The 365 Photo Project has the goal of taking a photo every single day for a whole year. The idea is to become better at photography through persistent and dedicated practice. Upon the completion of the project it also gives you a nice photo diary of what you have been doing. However, it is also challenging and can be taxing on your creativeness. How many times will you end up taking a self portrait at 11:59pm in front of your computer?
I have known about the project for a while and now have been inspired by a number of my friends, who have participated in 365 photo projects in the past, and by a few photo groups on flickr. I have been practicing and taking near daily photos but instead of officially starting in the hectic last few days of the semester or the holiday season, I have decided to start right on Jan 1st, 2009.
This new year will be big for me and it will be great to have the results of this project to look back on in the future. I will be capturing the last of my undergraduate collage experience as I will be graduating in May. I don’t know yet where I’ll be employed, so this project could very well help document my journey across the country. And by the end of the first year, I’ll be about six months into my career, with all of the exciting things that will bring.
I have set a few ground rules for myself to keep myself on track for the year.
- Start: 1 Jan 2009
- End:31 Dec 2009
- 1 Photo taken every day
- 1 minimum upload sessions required each week
- 1 Blog post recap each week
- No restrictions on the photo content. I’m not restricted to self portraits or anything.
- Anything that takes digital photos is ok to take photos with. (XTi, Cybershot, Cellphone)
- There may be a *few* 11:59pm shots, but they will not be the norm
More info on how I’m managing the uploading of photos after the first week of January when I have some to share.
Wish me luck!
*Encouragement along the way is appreciated!