(Click here or scroll to the bottom of this page to see the latest pictures from my Project 365)
One of my new years resolutions for 2010 is to have more fun. Some people might think this’s funny or imply that I already have a lot of fun, as I discovered yesterday! And if that’s the perception among some people, well, that’s fantastic! I’d rather have that be the perception than others.
One of the ways I’m going to have more fun is to focus more on the things I truly enjoy and am passionate, like music (listening and creating), photography (studying and creating), and other things like more outdoors activities and travel. For the sake of this post though, I’ll stick to photography.
For 2010 I’m going to try my absolute hardest to take at least one picture every day. That’s 365 pictures this year, at minimum. This is going to be a challenge because it’ll force me to be more aesthetically aware each day, but the ultimate goal is to make aesthetic awareness more engrained into my daily awareness. This is not some new concept that I whipped up, mind you. Check out what popular photo site Photojojo has to say about Project 365:
WHY DO IT?
Taking a photo a day is a big undertaking with big payoffs. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider doing it:
- Imagine being able to look back at any day of your year and recall what you did, who you met, what you learned… (Often we find it hard to remember what we did just yesterday or even last night, let alone a whole year ago!)
- Your year-long photo album will be an amazing way to document your travels and accomplishments, your haircuts and relationships. Time moves surprisingly fast.
- Taking a photo a day will make you a better photographer. Using your camera every day will help you learn its limits. You will get better at composing your shots, you’ll start to care about lighting, and you’ll become more creative with your photography when you’re forced to come up with something new every single day.
I will use any imaging device that I have around me. In most cases that will be my iPhone 3GS because it’s with me 24 hours a day and there’s some nice iPhone apps for photography that I can use. I may also use my Canon SD750 point-and-shoot, and in some cases my Canon EOS 40D.
Yesterday, Jan 1, 2010 I took my first picture. Today, January 2nd, I’ve yet to take one and have no idea what it will be. This is the fun part, always being aesthetically aware and in my own personal way. All my pictures can be found here on Flickr under the set titled “365 in 2010.” I will also try to include a widget up here on this blog that shows my daily photos, and will also keep a blog entry on BenSarenPhotography.com showing the progress, as well as below…
Latest from Project 365
Click a pic to see it a bit larger. You can also see larger versions of them on my Project 365 Flickr set.
I’m trying to take pictures that capture the theme of the day, or a mood. So far, so good. What do you think?
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