Monday, December 31, 2012

365 Day Photography Project - 2013

My 365 Day Photography Project 2013

Like The Mighty Mighty Bostones in their song, “I'm always amazed by what can take place within the space of 300-365”.

Where did 2012 go? And what did I do this past year anyway? It is true; time DOES fly so much faster with age. (Current age to be withheld for fear of “over the hill” jokes.) This past year has been filled with so much activity it actually becomes hard to remember all of it. That is why I decided I am going to follow the trend that is out there and start my first 365 Day Photography Project.

You may have seen or heard of this online somewhere. Many photographers choose to do this 365 day project when they need some inspiration. Moms want to participate in this project to capture the lives of their children. It consists of taking one photo a day, for 365 days, and all of them need to be different. Some choose to select a subject matter, like landscapes or portraits. Some choose to select themes, like children or buildings. But most do an all-around 365 different photos of everything, which is what I will be doing.

Taking a photo each and every day will be overwhelming, but will have a big payoff when I am complete! Here are some of the reasons I am participating in this challenge:
  • Taking a photo every day will make me a better photographer. Using my camera will help me become more knowledgeable about lighting, composition, and the functionality of my camera. Because I will be “forced” to take a new photo every day it will help me become more creative with my photography. 
  • My memory is not what it used to be. It will be wonderful to look back at every day throughout the year and remember what I did, who I was with, what I experienced and what I learned.
  • Changes can happen in an instant. Capturing daily life throughout the year will help document all the changes over the year. My husband and I were married this year and I would love to document the next stages in our lives….whatever that may bring!

After doing a little research on this project, I thought I better put together a plan! So, here are some thought I had that will help me along with way.
  • Always have my camera with me! This is nothing I will need to work on, because I always have my point-and-shoot camera in my purse. I don’t plan to carry my “good” camera all the time, so some of my photos will be taken with my point-and-shoot and possibly with my Android. 
  • Figure out what I want to get better at! Because I want to improve my craft, I plan to find photos that I love and try to recreate them, while learning along the way. 
  • Try new things. Throughout the year, I plan to use different settings, lighting techniques and different angles. 
  • Read photography blogs. There are so many terrific blogs, websites and books out there. So many photographers love to share the knowledge they have gained over the years. 
  • Take Notes. I think I may keep a photography journal, or better yet, keep a photography calendar that keeps track of the shots I took, what worked and what didn’t. 
  • Stay motivated! By blogging on my website about this project and posting my photos on Facebook, I hope you all will help me stay motivated! Yes, husband, this means I need your help too!
So, it begins tomorrow on January 1st, 2013! Will you please help me? Send me ideas! Send me motivational messages! Send me reminders! Wish me luck!

Twist off another and bring on next year. 365 DAYS!

View The Project365 Page Here