I'm doing Project 365.
Do you know what that is? The concept is simple. Take a photo a day for a full year. That's it! You can use your camera phone, little point and shoot camera (that's what I used for the shot of me at the computer on Day 5, above), big fancy camera, old 36-photos-per-roll camera that have to be developed (Lord, have mercy!)…who cares, as long as you shoot one photo per day.
After going through my 2008 photos the other day, and discovering how therapeutic it is to realize that the year was filled with happy memories, not the junk I remembered most, I decided to challenge myself with Project 365.
Taking a photo a day has to be good. Besides the therapeutic effect, I'll hopefully learn more camera buttons than No Flash and "A" for Automatic and I'll have a photo to represent each day of my 2009.
That latter reason is a Big Deal reason to me. I am all about the memory-making, the moment-capturing. Life is lived too quickly to not capture the bits we may. Wouldn't you love having a photo a day of a year in your grandparents lives? I know! That would be way too cool.
Want to join me? All you need to do is…take a photo every day! Really, that's it. But if you're on Flickr, you can also join the Project 366-1 group where you can show your photos off and pretend you're accountable to someone.
At the top of this post are my first five photos of 2009. I don't want to clutter up this blog with a photo posted each day, so I'll just post a favorite now and then and remind you to go to my Project 365 page if you want to see all of the snapshots.
I think my favorite photo for this first week is of Rose, our Little Gal's kitten…
I didn't plan on taking a photo of her. I was shooting other stuff when she walked up to me with the stereotypical curiosity of a cat. She walked away as soon as she heard the 'click.' Fussy.
Send me a link to your Project 365!