Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Reflections on the 365 Project

I think there are only a few weeks left since I started the 365 Project - My Life in Pictures (A picture a day). In the beginning it was just unmitigated fun. I had no trouble finding subjects for pictures, and I thought the project was the most fun ever. As time went on, I noticed that I was running out of ideas for pictures. When you go to the same places, and do the same things over and over... Well, you get the idea. So I started really working at it, looking for subjects for pictures everywhere I went. This was very productive. But then even that ran out. So I started taking pictures of boring stuff on boring days. I think there were several pictures of my bed. Finally I just quit taking pictures unless there was something that life presented me with that was "picture worthy." The result of that was that since I wasn't thinking about taking a picture every day, I missed some cool pics. In desperation I looked at some other 365 Project blogs. I found that lots of people had hit that wall. Some had just gone ahead and taken boring pics. Other people went out of their way every day to hunt for pictures. My energy levels are such that spending an hour or two a day looking for something to take a picture of, just wasn't realistic. So, since then I've just been playing it by ear and seeing what happened. I still carry my camera everywhere and take pics when I see something I want a picture of.

In conclusion, I have no conclusion - except that I'm going to continue doing the 365 Project because it alerts me to things in my life that are memorable and fascinating that need to be preserved. Plus I get to share them with whoever checks out this blog and maybe they'll enjoy them too. My intention still is that I'm going to look for a picture to take every day - even if I don't find one.


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Liz said...

Yep, I am doing the same. Only I have not remembered my camera all week...but it is going back into my purse tomorrow!

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