A 365 project is basically taking one photo a day for 365 days. The topic can be as restricted as self-portraits only, and as wide as anything to do daily life. I’ve been contemplating doing a project. I just feel that I really need to do something to make sure I spend a little time each day to nurture my creativity and artistic expression. I would love to see where the project takes me, and hopefully look back a year later to see how my photography has improved or evolved over time.
Back in 2009, I actually did attempt at a project like this. I had the full intention to take a photo a day for a year. I started out very diligently. I even took my camera and flash unit on my work business trip so I could keep up while I was out of town. But 3 or 4 months later, I let life get in the way, and eventually stopped. So that project was a flop because I never finished it.
I’m going to bravely give this another try. I’m obliging myself to the following ground rules:
1. Take one photo a day for 365 days straight.
2. Attempt to post the daily photo the same day, but I am allowed to do catch-up posts if I don’t get around to posting daily.
3. Photo can be taken with any device (DSLR or point-and-shoot or iPhone).
4. The photo needs to be interesting visually, or provoke an emotion, or document something in an artistic manner. It could be shot in natural light or with a strobe and modifiers. Photoshop editing or manipulation is allowed.
That’s it. I’m leaving the topics open to be anything I fancy. So, here we go.