As soon as I took the inaugural 1 of 365 photo I was instructed that I had it wrong, it’s actually a 366 project this year due to the Leap Year. I’ll just take that as a sign of the surprises to come in 2012.
Last year I started a 365. I took a photo a day but after the 60th upload I got my iPhone and fell deep into that app rabbit hole. This year I intend to complete 365+1 with or without my mobile phone, I can’t imagine a day goes by when I don’t use that phone at least once.
This morning was no different.
The sun was just above the brick fence high enough to shine through the paneled window and onto Weebee’s face. Her almond eyes narrowed not from light but my close proximity with a camera. She is not a fan. I fired off a round of photos on both my phone and my Canon.
The best camera is the one you always have with you.
I debated about doing an all iPhone 365. Somehow that just seemed like cheating. I know it certainly won’t feel like that when I’m deep into my hundredth photo. If what I want is to grow in my photography then I am going to have to sit down and do the work. That means practicing. Daily. I promise if you complete a 365 you will become a better photographer.
Take a look at my first instagram and my last. In 10 months the growth is phenomenal. All it took was daily shooting and hours of editing in the sandbox.
There has been lots of discussion and hemming and hawing going around on Facebook and Instagram about starting another project like a 365. I know it’s quite a commitment but if you want to become better at your craft you have to do the work, that means practice as in daily so why not put them all into a nice neat collection? I have to say seeing a few people’s final shot #365 on New Year’s Eve was inspiring.
Here’s an iPhone app that was shared with me called Photo 365. For .99 you get a place to organize and keep track of your 365 project including reminders. I also found one for Android. This would make an mobile 365 way too easy, no excuses now.
Are you doing a 366 this year? Are you doing one on instagram? flickr? your blog? facebook?
disclosure: modchik is not affiliated nor endorsed by either Project 365 mobile app.