As a storm approaches and a headache rises to the challenge I upload my last Project365 photograph of the month.
I was very eager to try Project 365 this year: take one original image each day and upload to the internet on that day every day of the year. While I did not upload while I was on a road trip the other week, I did maintain my photo taking duty and uploaded when I got home. Other than that I have been faithful to the project.
Three years ago I got my first camera and a year later I got a digital SLR so I could delve deeper into the hobby. During these years I usually took hordes of pictures on a given day, maybe upload within a few days, and (apparently) not upload for months or…two…years…later…and meanwhile accumulate more pictures maybe a few weeks after the previous photography-dedicated day.
What I like about Project365 is that it changes all of this. I can’t take a bunch of pictures in one day—what if I use all my ideas well before the year is up and I won’t be leaving town anytime soon enough to give my lens a change of scenery? I can’t wait to transfer the files to the computer and upload them on social media until 2016—I have to do it by midnight!
What became apparent this January is the weather sucks. I don’t mind clouds—I love cloudy weather—but a bunch of photos with flat light and brown-gray colors quickly get boring. This is a perfect excuse to become fascinated with ordinary objects, play with manual settings, take the time to stage a photo (instead of going for a walk and thinking, “Aha! I’m gonna try to get a good angle on that!”), and learn more about editing software.
The photos used in this post I selected as the ones I learned the most with. In the upcoming 11 months I cannot contemplate how much I’ll grow as a photographer. However, I am definitely overdue for the growth, and at least I no longer believe I will run out of ideas—it seems the more I experiment, the greater number of experiments that occur to me.