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Day 1: April 5th, 2008

I’ve decided to make a year-long photography commitment – I’m going to take at least one photo per day, every day, for the next year. I haven’t been doing enough photography lately, and this seems like a good way to give myself a “boost.”

I like these guidelines, so intend to follow them:


This is Day 1. I’ll be posting photos to my LiveJournal (and possibly a 365 Opera community); I probably won’t post every day, but will post them at least once a week.

It seemed appropriate to begin the project with a self-portrait; I took this one while playing around in Mac Photobooth.

I know several of my LJ friends have done something similar (or are in the middle of their year right now). I’d love to hear about your experiences! :)



Apr. 6th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
That's a cool picture!

I'm in my second year of doing it. It's been fun, though it's really difficult to come up with pictures some days, especially if I've spent all day working at the computer. It has made me much more aware of photo ops, that's for sure. :) I don't think it's made me a better photographer, though. (Goes back to laziness.) It's been a great way to keep in touch/get in touch with friends and family, though.

I say do it. If for no other reason than to give me more stuff to look at/read instead of working. :)
Apr. 6th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
Hee. I know what you mean about laziness. That's something I'd like to work on this year - there are so many things I'd like to learn how to do with my camera, and I've got the resources I need - filters and things, and books on how to use everything. Not to mention all my camera's manual settings (I use a few, but there is so much more I could do). I'm hoping that this goal will help me be motivated to learn more about the camera. Of course, probably sometime around July I'll just be posting pictures of Connor sleeping (taken with my camera phone @ 11.45, just to make sure I got my "photo of the day"). But . . . we'll see.

Actually, seeing your daily photos is one of the things that got me interested in doing this. I didn't realize you were in your second year, though. That's impressive. :)
Apr. 7th, 2008 06:56 am (UTC)
Oh, you should totally do that! I love looking at photographs, especially ones where interesting stuff is done.

As for posting - well, you see how well mine goes. :) Sometimes, I know what I want to photograph but take the picture the next day when there's actual light to do it. I've decided that that's okay by me.

After the first year was up, I thought about stopping, but it felt like there would be something missing. Plus my MIL has told me often that she loves seeing what's going on with us (like when Mike forgets to call for a while). So, I figured I'd keep going while it was still fun. We'll see how much longer it goes. :) It's a nice way to look back.
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