I never thought I was the type of person who could commit to something long term, however, having caught the photography bug 2¾ years ago I thought doing a 365 (well, 366 as it was a leap year) project was within my capabilities and could only improve my photography…I was right, it has improved my photography 10 fold and I am so proud of myself for having completed it today.
Within my 366 project I have many photographs that I am really proud of but It’s certainly not always been plain sailing and I have had an infuriating knack of leaving it right up until the last minute to get the shot…but I have always got a shot (though not necessarily the shot!)
So, why am I not going to do another 365 project in 2013?
When you listen to professional photographers they will always tell you, 2don’t publish pictures that you are not completely happy with”. Whilst I have a lot to be proud of in my project there are a few photographs I’m not so happy with, so, in 2013 I’m going to reduce my commitment and complete a 52 week project – 1 image per week throughout the year. I may well post a new image most days, but I will not be committing to taking a new image every day.
My aim, slow down, think about the picture I want to make, get it right in camera, spend more time in post-production and improve my overall quality.
Thanks to those of you who have followed me & encouraged me over the year, I hope you will keep following me over the next year and thanks to those who I have followed over the year – you have been an inspiration on Flickr, Google+ and Facebook. And also thanks to Photojojo who have featured my 366 project on their web site today – http://content.photojojo.com/tips/7-new-year-projects/
Finally thanks to my ever patient wife, Debbie, who has had to put up with the regular question “What am I going to photograph today?” again and again throughout the year 😉