Gearing Up For Project 365Posted by Katrina Kennedy on Dec 26, 2011 in 365, Blog, Feature | 26 comments
Are you ready to try taking a photo a day for 365 days? 365 year. Is this the day you begin to intentionally capture the moments of your life. The year you intentionally preserve the details that combine to create your life.
There are a few things I have learned about taking a photo every day:
I will take duplicate photos. I will repeat some of the photos from last year, but nothing will really be the same. It is a new year. I am different. The items and angles and moments and memory surrounding them will be different.
I will have some bad photos. Without a doubt I will have days with blurry photos, underexposed photos, and photos I don’t care that much about. They reflect life. As my life is not always perfect or balanced, neither will my photos be.
I will have a couple of photos that stand out from the rest. They will be the photos that shine. They will be the photos I place on my walls in frames and print for family. I’ll be happy if I have two that fit this description. That is the way this project works for me.
I will contemplate quitting somewhere along the way. I can expect to feel that urge toward the end of January when the newness has worn off a bit and we get back to the daily grind of life. I might want to give up again in July when the light is bright in the middle of the day. October, typically my busiest month of the year, will be difficult as well.
I will keep going. I will trudge through the dark times because I love this project. Well, frankly, I don’t know how to stop. Seriously. I don’t. And that is okay.
My photography will improve. I’ll learn something more about my camera, about exposure, about composition. I’ll see something in a way I didn’t before. My photos will get better. In small amounts, but they will improve.
I will meet new people. People are always my favorite part of the project. Connecting. Seeing others lives through their daily photos. Knowing we are alike and different in so many small ways.
A little preparation will get you ready to conquer the challenge of a 365 project.
Here are six tips to get you started on your photo a day project. Whether you are starting on the 1st, the 15th, or today.