Copied from my journal 10th January 2012
I thought a lot about my project 365 today and I’ve decided that I’m not going to put any real guidelines on my photos. Basically I am content to focus on taking a photo a day that illustrates something about my life. I’ll try and make them good photos (and hopefully by picking up my camera every day I’ll try new things and learn and improve my skills) but it’s more important to get up a different photo for every day than for each one to be a masterpiece.
I don’t know, maybe I’m just a narcissist who wants to talk about herself? But of the project 365s I’ve watched the ones I really liked and that I kept going back to see the new photos were ones were I learned more about the photographer and their life as we went along. I think in the end I want my project 365 to say something about me, not just be a collection of 365 pretty pictures. Of course, it would be great if it could be both!
So my rules are that I can take a photo of anything, with any camera (it will be pretty much solely my Canon, but I’m throwing this rule in there so I can use a camera phone picture if I need to/want to). Accompanying description or explanation must be pretty brief. Any kind of photo shopping edits or effects are okay (since part of improving my photography is improving that too), although I should make a note of anything excessive. The photo needs to be taken on the day, although it doesn’t matter when I upload them.
So with all that in mind, I guess I’ll just have to see how I go.