2011: A Year of Photos

As many of you may know, I recently completed the 365 Photo Challenge for last year. It wasn’t easy, but I did it!

Over the year I discovered I like taking photos of things and not so much of people. A fact which I knew before, but was solidified in this challenge. Candids of people are ok, but I’d much rather take a photo of something inanimate.

There were days during the challenge that were very trying. It was quite hard to come up with something to photography each day, and often I found myself buying things on a grocery run, just to photograph them.

There were days that I loved my picture, and days I hated it. Once I almost forgot to take a picture, and had to scramble in the evening to pull something out of my ass, but I did it!

Overall I’m very pleased with my accomplishment, (even the days I hated), because I learned from it. I learned how to use my camera, that I love my macro lens and that it wasn’t a waste of $600+. I learned that if I decide to do something, that I’ll follow through. I learned that I like to shoot in the mornings, when the sun has just come up, and not in the harsh afternoon light. Also, that I prefer natural light over flash, and I’d rather have a grainy, noisy photo than one with flash spots.

So thank you to everyone who supported me in this project. Everyone who had to listen to me say, every day for a year, “What am I going to take a picture of?”, “I have to take a picture today.”, and “Shit! I still need to take a picture!”

Thanks for all the comments and follows, both on my 365 blog, facebook, and flickr. They all mean so much to me. And for those diving into the 366 2012 project, good luck, and I’m glad I didn’t decide to wait a year and have that extra photo to take. 😉



And Awaaay We Go

In just under an hour Twi-Whore and I will be on our way. Our first stop is Spokane for a bit of shopping, and a break from driving for a couple of days. Then we’re headed to Forks, and Seattle.

I’m not sure if there will be regular posting in the meantime, but I assure you I’ll tell all about it when I get back.

Meanwhile, you can check out my 365 over at my other blog, or on my flickr, which I will update daily.

See you when I get back!

Things I Love Thursday

  • My Photojojo lens mug, and the customer service at Photojojo.
  • My BlackBerry. It’s so nice to have a phone that works again.
  • Doing the 365 project. It’s really gotten me to get out of a rut of not taking pictures anymore.
  • My husband. He works so hard so I don’t have to.
  • Date nights. Even when we drive around for an hour trying to find somewhere to go.
  • High Anxiety. I only have 5 chapters left, and now that the angsty part is over *crosses fingers* it’s so good.