Friday, January 29, 2010

Project 365: January, 2010

Incredibly it is almost the end of January! So, I thought it was time to check in on my Project365.  So far: really fun!  I'm enjoying finding something to photograph each day.  Without children (the baby is borrowed) that is even more of a challenge (thus the dog photos).  But I've gotten out in my neighborhood in search of a good photo and have hit some of Sacramento's highlights: the historic governor's mansion, the California Capitol building, and the tower bridge -- none of which I had ever photographed before.

The biggest challenge comes with the short days.  If I don't take the photo before it gets dark, I'm sometimes stuck for a subject.  But that gives me a chance to work on my still life photos, I guess.  I'm working on stretching my understanding of the technical side of photography and really opening up my camera to see what she can do.

For information on starting your own Project365, check out my post on the subject:
There are thousands of other people who are currently doing Project365s including multiple Flickr groups.  Here are a few I follow:
Do you have a Project365 feed?  If so, post your link below! 
Have you done it before? What was the experience like for you?
Questions? Bring them on!

Don't forget: During the month of January, I will donate $1 to Haiti relief efforts for each new subscriber, follower, or comment made on The Gypsy's Guide. For more information: Help for Haiti.
And thanks to those of you who are visiting from's Photo Friday!


Helly(Travel by the Calendar) said...

Well done for getting through January. I've thought about doing one of these, but I know I'd give up about eight days in. I have heard it's a great way to stretch your skills though and really learn what you, and your camera , are capable of. Good luck with the rest of the project!

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Good for you! I like the idea of the 365 but just don't think I can commit to it...too much pressure but I enjoy seeing others' efforts. Love your pics and look forward to seeing more. Also, love how you are making donations to Haitian relief. Hope you have a great weekend filled with good light and fun photo subjects.

jessiev said...

VERY cool photos, a! i love the sushi one - made me hungry!

DigitalRedEye said...

Congrats on making through your first month.

I'm also participating in Project365 and today will be 31 days in the making. You can find it at

Prairie girl said...

Way to go! Thanks so much for the inspiration to start my own! I too am having fun learning more about my camera - and lighting when I have to shoot still-life images after the girls go to bed.
My challenge these days is to strike a balance between artistic shots and little girl photos.

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