Life & Other Stuff

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Project 365

I've been hearing about this project for awhile now and have been daydreaming about doing it.  The goal is to document a year of your life by taking a photo a day.  I plan to document important events that happen to me in the next year as well as the most mundane activities that simply keep life going.  You can find my project at Julz's 365.

Likely, I will be using my Canon T2i, my Canon SD770 IS, or my iphone for these images so it will be interesting to see how different technologies, toting convenience, and daily practice of photography will help me grow as a photographer.  I'm an  amateur. I've been told by many that I have a creative eye.  To me, a good photographer is one who is well versed in their equipment but its their creative eye that gets them the best shots.  Let's see what I can do.  Maybe nothing.  Maybe something. 

Right now, my iphone is my most convenenient tool as it is always with me, but it is also the lowest in photo quality.  I love my SD 770 but it's my T2i that has the most power.  The again, the T2i is bulky and will not fit in my purse.

A few tips that I got from Project 365 to help me along the way:
Here are six tips they provide and my thoughts on how it might be for me.

1.Bring My Camera Everywhere
My apologies to my brother and those who are camera shy.  I will likely be in your face or somewhere around it.  Please don't complain.  It's all part of the fun of this project.  No harm intended.  If I take a photo of you, it's because you or something you are doing means something special to me.
2.Make Posting Easy
This is going to be a challenge because sometimes its posting the images online that are most time consuming or easy to forget.
3.Vary Your Themes
Interesting.  I see the challenge already.  Just thinking about today, I'm not sure what was my most important moment.  Actually, I know what it was (getting molds made of my teeth for Invisalign) but I didn't think to take out my camera and take photos of myself gagging on dental tray wax.  YUCK!
4.Tell a Story
I'm inspired.  I can't wait to look back at the photos and see the story of my life over 365 days.  How will I change and grow?
5. Don’t Stop, No Matter What
Help!  I'll need your help!  There will be days when I won't want to drag a camera around or remember to take one out.  Please make me!
I can't wait to see where all this photography is going to take me, whether it be a lazy day at home or an exciting trip somewhere.  I plan to make sure it is something important to me.  I will aim to take a photo of just about anything.  And, I will try not to stop.  I'll need your help with this one!
Oh, and I'll try even harder not to take 365 days worth of photos of my dog.  There will be a few, though, I'm sure!  LOL!
Follow my photo blog.  I'll need your encouragement to keep me going.
6. Post early, post oftenI may not post my photos every single day as it is time consuming but I plan to post at least once a week if not more often. 

Here we go.  Let the adventure begin!

1 comment:

  1. I think that's awesome! Whenever I'm with you you're generally toting around a camera anyway. :) (Although that's because we're usually on a trip of some sort.) I can't wait to see your photos!

    By the by, the camera is totally spiffy and it does look like the batmobile!