Alright, I’m going to give this 365 photo project a shot. That’s a photo-a-day, for a year, for anyone who hasn’t heard of the challenge, or in fact done it themselves.
It’s day three, and already I have concerns:
1. Drowning in photos. I already take oodles more photos then I manage to blog about. Isn’t this just going to add to that backlog?
2. Becoming an annoying camera-limbed-cyborg, absorbed in the process of photographing my life to the exclusion of uhm, living life. I don’t exactly need any encouragement in the navel-gazing department.
3. This blog becoming very boring, as you see more of the unedited scope of my experience. Letting show the Not Brilliant, Not Artful minutia of every day? Really?
Ironically, I’m not at all concerned that I might miss a day or fall off the wagon of actually taking a photo every day — that part comes easily enough. Especially now that i have this nice new camera to play with.
I’m far more concerned that in worrying to capture a little of something everyday, I’ll overcompensate, have far more photos ‘than I need’, and not be able to decide which one photo really ‘represents’ today best. Witness, this post, full of contenders for that coveted Photo Number Three position.
I’m not going to try to post here every day with my photo – that’d be plain crazy. I’ve created a new flickr set for this project, and I’ll aim to update that every couple of days or so. I’ll share my favourites here with you though. And of course you’re welcome to follow along on the flickr site, if you’re into that kind of thing.
I know at least two of you out there did the 365 project last year. What did you think about the process? What did you learn? Do you have any sage advice to give me, ye olde newb that I am? Anyone else out there want to join me?