This year I will be mostly... taking a photo every day, and posting it up here for you all to see and comment on if you feel inclined (please do). It's not an original idea, I stole it off a friend and many other people are doing the same as I speak, but I thought it seemed like a great idea to get used to my new toy, my Canon Eos 500D with Tamron 18-250mm Macro lens - my first digital SLR.

A lot of sites online talk about 'project 365' where people are encouraged to take a photo every day, but while their take on it is to create a personal history of the photographer, I wanted to make it a bit more abstract, more about the world around me. So this isn't meant to be a photo diary of my life, I am striving for each photo to be 'good' because of its artistic and technical merit, not because it's personal to me. Having said that personal subject matter will inevitably creep in as inspiration, but that's allowed, the book I'm reading claim that "every picture we take is merely a self-portrait of our inner psyche"!

I had a think of a couple of ideas for themes and settled on 'moods'. Then I was hit by indecision as to what to do if I take a photo I like and want to upload as my daily snap, but it doesn't fit the theme. So I have decided that the theme is just for inspiration rather than as a criteria, the photos can be of anything. That way I get the most flexibility of what to upload, and still have a muse.

While I'll be taking photos every day, I'll only upload them every few days, so keep checking back. I'm not anticipating the photos to be groundbreaking (at least not to start with!), the whole point is to improve so I won't be great initially. But I'll still try my best which will hopefully keep it interesting. Please feel free to add whatever comments you like (hopefully constructive!) as that will help me as much as the process of actually taking a photo a day, I will endeavour to reply to them all.

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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Sunday 16th October 2011

Lots of apples to turn into lots of cider!

30mm, 1/640s, f/4, ISO 400


  1. Hi Sarah,

    That's a great shot! I'm sure the cider will have been much enjoyed.

    Good to see that your one-a-day project is still going strong - I suspect a lot of people give up on the idea way before a year is up, whereas you're still producing some nice fresh images. I think I'd get too lazy and end up taking pictures of the same tree over and over again!

  2. Thanks for the comment! I must admit I do feel the photo-a-day is currently inhibiting my photography rather than enhancing it (just takes up too much time, and there are things I want to do that take more planning), but I do still enjoy it and I'll definitely finish the year. I just hope the deterioration in image quality doesn't spoil any credibility I may have gained. Glad to hear my images still look fresh!