I have always wanted to complete a 365 project, I say complete as I have embarked on the journey a number of times but get lost in the deluge of everyday life. There is no doubt a great deal of satisfaction and learning in the process of taking a photograph everyday, ten Seven by Five readers did just that the results are spectacular.
As Abby Elliot comments “Completing a 365 project, while there are days that I did not want to pick up my camera, was incredibly satisfying; especially when seeing the final product. The subject being the first year of life of my biological child made the project both easier and harder; it’s easy to want to photograph your child, but it’s hard sometimes to be creative when you’re photographing the EXACT same subject every day. All in all, I feel it is a great final product that shows the first year of his life in an accurate and beautiful way.”
1. Andrew Rickmann
Completing it was difficult, but worth it. It changed the way I shot, forced me to be creative but in a way that still got results, and let me see so much more of my immediate surroundings than I thought possible.
2. Mei Levenson
The 365 photo project made me look at everything as a potential photo and improved my composition & discipline.
3. Victoria Riddle
4. Kyle Thompson
Not necessarily artistic, although I do tend to be on occasion. Just a photo document of 2010, all taken with my iPhone so I can use the geotagging.
5. Carole Smith
6. Mark Stuttard
“I decided to start my 365 project for 2010 about an hour before the year itself started, but glad that I did. My project was very much ‘unplanned’ from that point onwards, rather than preparing shots I decided to go with what I found on my travels to use for each shot each day. Luckily I came across some interesting finds!
I feel that the 365 has improved my ability and knowledge of my camera, and also taught me the most important rule of photography… keep your camera on you if at all possible.”
7. Dave Musson
Day 365 – Done!: It’s over! I’ve finally got through one year documenting every day with a photo. It’s been fun and I’ve ended up recording an important year of my life; first proper job, moved out of home, set a date to get married, shot my first festival and my first winter wedding.
On top of that I’ve shot some GREAT bands – juts off the top of my head my faves were Biffy Clyro, Paramore, Lamb of God, Job For a Cowboy, ZZ Top, Papa Roach, Steel Panther…it goes on!
8. Camino Z
Well, in any case I think 365 project it’s a good excuse to make a little summary, even if I don’t take photos of myself the shots I make are of the things around me, that means in one or other sense my life…
9. Bryce Casselman
started my 365 photo project with the intention that I’d use a combination of DSLR equipment plus my iPhone but quickly realized the capabilities of my little tech toy; yes the iPhone. The project was definitely a test of commitment but I was up for the challenge and used it as a learning experience more than anything.
I didn’t have any sort of daily routine or theme but made it a point to get something by days end. Some days were heavily creative and well others were like pulling teeth.
The iPhone was the saving grace as I could shoot, edit and post to my blog all within minutes of capturing the days photo. As stoked as I am to complete a 365 photo project it will be some time before I take on the challenge again. If you want to become proficient using an iPhone or any camera for that matter than do a 365!
10. Parker Fitzgerald
The project grew my artistic talents significantly, as well as cost me a heck of a lot of money.
Notable mentions :
A trace.images 365 Project devoted to trees
If you have embarked on a 365 project on flickr why not let us know in the comments. It will be interesting to see how everyone gets on.