Monday, 12 January 2009

My Project 355

You may have heard of Project 365 – posting a photograph every day for a year. This is my version – i.e. I have started late but would like to end on 31st December.

The idea is to post a photo that you have taken every day. The quality is less important than the concept of recording a year in your life.

Amongst the suggestions are :

Try to capture the day’s events in a single photo. Perform photographic experiments. Take a photo of someone new you meet, something you ate for the first time, or something you just learned how to do. Take a photo of something that made you smile. And don’t forget to take a photo of yourself at least once a month so you can remember how you’ve changed, too.

Use your blog entry, or your photo description, to explain what’s going on in each day’s photograph. How good did that dinner taste? What made you want to take a photo of that stranger? It’ll help you remember down the road, and it gives friends following along a better appreciation of why you took the photo you did. You don’t need to write a lot, just enough to add some color.

Don’t Stop, No Matter What. This is perhaps the most important tip of all. You will get tired of taking a photo every single day. Some days, you will consider giving up. Don’t. The end result is worth the effort. Remind yourself why you wanted to do it in first place.

This latter is the problem. There will undoubtedly be days when I am too ill to get out of bed for nothing other than the essentials of life. Hopefully I will learn to find a way round it – even if it is a photo of a trip to the loo! But then the problem will arise of actually posting it. That may well have to be done the next or a subsequent day. But I’m prepared to have a go...

The following photo can represent the first 11 days of the year which were predominantly frosty and icy.

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