Ok, I searched high and low, narrow and wide. I have finally found a new year’s resoltuion that I can stick to this coming year. It’s not that old promise of running 3 miles a day or buying my wife flowers every week [though, hey, that’s another resolution I think I can keep]. No, this one involves my metiér – photography. And while I didn’t have to find it through the Internet, I was inspried by this latest post on Photojojo about Project 365.
The concept is a simple one. Carry your camera everywhere and keep seeing. Why do it? Reason number three in the Photojojo post says it all: “Taking a photo a day will make you a better photographer. Using your camera every day will help you learn its limits. You will get better at composing your shots, you’ll start to care about lighting, and you’ll become more creative with your photography when you’re forced to come up with something new every single day.”
Fear not, this won’t be an exercise in narcissism. There are already some very good examples of that here and here. This “project” will provoke me into carrying my camera and capturing what I see everyday. Rain, snow, sleet or shine, I am going to make images for one year starting January 1, 2007.
If you see me slipping, I hereby authorize you [all of you] to give me a whole of shit so that I can get back onto the photo wagon. If you start this project with me, send me your link. I’ll be sure to share it with others here. And, good luck!