Have you heard about project 365? It is a simple photography challenge: take 1 picture a day. I heard about this a couple years ago and thought it was a neat concept, but kept thinking, how can I do this every day? Then about a month ago or so I came across a blog: http://captureyour365.com/ and I signed up for their mailing list to get daily photo ideas. Yesterday I read one of their posts on starting your own project 365 and I decided to just go for it. But when?? When would I start this project? I was thinking July 1st, that’s a good day, I’ll start then. It’s the first of the month, it makes sense. But why put it off? Why procrastinate? Afterall I have been putting this off for a couple years now.
So today is day 1: Day 1 of my Project 365. Why am I doing this?? Am I crazy? Don’t I have enough going on? Well I am doing this for a few reasons.
- To expand my photography horizons and comfort zone. I figure they give me a daily challenge and I have my camera with me pretty much every where I go so how hard will it really be???
- I am also doing this to improve my photography skills. I have been wanting to take a class and learn more about photography. I follow several photography blogs and try to use different features of my camera. My accepting their daily challenge, it is forcing me to try something new and in turn my photography skills will improve.
- I am doing this for me. I am doing something for myself. With three young kids it is tough to do things just for myself. Their needs always come first, but this is my project. I am sure they will be the subject of many of my Project 365 photos.
To keep myself honest with this project, every Saturday my blog post will be about my Project 635. I’ll include photos and tips/tricks on what I have learned, and maybe, just maybe I’ll inspire you to start your own Project 365.
Without further ado, here is my Day 1 photo: topic photograph a pinnacle – the highest point, a mountain top
My pinnacle is the top of a wine bottle stopper. I also tried photographing the weather vane on our shed, but I wasn’t thrilled with that photo. I think this one came out pretty neat.
I hope you have a wonderful Saturday. Happy scrapping!