I’ve had a few people ask me recently, why am I no longer posting my Project 365 photos.
Rather than continue to repeat the same answer, I thought I’d post it here.
In late 2010, I was inspired to create my own Project 365, after viewing a few other people undertaking such a project on the internet.
I made it nearly halfway through the year, before realizing, it just wasn’t going to happen for me.
I have several reasons that attributed to this ‘failure’, however, I learned a lot in the process, so I am willing to chalk the failure up as a ‘life lesson’, and will learn from it.
1) Photography is a passion for me, it’s not a means of making my living. This means I am in it for enjoyment. When getting the day’s photo captured, processed and uploaded becomes a chore, I’m really not enjoying it.
2) I found myself unable to give the project adequate time, which did not do it justice. A snapshot of this, or a snapshot of that, is truly just a snapshot. It isn’t doing justice to the ‘craft’ of photography.
3) I wasn’t taking the time to ‘learn’ daily, as I had initially planned. Sure, sometimes some neat shots came in the process, and sometimes I learned, but not in the ways that I had hoped.
I’m not going to give up photography. It’s in my blood. It will always be an interest, whether I’m lugging around a DSLR with a long lens, or taking a snapshot of my kids with my camera phone to send to Grandma. There will still be blog posts, neat photos, and hopefully, eventually knowledge transfer where I can learn something, and share what I have learned with those following this blog.
But, those posts will, at times, be fewer and further between – but my hope is that the value of said posts will be higher.