I committed to a year-long photography project on a whim. How did it happen?
Last year I noticed friends on Facebook posting photos using the tag #project365. After some research, I discovered the tag was part of a daily photo project, where each snap is meant to capture something significant, memorable, or even mundane happening in your life. At the end of the year you can look back on this “album” and remember all things good and bad that occurred over the last 12 months. Cool, right?
Although I loved the idea of this project, I’d forgotten all about it until I saw my friend, travel blogger @MiddleSeatView, post her first #project365 photo on New Year’s day. When I spotted the hashtag, I had a flash of inspiration. Without really thinking (or devising a long term plan) I snapped a shot, tagged the photo, and uploaded it to Instagram. From that moment on, I was all in, and I haven’t missed a day since.
I've stayed committed because the whole process is making me a better iphoneographer-- I now think about things like lighting and composition, for example. I’m also happy that I’m documenting a big year-- I left a full-time job to start my own business. When I look back next January, I hope to have captured some pretty significant and wonderful moments in my life.
Struggling with your own #project365 or want to get started? Here are a few tips I picked up after a month of shooting & sharing one photo a day:
Follow my #project365 journey on my Tumblr: giopalatucci.tumblr.com
More #project365 resources:
Project 365, take a photo a day (Photojojo)
A beginner’s guide to project 365 (The Next Web)
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