How does one end a photo a day for a year? I wanted to take a photo of something with the numbers 365 in it but of course couldn’t find anything and I hadn’t planned ahead far enough.
Next best thing? Take a self-portrait. That’s what I did. I took quite a few photos before I was satisified(ish) with this one.
I feel a fantastic sense of achievement with the completion of this self-imposed project.
And the unexpected result of doing this project is that I’m going to have a photography exhibition early next year. I’m excited and scared all at the same time but those are natural feelings when you put yourself and/or your work out there.
I don’t know what I want to achieve with this exhibition. I don’t have a desire to be a professional photographer as I think that would take some of the fun out of it. At this stage I want to keep it as a hobby because it’s something I really enjoy.
I’ve decided to do another photo a day for a year project but I’ll start on 1 January 2012 and by my calculations it will be 366 photos because it’s a leap year.
I love the self portrait picture you chose Jen….it’s beautiful of you. I’m glad you’re going to do another photo a day for a year project for next year….I love seeing the photos you come up with. Congrats on having a photography exhibition of your photos early next year…that is very cool. ~Joy xo
Thanks Joy. I’m always critical of photos of myself so find it hard to settle on one that I like.
Missy Boo says
Great self portrait. I might join you in the Project 365 startting on January 1st. Good luck with your exhibition 🙂
I hope you do join me. I’ll be keeping an eye out.
Sheila Cameron says
I finished my creative 365 in the Spring. I am a painter/writer/photographer and I just wanted to give you a cheer. It is very strange going off to BE the thing once the exercise is done. Enjoy your show and keep working! I ended my year with a self portrait too! http://watchingthepaintdry.typepad.com/my-blog/2011/05/thats-all-folks.html
Thanks for the cheer. And good on you for completing yours too. I’m already missing taking a photo a day. But of course I can still do it without the boundaries of the project until I restart it in the new year.
Congratulations! I was totally impressed just that you finished your 365 project, but that you are going to exhibit is fabulous. Hooray!