02.02.08 My Project 365 Begins
What is a Project 365? In this case it involves me taking (at least) one picture every day for the next year and posting it to my blog. More details on the project… http://photojojo.com/content/tutorials/project-365-take-a-photo-a-day/
I am doing this for a couple reasons. It seems like a interesting way to chronicle a year. Recording not just the extraordinary events, but day to day things that might slip through the cracks, the haircuts, the scrapes, the little victories….. Also, I hope to get better at taking pictures. If you do something every day for a year it stands to reason that you will get better at it.
I will be taking pictures with a KODAK EASYSHARE Z650. I will probably, on occasion, post pictures I take with my camera phone, a Sony Ericsson w580i. I will then upload the results to flickr and will post the picture selected to represent that day here mixed in with the rest of my posts. If you want to see them all look for the Project 365 label in the category listing. For the bare bones version you can subscribe to the flickr photo feed of my Project 365.
I hope you enjoy the results. I am sure that there will be days that the pictures are painfully ordinary, but keep an eye out for the diamonds in the rough.
I completed my journey and I have to say it was been everything I had hoped and so much more. I have written an essay on the Project and it has been published at boston.com in the amateur photography section. Check it out.
I enjoyed the experience so much that I have chosen to continue at least another year. I have created a new set on Flickr for Year 2.
Another update is that I have sprung for a new camera. I took some Christmas money and bought a Nikon D80! I have really been enjoying learning how to shoot with a DSLR.
If you are taking part in Project 365 I’d love to hear about it – and see how you are doing. Leave a comment here or on any of my posts. I will check out your Project for sure.
And Finally, I sat down on February 4 2009 to chat a bit about my experience of taking part in the Project…. Be warned it’s 11 minutes long, but at least you can laugh at how goofy I am and how cute my daughter is.