Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Project 365!

Are you ready for Project 365?! I am! As ready as I'm going to be, anyway.

I'm a planner by profession and find that I have planner tendencies. So of course I've been asking myself what can I do to prepare myself? What can I do to make this event not take up a ton of time daily when I might not have the time to spare or be so sick of doing it that I want to give up? Well, I'm going to share with you one step that I did. Feel free to download and share with anybody! Copy it to your blog and share if you'd like.

Download: Here's what I put together: folders to store my photos in, dated each week of the year 2010 and separated into folders by each month. This way you can organize your folders and scrap them by week or by month. So here you go:

(Click the image to download the folders---created in Windows Vista)

So are you doing Project 365? It seems like it's the thing to do this year. I think I'm going to follow the forum at Gotta Pixel located here. There's also a thread at Jessica Sprague that is for sharing ideas about what to take pictures of during the 365 days located here.

For those of you not in the know, Project 365 is a challenge to take one picture every day for an entire year.

Why? The why is unique to each person. For some they want to capture a glimpse into their everyday life. I think my everyday life is rather boring, so I'm not hoping so much to get a picture of that, although I will scrap (and journal about) what I do take. For me, I want to do this in order to improve my photography. That's right. The goal for this year is to become a much, much better photographer. I started that goal today by taking my first photograph with the Manual setting on my camera. The exposure turned out just right and I was amazed (though it wasn't an interesting subject and that's why I'm not sharing it). Maybe by the end of the year I might be a pretty decent photographer if I take the opportunity to work on it everyday.

In order to succeed with Project 365 I'm going to focus on using my D-SLR, but I'm also going to use a point-in-shoot that I can take everywhere. That way I can provide a better picture of my everyday life (taking pictures anywhere) while otherwise trying to focus on taking "real" photos using my large SLR. We'll see how it goes. I'll post about my progress over the coming months on this blog. 

4 comments:

Digi Free said...

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physioscrapper said...

Thanks so much for this...I think it will be a great way to review quickly and see what I have and haven't taken (especially if I get behind in scrapping the LO's)...I hope to do it weekly!

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Anonymous said...

Thank you!