I feel like I say it all the time and it is time to take my own advice again. Doing a Project 365 in 2010 was one of the best and FREE things I did for my photography. Shooting everyday, being intentional about what I’m shooting, and daily editing really helps you to focus on your photography.
I decided it’s time to do another one. I tried a second 365 in 2011 but only made it half way through the year. I’m bound and determined to complete another year.
The excitement to capture those everyday moments that I have missed because I haven’t picked up the camera is something I’m really looking forward too.
I have set some goals for myself:
1. Don’t be come obsessed with capturing the perfect moment that I don’t enjoy the moment.
It is so easy to get caught up photographing that special experience that we forget to put the camera down and enjoy it. I’m going to do my best to not let that take over.
2. Take more self portraits.
My first 365 I did a Monday Me and tried to take a self portrait each Monday. Not sure if I will stick to a weekly self portrait but I am definitely going to work hard to get in front of the camera as much as possible, despite what I’m wearing or if I have make up on.
3. Edit daily.
One of my favorite things about 2010 is ALL those images are edited. Since I was shooting daily, I also edited those photos daily. It took some time but it became part of my routine and so I’m not behind on editing for that year. However, 2011, 2012, and 2013 are a different story.
4. Comment and encourage other photographers doing a Project 365.
One of my favorite things about doing a 365 besides improving my photography was the sense of community it created. There was a small group of photographers who I followed and we ended up following each other. We encouraged each other, shared our joys and our sorrows from that year. I really felt like I got to know them. 3 of them are now contributors here – Jen Bacher, Laurie Flickinger, and Melissa Noste. I would have not had the privilege of getting to know these gals and meeting two of them in real life it if weren’t for my first Project 365.
Do you want to join Jen Bacher, Laurie Flickinger and Allison Jacobs as we embark on another Project 365 starting November 1, 2013? I know it isn’t the beginning of the year but now is as good of a time as any to start. We are going to need your encouragement and we would love to encourage you! I know I wanted to quit around day 250 in 2010 but it was the encouragement I received from others doing the project that kept me going.
We want to encourage you!
Link up your blog HERE if you are going to do a Project 365 or Project 52.
Grab the button to let others know you are doing the our Project 365 and encourage each other. Find a few photographers you click with and encourage them through the year.
So start your blog, pick up your camera and join us on this incredible FREE journey to improve your photograph over the course of the next 365 days.
I don’t currently have plans to do a daily theme but every now and then I may create a month’s worth of daily prompts to help us keep going.
I hope you will follow along on my Project 365 journey! I’ll need all the encouragement I can get! I’m starting November 1st. Are you?