Last year I decided to undertake the popular Project 365 photo meme. The goal is to take and post at least one photo every day for 365 days. While you can start at any time, I began my project on January 1, 2011. Here is the result, one year later.
There are many ways to participate in Project 365. I chose Flickr, mainly because I’ve been using the site for years and it’s comfortable like an old pair of favorite shoes. They have a great community and lots of groups devoted to the Project 365 meme.
Most of my photos were taken with my iPhone, which I use more and more frequently. For some I used my Canon SD780 point-and-shoot. I didn’t generally get fancy or do a lot of planned shots. Most were what I would describe as “opportunistic,” and reflect what I did or where I was that day. It’s wonderful to scan the thumbnails and take a visual stroll through 2011.
One thing I learned — it was sometimes difficult to find something worthy of sharing. Some days I would be so busy, I’d nearly forget to shoot a photo until late in the evening. Which explains the many still images of “stuff” around my study.
When January 1st 2012 rolled around, I breathed a sigh of relief. Even though it took me a couple weeks to finish posting, tagging, titling and organizing the photos, I was free to not take a photo, if I so chose. Would I do it again? Sure! It was a lot of fun. But would I do it in consecutive years? Well, I’m not this year.