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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Project 365

A few years ago, I came across a project where you would take a photo of yourself every day for one year.  I just loved the idea of this and the amount of creativity that could come from it.  I mean take a look at Shawn Van Daele!  Go check him out.  It's OK, I will wait................ Your back? Isn't he a crazy talented photographer with amazing photoshop skills!  Now, I wasn't expecting myself to be at that level but I thought I could manage to click a shutter button once a day. 

Well, the problem was:
I'm a perfectionist!  I can't just take a snapshot of my self and be satisfied with it!

Then I come across the idea of taking a photo of anything everyday for a year.  This sounds WAY more do-able!
Then I realized:
1. My camera is huge and not exactly something I want to throw into my diaper bag every day.

2. We are lucky enough to have a 2nd camera that I feel more secure about bringing everywhere with me but the quality is poor, the battery life is short and it just plain frustrates me!

Well, now..... I have a fancy smancy smart phone!

 And it has a pretty descent camera on it.  Today I realized, this is perfect!  I am starting my own Project 365!  I am just not sure the best way to get said photos off my phone onto the blog...  But, I will figure it out eventually!

I will leave you with my 1st photo:
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  1. I love this idea. I've seen other project 365's where it's just a photo per day, but themed project 365's have a special appeal.

    I'm a fellow Hamilton mom (and fellow blogger, but the lazy kind that posts once a month or whenever I'm not so lazy, er, I mean busy!) and I found you through the hamilton.momstory.ca blog. Hi!

    Can I request a post? I'm thinking of jumping into the DSLR pool and was wondering if you had any recommendations? It's confusing! Funds are limited, so making the right choice is super important and therefore thinking about camera gives me the sweats!

  2. Thanks for stopping by!
    I just started blogging so it's fun now but I do wonder if it will where off!
    Thanks for the post idea. I have been wanting to do a post like that for a while...