365 - January

Towards the end of last year, I was playing around with the idea of doing a 365 project for 2019. I'd been reading a lot from many different photographers whose work I admire about how incredibly beneficial they can be for your growth as a photographer. But I was still having a really hard time deciding if I could commit. A 365 project is taking and editing one photo per day, for a whole year. There are a lot of variations where you can use both your phone and your DSLR, just your phone, just your DSLR, film only.... and that's just HOW you can go about it. What you photograph can be specified, too. From family only, to daily life, nature, landscapes, macro... you can make it literally whatever you want, as long as it's a photo a day for 365 days. I really wanted to do one of my family, but wasn't sure I'd be able to keep it up for a whole year. My concerns ranged from getting bored with it, to days spent sick and not feeling up to picking up a camera, to getting too busy (hello busy season with 3 kids and all their activities!). But, on January 1st, I decided last minute to just go for it. If I fail, at least I tried. If I succeed, then we'll have an amazing record of our year to look back on (and yes, I fully intend to make a photo book for this project!), as well as (hopefully) improving as a photographer. As I write this, I'm on day 65, and my goal is to share each month here on this blog. In January, we spent a lot of time inside playing games, working our way through various toys and craft project that we received for Christmas, taking a trip to Maine, cooking, reading and even losing a first tooth. Here is a look at our life in January 2019.




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