On December 1, 2010 I started my Project 365, which means taking a photo a day for a year. I had heard of people doing these projects (like these examples in Shutterfly Gallery), and it sounded kind of fun, but could I really manage a photo every day – for a year? I decided to take on the challenge.
First I set my goals:
1. I have to take a picture every day, no cheating
2. I can edit my images anyway I like
3. I don’t have to stick to an overall theme
Goals in place, I started my project. I was so excited! At first I thought to myself this is going to take forever, but then the pictures started adding up. I can hardly believe I am in my 6th month.
After the first month I noticed that I was branching out, taking pictures differently, editing too. I was learning and using new techniques. I believe this change came from having to be creative daily. I’m having real fun with it.
I will be making a book of my Project 365 in December and I am looking forward to seeing all the pictures come together in a photo book. Plus I’m already thinking of a new project to start after that, like maybe a new 365 but with a theme: only people, only animals, only landscapes or even only collages.
I have already decided that I will do a 365 with my iPhone as well, because it’s super easy to upload the images straight to Shutterfly using the Shutterfly iPhone App. The possibilities are limitless, and honestly this project is teaching me a lot about my camera and how to look at the world in different creative ways. I can’t wait to share my 365 photo book at the end of the year. I’ll keep you posted!
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