365 Days Later

On October 25th, 2010 I began Project 365. It was a simple concept:  post one photo per day for one year using my iPhone and the Hipstamatic photo app. Three hundred sixty five days later I’m at the end of my journey and ready to move on. Below are some of my thoughts on the project.

How difficult can it be to post one photo a day?

When I started Project 365 that was the question I asked myself. For the first few months it wasn’t very demanding and it was a great little creative outlet. I just photographed random things that I’d come across throughout my day and post them. I felt I had a handle on it and didn’t foresee any problems….I can do this, no big deal, right?

The challenge was in not repeating myself. On any normal week I would see the same things day in and day out. After a while I started questioning every shot. Did I or didn’t I take a photo of that last week? I soon realized it didn’t really matter. I could just select another lens and film from the app and the photo would look completely different. One problem surfaced when I was traveled without a WIFI connection and my phone didn’t have a signal. This may not seem like a big deal but I was committed to posting one photo each day so in those instances when I didn’t have a signal my solution was to find places that had free or no security WIFI to post my photo.

Would I do it again?

I don’t know at this point. I did find it to be a greater commitment than I thought it would be and the last month of Project 365 was probably the most difficult. By then I was indeed ready to be done and move on. I’m pleased with the results and the fact that I accomplished what I set out to do but I’m not ready to sign up for another 365 days.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the photos I’ve posted and if you haven’t checked them out yet please do.


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