365 Project

As I was sitting around the other night trying to catch up on some of my blog reading, I stumbled upon something that caught my attention. Over at Weird Unsocialized Homeshcoolers, Kris posted about starting a new project for the year called 365 Project.  She was talking about how she had received a new fancy camera this year, but had let the photo taking fall by the wayside and thought this project might help motivate her.  The twist for her was this:

“Except, being the weird, unsocialized homeschool mom that I am, I’m not actually going to sign up for the project officially.  I’ll just do it on my own and post my photos here.”

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This got me thinking that something like this might be a great thing for me to give a whirl here in the coming year of 2011.  So I of course popped on to Facebook to propose the idea to my fellow photographer in crime, Shana.  This is how the conversation went:

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Heidi: Was thinking of joining 365 Project. Have you heard of it? I stumbled across it and thought the New Year might be the perfect time for me to give it a whirl and see what I can produce in 365 days! Then maybe I will make my own book like someone posted about from this website…. http://www.blurb.com

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Shana: This is what I attempted with my photo-a-day blog but as you know, it was hard to keep up on…this seems more artistic and challenging, though…I, of course, love a challenge 🙂

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Heidi: Yes, I would struggle with feeling like my photos don’t match up. I know you did have a hard time keeping up the the photo-a-day thing. Seeing as I have this new found interest in photography, since our Photoshop Class, I thought I might give this one a whirl this year.

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Shana: I’m with you! I was hoping to start my photo-a-day blog back up 1/1/11 anyway…now that Joey has me all set up photo-wise, I shouldn’t have a problem posting something if I keep it simple 🙂 Not sure how artistic or creative I’ll be, but I’m totally game! Let’s do it!!

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Heidi: I think if we join the project itself we upload there (not 100% sure how it works seeing as I discovered it about 5 seconds before wanting to share it with you!). I wasn’t sure if I would do that (posting there), and post on my blog. It won’t take much to post in either or both places once I have the photo taken, uploaded and Photoshopped. That is where the real work is!

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Shana: We could do our own 365 project, there wouldn’t be as much feedback/views, but the competition wouldn’t be as stiff and we could still enjoy it our own way 🙂 Less pressure?

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So as 2010 comes to a close and 2011 is just beginning, join us, or just follow us, on this photography journey we will attempt to take.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!