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That’s right, folks. I’m going to attempt another project 365, which means I will painstakingly take at least one picture each day for a year.

Clearly, I have lost my mind.

It really doesn’t seem that hard, because I could truly take a picture of anything, but when I did it last year, I created all kinds of crazy expectations and then got overwhelmed. And quit around mid-April.

This year, I have decided that while I will do my best to learn as much about photography as I can, I’m also going to have a good time with it. Fewer expectations.

If that means taking a picture of my grocery cart at the store because I can’t think of anything else, then that’s what I’ll do.

I’ve also decided that my camera bag will become my purse, so my camera will go everywhere with me. That way, I won’t have an excuse.

In turn, I’ll hopefully get over my fear of shooting in public places. So if you see me around town with a Canon 50D attached to my face, just smile and wave.

I won’t be doing a separate blog – I’ll just have that little widget in the sidebar and you can check it each day for a new pic. I’ll also add it to the menu at the top as soon as I figure out how.

Anyone else doing it this year? If so, please link it here so I can follow along with you, too!

16 Comment

  1. Yay! How fun! I’m so excited you’re starting one, I just love looking at your photos! Now there will be more to look at! :) No pressure or anything! ;) I’m starting a Project 365 and a 52 Week project too. I tried a 365 last year, but didn’t make it much past March. But I’m super excited to make it through the entire year. My incentive is to make a Blurb book when I’m finished. I totally want to see my photos in a book!

    Good luck and have a wonderful 2010!

    ? Michelle
    .-= My Two Seasons´s last blog ..{ day 1 } =-.

  2. Amy says:

    I’m trying 365 again this year – last year I quit in January! I think I had the same problem you did in that my expectations were too high. I didn’t want to take just any picture, I was looking for an award-winning photo to take every day. This year, I got a point-and-shot that fits into my purse, so hopefully, I won’t have trouble taking my daily shot. (I’ve tried carrying around my Nikon D90, and it didn’t work well for me!) I’ll have my daily photos on my regular blog, too – I like the flickr badge you made, so I may try that on my site, too!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..I wanted to like Avatar, but … =-.

  3. Kirsten says:

    Okay, so what kind of purse/bag do you have to put the camera in? I’ve been trying to decide on something for my Nikon and don’t want a “camera bag”, but something fun and not too expensive. Maybe I’ll join you. I suppose I should contemplate it before the end of the day though, huh?
    .-= Kirsten´s last blog ..Goodbye 2009 =-.

    1. keli says:

      I got a Tracy Joy camera bag before she stopped selling them, BUT she said she’s coming out with a new line soon.

      Here is mine …
      Tracy Joy camera bag <3

      It has enough pockets for a wallet, phone, keys, etc. and it’s not big and bulky.

  4. Allison says:

    I’ve been considering doing 365 in photos this year, too! I think I’ll take the plunge with you. I’m not a skilled photographer by any means but, hey, I’ll be 365 pictures closer to it, right?

    I’m looking forward to your photos! They’re so creative. I fully plan to be inspired by what you’re doing. Cheers.
    .-= Allison´s last blog ..Quick Note =-.

  5. Saj says:

    I’m in! I’m crazy! YIKES!!!

    I think I need to figure out a nicer camera bag so I can carry mine with me all the time. But I also just got a new point and shoot and I can tuck that into my purse.

    I like your Flickr badge! I was trying to figure out how to let people see my shots, without having to blog every. day. Ugh. I was also thinking of adding a tab or something on my page. I’m kinda web-design dumb, but I have a brother who does that sort of thing for a living. It’s just hard to have him work on my measly little page when he’s busy running a site for his company! Any suggestions?

    And I love Michelle’s idea to make a Blurb book at the end of the year. What a reward! We can do this! We’ll support each other!
    .-= Saj´s last blog ..Here goes nothing! =-.

    1. keli says:

      I got the Flickr badge here …

      http://www.flickr.com/badge.gne

      … and then chose “html badge” and set it up to show my most recent picture from my Project 365 set. I use wordpress, so I just added it as a widget. If I get a chance today, I’ll take a look around your site and see what we can do. :)

      I love the Blurb book idea, too!! All of us will get 2010 Photo a Day books on December 31!

  6. Kristi says:

    Congrats on starting the 365 project…I tried last year and ended up quiting around the same time you did. No 365 project this year…I’m good to get anything done lately. :)
    .-= Kristi´s last blog ..freebie friday: one willow presets giveaway & 2010 desktop wallpaper =-.

  7. i started the 365 project in october with some group. anyway, i’m always a few days late updating it, but it’s been fun.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/afamiliarpath/sets/72157622379380025/
    .-= melissa stover´s last blog ..Random snapshots =-.

    1. keli says:

      Awesome!! I’ve added you as a Flickr contact, if that’s okay — I’m keli_h over there :)

  8. Gena says:

    Good luck and hope you find many opportunities without too much effort. I look fwd to your posts! I’m not brave enough just yet, will get there!!! happy new year! Gena

  9. Jennifer says:

    I also failed at P365 last year. My biggest stumbling block was not having a camera with me all the time. This year I have a little point-and-shoot to keep with me when it’s not convenient to carry around the D80. I’m hoping this will help.

    (I don’t post my photos online – I put them all into a scrapbook for the year – hence no link to add.)

  10. Casey says:

    Ok, I’m in. I think it’s a great idea! Not sure I’m organized enough, but I’ll give it a try.
    .-= Casey´s last blog ..Here’s Hoping… =-.

  11. I’m going to have to say there is no way I can commit to that, but I’ll enjoy seeing your photo’s ;)

    Nell
    .-= casual friday every day´s last blog ..Squishy Snuggles =-.

  12. Melissa says:

    Good luck with your 365! I tried it last year, but also had too high of expectations and failed miserably! This year…I started a mommy blog…a place to post photos…and if it’s not every day or every week, I’m ok with that! I can’t wait to follow along with you!

  13. Mrs Soup says:

    I tried it last year, but it got lost when I went back to work. I thought about doing it this year, but the thought completely overwhelmed me so I’m going to have to take a break with that. I *AM* trying to take as many pictures as I can though…so we’ll see if it can work!
    .-= Mrs Soup´s last blog ..I Am. =-.

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