing!
August 1st, 2019
I should visit the blog more often. There's lots of good information in here.
May 22nd, 2023
I’ve been a member for 2 months now, enjoy 365 immensely. Thank you for the inspiration list.
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