“Project 365” is an attempt to take one picture a day for a full year. I’ve found it to be more challenging than I’d have thought – particularly on those days when inspiration is flagging. It’s easy when in Disney World. Not so easy when one’s at home, and desires a better picture of the day than the floor, the ceiling, or a random chair leg.
Full disclosure: There are some days when I don’t take a photo. My (evolving) rules for make up shots:
- They must be something that could have been photographed on the missed day.
- It’s preferable that the shot be a discreet event. That is – I might feel like taking some macro shots. Slipping in a photo of Goldfish in between macro shots of flowers might fulfill the obligation, it sort of goes against the spirit of attempting a project 365.
There’s a high degree of variability in the quality of the shots from day to day. I won’t confess to being a good photographer. Some days are good days and I’m relatively pleased with the results. Other days I’d probably have been better off clicking off a few frames of the ceiling. Or the floor. Or a random chair leg.
Via Photojojo, you can learn how to do your own Project 365.
And looking at Bryan’s blog, “My Life in Photos,” is always a humbling experience. By which I mean, he’s good.