I have always been interested in photography. When I was little, I had a crappy film camera that I loved. I would go through reams and reams of film. I remember my confusion and excitement when I found a double exposure in amongst my Christmas photos when I was six or seven. When I was in middle school, I remember one afternoon with a friend spent taking random photos of each other, which I had developed and put up on my wall (which was literally covered floor to ceiling with pictures torn from magazines, mostly of shirtless men). Then, of course, I met and married my professional photographer husband.
Being married to a pro can sometimes be intimidating. There are times when we take pictures of the same things, and his version turns out to be exponentially better than mine (duh, he has more practice) and it feels like there is no point in even trying. And so I have allowed myself to be intimidated by photography for a while, not daring to pick up a real camera unless the photos were going to be perfect (i.e. never). I took lots of photos while I was in Ireland, and I love my Instagram account, but other than that, I generally steer clear.
Not anymore. One of the things that I have decided to do with 2015 is to take more photos. In order to do that, I thought a little photo project was in order. So here it is!
Each month has a theme. My goal is to take a photo for every day of the year. It isn’t necessary to take a photo every day, but in the end, I want to have enough photos for each day, if that makes sense. So at the end of January, I will have 31 photos to fit the theme, at the end of February, I will have 28, etc, even if I didn’t take a different photo on each day. I’m also doing two monthly subcategories, so I should eventually have 389 processed and posted photos. Yup, I am going to be sharing them here. Pics or it didn’t happen, basically. And I already have the first two ready to go! You will be able to find the permanent page here.
Without further ado, here are my themes, and the first two photos in the series. Hurray for getting shit done. (I prefer Lightroom for editing, so for the most part, these will all be edited in Lightroom, unless a rare photo project shot is taken on my phone.)
January – Enter Here (31)
February – ABCs (things starting with each letter of the alphabet) (28)
March – Letters and Numbers (31)
April – Architecture (30)
May – Macros (31)
June – Night Life (photos at night) (30)
July – Portraits (31)
August – Bob the Minion (or Puddle the monkey) in different settings (31)
September – Creative Self-Portraits (30)
October – The Color Purple (31)
November – Black and White (30)
December – Reflections (31)
Once a month, go to the same spot in the river valley and document it.
Once a month, take a portrait of Bryan and me together.
Have you ever done a photo project? How did it go?