Project 365, January 1 – January 10

So a few friends are hosting a new photography challenge for the year and somehow I’ve convinced myself to try a 365 Project. I’m giving myself a 50% chance of finishing, which is not high. But I’m up for starting, and I really hope I follow through. I think it would be amazing to have a book ready to print at the end 2014: A Photo a Day, Everyday. Pretty cool right?

A little lofty though considering I don’t even open my mail everyday. Ha! But I really love the idea of picking up my big camera daily. I used to be much better about it, taking it with me on errands and outings. I’d like to get back to that and this project just might be what I need to spur me on. So if we’re friends and you see me at Kroger with my big camera, just don’t laugh – okay? :)

I’m not sure if I’ll post my photos here every week or not, but to get me off on the right foot here is our first week and a half of 2014:

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“Oh, Hi Andrew” 1 // 365
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“Big Messes” 2 // 365
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“Bubbles in the Sun” 3 // 365
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“Grin” 4 // 365
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“Princess Cooking” 5 // 365
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“Toes” 6 // 365
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“Excavation” 7 // 365
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“Skeptical Princess” 8 // 365
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“Game Night” 9 // 365
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“So Very Loud” 10 // 365

Ten days! I made it ten days. As you can see, all but one of these are of the kiddos and that’s my plan. I’ll still take pictures of other stuff and some days my photo may be of something besides these two, but I’m focusing on them for this project.

I’m acutely aware that my time at home with them is getting short. Andrew goes to Kindergarten in the fall. Caroline is going to preschool two days a week starting this month. I want to take advantage of my cute subjects in 2014.

I am hoping to get more creative with it. I think that will come with practice and more repetition. I’ll get bored and start looking for new perspectives or angles, experimenting with my settings.

So far, I’m loving the challenge – no themes – just the freedom (and the obligation) to take a photo every day.

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