Day 365/365 {the end}

365 days ago, I committed myself to a 365 project–taking one photo a day for the year. Tonight, I pulled out some portable light gear, trying to execute an idea I had involving painter’s tape. Unfortunately, the idea didn’t quite work out with the tired and uncooperative offsprings. We ended up making a mess with painters tape, and Savanna and I chased each other around my light.

At the end, the only image that spoke to me was one that broke all the rules. The subject was not in focus, there was too much negative space in the wrong direction, I shot up her nose, and the background was a mess. But this is exactly what the 365 project is all about. It’s a learning experience. It’s a journey. It’s everything that expresses you and frees you and speaks to you as an artist.

So I shamelessly share this image with you. Thank you for joining me on my journey with me.

Angela Chang Photography Day 365 of 365

Day 361-363/365

This girl rocks my world.

This girl rocks my world.

Christmas selfie

Christmas selfie

Seeing a hippo always reminds me of the time Cliff and I camped in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. We heard the hippos snorting all night in the water less than 30 feet away from us.

Seeing a hippo always reminds me of the time Cliff and I camped in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. We heard the hippos snorting all night in the water less than 30 feet away from us.

Day 360/365 {pieces}

Angela Chang Photography Day 360 of 365

 

Cliff is determined to make a storage solution for Joshua’s car collection. He drew up a plan and cut up MDF boards to make a giant dump truck that can store 90 cars.

I’ve been married to the guy for 11 1/2 years, and he continues to wow me.

Day 359/365 {squishies}

Angela Chang Photography Day 359 of 365

 

We’ve been in potty training mode for exactly a month now. For the first 3 weeks, we were washing poopy underwear everyday. It was not fun. In the past few days, however, Savanna finally made the leap to pooping in the potty. Major victory!

To encourage this awesome new trend, she gets a “squishie” each time she poops in the potty. She loves these little rubbery toys and will play with them for hours. I lined up her three squishies (three poops in the potty in the last 5 days) tonight for a photo, so years later I can remember this bittersweet moment of my little baby growing up.

(And of course, the nerd in me can’t help but point out the creamy bokeh my new lens produces. I think I’m in love.)

Day 358/365 {painting}

Angela Chang Photography Day 358 of 365So it occurred to me that I only have one week left in my 365 project. So I thought tonight I should really play with the light.

I remember fondly of the late nights I spent trying to come up with assignments for my photography classes. To re-live one of those “painting with light” assignments, I pulled out my tripod tonight to do this. It’s probably a little hard to tell this is our TV and console. It took me half an hour and about 20 tries to perfect my squiggly lines. Ha.