I just came across another blog mentioning project 365, where you take a picture every day for a year in order to improve your photography skills and capture a complete look at your family’s year. I loved this project and found myself looking for scenes to photograph everywhere I went…seeking out the striking and the beautiful, leaving me less time to focus on the negative. Oh, and my photography skills improved SO much.
As for me, about mid January I forgot to take a picture one day and thought my project would be over. Then I decided that since I make the rules, I could change them. The new rule became that I could pick another photo from that month to replace the one I missed if I didn’t take any pictures one day. In the end it was fun, challenging, and taught me to look at life, the world, the little things and the big things a little bit differently. I know it’s a little late to introduce this project to you, but if you’re willing to bend the “rules” a bit, you might find that you can catch up with your missing January pictures (or maybe you’ve already taken plenty this month!) and you might enjoy it. Some people alter this to be a 365 portraits, or even self portraits. If you’re looking for some gorgeous portraiture, check out this site. I’m just glad to have such a complete look at the little and big things and moments of 2008. Well worth it.