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 so 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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