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About 365 Project

 

Firstly, a little bit about me….

I love photography, it’s my form of escapism. I feel as though I enter another realm when I have a camera in my hand. I lose my sense of fear to a degree when there is something that I really want to photograph. I’ll give you an example; I have a fear of falling, but when I have a camera in my hand that fear goes, I will do whatever it takes to get that photograph, my fear disappears. That being said, when I have finished taking my photographs I then often find myself in a predicament I don’t want to be in. Just last week, I found myself balancing on a rotting log at the edge of a lake, with termites biting me. At the time I didn’t care, I stood on that log, because it meant that I was going to get a better picture, than if I were to just stay on the shore line. However, when I stopped photographing, my legs started to go like jelly, my heart started racing and the fear started to consume me once more. If I didn’t have my camera with me, there’s no way you would see me doing something like that. My camera enables me to do things that I wouldn’t normally be able to do. It gives me super human powers (well, in my eyes it does!!).

And now, here’s some further information about my 365 project….
On the 30th March 2012, I completed my 365 project and enjoye it do much, I am now doing my second one! I hope you enjoy it.

Below is my post about starting my first 365…
From 30th March 2011, I will be taking 1 photograph every single day for a year.

There is no ‘theme’ as such, I did contemplate only taking photographs of landscapes or water, however, I thought that may limit my images and what if I see other great things along the way? So my ‘theme’ is basically things that capture my imagination.

This is a real challenge for me. I say it’s a challenge, because I will be taking myself out of my comfort zone from time to time. My comfort zone being what I enjoy take photographs of usually – landscapes, sunsets/sunrises, seascapes wildlife. I am hoping that my photographs in this project will be more varied. Yes, I will still take photographs of what I love capturing, but this is more than that. This is representing a year of my life and it will include people who are close to me, strangers, happy days, sad days no doubt. A real mixture of possibilities. I want to see what I can do!
I am hoping that my blog will not only inspire people about photography, but also about the subject – ie; the next time you see a plastic bottle lying on the floor, will you walk on by?……or will you pick it up and put it in a recycling bin, because you know, deep down, it’s the right thing to do?

Each page will be dedicated to one day. It’s harder than it seems. For example, yesterday, I had over 500 photographs that I had taken and it was very difficult to choose just 1 photo to represent that day in my life.

Other days, it’s harder because I have to actually ‘think’ about going out to specifically take a photo for the project.

It’s very interesting doing this project. I have so far found out that I am enjoying taking black and white photographs. I am also trying to capture images of things which I may not normally take. I am so drawn to water, I am finding it hard, not taking a picture of water every day, perhaps, that is what I should have done. Maybe I will leave that for next year!!

At the end of my project, I am hoping to put an exhibition together of all 365 photographs.

I hope you will enjoy my 365 day journey. If you would like to purchase any photographs from my 365 project, you can do so by visiting my website;”Photographs with Soul”:http://samanthas2goode.redbubble.com/

Thank you for reading.

To view my other photography, please view my website “Photographs with Soul”:http://samanthas2goode.redbubble.com/

Here is a very short video of a small selection of my photography (not the 365 project)

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22 Comments Post a comment
  1. 04/20/2011

    What a great idea for a personal challege Sam! Have subscribed and can’t wait to see what your journey will bring you. Mel

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    • 04/20/2011

      Hey Mel. Thanks so much for subscribing. I still can’t believe I came across your blog, I recognised the photo of your Grandmother and your children! :)

      Reply
  2. 04/21/2011

    Love this project, love your photos, love your spirit. You give me some inspiration :) Thanks.. look forward to your everyday photo.

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    • 04/21/2011

      Thank you so much for your lovely kind words. It makes me feel so happy that I can inspire someone. :) Thank you.

      Reply
  3. 05/14/2011

    I truly love the way you describe what photography means to you – how you would transcend any fears or obstacles to capture a certain moment in time. I LOVE seascapes as well, and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful, visually stunning photos!! All the best…

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    • 05/14/2011

      Thank you so much for such a kind comment and for taking the time to read this section of my blog. I really do appreciate it, I sincerely mean that. Thank you.

      Reply
  4. 05/16/2011
    MHG

    Lovely blog! Your photos are different everyday, which is so refreshing and creative. And Australia looks so beautiful… and warm! I’m a little but jealous :)

    Good luck with the project!

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    • 05/16/2011

      What a lovely kind thing to say! Thank you so much! Your comment means a lot to me. Thank you, you just made my day. :)

      Reply
  5. 07/7/2011

    Good luck with the project. I’m 2/3 through a 365 project of the first year of my son’s life – it’s been great fun, though difficult at times always to be creative which is good as the challenge makes it worthwhile. I’ve certainly learnt a lot over the year about how I see things and about my 50mm lens and camera! All the best.

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    • 07/14/2011

      Thank you very much. What a fantastic subject to take photographs of for a year – your son’s first life, that’s an amazing idea. I wish you so much luck for the remainder of it.

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  6. 07/19/2011

    Great to see someone else tackling the 365 project!! I’m only 19 days into mine and it’s definately a challenge but a great way to learn and grow as a photographer. Your landscapes are absolutely amazing! Looking forward to seeing more…

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  7. 09/12/2011
    My Process Diary

    I admire your dedication!
    You have inspired me to do one too!
    (26 days- one for each letter in the alphabet)
    So thank you!

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    • 11/2/2011

      Hello – thank you very much. I hope your blog is going well?

      Reply
  8. 11/13/2011
    Sarah

    The way you described the situations you end up in after taking some photographs made me chuckle! I’ve not been in quite as bad a scenario as standing on a rotting log with termites…but I do love photography, and I’ve recently got a DSLR, and I’m the happiest I’ve been for a long while :) I’m loving experimenting with it, and seeing what results I get.

    Really happy I’ve stumbled across your blog, as I’m thinking of starting a 365 project, possibly in January, as I blogged about it last month and a commenter said they’d find it easier if it was from the start of the year to the end of the year… How have you been finding it so far?

    Off to click the “follow” button, so I’ll be back :)

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  9. 12/22/2011

    Hi Samantha, I would like to give you The Versatile Blogger Award http://pointsthruprose.com/2011/12/21/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    I love receiving your amazing photography every day,
    Jackie

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    • 01/4/2012

      Hi Jackie, my sincere apologies for not replying sooner.

      Thank you ever so much!! And I am so glad that you enjoy receiving my photo’s daily. Thank you again and a Happy New Year to you!

      Reply
  10. 01/8/2012

    Some great photos. May I ask what type/model camera do you use?

    Thanks
    wrands
    http://www.justmyphoto.wordpress.com

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    • 01/8/2012

      Thankyou very much! I use a Sony Cybershot DSC HX100

      Reply
  11. 02/22/2012
    Max Reynolds

    Because I enjoy your blog so much I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award; http://www.versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com.

    Reply
  12. 03/17/2012

    I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award :) I didn’t realize you were nominated so recently!
    http://mydailycreativity.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/day-136-i-am-honored-to-be-a-versatile-blogger/

    Reply
  13. 04/2/2012

    great job!!!

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  14. 06/10/2012
    MissJ

    Hi Samantha,

    Just a quick note to let you know that I nominated you for the Readers Choice Award. You can read here: http://delicatebeautyofmysoul.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/reader-appreciation-award/
    Keep up the great work of inspiration. :-)

    Reply

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